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 Influence of Drug Cartels

The Influence of Drug Cartels

Mexico’s drug cartels are a force to be reckoned, and the Mexican federal government has struggled against them for years. A society in and of themselves, it is estimated that close to a half-million people are working directly for drug cartels, with over three...

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The Hazards of Fentanyl Mixing

The Hazards of Fentanyl Mixing

With every passing day, the trend of abusing opioids and alcohol is swiftly growing, raising the concerns of health regulating and narcotic controlling authorities. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism report over 16 million Americans suffering from...

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Recovering Addict Warns of Deadly, Fentanyl-laced Drug

Former addict, currently in recovery, sat down in a deep and personal interview with AZ Family. We've written blogs and pieces discussing the dangers of fentanyl, and his testimony of the truly horrifying dangers only emphasizes what we at Scottsdale Recovery Center...

Relapse Rates and the Importance of Rehab

There is no way around the simple truth that, nationally, most people who enter rehab will not remain sober, assuming that they’re able to complete their treatment programs. While this may be seen as a deterrent to some people living with addiction, there are still...

How Binge Drinking Changed the Drinking Game

Going for a drink after work is a cultural norm in workspaces all over the world, and one of the many things to which anyone from any country can relate. With alcohol, of course, there is the potential for abuse, as alcohol is the most-abused drug in the world, and...

Drug Legalization: An International Fight

Nobody missed when one of the most liberal states in the union, the State of California, legalized recreational marijuana. This move came after recreational marijuana was already legal in Colorado, Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia. All over the state, and...

Switzerland’s Experiment with Addiction Treatment

Since a number of existing treatment models offer a dismal success rate, specialists around the world are always working on new and refined ways of treating addiction. Enhancing and broadening the parameters of successful addiction treatments have brought forth new...

Mixing Prescription Medication: The Risks Associated with Poly Drug Use

Poly-drug use is an incredibly dangerous form of substance abuse that involves the simultaneous intake of two or more drugs. Mixing drugs within a short timeframe also classifies as poly-drug use. It is a well-known fact that using illegal drugs such as cocaine,...

Ten Reasons Why Interventions Fail

Addiction recovery is nothing short of a journey and it typically serves everyone differently. When someone you love is struggling with addiction, you’re probably trying to figure out what your first move is. It is often hard to start the conversation, so a usual...

The Real Criminals of the Opioid Epidemic

If the Sackler family isn’t on your radar, they might be soon: in a major and very different approach to fighting the War on Drugs, the Massachusetts Attorney General has implicated the Sacklers as a responsible party in the American Opioid Epidemic. How is this...

Drugs and the Workplace

Nearly 70% of people living with addiction to drugs and alcohol are employed at least part-time. This may come as a shock to many people: given the assumed condition of most people living with addiction, it seems highly unlikely that someone would be able to maintain...

Top Four Benefits of Guided Meditation in Recovery

In the present age, drug rehabilitation and the sobriety process are no longer confined to the conventional techniques of medication and traditional therapies. There are many new approaches that are getting integrated into the process, making it more effective and...

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