COVID-19, Unemployment & The Link to Addiction

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world and created chaos. Not only is this deadly virus extremely contagious, but it’s also caused unprecedented closures, resulting in record unemployment rates. The United States unemployment rate was reported at 4.4% in March 2020. More than 30 million people have filed for unemployment benefits in the United States … Read more

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment for Pilots

Pilots and other aviation professionals work in one of the most scrutinized and regulated industries in the United States. Whether at the controls of a commercial airliner, tending to the passenger needs, or ensuring public safety, pilots face extreme amounts of stress and pressure associated with their profession. Combine these work stressors with time zone … Read more

Luxury Drug & Alcohol Detox Program

Drug and alcohol detox can seem overwhelming. When you’ve utilized a substance to help you cope and get through your day for an extended period of time, it’s scary to consider going without that substance. Even more concerning is the idea that you may experience discomfort or pain as a result of withdrawal. Defining Wellness … Read more

Addiction Treatment for Healthcare Professionals

There’s no doubt that working as a medical professional is one of the most stressful careers around. Taking responsibility for people’s health — and at times their lives — isn’t something that everyone’s cut out for. Yet, these superheroes of the modern age are just as prone to human weaknesses as we all are. They get tired, … Read more

COVID-19 Protocol at Defining Wellness Centers

In the midst of the current covid-19 pandemic, substance abuse can be exacerbated by the heightened stress and loss of normal routines. Although many nonurgent health services in the community are appropriately postponed or moved to Telehealth at this time, we believe it is our responsibility to continue to provide high quality inpatient medical detox … Read more

Substance Abuse Among Young Adults

I am very concerned about alcohol and prescription drug abuse among our younger generation. It is a growing problem, and the media has been filled with news of deaths among good kids who were addicted to prescription drugs – beginning as early as age 9. It is shocking how many kids and young adults are … Read more

The Role of Family in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a chronically progressive and all-inclusive disease – one that affects not only the addict but the entire family as well. Substance abuse cultivates family dysfunction, demolishes trust, and weakens communication. If your loved one is enslaved to his/her addiction, you may feel helpless or even angry at your family member. This is completely … Read more

How to Stage an Intervention

Most alcoholics and addicts are in denial and initially unwilling to get help. This is why it’s so important for family members and loved ones to be involved and work alongside an interventionist. Sadly, most alcoholics and addicts are convinced that they are able to moderate their substance use. Many addicts suffer from the illusion … Read more

Family Program for Addiction Treatment

Incorporating Family in Recovery When you have a loved one struggling with an addiction, it’s incredibly difficult. You wonder if you’re doing the right thing, what you could have done differently, if you should have seen signs of a problem sooner, etc. The ‘what-if’s’ and worries are never-ending, and all they do is tear at … Read more