How to Make Sure Your Outpatient Alcohol Rehab is a Success

Posted on: April 25, 2017 by in Alcohol Rehab
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No matter what others might say, entering rehab is not an easy process. Especially if you don't have access to a nearby treatment center. But as an outpatient alcohol rehab can provide you with the help and support that you need. If you're supporting a loved one, you can continue to help on a daily basis. It's important to know you're not alone. Alcohol misuse is the leading risk factor for premature death among those aged 15-49. So if you or your loved one don't want to be another Continue Reading ...

How Families of Addicts Can Separate Love from Enabling

Posted on: April 25, 2017 by in Drug Rehab
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Watching a loved one struggle with addiction is heartbreaking. Families of addicts naturally want to help their loved ones, to try and fix them. Unfortunately, love and help can quickly turn into enabling the behavior. The behaviors of an addict are damaging not only to themselves but to their loved ones. Addictive behaviors can tear families apart. For healing to take place, those destructive behaviors need to be addressed and corrected. Actions that may seem to "help" may in reality Continue Reading ...

5 Tools You Need to Overcome Addiction

Posted on: April 25, 2017 by in Drug Rehab
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Do you want to overcome addiction? Unfortunately, is easier said than done but there are a few tools that could help you get your mind off it or just develop stronger self-control. Fighting dark thoughts, shame, and depressive episodes that come along with addictions is one of the toughest parts of the recovery.  Learning how to enjoy life again and how to distract yourself from your dark thoughts takes time and discipline. We crafted a short list of 5 tools that you can use to Continue Reading ...

What Parents of Addicts Need to Know About Self-Care

Posted on: April 25, 2017 by in Drug Rehab
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Addiction is never easy, especially for the 23 million addicts in the US and their families. If your child is an addict, it's important to know that no matter what you do or how much you want to help, the ultimate result rests with the addict. The only thing you can do is be there for support.In this caretaker role, it can be a trying experience if you don't take care of yourself. It may seem selfish or unimportant, but self-care is one of the most important things you can do to help the whole Continue Reading ...

7 Relapse Warning Signs to Watch For in Loved Ones

Posted on: April 24, 2017 by in Drug Rehab
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Seeing a loved one relapse is never easy. Sometimes, however, it's difficult to even realize that the relapse is happening. It's easy to miss the warning signs if you don't know what they are. Reaching out for help isn't easy for a relapsing addict. Keeping an eye out for these relapse warning signs will help you to lend them a hand when they need it most. Glorifying past use This is one of the most common relapse warning signs. If your loved one regularly talks about how great things were Continue Reading ...

How to Help A Drug Addict Avoid Stress During Treatment

Posted on: April 24, 2017 by in Drug Rehab
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According to a recent study, close to 10% of the population has used an illegal drug in the past month alone.  While close to 23 million Americans struggle with addiction, only about 1 out of every 10 addicts gets the treatment they need. So, if an addict in your life has made the incredible choice to get treatment, you need to do everything you can to help them succeed.  One of best ways you can learn how to help a drug addict? No matter the type of drug addiction someone is Continue Reading ...

Sobriety is In: Why More People Have Decided to Quit Drinking

Posted on: April 24, 2017 by in Alcohol Rehab
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You won't suddenly become less fun when you quit drinking. In fact, it will probably help you become more confident and easy to be around. What Happens When You Quit Drinking? You're Not "Less Fun" You don't become less fun to be around, mostly because your fun and outgoing side is still there. The alcohol simply helped remove all those inhibitions that you felt were holding you back.  The dirty little secret is that you can still have the courage to get out on the floor and dance and Continue Reading ...

The Damaging Effects of the Celebrity Drug Culture

Posted on: June 20, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Why Are Our Celebrities So Exhausted? Celebrity exhaustion has now reached epidemic proportions. It seems every day or so, we hear news that another one of our stars has been check into some fancy hospital after suffering a sudden bout of extreme fatigue. If we don’t act quickly, we could be facing a world where our favorite entertainers a lined up in hospital beds across the country taking emergency naps. Of course, anyone with half a brain knows that in the world of celebrities, the word Continue Reading ...

Various Kinds Of Rehabilitation Options

Posted on: June 18, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Detox Services One of the most difficult things about a drug addiction is the fact that many users falsely believe that they can kick their drug habit whenever they like. The fact of the matter is, most people dealing with a drug or alcohol addictionneed assistance to stop. Without the help of medical professionals, a person who has an addiction to drugs does not have a very good chance of stopping themselves. One of the first steps that a person must take in order to get over a drugaddiction Continue Reading ...

The Problem With Mandatory Drug Sentences

Posted on: June 10, 2015 by in Uncategorized
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Want to hear a sobering fact? The United States of America is the only country in the developed world that doles out life sentences to teenagers involved in small-time, non-violent drug offenses. Shockingly, the Department of Justice hands out these sentences to young people with unbelievable regularity. America spends $40 billion dollars, annually, to lockup hundreds or thousands of first-time, low-level dealers. Ignoring the glaring fact that we are not in an economic position to spend such Continue Reading ...