doctor explaining medication-assisted treatment

Advantages of Medication-Assisted Treatment

There was a time when medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, was a subject of heated debate. Some people thought people on MAT weren’t truly sober, while others believed that the use of opioid drugs would lead to an inevitable relapse. Fortunately, that time seems to have passed. Now, physicians all over the world use MAT to…

Woman Trying To Reduce Stress With Alcohol

Does Alcohol Relieve Stress & Anxiety?

As a sedative and a depressant, alcohol can technically reduce stress as it affects the central nervous system. But, the reality is that drinking alcohol, especially heavy drinking, can actually increase your anxiety. Plus, drinking alcohol can have added consequences if you’re already being treated for anxiety. Having a drink might seem like a good…

Woman Attending Addiction Treatment Center to Survive Pandemic

Ways Our Treatment Center Can Help You Survive the Pandemic

At the Addiction Recovery Institute of America, our number one priority is keeping our clients safe, both physically and mentally. This safety takes on a whole new meaning for our treatment team when it comes to surviving the pandemic and assisting clients in their recovery. While we immediately implemented safety protocols for both residents and…

Woman Seeking Addiction Treatment During the Pandemic

The Pandemic’s Impact on Addiction Treatment

COVID-19 has created added challenges in life for all of us. For those seeking addiction treatment during the pandemic, the burden can be even greater. With limited or no access to in-person services, being at home is creating unexpected hardships and challenges for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. Tens of millions of adults…

Residential Treatment During COVID-19 Pandemic

What to Expect When Entering Residential Treatment During a Pandemic

During a time when loved ones may be lost, unemployment is sky-rocketing, and isolation threatens to push people over the edge of rational thought, the rate of substance abuse and addiction has also increased to unprecedented levels. With more and more people in need of assistance for their substance abuse issues, there is also greater…