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Co-Occurring Disorders: Ways Addiction and Mental Illness Feed Each Other

Posted by June 18, 2020 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Co-Occurring Disorders: Ways Addiction and Mental Illness Feed Each Other

About half of those who have mental health disorders also face substance use disorders, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In fact, addiction and mental illness can feed each other, making it difficult to know which came first. When someone with an addiction also has a mental health disorder (such as generalized anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, or bipolar disorder), this is called a co-occurring disorder. Do You Have Co-Occurring Disorders? Diagnosing co-occurring disorders is difficult,...

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The Importance of Safe Detox

Posted by May 26, 2020 in Blog, Detox | 0 comments

The Importance of Safe Detox

When you’ve made the decision to get drug or alcohol treatment, one of the first steps is to rid your body of the chemicals and toxins. This is by far the most important part of the process for those with moderate to severe addiction. To be effective and safe, detox has to be done properly, preferably with medical supervision. Detoxing at home is more painful and can be very dangerous. Why Detoxing at Home Is a High-Risk Scenario Perhaps the most common problem is the difficulty – and often impossibility – of detoxing at your own home without...

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Facing Stress in Times of Change: Managing Addiction in a Time of a Pandemic

Posted by May 11, 2020 in Blog, Recovery, Trending Topics | 0 comments

Facing Stress in Times of Change: Managing Addiction in a Time of a Pandemic

In a time of pandemic, everything seems strange and worrisome. You may be one of the many people isolated in your home, trying to figure out how you are going to make it through this without a job or the ability to visit with family and friends. Are You Dealing with Addiction Too? If you’re suffering from addiction, you may be finding it hard to access the drugs and alcohol you’re used to having. You may be at home with your family 24-hours a day, which is making it hard to hide your drug use. On top of that, you’re suddenly forced to face...

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How Do “Stay at Home” Orders Affect Rehab Centers?

Posted by April 26, 2020 in Blog, Recovery, Trending Topics | 0 comments

How Do “Stay at Home” Orders Affect Rehab Centers?

Staying home has become a necessary step in the fight against COVID-19. Millions of people around the world are spending more time at home to do their part. Yet, millions of others have to work to provide important services to the community. Rehab centers, including Victory Addiction Recovery Center, are essential business. That’s why we are open and operational to provide for your needs. Let our team be there to help you. Is It Safe to Get Treatment in a Drug Treatment Center Right Now? Men and women with substance use disorder need to find...

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What Is Inpatient Care Like at Victory Addiction Recovery Center?

Posted by April 16, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

What Is Inpatient Care Like at Victory Addiction Recovery Center?

Making the decision to seek help for drug or alcohol addiction is never an easy one, and often it is a life-changing experience for you and your family. Inpatient treatment is designed to give you a high level of support for healing and building long-term recovery. Though every person’s needs are unique during this type of care, at Victory Addiction Recovery Center we work with our clients to provide a safe, secure environment for profound healing and improvement. A Safe, Comfortable Environment At the heart of our inpatient treatment program...

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7 Ways to Prevent Relapse

Posted by March 31, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

7 Ways to Prevent Relapse

You’ve worked so hard at your recovery from substance use disorder. You know this is a life-long battle, one that does not end when you leave treatment. Yet, the world outside of care seems very worrisome. How will you maintain your health long-term? What can you do to prevent relapse from occurring? Having a Plan in Place First, recognize that being prepared for recovery means having several layers of support available to you, from group therapy programs to mentors to your therapist. Second, remember that challenges, stress, and frustration...

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Avoiding Opioid Use at the Dentist

Posted by March 20, 2020 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Avoiding Opioid Use at the Dentist

Something to Consider If you go to the dentist for your regularly scheduled appointments, you probably don’t think twice about using medications prescribed by your dentist. Yet, for those in recovery, some of these medications can put them at risk of relapse. Here’s an example. Wisdom teeth commonly arrive during a person’s late teens and early 20s. Because wisdom teeth often overcrowd other teeth or become infected, they often need to be extracted. To help patients manage the post-extraction pain, dentists may prescribe an opioid-based...

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How to Help a Parent Who Is Addicted to Alcohol

Posted by March 5, 2020 in Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

How to Help a Parent Who Is Addicted to Alcohol

Does your parent have an alcohol use disorder? When you see your parents crumbling under the weight of alcohol addiction, you may feel at a loss, unable to help, and unsure of what you can do. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, an estimated 14.4 million U.S. adults suffered from an alcohol use disorder in 2018. You’re not alone in this situation, and there is help available to you and your parents. When Your Parent Drinks Though minors will find it difficult to get their parents help, adult children of...

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How to Know If You Have a Drinking Problem – Signs You’re Struggling with Alcoholism

Posted by February 19, 2020 in Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

How to Know If You Have a Drinking Problem – Signs You’re Struggling with Alcoholism

Enjoying a few drinks after work seems harmless. Thinking about having those drinks all day long on the job may be an indication that you are struggling with alcoholism. A substance use disorder can be life-threatening. There’s help if you reach out. Am I an Alcoholic? How to Know You Have a Disease Alcoholism is a term that refers to alcohol addiction or dependence. This occurs when a person has psychological or physical compulsions to use alcohol. You understand that there are consequences of your use, but you continue to use alcohol...

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Sober Dating Options Near Lafayette, LA

Posted by February 5, 2020 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Sober Dating Options Near Lafayette, LA

You’re on your path to a healthy Valentine’s Day this year. If you’re doing well with your addiction recovery or you have a loved one in recovery, why not create a special Valentine’s Day to celebrate your love for each other and your loving treatment of yourself? Celebrating What’s Important Here at Victory Addiction Recovery Center in Lafayette, LA, we know how important it is to celebrate both love and sobriety. To that end, we offer below some fun, sober dating activities near Lafayette, LA. Take a Pottery Class Making pottery can...

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