Addiction Resources Blog

A Deeper Look at Alcoholics Anonymous Step One

A Deeper Look at Alcoholics Anonymous Step One

Welcome to the first of the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. These steps provide structure in a peer-based setting to individuals who want to stop drinking alcohol. Individuals will work their way through, learning about themselves and adjusting on the way they...

Am I An Alcoholic?

Am I An Alcoholic?

“Am I an alcoholic quiz” is what someone with a drinking issue might type into their search bar if they are questioning their habits. Typing this question leads to so many sources of blogs, quizzes, and treatment facilities. Unfortunately, how could you really know...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol Dependence

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Alcohol Dependence

Alcohol is one of the most deadly addictive substances on the planet. A substance that is commonly used and carries significant risks, we could all benefit to know a little bit more about alcohol dependence. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about this...

10 Things That Happen When You Stop Using Drugs

10 Things That Happen When You Stop Using Drugs

There are plenty of reasons to stop doing drugs: It makes your family and friends worry, can leave your finances in shambles, land you in jail, and not least of all, end your life prematurely. What's less talked about is precisely what happens when you stop using...

Ambien & Alcohol: Effects & Risks

Ambien & Alcohol: Effects & Risks

What is Ambien? Ambien is a prescription medication used to treat sleep disorders, specifically insomnia. It is classified as a sedative-hypnotic that aids in falling asleep by acting on the CNS. The generic name for Ambien is zolpidem. Although it is not a...

What’s Behind Cocaine Addiction?

What’s Behind Cocaine Addiction?

Cocaine is a substance that has been used for various reasons and in an array of settings throughout history. It is a drug that is derived from a naturally occurring substance, the poppy plant. Over the past many centuries, various forms of cocaine have been used for...

How to Quit Drinking Alcohol

How to Quit Drinking Alcohol

Alcoholism is no joke. The availability and prevalence of this substance in our society have created an illusion that it is not as dangerous or addictive as it really is. In reality, alcohol is highly addictive both physically and mentally, and it is connected with...

Which Drugs Are Uppers And Downers?

Which Drugs Are Uppers And Downers?

Drugs go by a variety of different names including their generic name, brand name, and street names. "Uppers" and "downers" are informal drug classifications used to describe how a drug affects the central nervous system. "Uppers" are what's known as stimulants while...

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Seeking partial hospitalization (PHP) or intensive outpatient (IOP) addiction treatment in Maryland?  We know it’s not as simple as finding a quality facility near you. The cost of getting treatment will likely be your biggest concern, that’s why we wanted to offer...

A Guide to Depressants & Addiction

A Guide to Depressants & Addiction

What Do Depressants Do? A group of drugs that reduce arousal and brain stimulation, depressants may not actually be what you think. They do not directly induce what we all know as depression, rather they have an effect on the central nervous system that produces...