Therapy works in many different ways. Therapy is a great tool to help people grow and navigate as they are early in their sobriety.
On October 20, 2016, New Hope Recovery Center President and Clinical Director, Jeff Zacharias, will be speaking at the 2016 Business of Social Work: NASW Illinois Chapter Conference at the Hilton in Lisle, IL on how to start and run a private practice. Read Jeffs article summarizing some of the basics that will be covered in Jeffs..
Looking into addiction treatment programs (rehab) for yourself or a loved one can seem overwhelming. Generally life is already stressful and unmanageable. Trying to understand what options are available within the treatment world and what would work best is not an easy task. To give you a starting point, here are 5 frequently asked questions..
From a young age we are praised for our achievements. However, somewhere along the line we start to believe that in order feel good or be loved we must be perfect. Perfectionism can easily sabotage someone in recovery from addiction. So to give yourself and your recovery a boost work toward eliminating..
There are differences between the men and women who enter drug rehab and alcohol rehab for substance abuse. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts a census of all yearly admissions to addiction treatment facilities that are reported to SAMHSA. A report issued in April 2014 shows the results from 2011 as..
Looking for Prescription Drug Rehab? You are not alone. Prescription drugs have become a serious concern. In 2013, nearly 60% of all drug overdose deaths resulted from prescription drugs. Approximately two thirds of prescription drug abusers get them from family and/or friends. If you believe someone you know is abusing or addicted to prescription drugs,..
From all the research that has been done in the field of addiction over the past 30-40 years, we know several factors are involved in the development and continuance of addictive behavior. Within the disease model of addiction, we understand the development of an addiction stems from the genes we have inherited. Once these particular..
The risks and detrimental effects of alcohol abuse by young adults under the age of 25 can have life-long consequences. In a recent survey, nearly 80% of 17-18 year olds had consumed alcohol, with over 47% of these 17-18 year olds using alcohol regularly. To help your young adult/teenager get the fullest from life, it..
Although drinking in moderation can be safe for adults, drinking by anyone under 21 can be a serious issue and should not be ignored, dismissed or minimized. There are, of course, the immediate risks and harms a young adult may experience from drinking alcohol: they are more likely to have driving accidents, experience death from..
Methamphetamine (meth or crystal meth) is considered one of the worlds most addictive drugs. Why is it so addictive? To really understand the addictive power of crystal meth, it is helpful to understand the drug and how it works on the human brain and body. What does Crystal Meth do? Methamphetamine is a stimulant that..
Prescription drug abuse and addiction is something frequently over looked. Stigma is guided by perception and in the field of addiction there is a hierarchy of stigma. A common stigma easily identified is the public perception surrounding licit and illicit drugs. Alcohol is perceived as a lesser evil because it is a legal substance, whereas..