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Addiction Symptoms Checklist: Opioid Symptoms

Posted by August 16, 2019 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Addiction Symptoms Checklist: Opioid Symptoms

You’ve watched your loved one struggle over the last few months, and you’re wondering what’s really happening. You may know they are using prescription drugs to get through chronic pain episodes. Or, you may suspect that your loved one is using illicit substances. What do you do? Don’t Overlook the Warning Signs of Opioid Addiction Opioid addiction has become one of the biggest public health problems in the country’s history. In 2017, there were 70,200 overdose deaths in the U.S. Of those, 47,600 of them were due...

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Recognizing Symptoms of Relapse in Your Loved One

Posted by August 7, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

Recognizing Symptoms of Relapse in Your Loved One

Substance abuse disorder treatment doesn’t follow a straight line. Rather, it’s an up and down, curvy line that may include some instances of relapse. The sooner you notice your loved one heading toward relapse, the faster you can get help. Most importantly, don’t view relapse as a failure of treatment. Rather, see relapse as a common component of the rehabilitation journey. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that between 40 and 60 percent of people in drug treatment will experience a relapse. That relapse rate is about the same as...

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Proper Nutrition During Detoxification – What Your Body Needs

Posted by July 29, 2019 in Blog, Detox | 0 comments

Proper Nutrition During Detoxification – What Your Body Needs

When you stop using drugs or alcohol, your body begins the recovery process. During this period, it becomes critically important for you to focus on your diet. Balanced nutrition gives your body the fuel it needs to begin to heal from past substance abuse. How Does Alcohol and Drug Use Impact the Body? Substance abuse is damaging to the body in many ways. Drinking excessively and using illegal substances can lead to significant physical damage. It can impact the brain, liver, kidneys, and your heart. In addition, many people who have an...

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What Makes Addiction Treatment Successful?

Posted by July 18, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

What Makes Addiction Treatment Successful?

Every person with a substance use disorder benefits from cutting-edge care in a respected drug and alcohol treatment center. Yet, from the outside, knowing what makes one program better than the other is hard to pinpoint. Finding the Best Treatment Option Most often, it’s a combination of factors that contributes to recovery success. When choosing a drug and alcohol treatment program for your loved one, you want to learn as much as you can about what type of care is provided and what services are accessible. Then, you need to match those...

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When to Tell Your Boss, Friends, and New Love Interests About Your Substance Use Disorder

Posted by July 10, 2019 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

When to Tell Your Boss, Friends, and New Love Interests About Your Substance Use Disorder

A Fresh Start You’ve made it through detox and are working to rediscover yourself in recovery. Now is the time to start creating new relationships and forming better bonds with the people in your life. When should you tell others about your substance use disorder? How do you let someone in on one of the most vulnerable aspects of your life? The short answer is to handle every situation on its own merit. Telling Your Boss About Your Addiction If you’ve battled alcohol or drug addiction, you know that it changed who you are and how you did your...

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What Can You Expect from Aftercare?

Posted by June 27, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

What Can You Expect from Aftercare?

You’ve done the hard work of inpatient treatment. Along the way, you’ve built new relationships and created friendships with those who have been right by your side through the process. Now that you’re wrapping up your care, aftercare is something to look forward to for the promise and opportunity it provides. What can you expect from this part of your recovery journey? Why Connections After Treatment Matter One of the things you’ll notice after residential treatment is that you view the people around you in a new way. Your friend that spends...

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How Family Contributes to Your Recovery

Posted by June 22, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

How Family Contributes to Your Recovery

Many things contribute to a person’s ability to recover from drug and alcohol addiction. This includes physical and psychological support, developing vocational skills, and having a strong emotional support team. Many times, family members can provide individuals with the continued motivation to recover. Creating a Strong Bond Family bonds are some of the strongest, allowing individuals within the family to forgive and maintain relationships through many types of struggles. The best support comes from the nurturing provided in these...

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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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