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Who Should Seek Inpatient Treatment for Drug Addiction?

Posted by June 12, 2019 in Addiction, Blog, Detox | 0 comments

Who Should Seek Inpatient Treatment for Drug Addiction?

For men and women with severe addiction, one of the first steps to care is detox. During this process, a person’s body is stripped of the drug while withdrawal symptoms are managed in a safe environment. It’s an intense experience, but one that offers you an ability to fight your addiction. What happens after detox, though? For many people, inpatient treatment is the best next step. Is Inpatient Treatment Required for Treatment from Addiction? Not everyone needs detox or inpatient care. Some individuals, especially those with a safe and...

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Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Posted by May 29, 2019 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Do you believe you don’t have time to think about inpatient addiction treatment? If so, an intensive outpatient program, or IOP, could be the right tool for you to get sober. What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program? Intensive outpatient treatment programs can offer a higher level of care from traditional outpatient care, but they still allow you to live at home with your family. At our drug and alcohol addiction treatment program in Lafayette, Louisiana, many of our patients benefit from this specific type of treatment. It’s not for everyone,...

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Do You Need Detox?

Posted by May 16, 2019 in Blog, Detox | 0 comments

Do You Need Detox?

What Is Detox? Detoxification, commonly called detox, is the process by which a person abstains from the use of drugs or alcohol until the toxins leave the system. It’s always best for this to occur under medical supervision to ensure it happens safely. For men and women with severe alcohol or drug addiction, detox can be difficult due to the onset of withdrawal symptoms. Yet, it is often the first step in a lasting recovery. When you utilize the detox services at Victory Addiction Recovery Center, experienced and compassionate professionals...

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Finding Treatment for Veterans Struggling with Addiction

Posted by May 7, 2019 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Finding Treatment for Veterans Struggling with Addiction

Men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces provide an incredible service to the country and the world. They risk their lives to help others. Yet, deployment and combat create intense mental health challenges. For some, the only way it seems possible to cope with those experiences is through the use of an addictive substance. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find support and help as you work towards a sober future. Do Veterans Have to Use the VA? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of mental health support...

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Voices of Victory Spring Newsletter

Posted by April 28, 2019 in Blog, Recent News | 0 comments

Voices of Victory Spring Newsletter

Our first edition of the Voices of Victory e-newsletter has been sent out to subscribers! In it, we discuss the Family Program, an update on alumni events, and the ways in which we are adding value to the lives we touch. “Because the disease of addiction affects the entire family, we believe addiction rehabilitation should include support for our families, friends, and community, too. Family support is a crucial component of treatment. Victory’s family programs provide support and education to families in all stages of addiction at any level...

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The Importance of Purpose in Addiction Recovery

Posted by April 19, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

The Importance of Purpose in Addiction Recovery

Having purpose in the face of addiction can be empowering. Many people entering drug and alcohol addiction treatment feel defeated, worthless, and expendable. That feeling may be due to a combination of factors, but the negative thought pattern can leave a person unable to stop the pattern of abuse. Changing that around and creating purpose, on the other hand, gives you a sense of fight that’s far more powerful than drugs or alcohol, with the right level of treatment and support. Why Life Purpose Is So Important to Addiction Recovery Having a...

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Approaching Family Members – When to Seek Out an Intervention

Posted by April 8, 2019 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Approaching Family Members – When to Seek Out an Intervention

The idea of an intervention has been made popular by various television shows in recent years. Is it a viable way to get help for your loved one? It could be. To be effective, drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation needs to be something a person wants to do. Unfortunately, chemical dependency limits a person’s ability to recognize the value of such treatment. Their brain is communicating a desperate need to continue to use the substance. If your loved one is in this situation, they may need you to help them to get help. When Should...

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How Pets Can Help You Avoid Relapse

Posted by March 27, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

How Pets Can Help You Avoid Relapse

In the United States, the rate of substance use disorder relapse is as high as 60 percent, according to a survey from JAMA as reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dogs and cats, and perhaps other pets, can help to minimize some of the factors that commonly lead to relapse. Pet therapy can change your outlook on life. Could a pet help to get rid of your biggest fears in addiction recovery? Animals Help Calm the Mind One of the best reasons to incorporate pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, into your recovery...

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What Parents Need to Know About Teen Substance Abuse

Posted by March 20, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Substance Abuse

Many parents believe the same thing. “My child would not (or does not) use drugs or alcohol.” Others may not talk much about it at all, assuming it is a part of growing up and testing out life. Yet, drug abuse is not uncommon in teens. Many teens develop life-threatening complications from drug use. In some cases, that first drug use experience can lead to an overdose. For still other teens, drug abuse moves from recreational fun into a true form of addiction requiring medical intervention. Could your teen be abusing drugs or alcohol? Get to...

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Holistic Treatment Supports Lasting Recovery

Posted by March 11, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Holistic Treatment Supports Lasting Recovery

Can holistic treatments help you with your drug or alcohol addiction? To be clear, holistic treatment is never a replacement for licensed clinical care. However, it can offer support for withdrawal symptoms, health improvement, and whole-body and mind cleansing. For many people, it can also help treat chronic pain and ease depression. For all of these reasons, holistic care should be a component of your treatment whenever possible. What Is Holistic Care in Addiction? To support recovery, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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