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There are many resources that you or your loved one can utilize on the road to recovery from addiction. There are different treatment types, recovery fellowships, and specialized forms of treatment. We believe that there is a solution for everyone who is afflicted, and you can find yours here!

Each day, addiction claims another dozen lives. Yet, it does not have to. Recovery is possible if you have the right tools and knowledge. Within our vast collection of information, you can educate yourself on different types of drugs and substance abuse disorders, mental health, and the myriad shapes and sizes of treatment. When it comes to beating addiction, the saying “knowledge is power” has never been more accurate — acquire the knowledge you need to get sober and stay sober at the Addiction Recovery Network!

Types of Drugs (16)

Heroin

Heroin is first among the most addictive and destructive drugs to ever be used. Having been synthesized in the…

Marijuana

Marijuana (a.k.a. cannabis, weed or pot) is the most frequently used and abused illegal drug in the world. According…

Crystal Meth

Amphetamines (a.k.a. “speed” or “uppers”) are a class of central nervous system stimulants that have a long…

Alcohol

Illicit drugs are a major problem in America, but the most commonly abused substance is not even…

Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine. Also known as “rock” “base” or simply “crack”,…

Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines (or “benzos” for short) are a class of drug that includes Xanax, Klonopin, Librium, Valium, Ativan,…

Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant (or “upper”) that affects the central nervous system. Like many other dangerous…

PCP

Phencyclidine, better known as “Angel Dust” or simply “PCP”, is a hallucinogen. Like many other drugs that…

Bath Salts

Since the early 2010s, there has been increasing media coverage of a new kind of drug: “bath…

Methadone

Methadone is a synthetic opiate that is similar to heroin and other opium-derived drugs. Developed in 1937 in Germany,…

Spice

Spice is one of the many names used for a type of drug that is relatively new,…

Oxycodone

Oxycodone is a drug of the opiate class of narcotics. Developed in 1916 for medical purposes, it…

Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens are a type of drug that cause the user to experience hallucinations or otherwise significant changes…

Opiates

Opiates are a class of narcotics that derive from the opium poppy. They may be natural derivations of…

Prescription Stimulants

Prescription stimulants (“uppers” or psychostimulants) are a class of pharmaceutical drugs. They may be used to treat ADHD and…

Ecstasy

Ecstasy, also known as “E,” “X,” or “Molly” are the names used for the amphetamine (i.e. speed) and entactogenic (empathy-causing)…

Treatment Type (15)

Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis treatment is the treatment of both addiction and/or alcoholism on the one hand, as well…

Medical Detoxification

Medical detoxification is the first stage in he treatment of addiction and alcoholism, and due to the…

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization programs (or PHP for short) are treatment programs in which patients live at home. This…

Residential / Inpatient

Residential (or inpatient) programs are the basic, primary form of addiction treatment and the starting point for…

Sober Living

Sober living (sometimes referred to as a halfway house) is a facility addicts and alcoholics live in…

Intensive Outpatient

An intensive outpatient program (often referred to as IOP) is a form of drug and alcohol addiction…

Outpatient

Outpatient programs are the least intensive form of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, providing no residential component…

Aftercare

Aftercare refers broadly to any addiction treatment (or combination of treatment types) that is non-residential, though it usually follows…

Depression

Depression frequently goes hand-in-hand with addiction and alcoholism, and is a major dual diagnosis disorder that rehabilitation…

Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are mental and behavioral conditions wherein a person eats abnormally, either restricting their diet or…

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post traumatic stress disorder (commonly referred to as PTSD) is a form of anxiety in which an individual undergoes…

Sex & Love Addiction

Sex & love addiction (“hypersexuality” or “compulsive sexual disorder”) is a broad disorder characterized by sexual or intimate behaviors…

Gambling

Gambling addiction (sometimes called “ludomania” or referred to as “problem gambling”) is defined as a compulsive urge…

Relapse Prevention

Addiction and alcoholism are chronic conditions. And, like other chronic illnesses, addiction has exceptionally high relapse rates: about 40-60% of those…

Holistic Treatment

Holistic means consideration of something as a whole, rather than its constituent parts, and holistic treatment is…

Individualized Treatment (14)

Male Specific

Drug addiction treatment exclusively for males allows for the careful exploration and addressing of gender-specific issues that females will…

Female Specific

Although the disease of addiction is not one of discrimination, it affects individuals of different genders in very different…

Adolescents

Over the course of the past several years, drug abuse and addiction amongst adolescents has quickly become the largest…

