American Carnage by Christopher Caldwell - First Things | High Desert Rehab

American Carnage by Christopher Caldwell

There have always been drug addicts in need of help, but the scale of the present wave of heroin and opioid abuse is unprecedented. Fifty-two thousand Americans died of overdoses in 2015—about four times as many as died from gun homicides and half again as many as died in car accidents. Pawtucket is a small…

How Well Do 12-Step Programs Work? | Victorville Rehabilitation Center

How Well Do 12-Step Programs Work?

There have been plenty of studies performed in the past decade looking at how effective 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, really are. Those who have had good success in the programs tend to cheer the groups on loudly while those who have not been successful tend to remain in the background. However, it is…

The Progressive Nature of Alcohol Addiction | Hesperia Rehabilitation First Step

The Progressive Nature of Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction never occurs overnight. Rather, it starts with decisions that an individual chooses to make because of poor peer groups, mental or emotional struggles or even genetics. Because it is estimated that around 17 million American adults struggle with alcohol addiction or overuse, it is vital for individuals to understand when their healthy alcohol…

Congress Passes CARA! - Why This is Important | Victorville Rehabilitation Treatment

Congress Passes CARA! – Why This is Important

Drug abuse is a sweeping problem across the country. In particular, opioid abuse and overdose have come increasingly to the forefront of the country’s attention due to several distressing outbreaks in larger cities. Opioid abuse affects more than just the individuals themselves. It also affects their families, friends, neighbors, and communities. The Importance & Effects…