woman leaning against the wall zoning out from drug use and finding some relief knowing addiction is a disease

How We Know Addiction is a Disease

How many times have you heard someone say addiction is a disease? Medical professionals affirm the use of the word “disease” when describing addiction. But when you look at the way treatment works in the addiction community, is substance abuse really being treated in the same way as other chronic diseases? If you or someone…

what is drug detox

What Is Drug Detox And Does It Work?

One question that patients suffering from drug addiction may ask is, “ What is drug detox ?” The simple answer is that it’s a detoxification process in which the intoxicating substance is flushed from the body and withdrawal symptoms are managed during that time.   Attempting to withdraw from drugs by yourself is generally very…