Executive Treatment

Every year, millions of Americans suffering from the devastating and deadly disease of substance addiction go untreated – despite…

LBGT

In many instances, drug addiction and alcoholism (while commonly partially induced by genetics) results in some regards from emotional,…

African-American

Substance abuse cares little about race. An equal-opportunity disease, addiction will prey on any man, woman, or child that…

Hispanic

For the most part, the rates of substance abuse amongst members of the Hispanic community tend to mirror trends common…

Christian Rehabilitation

One of the most popular varieties of specialized treatment is faith-based Christian rehabilitation, a journey into addiction recovery that…

Personality Disorders

In nearly half of all cases of substance dependency across the nation, the afflicted individual simultaneously suffers from a…

12-Step / Non 12-Step

One of the main purposes of every drug and alcohol rehabilitation center is to provide each individual client with…

Sexual Trauma

Numerous studies prove a direct correlation between early sexual trauma and substance dependency in the form of alcoholism or…

Family Programs

Family members of addicts and alcoholics frequently feel overwhelmed, confused, angry, and helpless, and experience a major disruption within…

Seniors / Older Adults

Substance dependency amongst senior citizens and older adults is a rapidly growing issue in the United States – and…

Pregnant / Postpartum Women

Not only do pregnant women have to cope with the often-overwhelming guilt and shame related to substance dependency, but…

Helpful Information (4)

Marchman Act

The Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act of 1993, often referred to simply as “the Marchman…

Baker Act

The Florida Mental Health Act of 1971, also known as the “Baker Act,” allows for the emergency involuntary commitment…

Insurance Information

If you are looking into rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one with a drug/alcohol problem, you may be…

List of 12 Step Fellowships

The 12 steps were conceived by Bill W., co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Since then, the steps have been applied…

Helpful Videos (20)

Why Choose the Addiction Recovery Network

The Addiction Recovery Network is a marketing agency dedicated exclusively to connecting people struggling with addictions, to treatment centers.…

Founder and CEO Adam Weil

My brother Jesse was an addict and unfortunately he took his life. This changed everything around for me, turned…

Addiction Does Not Discriminate

Male 1: Addiction does not discriminate. Addiction is everywhere and can happen to anyone. Male 2: The disease of addiction…

I Called

Man 1: I called. Man 2: I called. Man 3: I called. Man 4: I called. Man 5: I called. Woman 1: I called. Man…

Treatment is Not a One Size Fits All Approach

Speaker 1: Treatment isn’t a one size fits all approach. It’s not one treatment center is better and it…

Thomas Henderson on Addiction

I’m former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. I played in three Super Bowls and was at the top of…

Your Addiction Treatment Concierge Service

Substance abuse among employees is linked to higher absenteeism, lower job productivity and performance, greater healthcare expenses for injuries…

Thomas Henderson – Treatment Works

I played in three Super Bowls for the Dallas Cowboys. There came a time though that I became addicted…

Thomas 'Hollywood' Henderson on Addiction

I’m former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. I played in three Super Bowls and was at the top of…

Thomas Henderson Discusses Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction is a painful, costly epidemic with a debilitating impact on the individual, their family, and…

Thomas Henderson on Addiction

I’m former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. I played in three Super Bowls and was at the top of…

Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson Talks Addiction

Thomas: I’m former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. I played in three Super Bowls, and was at the top…

Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson on Substance Abuse Treatment

Thomas: I’m former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. I played in three Super Bowls, and was at the top…

The Cost of Addiction

Kait: I stole from my family, my friends, loved ones, everybody. And I ended up screwing them over. Ira: It…

The ARN Helps You Find The Right Treatment

Narrator: Ira suffered from an uncontrollable Oxycontin addiction. Ira: It almost cost me my life. It cost me my kids.…

Antonio's Battle with Addiction

Narrator: Antonio’s alcohol addiction nearly killed him. Antonio: I came to in a hospital bed strapped in with IV and…

Ira on the Importance of Effective Treatment

Narrator: Ira suffered from an uncontrollable Oxycontin addiction. Ira: It almost cost me my life. It cost me my kids.…

Stevephanos on Finding the Right Treatment

Narrator: Stephanos was addicted to pills. Stephanos: Opioids mostly. My main concern was getting high, going to the doctor every…

The ARN – Personalized Treatment Is One Call Away

I’m former Dallas Cowboy Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson. I played in three Super Bowls and was at the top of my game…

The ARN: The Addiction Recovery Help You Need

Kait: I stole from my family, my friends, loved ones, everybody. And I ended up screwing them over. Narrator: If…

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