Methadone Withdrawal Timeline

Methadone Withdrawal Timeline

Methadone is a medication that can be used to treat opioid addiction. Methadone is an opioid itself, and it can be habit-forming. People who take the drug for an extended period of time can become addicted. A structured detox program is often needed to safely withdrawal from the opioid, as detox can be unpleasant and […]

Seven Traits to Look for in a Therapist

Traits of a Therapist

Continuing to see a therapist after completing your treatment program is highly recommended. You may be encouraged to see a therapist each week in the beginning, and these sessions can slowly taper off as you make progress. However, it’s beneficial to have someone to talk to from time and time. As you face stressful situations, […]

How to Find a Rehab that Works

How to Find a Rehab that Works

Seeking addiction treatment is a major commitment. Rehab is usually not free and may exhaust some financial resources. It also requires time and effort, as addicts in treatment may be away from home for a month or longer. During that time, families need to pick up the slack and care for children, pay bills or […]

Best Addiction Recovery Apps of 2017

Addiction Recovery Apps

If there’s one benefit to being in addiction recovery today, it’s technology. Thanks to a wide range of apps that can be downloaded in a few seconds, you never have to be alone in your recovery. Mobile apps provide ongoing support, resources, and tools. Though they are not a replacement for attending your support groups […]

Is Detox Enough?

Is Detox Enough-Naturopathic Detox

A detox program is necessary when an individual has been using drugs or alcohol for a prolonged period of time. These programs are intense and require removing all drugs, alcohol and toxins from the body. It’s serious business. One would think that with everything an addict goes through during this 5-10 day process, they would […]

5 Things To Inspire You In Addiction Recovery

Things to Inspire in Addiction Recovery

When you first start on your journey to sobriety, it can be hard to find inspiration. Of course you look forward to brighter days and a life free of barriers, but it’s hard to imagine that this could be possible when you’ve lived with an addiction for so long, however, it is possible. Things To […]

Why 12 Step Programs Are Best For Addiction Recovery

12 Step Programs For Addiction Recovery

Twelve-step programs have been around for over 75 years and have long been considered the most effective way to help addicts. By the year 2000, it was estimated that 90% of treatment centers adopted the 12 step approach. Though there will always be pockets of people who claim that it’s possible to recover from addiction […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Mind off Drugs and Alcohol

10 Ways to Keep Your Mind off Drugs and Alcohol

If you’ve recently left rehab, you’re probably finding it very difficult to keep your mind off drugs and alcohol. You were likely aware that early recovery would not be easy, but the lasting effects on the brain often take people by surprise. Addiction is a disease of the body and mind, and preventing yourself from […]

Can I Force Someone into Treatment?

Can I Force Someone Into Treatment?

One of the common questions that comes up at The River Source is whether families can force their loved one into rehab. It’s a good question considering that many addicts don’t want to seek treatment when confronted by their families. To make matters worse, it’s difficult to reason with an addict. Addiction is a disease of […]

Who Pays My Bills While Enrolled in A Drug Rehab?

Paying Bills During Treatment

The decision to seek treatment is one that will lead to a lifetime of better health and renewed relationships. While entering a rehabilitation program may be the first step toward freedom from your addiction, it is important to make sure that you enroll without concerns about how your household will be managed during your time […]