When it comes to addiction, pinpointing the issues or emotions that cause you to turn to your substance of choice is often the most difficult part. Although you might be aware of your addiction and want to get rid of it, you may not know the best way to treat it because you don’t fully understand the root of the problem. Perhaps you have tried to curb your addiction before but relapsed due to these factors. You may have even tried [...]
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There are a variety of helpful articles and resources to support individuals going through alcohol detox and recovery, but what happens after your program is finished? If you are someone who has previously suffered with addiction, then it is important that you know your journey to sobriety doesn’t end once your treatment does. It is a lifetime process that takes dedication and healthy support to maintain. With all of this being said, just because you are recently sober doesn’t mean that [...]
If someone you love is exhibiting signs of addiction, then you’ll want to address it with them so that they can seek help. However, addiction is a sensitive topic for most, and you may not know how to broach the subject with your loved one. The first step is to gather family members, friends, and spiritual contacts together to help intervene in the situation and show your loved one that they are cared for and supported. Here are five tips to [...]
Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction can often be quite challenging. It will require a lot of patience, dedication, and self-care in order to successfully overcome your addiction and maintain recovery. Consider these five helpful tips throughout your recovery process to better nourish your body and help it overcome this addiction: Drink Enough Water It can often be easy to overlook the importance of drinking enough water each day. However, it is something that you should strive to do because [...]
Whenever the topic of drugs or alcohol recovery comes up, most people tend to focus almost exclusively on the detox process. However, the lengthy journey toward sobriety requires a strong, supportive network of friends and family as well. While often overlooked, healthy relationships can incentivize someone struggling with addiction to change their life for the better. It is important to note that this general premise applies to both romantic and platonic relationships alike. The deep bonds of a healthy relationship can [...]
In 2007, researchers Howard B. Moss, Chiung M. Chen and Hsiao-ye Yi published an article in Drug and Alcohol Dependence suggesting that there are five types of alcoholics . Each type has different characteristics and responds to some forms of treatments better than to others. If you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to alcohol, knowing these five types of alcoholics can improve your chances to find the most effective treatment. This article will discuss each type [...]
Thinking that a treatment that fits for one person will also suit another is like assuming that you could wear the same size of socks as someone who has bigger feet than you. Elements of the best drug addiction treatments do benefit everyone. However, rehab also may help you more when it accounts for your uniqueness. Comprehensive Solutions Increase Chances of Success Multiple types of support – Peer support helps as much as professional counseling and group support does. This includes [...]
To get the most out of your professional rehab treatment, you need to first examine how you feel inside. Larger internal obstacles, such as mental illness, need to be identified before you can expect to succeed in treatment. Similarly, negative views that you might have toward rehab, such as associating it with failure or shame could hinder your progress. If any of these seem relevant, then you might need to work past fears of a tarnished reputation, so you can think [...]
In some ways, choosing the most effective alcohol addiction program is subjective. There are a variety of programs that have proven successful, but not all of them may be successful for your personal goals and work ethic. Choosing the perfect program is almost as important as sticking to and completing the program, so do your research. You can use the following recommendations as a guideline on the road to becoming free from an alcohol addiction. Three Primary Treatments The approach provided [...]
It may seem hopeless when you view all of the negative Hollywood press surrounding addiction rehab centers. Even more so, you might feel that only celebrities and wealthy people can afford the treatment programs with long-lasting results. However, even the rehab centers that cater to TV, movie, and music stars follow the same basic steps as lesser known facilities. What makes these programs effective is not the money spent on them, but the dedication of its participants to their sobriety. Anyone [...]