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.

What is Gambling Addiction?

What is Gambling Addiction?

Gambling is silly fun for many people but can become a concern for others but it can develop into a form of compulsive behavior. Gambling addiction is a mental health issue that is considered to be an urge and has several resemblances to an obsessive-compulsive...

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Fentanyl Abuse: Signs & Symptoms

Fentanyl Abuse: Signs & Symptoms

Fentanyl is a manmade narcotic used as pain reliever, generally, after a surgery or as a part of any medical treatment. In other words, it is a potent synthetic opioid drug used to relieve pain. Some branded drugs are composed using Fentanyl. It is stronger than...

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How Addiction Happens To College Students

How Addiction Happens To College Students

For many young adults, attending college is a period of exploration, which can cause them to act without any precaution. Some of the most common problems on college campuses are binge drinking and drug abuse. College is a time of freedom and independence, but...

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Things To Know About Carfentanil

Things To Know About Carfentanil

No matter what substance or behavior you’re addicted to, there’s no denying the fact that addiction, in general, can be dangerous to one’s overall well-being. Substance abuse can be damaging to physical and mental health while behavioral addictions mainly affect a...

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Family History and Addiction

For most of us that witness our loved ones battling dependency, it’s hard to watch them go down that route. It is difficult to understand exactly what caused these kinds of behaviors and what might have led to their bad habits of abusing substances. Science has now...

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The Dangers of Smoking

The Dangers of Smoking

Smoking harms almost all of the body's organs and can cause a variety of different diseases, decreasing overall well-being. It is a tough habit to break. A person who smokes cigarettes is extremely susceptible to addiction because the substance helps release dopamine...

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Etizolam: Dangerous Alternative to Xanax

Etizolam: Dangerous Alternative to Xanax

If you’ve been at all remotely up-to-date on the dangerous drugs that are being abused across the country, chances are you’ve heard of Xanax. This drug is specifically made to treat disorders such as anxiety and insomnia. It is a minor tranquilizer that acts as a...

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What Withdrawal Looks Like

What Withdrawal Looks Like

An individual who becomes dependent on a drug or alcohol may experience withdrawal syndromes. It may also result in relapse if not addressed properly and immediately. As a person continues to abuse any substance and then reduce its consumption immediately, it can...

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What is Binge Drinking?

What is Binge Drinking?

Long-term damage caused by heavy alcohol is no joke, it’s a serious issue that can happen to anyone who keeps their drinking habits left unchecked. Many health problems develop with chronic binge drinkers. Studies show that even a single episode of a binge drinking...

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Benefits of a Strong Support System

Benefits of a Strong Support System

Dealing with a problem, such as addiction, is never easy especially if you are fighting for your survival alone. It’s best to have a good support system in order to build your confidence and help you to face addiction head-on. The people in your support system will...

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Prevalence of Addiction in AZ

For those of us that live in Arizona, we know just how beautiful this state is. Yes, California is the sunshine state, but in all reality, we think Arizona is the true sunshine state. We may not have the beaches and forests that other west coast states have, but boy...

The Close Connection Between Homelessness & Addiction

A popular misconception for the homeless is that they are all drug abusers or alcoholics. The reality is that a high proportion of the homeless deal with drug abuse, but dependency should be treated as an illness and need more care, advice, and support. Drug abuse is...

Outdoor Therapy for Addiction Treatment

When modern opioid use services are unsuccessful, nature rehabilitation may be the solution. Outdoor therapy includes removing people from their issues and treating them in an outdoor area that encourages self-improvement and enhancement of abilities through...

Cold Hard Facts and Statistics on Addiction

There is much confusion and uncertainty about the abuse, treatment, addiction to and recovery from drugs. Nonetheless, you should never let social judgment deter someone you care about and deserve the support that they will need. The abuse of substances affects...

What Does Cocaine Addiction Look Like?

Cocaine is a completely habit-forming drug. What starts as seemingly harmless curiosity can become a life-threatening dependency with damaging mental, educational, financial, and relational consequences. What is Cocaine Addiction? Cocaine is a dangerously addictive...

Music Therapy For Addiction Recovery

Music brings people from all corners of the world together regardless of culture, belief, gender, and ethnicity. Music is the only real universal language and a powerful tool for treating people throughout communities and perspectives. A collection of recovery...

5 Ways to Help a Loved One Suffering from Addiction

5 Ways to Help a Loved One Suffering from Addiction If you love something too much to the point of losing control over it, then you are addicted. It could be drugs, alcohol, or any other unwanted behavior or substance. Maybe you aren’t addicted to anything harmful,...

Ways To Improve Your Life After Rehab

People who experience life after rehab may have conflicting emotions: they may be enthusiastic to continue living without substances, but the latter part of recovery can also be a source of anxiety that there could be relapse and worries about staying sober if daily...

Illness That Drug/Alcohol Addiction Can Cause

Addiction is a complex illness that takes no prisoners. This disease may result in several social, physiological and behavioral side-effects. The development of addiction can be fueled by various substances such as alcohol, illicit drugs, and even prescribed...

Nicotine Addiction

Smoking is one of the leading causes of death around the world. It is a very powerful source of some addictive substances like nicotine that may alter an individual’s way of thinking. Compared to heroin and other addictive substance, nicotine gets into the mind and...

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