How Stigma around Substance Abuse Disorders and Rehab Creates Barriers to Treatment

Originally, stigma was a mark made on the skin by pricking or branding, as punishment for crimes or as a mark of subjection. Luckily, nowadays people do not stigmatize each other with red-hot iron, but they still put negative labels on various things and people. Even though another person dies every 11 minutes due to the opioid…

Main Barriers to Treatment Entry and Risks of Treatment Postponement

Delaying treatment for alcohol and drug addiction allows severe health issues, mental illness, relationship problems, legal troubles, and financial burdens to spiral. The sooner treatment begins, the better the prognosis for achieving sobriety and reclaiming one’s life. Time is the most precious asset for an addict. But often people deny or delay seeking treatment programs or don’t know how…

Do I Need to Go to Rehab? Signs That I’m Not Able to Overcome Addiction On My Own

Substance abuse is one of the leading health issues in the United States. An estimated 107,500 people died from a drug overdose in 2023, and the number only increases year after year. It’s not primarily poor people’s problem anymore, all segments of the population are affected. So if you find yourself addicted, it’s essential to…

Do I Need Help with Addiction? Warning Signs and Ways of Getting Help

Addiction is not just a bad habit. It is a sickness that could take control of a person’s life. The insidious nature of addiction lies in the challenge of diagnosing it on your own. A huge amount of psychological protection activates immediately: “It’s just a way to relax, there’s nothing wrong with that.” But if you…