woman at bar over a drink dealing with alcohol abuse

Different Ways Alcohol Can be Abused

Alcohol abuse develops over time as a response to the amount, type, and frequency of consumption. Yet, for many, alcohol use disorder can happen quickly, leading to health complications and dependence. When alcohol addiction occurs, professional treatment is often necessary to help a person stop drinking and start the recovery process. At Midwest Recovery Center,…

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How a PHP Fits Your Busy Schedule

Partial hospitalization programs, or PHPs, are becoming more and more popular in addiction recovery. This particular addiction treatment program provides intensive care for behavioral issues and is quite effective in helping those with addictions. A partial hospitalization program at Midwest Recovery Center allows individuals to get the therapy they need to address their substance use…

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What Drugs Are Classified as Opioids?

There are a lot of substances to which someone may be addicted. One of the most common examples includes opioids. Unfortunately, opioid addiction stemming from abuse or inadvertent misuse of prescription opioid drugs continues to be a major issue in society today. Opioids are supposed to be used to help people control short-term, acute, and…

woman takes a pill and starts to spot her painkiller addiction

How to Spot a Painkiller Addiction Early

If you are concerned that yourself or a loved one has a painkiller addiction, getting treatment early is important. Addiction can occur when someone begins using illicit opioids or starts with a prescription from a doctor. We’ll look at spotting addiction early in both instances. What Is Painkiller Addiction? Painkillers are typically prescription opioid medications. These…