medical detox

Benefits of a Medical Detox Program

Detoxifying can be a painful, debilitating, and even life-threatening process – and without professional help, it can sometimes be unsuccessful. Patients are safer with a medical team of a medical detox program than they would be otherwise. Dealing with their withdrawal symptoms, somewhere unequipped to handle any severe physical effects of the process, can be…

relapse triggers

Most Common Relapse Triggers

Did you know that more than two-thirds of patients will relapse after going through detox and treatment? The statistic is more than reason enough to ensure that each patient has an excellent and personalized aftercare program. To find out more about relapse triggers and relapse prevention, contact Archstone Behavioral Health online or call our team…

family and addiction

How Family Plays a Role in Addiction

If you or someone you care about is going through a substance use disorder, you’ll notice that the experience affects communication levels, erodes long-earned trust, and damages friend and family dynamics. That’s why many addiction treatments include family therapy programs. To find out more about how family and addiction affect each other, as well as…

inpatient rehab

4 Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

A treatment center’s inpatient rehabilitation program can provide patients recovering from substance use with many tools and techniques for maintaining their sobriety and avoiding relapses. For patients with severe substance use disorders, going to inpatient rehab or a residential treatment program could be the best option for recovery. While it’s not appropriate for all patients,…

relapse prevention

The Importance of Relapse Prevention

Many mental health care professionals and patients look at relapse as an unavoidable part of the addiction recovery journey. The rate of relapse instances is high among patients with substance use disorders. Being informed and prepared for the possibility of relapse should be an essential part of any recovery or aftercare program. Not only can relapse…

addictive behavior

What Is an Addictive Behavior?

Some people can have a drink without developing an addiction. Others cannot. Some people can use marijuana without ever developing an addiction, too. Why does this happen? Addiction is a highly complex condition. For many people, addictive behavior is hard to spot initially, but over time it worsens. Recognizing the signs of it may mean…

trauma and addiction

Trauma’s Role in Addiction

Trauma changes the way a person sees the world around them. It impacts relationships, self-esteem, and physical health. Yet, one of the most profound ways it impacts a person is through the use of substance abuse disorder development. Trauma and addiction can occur together, and when it does, treatment needs to address both conditions equally.…