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Treatment-Resistant Depression: Can Spravato® Help? Feb 16th, 2021

Antidepressants combined with psychotherapy is the most common treatment for depression — but sometimes it isn’t enough when you have major depressive disorder. When you’ve tried at least two types of antidepressants without any decrease in symptoms, you have what’s known as treatment-resistant depression. Despite its name, there is a...

How Does PTSD Affect Sleep? Jan 20th, 2021

You may not associate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with sleep issues, but the two are closely intertwined. In fact, the symptoms of PTSD can have a lingering effect on your ability to get a good night’s sleep. PTSD symptoms like insomnia and nightmares can keep you from falling and staying...

Healing from Opioid Addiction: Reasons to Hope Dec 1st, 2020

If you’re one of the more than 2 million people in America struggling with opioid addiction, you know the toll it can take on your life. Whether you’re addicted to prescription opioids like codeine, or illicit drugs like heroin or fentanyl, opioids can put you at increased risk of serious...

How to Support a Loved One with Anxiety Nov 3rd, 2020

Watching a loved one struggle with anxiety can be challenging, especially when their symptoms cause them to miss out on things you know they enjoy.  You may feel helpless when your family member or friend has anxiety, but there are several ways you can offer support. As part of anxiety...

Can You Be Addicted to Marijuana? Oct 8th, 2020

Many people use marijuana thinking they can’t get addicted. But, as with any other brain-altering chemical, it’s actually possible to become addicted to marijuana. In fact, nearly 30% of people who use the drug develop a marijuana use disorder, including addiction, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. And...

5 Ways to Support Your Loved One's Recovery Sep 8th, 2020

Substance abuse and dependence can be incredibly hard to overcome, and entering drug rehab or a recovery program is just the first step on a long journey. A staggering 46% of Americans have a friend or family member who struggles with addiction. If this sounds familiar, you’re probably wondering how...

The Not-So-Hidden Dangers of Prescription Medications Aug 13th, 2020

A staggering 22.7 million Americans have an addiction problem. For many, it’s not even their fault. Today’s disjointed medical system can mean you have multiple doctors who don’t communicate easily with one another. You might end up being prescribed one medication by your general practitioner or family doctor, and a...

The Road to Recovery through Rehab Jul 16th, 2020

Are you suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol? Have you tried to quit on your own, or with a 12-step program, only to fail again and again? If you’re among the 22.7 million Americans with an addiction, know there is help for you. At 2nd Chance Treatment Center, residents...

Healing from Addiction: What You Need to Know Jun 15th, 2020

In 2018, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that nearly 165 million people aged 12 or older in the United States had abused a substance like tobacco, alcohol, or illicit drugs in the prior month. Addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the US, and there’s a constant...

Adult ADHD: Common Symptoms May 5th, 2020

While childhood adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is often diagnosed soon after a child enters school, adult ADHD can go undiagnosed for years. Many people have adult ADHD and simply don’t know it, because the symptoms can be masked or attributed to other causes. It’s estimated that 10 million...

Complex PTSD: Causes and Treatment Apr 10th, 2020

Traumatic single events can leave people feeling the effects for a long time, but long periods of abuse or trauma can have an even more disastrous effect. While similar, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) are now considered unique conditions, and it's important to...

What You Should Know About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for ADHD Mar 1st, 2020

It’s estimated that 10 million adults in the United States have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the majority of whom are undiagnosed. Finding out you have ADHD as an adult can be a staggering revelation, as you look back over your life and see how it may have affected you.  At 2nd...

How to Spot the Signs of Heroin Addiction in Loved Ones Feb 1st, 2020

Heroin related overdoses kill roughly 15,000 Americans every year. Because of this addictive drug’s power and reach, everyone should learn the signs of heroin abuse and addiction. Armed with this knowledge, you may be able to recognize someone’s heroin addiction and help save their life. At 2nd Chance Treatment Center...

What You Need to Know About Supportive Therapy for Addicts Jan 1st, 2020

When many of us think of going to therapy, we imagine interpreting inkblots and lying on a couch. In reality, many forms of therapy today take a more pragmatic, action-oriented approach.  Our team of psychiatrists and addiction specialists at 2nd Chance Treatment Center use a therapeutic approach called supportive therapy...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Substance Abuse Dec 1st, 2019

Substance abuse describes a harmful pattern of using specific substances that alter your mood. These substances can vary from legal or illicit drugs and alcohol to things that aren’t drugs at all, like inhalants and solvents. Unfortunately, when you abuse substances, it can significantly affect your life and cause a...

How Untreated Depression Can Harm Your Physical Health Nov 1st, 2019

Depression affects about 17.3 million American adults. It’s even fairly common in children, affecting 1.9 million youths between the ages of 3 and 17. These days, and with much of the stigma removed, we know more about how depression can manifest and affect a person in physical ways as well...

The Long-Term Effects of Heroin Use Oct 1st, 2019

Heroin is an opioid, a type of drug that’s derived from the opium poppy plant. Using heroin gives you a feeling of euphoria, known as a high. The type of drug you use and how you use it changes the high you experience, but it’s this feeling that drug users...

When It's Time to Seek Help for Your Mental Health Sep 1st, 2019

It may not be easy to assess your own mental health, but since conditions such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia don’t usually develop suddenly, you may already be aware of some of your vulnerabilities. Often, you’ll sense that something is different or “off.” If you already know how certain behaviors...

