MAT for Addiction Treatment

What is MAT for addiction treatment? Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a technique used by therapists to help people overcome opioid, heroin, or prescription painkiller addiction. It pays to understand more about the MAT program, its effectiveness, and how a doctor can tailor it to fit your addiction’s unique needs. Here at ALEF Reidsville, we’ve made…

3 Common Heroin Side Effects

Most people understand heroin causes physical short and long-term effects. For example, the dangerous drug may damage the heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. Additionally, it leads to infectious diseases, collapsed veins, breathing problems, or worse, death. However, personal problems, tolerance, and addiction are all heroin side effects you need to be aware of as well.…

How Does Alcohol Affect The Brain?

Men and women of all ages use alcohol. Because the heavy consumption of alcohol is so prevalent, it may be difficult to identify an addiction. Additionally, many people develop an addiction because of their genetics. Although you might think alcohol is only causing life struggle, it also affects you cognitively. Therefore, if you’re concerned about…

How to Stop Drug Abuse

Are you or someone you love addicted to drugs or alcohol? If so, you may be wondering how to stop drug abuse. Think you can stop on your own? You may need a reality check. Once you become addicted, your brain gets used to drugs and alcohol and changes its functioning. At Promises Behavioral Health,…

How Much Does it Cost to Maintain an Addiction?

Conversations about the national drug crisis usually address the toll on humanity—overdose deaths, crime, and the impact on society. But looking at it another way—in FINANCIAL terms—how much does it cost to maintain an addiction? The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that the abuse of and addiction to nicotine, alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription medications has an…

Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment

parPartial hospitalization is an intensive level of treatment that helps individuals struggling with drug addiction and or mental health issues. This program includes a medical doctor or other staffers such as a physician assistant who can prescribe medications, in the event they are necessary. This level of programming usually follows inpatient treatment. Generally, it requires…

Depression Treatment During COVID-19 Pandemic

Depression Treatment During COVID-19 As the stock market dropped to extreme lows recently and the outbreak of COVID-19 intensified, people in the United States began panicking. With already over 275,000 cases worldwide and more than 11,000 deaths, many governors and leaders are requesting that people only go out for essential items. Restaurants are closing their…