When dealing with an addiction, the addict is usually the last person to admit that they have a problem. The majority of the time, a drug or alcohol abuser is confronted by family, friends, or loved ones in an intervention. While family members or friends may not be physicians or licensed mental health professionals, usually…Details
Grief is an emotion that occurs after the loss of a loved one. Symptoms of grief may be denial, shock, guilt, or anger. The trauma that is experienced from a loss of this kind can be all consuming and debilitating, leading to substance abuse or the development of other mental health problems.
Substance addiction is a chronic disease and a chemical dependency. When a drug or alcohol abuser looks to break their addiction, one of the first steps is to begin primary treatment. This is followed by detox and rehabilitation. Primary treatment programs typically take place over a short duration (anywhere from four to six weeks), though,…Details
Inpatient treatment is a specifically tailored program where drug or alcohol addicts receive necessary care to overcome addiction. Inpatient treatment differs from outpatient programs because inpatient treatment mandates that the individual reside at the hospital or treatment center for the duration of the program. The length of time required depends on the person, the…Details
Substance abuse is a chemical dependency, which is characterized by the uncontrollable use of addictive drugs or alcohol. A dependency on addictive substances impacts the mind and body and can have dangerous, long-term consequences. Health problems like seizures, internal damage, difficulty breathing, tremors, and brain damage are just some of the harmful and life-threatening effects.
Sober living is a stage in recovery that occurs after inpatient treatment and detoxification (detox). It is a transitional process that prepares and guides recovering drug and alcohol abusers towards a fully independent life back in the outside world. Because alcoholism and drug addiction are chemical dependencies, sober living can be difficult to achieve independently…Details
The recovery stage is last stage in the treatment process. However, it is the stage that will continuously need to be addressed throughout a recovering addict’s lifetime. Recovery happens after a drug or alcohol addict successfully completes their primary treatment and detox programs. Typically, the recovering individual moves to a transitional living facility like a…Details
Recovery from an addiction is a difficult journey, but not an impossible one. Establishing the first steps in recovery will set a path towards a permanent, sustainable, and healthy life, free from addiction and pain. Whether seeking treatment for a drug, alcohol, or food addiction, counseling, treatment, and support are necessary for living an addiction…Details
Sober living houses are temporary residences where recovering substance abusers may choose to live once they have successfully completed their treatment and detox program. Based on the addiction and recommendation of physicians, the person in recovery may stay at a gender specific home or an alternative option like a halfway house. This depends on the…Details
Detoxification is the process of eliminating a substance from your body. It’s done in an attempt to bring an addiction to an end. Anyone who has been physically and psychologically dependent upon a drug will need to cleanse themselves of the drug in order to heal. Before the brain and the body can return to…Details