man thinking about risk factors for addiction

How Risk Factors for Addiction Determine Who Develops a Disorder

Do you know someone who suffers from substance abuse disorder and needs to seek help from a substance abuse treatment program? Surprisingly, the odds are good that you do, though you may not realize it. Addiction is a chronic disease that doesn’t discriminate. Accordingly, it can affect your next-door neighbor, your child’s teacher, or your…

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When You’re Ready to Seek Treatment for Heroin Addiction

Heroin, an addictive opioid drug, is known by several names, including big H, smack, horse, or hell dust. People use heroin to make themselves feel better. Opioids act on your body as depressants. That’s to say, they slow your respiration, slow your reflexes, and make you feel cozily calm and relaxed. Many people self-medicate with heroin…

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Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment in Substance Abuse Recovery

Why treat men and women separately during addiction recovery? Is gender-specific treatment really necessary? To answer these questions, we should consider how addiction affects men and women differently. At Rockland Recovery Center, we understand that some individuals will heal more effectively in gender-specific programs. Therefore, we provide both women’s rehab programs and men’s rehab programs to…

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Do You Know the Dangers of Mixing Substances?

Mixing substances, such as alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drugs, is very risky. While some people do so to experience a combination of sensations, doing so can cause severe damage to the body. Some people do this because they want to achieve a high that they cannot get from using one substance alone. Other times,…

Depth Psychology and Addiction

At Rockland Recovery, we believe that recovery is not about abstinence, but connection. Therefore, recovery almost always involves the healing of family and community. To someone new to treatment this may seem like a daunting proposition; however, we believe this truth will become self-evident even after a very short time in our program. What may…