Addiction Resources

There are many different substances people get addicted to, and each one needs to be addressed differently. Different drugs and alcohol have varying effects on an addict’s mental and physical health. Discovery Institute takes this in account as well as the client’s own medical history.

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Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol is Legal, but is a Very Dangerous Substance

Alcohol is accepted all over the world and is welcome in most social activities. Many people fall into alcohol addiction. It can happen to anyone no matter their socio-economic position, their race, gender, or family status. That is why we at the Discovery Institute want to help you, regardless of who you are, where you come from, or what has happened to you. It can be difficult to admit that you have.

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Benzo Addiction

Why are Benzos So Dangerous?

Benzodiazepines, or benzos as they are commonly referred to, are a type of drug used to help with symptoms of disorders like anxiety and insomnia. When individuals use these drugs properly, benzos can work wonderfully for people who suffer from addiction. The downfall is that it is tremendously easy to get hooked, and benzo addiction is a difficult thing to overcome. We at the Discovery Institute to be the most equipped you.

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Cocaine Addiction

What You Need to Know About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction is known as something that affects famous and rich people like celebrities and sports figures, but the fact of the matter is that it can happen to anyone. This highly illegal drug is the second most trafficked drug in the U.S., and its use is rampant. While it is portrayed in the media as a fancy drug for the rich and powerful, a coke addiction affects more than just the elite. Many individuals suffer from cocaine.

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Flakka Addiction

Flakka Addiction Can Be Extremely Harmful

Flakka is a very dangerous drug which is often associated with wild and violent behavior and aggression towards others, as widely reported about in the news. Flakka can also be known as bath salts and was widely used in southern states around 2011 and continues to be used today. Flakka addiction can escalate mental and physical health problems, and can even be deadly with first-time use. Hopefully, the Flakka drug craze has passed, but it is still being used and people.

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Gambling Addiction

Getting Help for Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction is a very serious problem that many people in the U.S. are facing. Like any addiction, it affects the person who is gambling and also all of their loved ones around them. If you struggling to understand a loved one’s addiction-related behaviors or if you are a gambling addict and need more information, we hope to provide this below. Gambling addiction has to do with poor impulse control and can.

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Meth Addiction

The Dangers of Meth Addiction

Meth is an extremely dangerous drug that causes serious detriments to a person’s health. Even if a person uses it once, meth use can lead to meth addiction. This problem can cause irreversible damage. Also, it is rare that someone would be able to use it only once because of its addictive qualities. We at the Discovery Institute want you to be well-educated on the dangers of a meth addiction, and regarding.

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Xanax Addiction

The Need for Xanax Addiction Treatment

Communities and individuals are impacted nationwide because of Xanax. Xanax addiction is a serious disease that requires treatment at an accredited-recovery center. Treatment targets Xanax addiction, as well as underlying mental and emotional roots. We’ll guide you in treatment from beginning all the way through the end.

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Heroin Addiction

Addiction to Heroin Often Starts with Prescription Opioids

Heroin is a dangerous substance that has many detrimental short and long term effects. Not only does it cause severe issues in physical health, but mental health becomes immensely impacted as well. As a result of heroin addiction, individuals may find themselves suffering from mental chaos.

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Sleeping Pill Addiction

Sleeping Pill Addiction is More Common Than You Think

Although sleeping pills are not harmful when used as prescribed, when misused, they can be deadly. Unfortunately, many people do not take the dangers of sleeping pills seriously. You can even suffer from an addiction to over-the-counter sleeping pills. Like with prescription sleeping pills, addiction to over-the-counter sleeping pills can cause you to develop health issues like heart problems or respiratory depression.

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Adderall Addiction

Adderall is a Commonly Prescribed Stimulant.

While Adderall is very effective in treating attention and sleep disorders when misused, it is very easy to develop an addiction. Learn more about Adderall addiction and treatment options.

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Addiction Guides


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The Stages of Addiction

Like any chronic disease, the stages of addiction progress over time. Learn more about how these stages vary for each individual in this guide.

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Guide for Parents of Addicts

The following guide was written for parents, and helps you to understand the potential addiction problem in your teens and children.

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Guide for Children of Addicts

The following guide was written for children of addicted parents, and helps you to understand the potential addiction problem in your loved one.

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Am I an Addict?" Questionnaire

Think you may have a problem with substance abuse? Take this quiz to understand some of the key factors about addiction and how they may apply to you.

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Common Rehab Questions

Considering coming to treatment at our rehab facility? This guide answers some common questions asked by both our patients and their families.

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Insurance Coverage

Covered by health insurance? Our insurance verification form helps give us more insight on how we can help you get the best addiction treatment that you can.

