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Why Don’t People Get Help for Drug Addiction?

Posted by July 28, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on Why Don’t People Get Help for Drug Addiction?

Why Don’t People Get Help for Drug Addiction?

Why Don’t Some People Seek Treatment for Their Addiction? When a friend or loved one is using drugs, you see their suffering and want to help. You may offer them all varieties of support and resources, but they never seem willing to follow through. You may feel frustrated with them. After all, the solution seems obvious: get treatment. Why is it, then, that people with a drug or alcohol disorder don’t seek out help right away–or at all? They Don’t Want to Admit They Need Help In some situations, people with a drug or alcohol addiction...

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Signs You May Need Inpatient Drug Addiction Treatment

Posted by July 12, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on Signs You May Need Inpatient Drug Addiction Treatment

Signs You May Need Inpatient Drug Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol addiction is a complex disease that impacts people in many ways. While some people may successfully quit using substances on their own, studies show that professional treatment and recovery support give a person the best chance of sustaining long-term sobriety. Addiction treatment options vary in intensity. Someone whose addiction is not severe and who has a supportive home environment may benefit from outpatient treatment. For most people, though, residential/inpatient treatment is the better choice. What Is Inpatient Drug...

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What to Expect from Behavioral Counseling

Posted by June 24, 2022 in Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on What to Expect from Behavioral Counseling

What to Expect from Behavioral Counseling

Addiction treatment is more than just getting help to stop using substances. It also requires developing skills to help prevent you from relapsing. For example, you may need to learn how to take care of your physical health to help your body repair the damage created by substance use. You may need to work to heal family relationships that may have suffered. Addressing Behavioral Patterns Is Part of Treatment A big part of the work you do in treatment addresses patterns of behavior so that you can understand why you used those substances and...

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What Do You Do When Someone You Love Is Addicted?

Posted by June 15, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on What Do You Do When Someone You Love Is Addicted?

What Do You Do When Someone You Love Is Addicted?

They say addiction changes people. That’s true, but for those who have a loved one battling addiction, it’s not easy to watch the changes that take place. If you love a person who has an addiction, treat them the same way you would if they had any other illness. At the same time, protect and care for yourself. Know what you can and cannot do to help them. Recognize Reality For family and friends of someone who is struggling with addiction, it’s critical to face reality. Addiction is a progressive and chronic condition that grows worse without...

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Communicating Honestly in Recovery: Simple Ways to Be Honest with Yourself and Others

Posted by May 23, 2022 in Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on Communicating Honestly in Recovery: Simple Ways to Be Honest with Yourself and Others

Communicating Honestly in Recovery: Simple Ways to Be Honest with Yourself and Others

There’s often a lot to think about and go through during recovery. You have lots of feelings coming to the surface and perhaps some fears about the future. You may even feel overwhelmed with everything happening around you. Yet, throughout your recovery, it is critical to remain honest. Being honest with yourself and with those who support you is a critical component to building long-term recovery success. The Importance of Honesty During active addiction, there’s often quite a bit of lying and refusal to communicate. People suffering from...

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How to Handle the Return to Work After Addiction Treatment

Posted by May 11, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on How to Handle the Return to Work After Addiction Treatment

How to Handle the Return to Work After Addiction Treatment

Drug Addiction Treatment Addiction treatment is a life-changing experience. It opens the door for new ways of managing stress and can help you refocus your future. Yet even with all of the good you’ll experience in drug addiction treatment, you may still be worried about what may happen when you try to go back to work. What will people think? How will you prove yourself? Recognize That You Control the Message Addiction is a disease like any other. It can happen to anyone for many reasons. As a result, you may feel empowered to tell everyone...

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Signs a Medical Detox Program May Be What Your Loved One Needs

Posted by April 29, 2022 in Blog, Detox | Comments Off on Signs a Medical Detox Program May Be What Your Loved One Needs

Signs a Medical Detox Program May Be What Your Loved One Needs

Watching a loved one suffer from drug or alcohol addiction is devastating. If you have never struggled with addiction, it may seem easy enough to stop using. But because of the way these substances change the brain, it is very common for a person to be unable to stop on their own. Addiction is so powerful. Even if your loved one wants to stop using drugs or alcohol, they might be unable to do so without help. In fact, it may be dangerous for them to stop without help. That’s where medical detox comes into play. What Is a Medical Detox for...

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Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Posted by April 17, 2022 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | Comments Off on Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Prescription medications often seem safe to take. After all, your doctor wrote a prescription for you based on their assessment of your condition. Unfortunately, some prescription medications present the danger of addiction, even if you use the medication exactly as your doctor prescribed. More unfortunate still is that the addictive properties of the drugs can make it difficult to monitor your use; you may start wanting to use them outside of the recommendations of your doctor. Prescription Medication Abuse The National Institute on Drug...

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What Happens in Rehab? Answering Your Common Questions

Posted by April 6, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on What Happens in Rehab? Answering Your Common Questions

What Happens in Rehab? Answering Your Common Questions

It’s not often easy to decide to enter into addiction treatment. It may mean significant changes to your current routine and comfort level. It also means stepping away from life as you know it to create a potentially different future. As complicated as addiction is, sometimes the hardest part is not knowing what to expect when you leave home to find treatment. Things to Consider About Treatment Consider a few questions many people ask about treatment and what’s going to happen to them. What Is the Treatment Plan for Addiction? Sometimes...

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How to Build Trust with a Loved One During Recovery

Posted by March 27, 2022 in Addiction, Blog | Comments Off on How to Build Trust with a Loved One During Recovery

How to Build Trust with a Loved One During Recovery

It’s difficult to work through recovery knowing that your loved one may not forgive you. That’s a reality many people with long-term addiction face. It may seem painful to you that your loved one isn’t returning your calls or is no longer willing to trust what you say or do. You’ve promised to change. You may expect them to forgive you and trust you again now that you’re in treatment. But it may not be so easy. Even family members and friends who are very close struggle with trust. Often, they want to trust you, but they know there’s a...

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