Drug & Alcohol Addiction

How Family Can Help a Drug-Addicted Loved One How Family Can Help a Drug-Addicted Loved One

When a member of your family is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the effects can be hard to deal with. On one hand, it pains a family when one of their own suffers. You’ll do anything to help them because you love them. On the other, deep down, you know... 

Celebrity Deaths at Age 27 Related to Substance Abuse Celebrity Deaths at Age 27 Related to Substance Abuse

There has been much speculation about the coincidental deaths of several prominent, famous or infamous musicians who have died under drug- and alcohol-related circumstances at the age of 27.  These artists include: Brian Jones. The former member of... 

Tips on Avoiding and Preventing Relapse Tips on Avoiding and Preventing Relapse

Once an individual has completed rehab and entered the maintenance phase of recovery, the real test begins.  Instead of being surrounded by fellow recovering addicts, counselors and strong family support, the recovering addict finds himself in a brave... 

Can You Cope With Withdrawal Symptoms Without Medication? Can You Cope With Withdrawal Symptoms Without Medication?

The detoxification process in early drug rehabilitation can be a difficult time for many addicts.  Depending upon the drugs used, an addict may experience many severe symptoms that can bring great risk to the individual sufferer.  Because of these... 

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Drug Rehab Programs & Facility

Addressing a Mental Illness in the Drug Recovery Process Addressing a Mental Illness in the Drug Recovery Process

More than 50 percent of people who suffer from drug addiction also suffer from a mental illness.  According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, more than one-third of alcoholics also suffer from a mental disease.  Finally, when one looks at... 

Is There a Stigma Associated With Going to Rehab? Is There a Stigma Associated With Going to Rehab?

There was a time, not too long ago, when an individual who went to rehab was stigmatized.  The general public believed that this individual must have fallen into one of several categories: Out of control or incorrigible A criminal “An idiot” ... 

Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Drug Treatment Use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Drug Treatment

In order to understand the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in drug treatment, it is important to understand exactly it is.  According to the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists, CBT “is a form of psychotherapy... 

How Do You Treat a Dual Diagnosis Involving Substance Abuse? How Do You Treat a Dual Diagnosis Involving Substance Abuse?

Why do some people use drugs and never become addicted? What makes a person choose to use drugs? These are questions that many addicts and their families have asked themselves repeatedly as they come to terms with an addiction. The answers are not clear,... 

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Finding a Drug Rehab

Top Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in a Drug Rehab Center Top Questions to Ask Before Enrolling in a Drug Rehab Center

Once you’ve come to the decision that you must enroll in a drug rehab center to combat your addiction, it’s time to get serious about finding the right facility for your recovery.  Many factors come into play when finding the specific facility that will best suit your needs.  Some drug treatment programs offer only inpatient services while others are exclusively outpatient.  Some rehab centers offer traditional and alternative therapies while others are strictly traditional.  There are holistic clinics, facilities that include luxury accommodations and lifestyles, and facilities that are more of a medical or hospital environment. In... [Read more about finding a rehab.]

A List of Aftercare Support Groups for Recovering Addicts A List of Aftercare Support Groups for Recovering Addicts

For an addict, one of the most important days of their lives comes when their drug treatment counselor says, “You’re ready for aftercare.”  Aftercare is the part of the process that comes after an addict has successfully completed a drug treatment program.  It means they are ready to begin their lives anew.  That, all by itself, can be a scary proposition.  To help the recovering addict through the ups and downs of daily life, there exists several established aftercare support groups that are available - day and night - to help keep the recovering addict on the straight and narrow. Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous... [Read more about finding a rehab.]

Tips on Selecting the Best Treatment Program for Your Needs Tips on Selecting the Best Treatment Program for Your Needs

There are many different types of treatment centers available to those who are looking to enter recovery from drugs and alcohol.  The reason there are so many options and opportunities is based upon the common understanding that there is no one treatment plan that will work for every addict. So, how do you find the right drug and alcohol treatment program for your needs or the needs of a family member?  You can start by asking yourself these questions. Do you have a specific addiction that is more profound than others? What is your drug of choice? Are you an alcoholic? There is also the possibility that you suffer from multiple addictions.... [Read more about finding a rehab.]

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