Drug & Alcohol AddictionHow 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
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
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?
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...Read More About Drug Addiction
Drug Rehab Programs & FacilityAddressing 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?
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
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?
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,...... (read more)