How to Help a Loved One Get the Addiction Treatment They Need Aug 16th, 2019

One in seven people in the United States lives with addiction, a complex and often chronic disease that gives rise to distorted thinking, behavior, and body functions through compulsive substance use.  Addiction is common among people of all ages and from all walks of life — it doesn’t discriminate based...

Treating Alcohol Addiction with Vivitrol (Naltrexone): We Answer All Your Questions Jul 15th, 2019

If you’ve struggled with addiction, then you know how difficult it can be to maintain sobriety. There are about 24 million Americans with substance addictions, and statistics show that 25-50% of addicts will relapse within two years after treatment. That’s why it’s important to maintain regular care after rehab to...

Beat Opioid Addiction With Our Suboxone®️ Treatment Plans Jun 4th, 2019

The numbers surrounding the opioid crisis in the United States are alarming. In 2017, approximately 1.7 million people suffered from a substance use disorder involving prescription pain medication, and more than 650,000 struggled with heroin addiction. But the real tragedy is the number of overdoses — 47,000 deaths in 2017....

How to Get a Suboxone Prescription Jan 23rd, 2019

There are some difficulties that we cannot handle on our own and addiction is one of them. For those that know someone struggling with addiction, it can be difficult to deal with this addiction and often the help of medication like suboxone is needed. It is important to take the...

How Suboxone Can Be Used to Treat Opioid Addiction Aug 22nd, 2018

Naloxone and buprenorphine are combined to form Suboxone. Suboxone is not the same as Subutex. It is a prescription medicine and the primary active ingredient is buprenorphine. It attaches to the receptors other opioids attach to. This reduces the effects of other opioids by blocking the receptors. Misuse of Suboxone is...

What is the Difference Between Suboxone and Subutex? Aug 16th, 2018

Suboxone and Subutex are FDA-approved medications used to treat patients with opiate addiction through what is called opiate replacement therapy (ORT). Both drugs have the same active compound, known as buprenorphine. Buprenorphine works by stimulating the same brain cell receptors opiates also influence, without causing the psychotropic effect known as a “high.”...

Hanging Out With Friends That Drink As a Recovering Alcoholic Aug 1st, 2018

In sobriety, hanging out with friends who drink can be difficult, especially when the number one priority is staying sober. How to Stay Sober in Early Recovery In early recovery from alcoholism, it can be important to just avoid contact with friends. During this time, you can figure out how many...

2nd Chance Treatment: Addiction Treatment with Dr. Reddy Dec 15th, 2015

The process of selecting the best rehab center—whether for drug addiction, behavioral addiction or alcoholism—can seem like a daunting task. Finding a treatment program that fits best with your individual situation and preferences increases the likelihood that you’ll recover from your addiction. 2nd Chance Treatment Center—Our Philosophy Inpatient treatment isn’t your...

Oxycodone Addiction Treatment: There is a Solution Nov 3rd, 2015

Oxycodone is a strong opiate derived from morphine. It is legally prescribed for pain relief. Patients often take oxycodone to control pain. Abuse of this strong opiate is extremely common. Abuse takes place when oxycodone is taken more than needed to manage pain. This drug has a powerful addiction potential,...

Hydrocodone Addiction Treatment: The Process Oct 13th, 2015

Hydrocodone is a painkiller that is effective in relieving severe pain. Unfortunately it is a painkiller that can also become habit forming. Hydrocodone is abused more than any other opioid in the United States. The truth is, prescription drugs are usually safe if used as prescribed. They only become addictive when...

Pain Pill Addiction: The Truth about Addiction and Treatment Sep 22nd, 2015

Pain pill addiction can happen to anyone and is much more common than many people realize. One of the main reasons people see a doctor is to find pain relief. There are many types of drugs available to ease or eliminate pain, and for some people they can be highly...

Heroin Addiction Treatment: Getting Help Today Sep 1st, 2015

Heroin is a highly physically and psychologically addictive illegal drug that can be injected, smoked or sniffed. One of the greatest dangers associated with heroin is its ability to cause individuals to become both physically and psychologically dependent. Heroin rapidly enters the brain often producing a “downer” effect that quickly...

Getting Through The Storm: Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Dec 29th, 2014

If you are thinking about stopping alcohol abuse, you may want to become familiar with some of the alcohol withdrawal symptoms you may experience. Alcohol withdrawal is the changes your body goes through when you suddenly stop drinking after prolonged or heavy alcohol abuse. Alcohol has a slowing effect on...

Opioid Use Disorder: The Effects & Symptoms Dec 23rd, 2014

Opioid use disorder is more common than many people think. Addiction to opioids is on the rise, and is a serious public health problem with potentially devastating consequences. What are the effects of opioid use disorder? Opioids temporarily reduce anxiety and pain and create a sense of numbness in the body...

When Does Heavy Drinking Become Alcoholism? Dec 19th, 2014

Not all who abuse alcohol become alcoholics. Sometimes, it can develop suddenly in response to stressful changes such as a breakup or job loss. Or, alcoholism can start slowly as your tolerance to alcohol increases. If you drink every day or binge drink, the risks of developing alcoholism are greater. Understanding Alcoholism...

All About Addiction Dec 12th, 2014

What is Addiction? First, let’s break down addiction by its definition: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other...

Drug Rehab Center—Putting an End to Addiction is Just the Beginning Nov 13th, 2014

People abuse alcohol and drugs for a variety of reasons. There is one common theme—eventually, almost everyone with a substance abuse problem wants to end the suffering and start living again. Perhaps you are here because you need to find a drug rehab center that will make a difference, or...