Intervention Guide for Family Members and Friends

When a family member or friend is dealing with addiction, it can be an incredibly difficult and emotional experience for everyone involved. It may seem like their situation is completely out of your control, but you have the ability to help support them in getting started on their journey towards recovery. An intervention is one […]

The Dangers of Substance Abuse and PTSD in Veterans: Seek Help Now

Veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at an increased risk of developing substance abuse problems. Unfortunately, this is an all too common occurrence among veterans returning from service, as the effects of PTSD can be emotionally and mentally draining. When faced with these issues, many veterans turn to drugs and alcohol for […]

Understanding Addiction In vs. Out of the Military

Alcohol addiction is a problem that has been known to plague those within and outside of the military. While some may be affected by higher stress levels, others may have difficulty transitioning back into civilian life after leaving the military. Both situations can lead to substance abuse and addiction, but understanding why it happens and […]

How to Fight Against The Rising Dangers of Fentanyl

For years, we’ve been hearing about the dangers of fentanyl. It seems as though every day we hear about how deadly this drug is and how many people are dying because of it. In particular, young people have been impacted by fatal overdoses, the rates of these overdoses soaring. We at Transcendence Treatment Center always […]

19 Movies, Documentaries, Books & Podcasts That Best Represent Addiction

Addiction is a disease that has been around for centuries. It is a disease that affects the lives of many people and their families. There are many different ways to represent addiction in movies, documentaries and podcasts. This guide will help you find the best addiction movies, documentaries, books and podcasts. Movies Dopesick (2021) is […]

How to Combat the Pressure of Holiday Drinking

For many, the holiday season is about gathering with friends and family to share a meal and of course…drink booze. It has become a common belief that alcohol is vital for a celebration and the added stress of the holiday season can lead to overconsumption. The American Psychological Association found that 38% of people stated […]

Keeping an Eye Out For Substitute Addictions

People in recovery from addiction may sometimes substitute one addiction for another. Taking control of your life is very important and you must stay vigilant as there can be signs of a second addiction if you do not pay close enough attention. We wanted to go over the context of cross-addiction, why it occurs, and […]

How Charleston’s Drinking Culture Contributes to Alcoholism

Charleston has always been labeled a drinking city and it is known that Charlestonians drink more than the average American city. However, studies have shown that Charleston’s consumption levels far exceed the national average, reaching a problematic level of drinking. It has been reported that Charleston has the 7th biggest drinking problem in the country. […]

Strategies for Combatting the Pressure to Drink in Social Settings

Whether we like to admit it or not, peer pressure is a thing that exists and can be very influential when it comes to sobriety or lack thereof. In social situations, we may have expectations for ourselves or others and when those expectations are not met we may feel judged as a result. This pressure […]

What Makes People Particularly Susceptible to Addiction?

Addiction can be hard to understand if you’ve never experienced it or never witnessed someone close to you experience it. What seems like something that could never happen to you can slowly spiral into a dependence on substances that slowly consumes one’s mind, finances, and relationships, hurting not just the addict, but the loved ones […]