Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Blog

Prevention of Substance Abuse

Prevention of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse or drug abuse is a growing issue among young people. Substance abuse can cause problems at school or work, create mental and physical health issues, produce unhealthy relationships, cause vehicle accidents, and stress. Substance abuse can also cause...
Talking to a Drug Addict

Talking to a Drug Addict

Drug addiction is complicated and confusing, not only for the addict but for the family as well. Learning how to effectively talk to an addict regarding their drug addiction will help everyone involved. There are many steps in this article to help you talk about drug...
Stages of Addiction Recovery

Stages of Addiction Recovery

Battling and recovering from addiction is a long-term process. It requires work, support, mental and physical strength, and dedication and commitment. Often relapse happens after a few short days of quitting substance use. Saying that the recovery process is the same...
Myths about Addiction

Myths about Addiction

Addiction affects many individuals in the United States. A recent study from SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed that an estimated 22.2 million Americans have struggled with addiction from the age of 12 and over. Even though many individuals have...
Helping a Recovering Addict

Helping a Recovering Addict

Substance abuse can lead to addiction, and people who have not struggled with addiction often think getting sober is a one-step process. Go to rehab, get clean, and that is it- the problem is solved. When in fact recovery is something addicts have to work on for the...
Can an Alcoholic Drink in Moderation?

Can an Alcoholic Drink in Moderation?

At Serenity Acres, we understand that alcoholism is a disease that plagues millions of Americans across the United States. Alcoholism is a chronic disease that results in the inability to control one’s intake of alcohol. While in recovery an alcoholic might ask if...
Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking

Peer Pressure and Underage Drinking

In the United States, the minimum legal drinking age is 21. Underage drinking is illegal and comes with some severe consequences such as community service, fines, jail time or driver’s license suspension. Typically, minors begin drinking alcohol from binge drinking....
Xanax Side Effects

Xanax Side Effects

Xanax, also known as Alprazolam, is a depressant used to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders. This medication works by lowering the activity in the brain and working together with different neurotransmitters. While Xanax is legal and can be obtained with a...
What are Depressants?

What are Depressants?

Of all the addictive drugs in the world, most fit into one of two classes: depressants and stimulants. The two types have opposite effects, as you can determine by their names. Stimulants are used to stimulate the central nervous system of the body. They can increase...
Addiction Relapse Stages

Addiction Relapse Stages

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a chronic disease. It is known that recovering addicts can return to their substance abuse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that with drug or alcohol addiction; 40-60% of addicts relapse to drug use. Drug or alcohol abuse...