Category Archives: Informative

Take the Drug & Alcohol Knowledge Quiz

There are always myths and falsehoods that surround addiction and statistics on drug and alcohol use. Of course, where addiction…

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzos are commonly prescribed for anxiety, panic, and sleep disorders. However, they are highly addictive and can be attributed to high amounts of ER visits.

How Painkiller Addiction Becomes Heroin Addiction

You might be surprised to discover that today‚Äôs heroin addict looks different than even a decade ago. When heroin was…

Kaiser Insurance Now Accepted at First Steps Recovery

First Steps Recovery is thrilled to announce that we are officially accepting Kaiser insurance plans. We are now the exclusive…

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is foundational in many addiction treatment programs. What is CBT and how does it work for developing lasting sobriety?

The Dangers and Effects of Huffing

A person addicted to inhalants needs treatment just as much as a person addicted to any other drug. Here are some of the signs and effects of huffing.

What Is Drug Cutting, and Why Is It Dangerous?

No one really knows what they will get in what they buy drugs on the streets. Cutting is common and is yet another dangerous part of addiction.

What Are Opioids?

Opioid is the umbrella term for a network of drugs that affect the nervous system. From painkillers to heroin, find out more about the epidemic.

The Unfortunate Connection | Trauma and Addiction

Trauma will drive a person to addiction, and ultimately you cannot find recovery until both the past and the present find healing.

10 Ways to Make the Most of Rehab

Going to residential treatment for addiction will prove to be one of the most important decisions of your life. Everything…