Entries by Phoenix Rising Behavioral

What is Post Opiate Anxiety?

Weeks, even months following successfully completing opiate detox and treatment feelings of anxiety can still linger. This, and other symptoms of post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS) can be a challenging obstacle to overcome in the early phase of recovery. Understanding why post opiate anxiety emerges, sometimes months later, can help prepare the individual for managing […]

Holistic Medicine for Heroin Addiction

The trend toward functional medicine practices in healthcare continues unabated. Where traditional medicine diagnoses and treats outward symptoms, functional medicine is directed toward treating patients with a “systems” approach, meaning discovering and treating the core issue that is causing the presenting symptoms. This same trend is also occurring in behavioral healthcare, with holistic approaches becoming […]

The 3 Stages Of Meth Come Down

Methamphetamine is a potent and dangerous stimulant that can cause profound changes in the brain. Even after a single use, the brain’s reward pathways can be affected, leading the individual to seek the drug again. After using meth repeatedly, the brain begins to depend on the drug to stabilize the altered brain chemistry. The meth comedown, also […]

Types of Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

Why can’t an alcoholic just quit drinking? This seems like a reasonable question, and one that is asked countless times a day by loved ones of an alcoholic. They stand by witnessing the alcoholic’s life imploding in wonder; why, they ask, doesn’t he or she just stop abusing alcohol? Can’t they see what they are […]