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Understanding Overdose

Those who are suffering from substance dependence are at risk for overdose. Learn more about the warning signs around overdoses and how to handle them.

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Evidence-Based Treatment

Given the choice, you want an evidence-based treatment center for yourself or a loved one, right? It sounds like the best choice. Do you know what to look for?

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Health Problems from Addiction

The longer an addiction continues, the more damage it causes. Unfortunately, there are multiple long-term effects of using drugs and alcohol.

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Addiction Treatment Without Insurance

Many people that suffer from addiction do not have health insurance. It's vital that people with addiction learn how they can pay for treatment without insurance.

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How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

If you continuously ask, how long does it take to sober up, or how long does alcohol stay in your system, you may need help. Find out how Discovery Institute can help.

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Facts and Long-Term Effects of Depressant Drugs

Depressant drugs commonly treat anxiety and sleep disorders. But, chronic use can lead to depressant addiction. Treatment at Discovery Institute can help. Find out how.

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The Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders

Affecting only 1 percent of the population, psychotic disorders typically occur in the late teens to early 30s. How common is schizophrenia combined with drug and alcohol use?

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What are the Most Common Phobias?

Although some phobias are based on real experiences, they can become disproportionate to reality. Phobias interfere with daily life, specifically jobs, relationships, and social activities.

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What are Stimulants?

Stimulants are among the most often misused drugs. While in some cases stimulants may prove themselves beneficial, it is worth mentioning that they can cause both negative side-effects and addiction.

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Why is the Continuum of Care Important?

Why is the continuum of care important in addiction treatment? From detox to recovery support, the continuum of care has proven to decrease relapse rates.

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Couples Treatment for Addiction

What happens when both partners in a relationship are suffering from addiction? Couples' treatment for addiction offers a professional environment for both individuals to get help.

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What our community has to say

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"Dear Steve and Pete, I enjoy my time here at Discovery Institute. I really believe that the structure program is working for me."

- Brian A

" I’m truly grateful I had the chance to be a part of Discovery Institute and had the counseling I’ve had since coming here. "

- Christopher C

"Although it was a short stay at Discovery, I feel I got a lot out of meetings, commitments, feed back, and advice from my family."

- Frank Z

My experience here at Discovery Institute has been very valuable during my 90 day stay. I have learned more about myself and the importance of applying the tools Discovery has taught me once I leave. Without the treatment I received here it would have been much more difficult to uncover these fears I am now overcoming…With the help of caring counselors, I was challenged to work on some areas I struggled with. I want to the my counselor for caring about my overall welfare. I have learned a lot from her. She never gave up on me but instead stuck by me until the end because she believed in me. Thank you Discovery Institute for your help. I am forever grateful and will keep all the staff and peers in my prayers and heart.

- Giovanni R

Dear Steve and Pete, I enjoy my time here at Discovery Institute. I really believe that the structure program is working for me. I arrived at Discovery broken, scared and spiritually bankrupt hurt with an unfillable void. Sadly, I was at the end of my rope. I had no clue as to why I abused drugs & no reasoning for my unspeakable actions. I have been working the program for 25 days and everyone agrees, I’m a totally different person. Today I am a better me than I ever was. Throughout this process I have learned that my addiction is a disease and with the help of my amazing counselor, Lauren & the wonderful staff here, I am on the road to recovery. Discovery saved my life. I want to do for discovery what it did for me, be better. My experience at Discovery has inspired me to help the sick & suffering who have been through the same hell as I have.

- Brian A

When I first arrived at the Discovery Institute I didn’t have gratitude or acceptance. Also, I was still in denial that my life was unmanageable and that I could still control my drug use and/or the lifestyle I was living. Going through this process at the beginning, I had anger towards the court system, myself and events that happened in the past….Realizing that counselors here knew a lot more than I did; all I needed to do was listen, surrender and prepare to change my life. I didn’t know who I was or what purpose I was serving. Learning from my counselor the most knowledgeable thing was that I do have a purpose; I deserve the life I dreamt of as a kid. I’m truly grateful I had the chance to be a part of Discovery Institute and had the counseling I’ve had since coming here. I feel new and improved.

- Christopher C

Although it was a short stay at Discovery, I feel I got a lot out of meetings, commitments, feed back, and advice from my family. But most of all, I felt great progress happened in group and one on one’s with counselors. I feel ready to deal with reality on my own and with support from family. Overall, it was a good experience as I feel I have learned many ways to deal with recovery through meetings, sponsors and a Higher Power; and no longer need alcohol to function.

- Frank Z

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