Deciding to get help for drug or alcohol abuse is a difficult first step to make. Even if you know you have a problem, it can take years before you … [Read more...]
Resources and Information for Getting Help with Alcoholism and Addiction
When an individual is dealing with and struggling with an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, the prospect of finding sobriety and long-term recovery may seem impossible. As stated earlier, addiction is both a chronic and progressive disease in which an individual’s physical, psychological and spiritual well-being is comprised by the abuse of substances. Once vibrant, happy and productive people slowly over time become consumed with the procurement and use of drugs and/or alcohol and their daily activities revolve around using substances and being around others who use.
Despite the debilitating nature of addiction, recovery is possible. However, the prospect of knowing where to find help and what steps that need to be taken can be a daunting experience. It may happen that the individual and their family may be exploring these options for the first time. It may also be true that an individual has attempted to get sober only to relapse and fall back into old, familiar and dangerous patterns.
The important take-away message is that despite the pitfalls and setbacks that may occur, the individual who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol should not quit. In order to fully understand the process of addiction recovery, one needs to both understand what the steps in addiction care and recovery are as well as the underlying goals of each step. It is important to note that the journey to sobriety and recovery is different for each addict and what may work for them may not work in the same ways for others.
Are you an enabling a drug addict or alcoholic? Enablers are usually close family members or friends, and they enable the addict by shielding them … [Read more...]
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Withdrawal by definition means to take out, to terminate, to retreat from, to cancel, to eliminate, or to discontinue use of. All of these … [Read more...]
Realizing that your child has an addiction problem can be frightening and highly upsetting. You probably already know how much of an impact drug or … [Read more...]
Although many people know someone who has a drug or alcohol addiction, a lot of individuals have a difficult time understanding why these addictions … [Read more...]
If you or someone who is close to you has a drug or alcohol abuse problem, you probably know that professional treatment is one of the best ways to … [Read more...]
Adolescent Drug Addiction Treatment can incorporate a number of different approaches, procedures, and timelines, depending on the adolescent. In our … [Read more...]
People commonly talk about drug rehabilitation as an essential treatment option for addicted individuals, but many addicts and their families wonder … [Read more...]
Few things are more painful than watching a loved one suffer from an alcohol or drug addiction, and you might wish that there was a way to help your … [Read more...]
Depending on which drug rehab you go to, the process can differ. In general, the inpatient drug rehab process follows a basic progression through … [Read more...]
If your loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, sometimes an intervention is a necessary and effective way to get them into treatment. … [Read more...]
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In the rooms of AA there is often a sentiment against rehabs. Members feel that AA itself is all that it takes to get sober and that rehabs shift the … [Read more...]
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As a recovering addict, I am always intrigued when another addict writes a story or book about his or her experiences. Stacy Brandt's "Things I … [Read more...]
When an addict is ready to get clean and sober, there are several ways they can go about it. An inpatient rehab is often recommended, because it gives … [Read more...]
The Non 12 Step treatment approach is focused on treating individual patients, rather than the broad addiction. There are no pre-determined steps to … [Read more...]