Alternative Addiction Therapy and Treatment, in recent years, have led to addiction rehabilitation programs that incorporate alternative therapies to heal addicts and help them develop long-term sobriety. Some programs still incorporate the 12 Step Program while others use alternative programs to address the underlying causes of addiction without the 12 Step Plan. Alternative addiction rehabilitation […]
Polysubstance abuse refers to the abuse of more than one drug at once. It includes abusing illicit drugs as well as prescription medications.
In some cases, it may be inadvertent, such as combining prescription meds with each other or taken with alcohol. It is imperative for the doctor to educate patients on their use. In addition, […]
Addiction is hard. Even with the best intentions, it can feel like nobody is there to guide you on a difficult and testing journey. Luckily there are a number of rehabilitation programmes to choose from. With this, however, comes a difficult choice – which treatment model do I follow? What are the pros and cons […]
Although addiction recovery is a journey that affects people very differently, it’s true to say that a great many people will go on to beat their addiction. Having the right professional support is paramount. If you have concerns about therapy or specialized treatments, understand that success depends on many factors, but it does give everyone […]
Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disorder that is characterized by compulsive behavior despite the harmful consequences that it may have. Drug and alcohol abuse can lead to many physical, psychological, and social problems. Not only will the behavior result in health-related issues, but it will affect relationships with family members and friends […]
Substance abuse is an abnormal pattern of drug use, which can cause or aggravate mental and physical health issues, places stress on the family, promotes poor relationships at work, and cause motor vehicle accidents. Substances commonly abused include alcohol, cocaine, opioid prescription drugs, methamphetamines, and benzodiazepines.
Substance abuse can lead to distress or impairment of driving, […]
The use of heroin has increased across the United States among men and women of all income levels and most age groups. Teen heroin addiction is becoming an epidemic in our country. As the heroin use increases, so does heroin-related deaths. Between 2002 and 2013, the rate of deaths related to heroin quadrupled, with more […]
Intake into a rehabilitation center may vary from site to site, but the process is mostly the same nationwide. The first step for the addict is to make the call. There is an initial process of evaluation where the doctors and psychologist will assess your level of addiction to drug and alcohol, and they will […]
Learning to control your triggers and knowing how to cope with cravings from drugs and alcohol is the true key in being successful to your recovery. This step takes considerable willpower, and this is where you will find out how committed you are to tackle your addiction to drugs and alcohol. How you see your […]
Being forced into rehabilitation (rehab) by the order of the court leads some people to relapse, or even worse, death could occur upon relapse simply because they are in denial. An addict will feel resentment toward those that ordered him or her to alter the lifestyle either due to harming themselves or others as a […]