AspenRidge Nominated as a Top Health-Care Company

2018-09-15T00:35:51+00:00 September 12th, 2018|

AspenRidge was a Top 3 Candidate out of 475 Nominated for Top Health-Care Company in 2018. As the only Addiction Treatment Program to receive this honor, we couldn't be more proud to be a finalist for this award! We are dedicated to providing a safe place for our clients 18 and older to work on [...]

The Speed Drug: Risks, Signs of Abuse and Withdrawals

2018-08-16T04:45:07+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

Speed is any classification of an amphetamine drug. Whatever the type of Sspeed drug, there is the risk of abusing it. is a drug that carries many risks when it is abused. There is no distinction between an amphetamine that’s legal or illicit if it’s abused. . It can lead to addiction, and has for [...]

Recreational Drug Use Vs Addiction:  What’s the Difference?

2018-08-16T04:44:44+00:00 August 5th, 2018|

What are recreational drugs exactly? They are classified as a chemical substance that people will take for enjoyment as opposed to using for medicinal purposes. Amphetamines, marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine are just some examples of recreational drugs that are used. They start out as a pleasurable past time or a means to making someone feel [...]

Is Environment The Sole Cause of Addiction?

2018-07-18T03:33:41+00:00 August 1st, 2018|

What Causes Addiction? “What if everything you think you know about addiction is wrong?” This is a question posed by New York Times best-selling author Johann Hari in his 2015 book Chasing the Scream. The book has become an international phenomenon in recent times. It continues to generate publicity. (If you haven’t heard of [...]

Top 10 Most-Commonly Abused Prescription Medications

2018-08-16T04:43:12+00:00 July 15th, 2018|

There are prescription drugs that are commonly abused in the U.S. every day. Street drugs will often come with a stigma but prescription medications can also cause addiction. There is a variety of reasons for the increase of prescription addiction. Here is one example: “Nearly two decades ago, health care professionals were urged to [...]

Our List of the Top 10 Hardest Addictions to Kick

2018-08-16T04:42:45+00:00 July 5th, 2018|

Substance effects on the brain If you take a look around the Internet for a common addictions list, it is clear that some types of addictions are more common than others. The top 10 addictions in the world include everything from cannabis to benzodiazepines to amphetamines. Other versions in America include so-called process addictions like [...]

A True Story About Being Addicted to Smoking Cigarettes

2018-07-25T23:57:11+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

Addiction is an impossible thing to describe. If one has never known it, words will not accurately convey the feeling. A person can do all the research they want. Addiction is not facts and figures. Telling an addict their odds of survival will not help. It did not help me, in any case. I grew [...]

Will There Ever Be a Drug that Ends Addiction?

2018-08-04T01:35:22+00:00 June 25th, 2018|

It’s been clear for a while that “just say no” isn’t going to help us defeat the drug crisis in America. Instead, some scientists believe, we should be working to develop a drug that can actually end addiction once and for all. America’s worsening opioid problem shouldn’t be news to anyone. In 2017 alone, [...]

Cocaine and Cookies: 8 Similarities Between Drug Addiction and Food Addiction

2018-06-15T16:44:08+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

Scientists have long debated the similarities between food addiction and drug addiction. For years, medical professionals have argued whether or not the latter should be included in the DSM, the quintessential bible of mental health diagnostics. Those who argue against its inclusion in the DSM claim that people cannot be “addicted” to food because, [...]

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