woman struggling with polysubstance dependence

Am I Struggling With Polysubstance Dependence?

Polysubstance addiction happens when a person becomes dependent on more than one illicit substance. Unfortunately, this is all too common. Drugs like alcohol, opiates (fentanyl, Percocet, hydrocodone), benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin), cocaine, meth, and marijuana are often abused with other substances. A person can develop polysubstance dependence by experimenting with combinations of drugs and…

man struggling with an alcohol addiction

The Difference Between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction

Substance use disorders disrupt the life of individuals who are struggling with addiction as well as anyone who interacts with them and cares about them. If occasional drinking has transitioned into alcohol addiction, then it’s time to consider professional assistance. Fresh Start Recovery Center offers a range of programs for those battling alcohol abuse. Medical…

woman in need of dual diagnosis treatment

What Is Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Half of those with a substance abuse disorder have a co-occurring mental health issue. The appeal of substances is associated with particular mental illnesses. This is because those abusing these substances are often seeking to balance the negative feelings they have as a result of a mental health condition. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol can instead…

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Which Addiction Treatment Services Do I Need?

Addiction treatment services continue to evolve. Treatment options have diversified to meet today’s needs. Treatment begins with a form of detox. Getting the mind and body to an addict’s current baseline is a key component to addressing how best to proceed with treatment. However, nowadays, we have so many options when it comes to addiction…

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3 Benefits of Inpatient Treatment Centers

The need for structure is a major component when deciding if an inpatient treatment program is the right choice for you or your loved one. Not all addiction treatment programs offer the same level of individualized care. For instance, inpatient treatment provides a routine to keep you on your path to recovery. Days are filled…

individual in need of alcohol rehab

4 Signs You Need Alcohol Rehab Treatment

There are slightly different criteria associated with alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence. In either case, it’s a sign a person may be suffering the effects of alcoholism. Alcohol use disorder is very common in the United States. Upwards of 1/4 of Americans report they engage in binge drinking at least once a month. Having the…