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Addiction Glossary

What are Benzodiazepines (Benzos)?

By |April 26th, 2018|

Benzodiazepines are a class of prescription medication used to treat conditions that cause excessive nerve activity in the brain. They work by affecting the bra [...]

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR

By |March 28th, 2018|

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, or EMDR, has historically been used to treat trauma-induced disorders such as post-traumatic stress disor [...]

What is an Opioid?

By |February 28th, 2018|

There is a lot of discussion in the news regarding opioids and the rising rates of opioid addiction. This may leave you wondering, what is an opioid?  The Oxfor [...]

Intensive Outpatient Programs versus AA or NA Meetings: What’s the Difference?

By |October 6th, 2017|

One of the questions we commonly hear in admissions is, “How is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) different from attending AA meetings?”  Why would I choose [...]

Extended Care Addiction Treatment Programs

By |March 30th, 2017|

Extended Care is a relatively new concept in the addiction treatment field and is largely a result of the growing evidence that more is needed to obtain long-te [...]