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My Family Won’t Pay for Treatment, How Do I Get Help?

By |February 7th, 2014|

Seeking substance abuse treatment can be daunting when family won't pay for treatment. However, that doesn't mean you are out of options when seeking help.
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Recovery Tips: Ask Our Clinical Director

By |January 21st, 2014|

Our Clinical Director, Stephanie McKinley, LCSW, provides recovery tips for individuals and families new to recovery or struggling with the disease of addiction.
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Addiction, Recovery and the New Year

By |January 7th, 2014|

It's another New Year, and you're at the end of your rope. Your drug or alcohol addiction has taken over your life. You know you want to get clean and sober, but you've heard that it's a hard path. Motivating yourself to get sober may be difficult...
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Addiction Treatment and Recovery

By |December 17th, 2013|

Addiction is a complex disease, it requires treatment in order to sustain long-term recovery. In the initial phases of treatment, the individual suffering from this disease must cope with the physical consequences of chemical dependency.

Welcome Our New Clinical Director Stephanie McKinley

By |December 13th, 2013|

Alternatives in Treatment is proud to announce the newest member of its clinical team, Ms. Stephanie McKinley, LCSW. Ms. McKinley joins Alternatives in Treatment as Director of Clinical Services.

Addiction and The Brain

By |December 12th, 2013|

The brain is responsible for executing the most important functions of the body and also for responding to stimuli. Drugs and alcohol can adversely alter the brain, causing it to develop unhealthy cravings, compulsions, and dependency.

What is Addiction and What Are the Risk Factors?

By |December 10th, 2013|

Addiction affects millions of people regardless of age or socioeconomic background. It doesn't discriminate against gender or race. It can destroy the lives of even the most successful individuals.

The Consequenses of Tramadol Addiction

By |November 25th, 2013|

Tramadol is an opioid antagonist -- that is, a drug that binds to opiate receptors in an effort to block pain. There is much confusion on whether or not this substance is addictive.

The Physical, Mental, and Emotional Impact of Tramadol

By |November 22nd, 2013|

Tramadol is intended to help manage pain, but it often causes a number of side effects. These symptoms are exacerbated with continued use and abuse. Not all of these symptoms are present in all people who abuse Tramadol, but any combination of these may be indicative of Tramadol abuse.

The Tramadol Effect

By |November 21st, 2013|

Tramadol is a commonly prescribed painkiller that is used to treat severe pain. Although it is often used with little to no incident, Tramadol can be addictive and therefore is subject to long-term use and abuse. The addictive properties of this medication have prompted many to use the drug recreationally, often with highly damaging effects.