What if Treatment Failed in the Past?
A major obstacle facing those in recovery is the impression that a relapse indicates failure. Many addicts may be hesitant to return to rehab after a relapse for fear of judgement, and a blow to their self-esteem. Critics may make them feel as though a lack of willpower or moral compass contributed to their defeat. Not only is this notion…continue
How Long Does Treatment Last?
Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction is a long and complex process, and many who suffer from it often have reservations about the treatment process. You may have questions like: where will I go for rehab, or more importantly, how long does treatment last? Seeking help from an accredited and licensed treatment facility…continue
How to Hold an Intervention
Living with someone who is addicted to drugs and alcohol can make people feel helpless and desperate, and unsure of where to turn. They may feel as though nothing they can say or do will prompt their loved one to get the treatment he or she needs. A well-planned intervention allows families to take a more active and strong role…continue
Why you should not Detox at home
In order to effectively address and treat drug or alcohol addiction, it is crucial to begin the process of eliminating the addictive substance from the body. For the majority of people who suffer from addiction, withdrawal symptoms can not only be painful, but life-threatening. For this reason, a comprehensive and customized medical detox program is the best and most effective…continue
What is Life after Rehab Like?
It is a common misconception that recovery ends after treatment. Recovery is a lifelong process, not a single event. Therefore, it is important that addicts are prepared for their life after rehab. This preparation comes in the form of addiction aftercare programs. Yet, before an addict can begin involving them self in aftercare programs, it is imperative that they receive…continue
How to convince your spouse to get help for their addiction
If you are married to someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, convincing them to get help can be challenging. Living with someone who suffers from addiction can have a detrimental impact not only on the relationship, but on the sober spouse as well. Trying to deal with someone …continue
Drug Overdoses: Risks, Signs, What to Do if It Happens
Drug overdoses are a serious and often fatal outcome of drug use. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), accidental drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in the United States. Data also shows that in 2014, more people died as a result of an opioid drug overdose than any other year recorded. Overdose events can be…continue
10 Steps to Approach an Addict about Getting Help
Why follow these steps to approaching an addict? Substance abuse and addiction is a difficult concept to face, for both the addict and their loved ones. Both alcohol and drug addiction has the ability to alter a user’s brain chemistry in ways that make it nearly impossible to quit…continue
Most Effective Methods and Treatments for Drug Addiction
The most effective methods and treatments for drug addiction are those that have a multidisciplinary approach to recovery. What makes a multidisciplinary approach to addiction treatment more effective is that it addresses the complexities of the disease through a holistic recovery plan.…continue