Category Archives: Outpatient Treatment


The Cycle of Addiction

tags Life in Recovery, Outpatient Treatment

The ability of alcohol and drugs to strongly activate brain reward mechanisms is the primary catalyst in the cycle of addiction. But there are also certain risk factors and characteristics leading a person toward alcohol and drugs in ways which can contribute to developing addictive patterns.

The cycle of addiction begins simply with a problem; stress or…


Johnny Manziel seeking treatment for alcoholism

tags Outpatient Treatment

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, popularly known as “Johnny Football,” has entered rehab for alcohol problems. Manziel, who was the youngest freshman to receive the Heisman Trophy, has had alcohol-related troubles in the past, but more recently they appear to have been affecting his performance as a team member.

Following an arrest in 2012—the year of his Heismann award—for disorderly conduct,…