Victory Addiction Recovery Center logo

Admissions help Line: (337) 456-9111

111 Liberty Avenue
Lafayette, LA 70508
Get Help Now
(337) 456.9111
Call to learn more about our healing culture

Victory Blog

What Makes Victory the Best Choice for Addiction Treatment in Lafayette?

Posted by September 28, 2023 in Addiction Treatment, Blog

Are you finding yourself in need of help for drug and alcohol addiction? Perhaps you have tried and relapsed more than once, or you were one of the thousands who overdosed in the last year. You’re ready for help. It’s wise to spend some time comparing programs and gaining more insight into which treatment center in Lafayette and the surrounding areas is best for you. You’ll want to find a program that can help you grow, flourish, and become the...

read more

Are You at Risk for Alcohol Addiction?

Posted by September 15, 2023 in Alcoholism, Blog

Numerous factors contribute to the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD), which is often referred to as alcohol addiction. Understanding your background and what risk factors could impact your future is essential. Genetics, environment, and mental health factors can all contribute to your likelihood of developing an alcohol addiction.  However, even if you are predisposed to addiction, it doesn’t have to occur. You have control over your actions, and prevention is an option. In all cases, treatment for alcohol addiction...

read more

What Is Emotional Freedom Technique?

Posted by September 11, 2023 in Addiction Treatment, Blog

Emotional freedom technique (EFT), sometimes called tapping therapy, offers tools that allow a person to work through times of high stress. The techniques combine cognitive behavioral therapy and traditional Chinese medicine strategies, like acupuncture, to provide stress relief. You can use EFT in addiction recovery to care for yourself during emotionally difficult times.  If you haven’t gotten drug addiction treatment, now is the time to do so. Tapping is a holistic approach that complements but does not replace high-quality professional...

read more

The Role of Family in Addiction Treatment

Posted by August 30, 2023 in Addiction Treatment, Blog

Addiction impacts families. It plays a role in the way families communicate, support each other, and get through the day. As hard and complex as addiction is, it’s critical to understand that, in order for someone with addiction to heal in recovery, they may need family by their side. One caveat: If you suffered abuse of any type from your family member, whether or not it was addiction-related, you have no obligation to remain in a relationship with that individual....

read more

How PTSD in Veterans Impacts Their Families

Posted by August 23, 2023 in Blog, PTSD, Veterans & Military

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) changes lives. It occurs when someone faces traumatic experiences that continue to impact them, often in very intense ways, for years to come. While PTSD is a very personal battle, it also impacts family and loved ones of those who suffer from it.  Veterans, who are at high risk for struggling with PTSD, often need professional treatment, especially if they are using drugs and alcohol to combat the trauma-inspired thoughts and feelings. If you have a...

read more

The 7 Most Common Types of Addiction

Posted by August 10, 2023 in Addiction, Blog

Do you struggle with the need to use substances on a routine basis? It may feel like a critical part of your day to stop for a drink after work or to relax with a few beers after dinner. For some people, it’s hard to get through the day without using something, even at work. If that’s the case for you, you may have addiction and dependence. There are various forms of addiction, and though each has its own symptoms...

read more

What Types of Alternative Therapies Can Help With Addiction Recovery?

Posted by August 4, 2023 in Addiction Recovery, Blog

People struggling with addiction of any type are going through an intense and often difficult process that impacts their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Once you make the decision to get help for addiction, all of that damage needs to heal. No longer using the substance is a wise first step, but there’s often a lot more work to be done. That’s where the use of alternative therapies can offer support to your recovery. What Is an Alternative Therapy for...

read more

How to Talk to Your Parents About Your Drug Use

Posted by July 31, 2023 in Addiction, Blog

As a young adult, your life is likely changing at a rapid pace. You’re trying to find your way, whether you’ve completed college, are in college, or perhaps are working in a career. You have your own friends, maybe your own place, and lots of ideas for the future. To unwind or have fun or ease anxiety, you may use alcohol and experiment with drugs.  It’s important to realize that addiction can develop even in those who believe they can...

read more

What Is Bipolar Disorder? Can It Lead to Addiction?

Posted by July 20, 2023 in Addiction, Blog

“You’re bipolar.” It’s a statement people make when they are judging a person’s behavior or moods. But bipolar is much more than periodic contradictory behavior. In reality, bipolar disorder is a very real mental health disorder that impacts millions of people. It is a serious condition, one that impacts every facet of a person’s life and can carry the risk of co-occurring disorders, including drug and alcohol addiction. Between 30 and 50% of people with bipolar disorder will develop a...

read more

Anxiety and Addiction: Signs You Need Mental Health Support

Posted by July 13, 2023 in Addiction, Blog

When you have an addiction, you know that you need consistent support for it, abstaining from use and caring for your overall mental health. When you also struggle with anxiety, whether diagnosed as a disorder or not, that adds to the complication and makes it much harder for you to get through the day.  Often, people think of anxiety as something they should be able to deal with on their own. That may be the case in some situations. But...

read more