Why Aftercare Is Essential Post-Inpatient

Completing a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program is a big step. But it doesn’t mean you’ve reached the end of the road to recovery. Detoxification simply is not enough. Detox primarily addresses the physiological components of addiction and withdrawal, leaving the psychological areas to be worked on in treatment and beyond. Individuals who have completed…

How the Social Environment Impacts Substance Abuse in Hispanic Teens

Recent studies have shown that the family and school environments can both protect Hispanic teens from and put them at risk for substance abuse. Many factors go into the initiation of substance abuse, including individual factors. However, the latest research is helping to pinpoint how external, social factors affect young Hispanics and may either lead…