a pair discusses what is an outpatient program

What Is an Outpatient Program?

Since substance abuse and addiction are highly individual problems, there will always be a need for a wide variety of treatment options and settings. For example, both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings offer profound immediate and future benefits. What is an outpatient program? What are the benefits associated with this treatment option? At Memphis Recovery…

a person experiences the effects of heroin

Physical and Psychological Effects of Heroin

The effects of heroin are one of the main reasons that so many people struggle to get sober. The physical and psychological effects are challenging to deal with once you become dependent. One of the reasons there’s such a stigma surrounding addiction is that people don’t understand these effects. However, understanding the devastating physical and…

a woman experiences the long-term effects of prescription drug abuse

Long-Term Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is a widespread problem across the country. Misuse of medication may lead to serious short-term effects. It may also produce damaging long-term effects. One major possible outcome of prolonged medication abuse is addiction. There is also the ever-present danger of experiencing an overdose. In addition, long-term abuse may expose you to an…

a teen uses art therapy for addiction

How Effective Is Art Therapy?

Art therapy is a form of holistic therapy that uses art, music, dance, or other creative methods to help individuals through recovery. Art and music therapy are often used in substance abuse treatment, dual-diagnosis, and trauma treatment programs. According to an article by Lydia Aletraris available through the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the…

a woman handles some prescription drugs

Most Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Both over-the-counter and prescription drugs are commonly abused. Prescription drug abuse is a serious problem in this country that can lead to addiction, overdoses, and life-changing effects. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse in 2017, it’s estimated that around eighteen million people have misused medications within the last year. At Memphis…