Scottsdale Recovery Blog

The Scottsdale Recovery Center blog serves as a resources to provide information on all aspects of drug and alcohol addiction, from signs to look for, how to help your loved ones recover, and insights on treatment options. Visit our blog weekly for new articles. Our goal is to share our expertise and insights to help those suffering from addiction to seek help. For those who have loved ones that are addicted, the articles provide helpful information on how to get help, how to prepare for treatment, and what to expect.

When you’re ready to learn more about addiction recovery, contact us to speak with one of our counselors.

The Faces of Addiction

The Faces of Addiction

As a society, we are often in denial about the fact that addiction can affect anyone at any point in their life, regardless of things like race, age, gender, socioeconomic status, education, etc. There are plenty of stereotypes to go around about what an addict looks...

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Biggest Drug Epidemics

The concept of addiction on a wide scale is nothing new, and will continue to happen for some time. Almost every time period in history has one or several drug epidemics. Over time, while healing has grown and improved, so have methods of finding and making medicine....

Evolution of Alcoholism and Treatment

Alcoholism has long been seen as a vice in most religions, and sometimes, a deadly one. While the first creators of our contemporary alcohol could never have imagined that alcohol would become so popular, it’s our responsibility to mitigate the effects. No one needs...

Phoenix area fentanyl overdose survivor speaks on getting clean

We hear about accidental overdoses with fentanyl all the time, people who don’t know the pill they’re popping is laced with it. So many people we’ve been hearing about are dying. So who would seek it out intentionally? This valley man right here started using fentanyl...

New Addiction Treatments: Opioids and Alcohol

We’re in an age of social media that inspires social movements, an internet that’s opened an incredible world, and advancements in technology happen every single day. With all of these advancements and all of this activity, there are real and measurable effects for...

The Relationship Between Drugs and Crime

Drugs and crime typically go hand in hand. The face of addiction often looks like a poor non-white person living in an urban area. As more people become informed, the face of drug addiction has changed: the face of the opioid crisis is now rural and white, which...

Drug Abuse in the Sex Work Industry

The reason that a person becomes involved in the sex work industry can vary greatly. Some were kidnapped and forced into prostitution, some ran away and needed the money for food, and others made the conscious decision to enter the industry as a professional dancer....

Drugs and Public Perception

There is no shortage of stigma still associated with people living with addiction to drugs and alcohol. From the assumption that their addiction is a choice to the assumption that every, or nearly every, homeless person is addicted to drugs, the stigma surrounding...

A Short List of Barriers to Treatment Success

So many things can prevent a person from seeking help, or from finishing a rehabilitation program. Admitting that there is a problem is often the most difficult part of the process, and this can take a person years to face. There is an option for families and loved...

As You Commit to Yourself

Even in cases of severe addiction, it is never recommended that you simply enter the first treatment program that you find. Choosing the right treatment program may be the most important step that you take in your journey to lifelong sobriety. Without making sure that...

Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Arizona

With gorgeous red rock, striking panoramic mountain vistas, stunning sunsets, and nearly three-hundred and sixty five days of sunshine, Arizona makes a name for itself as one of the most picturesque states in the country. Unfortunately, like many other places in the...

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