Woman suffering from alcohol withdrawal

Understanding the Stages of Alcohol Withdrawal

Patients dealing with an addiction to alcohol need to detox in order to achieve sobriety, but that process presents many challenges. Thankfully, medical supervision and trained staff can reduce or eliminate health risks and discomfort of alcohol withdrawal.  By understanding more about the various stages of alcohol withdrawal, patients will be better prepared for the…

Man contemplating drug abuse treatment

Are There Major Differences Between Drug Abuse Treatment Programs?

In order to begin the process of recovering from drug abuse or addiction, treatment or rehab of some kind will be integral. With so many different choices available to prospective patients, it can be challenging to pick just one. Keep in mind that there are many major differences between drug abuse treatment programs. These differences can,…

Woman at a Chemical Dependency Rehab Center

3 Things to Know Before Entering a Chemical Dependency Rehab Center

Addiction isn’t a matter of willpower, or a decision that some people deliberately choose to make. Instead, it’s a chemical dependence on a substance, such as drugs or alcohol, that becomes hardwired to the brain and the body. Chemical dependency rehab centers are the only way to break that connection and sever the ties to addiction…

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Updated Report Supports Drug Treatment Approach at The Hills

In the preface of the 2012 update of “The Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment” (multiple authors), issued by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Nora Volkow, Institute Director, explains why many of the loved ones of clients at The Hills have trouble understanding how an otherwise intelligent human being could succumb to addiction and…