Could You be a High-Functioning Alcoholic?

Just because someone appears to have a healthy family life and holds downs a good job, it doesn’t mean he or she isn’t struggling with the physical and emotional effects

5 Types of Experiential Therapy to Enhance Your Recovery

Experiential therapy is an integral part of treating substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders, throughout all levels of care – and for good reason. Experiential therapy pushes clients to get

4 Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs

Whether you’ve completed a residential rehab and need ongoing treatment or you’re just not able to put life on hold for residential treatment, an intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP) might

What Does it Mean to Have a Co-occurring Disorder?

Co-occurring disorders, also called a dual diagnosis, is when a mental illness and substance use disorder occur simultaneously. These disorders are quite common, impacting nearly 8 million adults in the

Binge Drinking: What Happens to Your Body

Binge drinking is not a friend to your body. A recent study revealed that a rise in binge drinking is likely the reason for the large number of young Americans,

Your Body and Brain on Cocaine

Cocaine – whether snorted, smoked or injected into the bloodstream – can impact your brain, body and emotions in a matter of seconds. And while the high only last five

Signs of Study Drug Addiction

Prescription stimulants like Adderall, Concerta or Ritalin, so-called study drugs, can help you focus and perform better academically – so what’s the harm? Many people mistakenly believe that because these

Benefits of Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is becoming an integral part of the treatment of substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders. Experiential therapy encompasses a variety of therapies and techniques, which all involve engaging

What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis Treatment

According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), about 45 percent of Americans seeking substance use disorder treatment have been diagnosed as having a co-occurring mental and

Shocking Findings in Denver Opioid Report

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) recently released the “Denver Needs Assessment on Opioid Use,” which was filled with some shocking statistics surrounding the growing opioid abuse problem in the