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What is Considered Addiction?

The Truth About Addiction We all know addiction is a disorder that can ruin lives. It’s an illness that causes people to compulsively use a substance or engage in an activity despite the consequences. And while it’s commonly associated with drug abuse, addiction can also affect people who are addicted to alcohol, sex, emotions, video […]

Treatment at Shades of Hope

When you think about the phrase ‘shades of hope’, it conjures up images of a bright future. And that’s exactly what the Shades of Hope treatment and recovery model is all about – hope. At Shades of Hope, we believe that addiction is a treatable disease. We know that with the right treatment and support, […]

What is the Treatment for Addiction?

Addiction is a serious problem that can seriously affect the individual and their loved ones. But what is the treatment for addiction? What are the options available to those who are struggling with addiction? There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of what is the treatment for addiction. What works for one person may […]

What Does Addiction Do To the Brain?

Addiction effects on the brain are not fully understood, but it is clear that it alters brain chemistry in a way that leads to compulsive drug-seeking behavior. The changes in brain chemistry caused by addiction can be long-lasting and can lead to permanent changes in brain structure and function.  Addiction effects on the brain include […]

What Is Trauma-Informed Treatment?

What Is Trauma-Informed Treatment?  Trauma-informed treatment is based on the idea that trauma can have a lasting impact on someone’s life and that it is essential to address these issues to improve their overall wellbeing.  Trauma-informed treatment typically involves elements of both individual and group therapy, as well as education about trauma and its effects. […]

Shades of Hope Alumni Story: Ashley Judd

You’ve probably seen Ashley Judd on the silver screen. It’s hard to believe a Hollywood starlet would be suffering from unresolved grief. Listen to Ashley tell her story and how Shades of Hope helped her heal. Recovery is possible! We hope that you will hear her story and make a change for yourself today. Call (800) 588-4673 to […]