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Everything You Need to Know

What should I do now?

Realizing that you or someone you love needs help with drugs or alcohol is scary and overwhelming. Doing research and talking to professionals helps you understand what you should be doing. No matter where you are emotionally, mentally or physically, we’re here to help.

Click through hundreds of articles reviewed by our Chief of Clinical Compliance, Dr. Raichbach PsyD CFSW LP LCSW. Or, give us a call (or chat). The person at the other end has been in your shoes. Their story and 10K+ others prove that you can do this. You’re not alone.

Addiction is a complex disease and quitting takes more than good intentions. Whether you’re just noticing the problem or you need a fresh approach, never be afraid to reach out for help. (It’s much scarier not to).

  • Read as much as you can online
  • Talk with professionals and others in your same situation
  • Go to (or encourage) science-based treatment

Resources

HopeTracker.org is the best place for families to learn about addiction and connect with thousands of other families.

The 10-session crash course teaches you everything you need to know about addiction and your role in their recovery, specifically:

  1. Addiction 101
  2. Support Groups
  3. Enabling
  4. Communication
  5. Interventions & Legal Options
  6. Treatment
  7. Detaching with Love
  8. Staying Positive
  9. Life after Rehab
  10. Addiction Quiz

The open forum allows you to ask specific questions and get advice from professionals and other families that have been there before.

The community allows you to read journal posts from other families to remind you that you are not alone.

Staying positive and motivated is a common challenge in addiction and recovery.

Here are our top 3 resources:

  1. Staying Positive Page — simple techniques you can incorporate into your daily life to feel happy and in control of your thoughts.
  2. Addiction Quotes Page — 65 powerful quotes, along with self-care reminders, for a quick hit of inspiration.
  3. “We Do Recover” Campaign — hundreds of stories of recovery to give you hope.

Keep up as we publish addiction research and update our treatment programs. We also list the thousands of news media mentions here too.

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The best way to get your questions answered or get advice specific to your situation is to reach out. While it can feel scary, the conversations are 100% confidential and you don’t have to be committed to coming here or even to getting treatment to talk to someone.

The help and chat lines are:

  • Available 24/7
  • Answered by people who have been there before
  • The best resource to get help
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Rehab Admissions

Need addiction help today? Ambrosia’s admissions team is available 24/7 to guide you through the intake process and get you safe, effective treatment, ASAP.

Drug Alcohol Addiction Intervention Services

If a loved one is refusing treatment, an addiction intervention may be the best option. Call today to speak to a recovery specialist about our interventionists.

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Our top-rated rehab centers have limited occupancy for select few clients. Start your recovery with treatment that really works from experts that actually care.

United States of Addiction

Substance abuse is killing around 430 Americans — more than a jumbo jet crash — each day. Even with 7,414 daily drug and alcohol-related arrests.

Newborn Drug Testing

Babies born to drug-addicted mothers are fighting an uphill battle from birth. Some states have laws to prevent neonatal abstinence syndrome, but is it enough?

Vicodin Addiction

Vicodin is a prescription opioid painkiller that can be destructive to an addict’s life. Learn more about a road to recovery at Ambrosia Treatment Center today!

Morphine Addiction Treatment Options

Morphine is a prescription painkiller made to assist with moderate to severe pain. People addicted to the drug can get better, but they often need a combination of medication, therapy, and support group work to turn the corner and develop a sober life. Learn more.

Confronting a Spouse About Addiction

Addictions can tear marriages apart. But the love and support you show could also be a critical part of recovery. You can start the conversation informally, but if you don't see a change, you might need an expert's help.

Signs of Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a prescription stimulant, and when it's abused, it causes physical, behavioral, and financial problems you can spot. When you do, a tough talk could help to start the healing process.

Drug Addiction Rates and Statistics in Philadelphia

Painkillers, heroin, and prescription drugs are all abused in Philadelphia. In some cases, they're used in open-air markets in front of spectators. These statistics are depressing, but help is available.

Health Insurance

Using private insurance for addiction treatment gives you more options and is cheaper than fully paying out of pocket. Most policies include mental health.

Withdrawal

Drug withdrawal is one of the biggest deterrent’s individuals face when wanting to get sober. Medically assisted detox will get you thru this safely and comfortably.

Addiction Treatment

Is there a treatment for addiction? Yes, but it's not simple. Addiction is a chronic disease; you can’t stop for a few days and be cured. Learn more now.

Trauma and Addiction

Traumatic episodes can end quickly, but the damage can persist. Addictions develop through self-medication, but there's another way to heal. Treatment can help you work through the past and into the future.

Ambrosia Treatment Center adds ARISE® Intervention Services

Ambrosia's Donny Sutton Brown helps families to fight against the disease of addiction with ARISE®, a non-confrontational, family-oriented intervention method.

Baker Act & Marchman Act

It's frustrating watching someone self-destruct, but you may be able to use the Marchman or Baker Act to force them to get the mental health care they need.

Addiction in Hollywood

Despite the glitz, glam & fashion, even the most famous celebrities are not immune to addiction. Read their personal struggles & inspirational recoveries.

Family Resources

Addiction is a family disease. Educational articles, how-to guides, and other resources are available here for the loved ones of those struggling.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Dual Diagnosis treatment facilities treat not only the addiction but also any underlying mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

Community Drug Interventions Led by Legislators & Ambrosia

Philadelphia's Representative John Taylor invites Ambrosia to speak to the families of those suffering from addiction.

Drugs

The abuse of tobacco, alcohol and illicit drugs has cost the United States more than $700 billion in annual costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care.

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Don’t let denial drag out the suffering. Addiction is serious. You can (and should) get help before it completely takes over your life.

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Even if you’re feeling powerless, there’s always hope! Donny, our dedicated ARISE interventionist, can talk to you today about your options. Following his advice, three of every four people come directly to treatment.

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Feelings of doubt and helplessness are part of addiction, but you can find hope here. Our treatment is backed by research partnerships with two universities and hundreds of online reviews. From the Washington Post to CNN to Vice News, our expertise is trusted by the top news sources, as well as professional athletes.

The fact is — thousands of people across the country are living sober, productive lives after their time here. You deserve the same chance.

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You may worry about missing out on family or work, but the truth is you’re missing out now when your thoughts are preoccupied on your next fix or you’re too sick or high to show up.

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