Monthly Archives - February 2019

The Financial Struggle Associated With Addiction

How To Stage An Intervention

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction is often a very hopeless and helpless situation. Quite often, family and friends wonder what they can do to coerce their loved one to get substance abuse help at the Crosby Clinic. One of the most effective ways individuals find for helping their loved one realize that they have a problem and need drug treatment is by staging an intervention.  This honest and heartfelt approach can enable your loved one to get [...]

Drug Rehab Treatment and Education

Drug Rehab Treatment and Education

Without a doubt, we have a growing problem with substance abuse in the United States. It is becoming more critical for individuals to learn about drug rehab and the negative effects of substance abuse. At the Crosby Clinic, we offer treatment programs that help individuals combat addiction, deal with mental health disorders, and learn healthier lifestyles and activities they can implement into their daily lives. In order to combat this growing problem in our country, we need to continue [...]

New Test To Sniff Out Synthetic Drugs

New Test To Sniff Out Synthetic Drugs

The Crosby Clinic offers drug treatment that helps individuals effectively combat their addictions. One of the biggest problems we are seeing across the country is the number of teens and young adults struggling with addiction. There are many things that parents fear, especially when it comes to their children. One of the worst things imaginable is coming home to find your child high on some unknown substance. Your child may be scrambling to hide the paraphernalia, but you saw [...]

Epidemic Levels Of Prescription Drug Abuse In The United States

Epidemic Levels Of Prescription Drug Abuse In The United States

At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize an array of addictions an individual can struggle with. Quite often, individuals hear someone speaking about struggling with an addiction and they automatically think of cocaine, heroin, or cannabis. Unless they have abused a substance personally, they are most likely unaware of the growing problem with prescription drugs that individuals are struggling with. Unfortunately, doctors across the country are prescribing addiction on a daily basis. Fortunately, the government has noticed the dramatic increase of individuals [...]

Military’s Need For Better Drug Rehab

Military’s Need For Better Drug Rehab

The Crosby Clinic recognizes the growing problems with addiction and the need for drug treatment among communities across the United States. Unfortunately, the military community is no different. There is a growing problem with substance abuse in the armed forces. A recent Time Magazine op-ed discussed the various substance abuse policies in place for the military. The Institute of Medicine was commissioned by the Department of Defense to study the growing problem of substance abuse within the armed forces [...]

Substance Abuse Rehab Helps Improve PTSD Symptoms

Substance Abuse Rehab Helps Improve PTSD Symptoms

Specialists have long noted a substantial link between substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Individuals who suffer from serious bouts of stress brought on by negative experiences or psychological abuse are much more likely to turn to substance abuse to self-medicate their symptoms. At the Crosby Clinic, we see the devastating impact mental health disorders have on people. Unfortunately, it is all too common for those struggling to turn to substances to help deal with their negative experiences. [...]

The Causes Of Addiction

The Causes Of Addiction

Some individuals engage in substance abuse only once or twice yet find themselves addicted. Others may have used drugs recreationally, on and off, throughout their lives without struggling to quit. What is it that makes some individuals more prone to developing an addiction than others? At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize various factors that are often considered as contributing to a person developing an addiction. These factors are often considered when determining whether a person will face a problem [...]

Is It A Good Idea To Be In A Relationship With An Addict?

Is It A Good Idea To Be In A Relationship With An Addict?

Seeing a person beyond their addiction can be extremely challenging. You may find yourself in a situation where you ask if it is a good idea to be in a relationship with a person who is struggling with addiction. At the Crosby Clinic, we recognize that addiction is something that a person struggles with, but it does not necessarily define who they are. There are a few things you need to consider before committing to be in a relationship [...]

How To Help My Son Get Substance Abuse Help

How To Help My Son Get Substance Abuse Help

As parents, it is often one of our worst fears to see our children turn to substance abuse. Whether it is due to peer pressure, wanting to look cool, rebelliousness, self-medicating emotional traumas, or even just curiosity, the choice to engage in substance abuse can have a very negative impact on a teen’s life. Unfortunately, males are twice as likely to abuse addictive substances during their teen and adolescence years. If your son is dealing with addiction, it is [...]

Overcome Drug Addiction

Asking For Substance Abuse Help Is Not A Sign Of Weakness

It is a big step to admit to yourself that you need substance abuse help, but it is an even bigger one to admit it to others. When the moment finally comes when you realize that you are struggling with addiction, it can be frightening. Quite often, this recognition causes individuals to experience shame, guilt, anxiety, worthlessness, and an array of other negative emotions. For this reason, it is crucial to not deal with addiction alone. Medical professionals are [...]