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Overcoming Prescription Medication Addiction

Posted by January 13, 2021 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

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. NIDA Weighs In The National Institute on Drug Abuse pinpoints...

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Nutrition and Addiction Recovery: The Foods Your Body Needs and Why

Posted by December 30, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Nutrition and Addiction Recovery: The Foods Your Body Needs and Why

Nutrition is an important component of addiction recovery. For many people with addiction, a lack of nutrients can slow the healing process and limit recovery. When you receive drug and alcohol treatment with our team at Victory, nutrition will be a key part of the healing process. Nutrition and Recovery As the U.S. National Library of Medicine notes, balancing nutrition during recovery is essential for everyone. In some people, a lack of nutrients over a prolonged time can lead to malnutrition. Nutrition is an important holistic treatment...

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Making the Decision to Enter Drug or Alcohol Detox as a Professional

Posted by December 10, 2020 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

Making the Decision to Enter Drug or Alcohol Detox as a Professional

You’re struggling each day with drug or alcohol use, hiding how much you rely on substances to get through the next meeting, the next confrontation, or the next disappointment. It’s time to get help, but you’re a busy professional who others rely on. How can you take the time off of work to go through detox and addiction treatment? Making the Decision to Change It can be overwhelming to think about getting help for drug or alcohol addiction. But if you do nothing to change now, your addiction will likely worsen, and you could lose more than...

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Why Is Underlying Mental Illness the Root Cause of Addiction?

Posted by December 2, 2020 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Why Is Underlying Mental Illness the Root Cause of Addiction?

Mental illness is common. The National Alliance on Mental Health notes that 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience some form of mental illness each year. And 1 in 15 experience a serious mental illness annually. That’s 47.6 million people in the country struggling with mental illness. The Connection There’s no doubt that underlying mental illness is often a precursor to drug and alcohol use. An estimated 19.3 percent of adults with mental illness also have substance use disorder. That’s about 9.2 million people. Why Do Mental Illness...

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Transitioning Back to Work After a Professionals’ Program for Addiction Treatment

Posted by November 19, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Transitioning Back to Work After a Professionals’ Program for Addiction Treatment

A professionals’ program for addiction treatment can be one of the most important tools you have to get back your life. It allows you the confidentiality and support to step away from your career to focus on your health and well-being. Our professionals’ program at Victory provides education, support, therapy, and a continuum of care plan to help you transition back to work. Common Questions One of the concerns professionals have about entering treatment is how and when they will return to work. What changes can they expect? Will they still...

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Your Spouse Is Using and You’ve Had Enough: How to Encourage Treatment

Posted by November 12, 2020 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Your Spouse Is Using and You’ve Had Enough: How to Encourage Treatment

It’s time to make some decisions. You know your loved one is dependent on drugs or alcohol. It’s their problem, but it’s impacting every part of your life. You’re at the end of the line. What can you do? How do you help when you’re so angry and frustrated? Recognize Your Right to Step Away If you’re at risk of being hurt due to someone else’s behavior, it’s okay to leave. It’s okay to call the police when you need help. It’s also acceptable for you to protect your own mental health by leaving a relationship. If you decide to stay, you have...

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The Value of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Posted by October 23, 2020 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

The Value of Exercise in Addiction Recovery

What happens to your body when you use drugs or alcohol? You may know about dependency and tolerance to drugs. You may understand how the brain starts demanding the substance. You may even know what happens on a cellular level. Exercise: A Powerful Solution Given all the ways that substances can damage the body, you may worry that you’ll be unable to regain your health. Here’s one simple but powerful solution: exercise. Exercise can do wonders in improving your physical, emotional, and mental health. What Happens When You Use Drugs or...

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Drug Addiction Treatment for Corporate Employees – Why and How to Get Help

Posted by October 10, 2020 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Drug Addiction Treatment for Corporate Employees – Why and How to Get Help

In the 1940s and 1950s, it was common for a stiff drink to be a component of any business negotiation. Today, we recognize that drugs and alcohol shouldn’t be in the workplace. Yet many men and women working in high-powered, high-stress corporate jobs still use drugs or alcohol to take the edge off. Dependence Quickly Leads to Addiction Perhaps a drink after work or a quick smoke between meetings is all you think you need. But when you’re working with addictive substances, the risk for dependence is constant. If you start to feel that you...

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What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Is It Right for You?

Posted by September 22, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Is It Right for You?

A variety of drug and alcohol treatment programs exist. Each one is a bit different from the next based on what type of therapy is provided. They also differ based on where you will stay during therapy and how many hours a week you need care. One of the most common treatment options is an intensive outpatient program, or IOP. Is it right for you? How Does an IOP Work? A person in an IOP works with a licensed therapist. They complete therapy during the day and go home at night. The number of hours per day you spend in an IOP depends on your...

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Have You Relapsed Thanks to COVID? What to Do Now

Posted by September 9, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Have You Relapsed Thanks to COVID? What to Do Now

COVID-19 has changed so much of your life. Relationships, finances, work, and even self-confidence may be different now. Extra stressors in these areas put you at risk for relapse. If you’ve started to turn to drugs or alcohol again, you may feel unsure of your next step. How do you get help? You’re Not Alone in This Battle One of the most important things to know about relapse during COVID-19 is that you’re not the only person to go through it. Despite the lack of data about relapse due to the pandemic, we do know that social distancing,...

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