Category Archives: Addiction

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation

Alcohol or drug rehabilitation is a process of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment for addictions. Addicts begin to face the consequences of their dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. These usually include psychological, legal, financial and social problems.

Professional drug and alcohol rehabs also assess the client for any co-occurring psychiatric issue. In case of dual diagnosis, it is critical that both issues are addressed concurrently by experts.

Addiction may also include gambling, eating disorders, internet addiction and sex obsessions.

Psychological dependency

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Don’t Do It! Three of the Most Destructive Addictions

Don’t Do It! Three of the Most Destructive Addictions

While addictions are unhealthful, there are some addictions that are more dangerous than others because of the devastating effects they can have on a person’s mental and physical health. Here are three of them:
Heroin

The destructive potential of this addiction is notorious. Interestingly, heroin began as a substitute for morphine and is created by adding two acetyl groups to the morphine molecule.

Heroin is an opioid drug that gets its power from the fact that it’s fat soluble. This allows it to pass through the blood-brain barrier, a mechanism that works to …
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Alternative Therapies can help Recovering Addicts Improve Overall Health

Alternative Therapies can help Recovering Addicts Improve Overall Health

Author’s bio: Emma Haylettis a Certified Prevention Specialist Intern and graduate student. Emma helps coordinate non 12 step recovery programs for addicts and families of addicts Emma spends her free time watching Law & Order and learning to make crockpot meals.

Drug addictions vary based on the person, so it stands to reason that a one size fits all approach to recovery simply won’t work. There are a myriad of treatment options available—traditional 12 step, non 12 step, homeopathic treatment—but sometimes a mix of many different treatments can be the best …
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5 Reasons Rehab Is The Best Place To Get Rid Of Your Addiction

5 Reasons Rehab Is The Best Place To Get Rid Of Your Addiction

If you’ve been struggling with addiction,it’s a slippery slope. Each time that you try to make it to the top of the mountain and leave substance abuse behind you, something makes you fall down again. Addiction is too big of a problem to handle by yourself. You need to get help and rehab is the answer. Consider five reasons rehab is the best place to get rid of your addiction.
You Can Concentrate on Yourself
There will be no other distractions or obligations when you enter a first rate rehabilitation facility. This …
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Growing up with an addict: effects on the teen generation

Growing up with an addict: effects on the teen generation

Whenever a loved one or family member is going through a struggle, including a form of addiction, it effects the entire family in one way or another. It can especially have a profound influence on young children constantly surrounded by the use of illegal substances. 

Quite often, the primary reason for initial drug use is dismissed but it plays an important part in understanding how the addiction came to be. In most cases it is a voluntary choice for a number of different reasons, but the environment around us can also …
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Am I Addicted? 5 Signs That Could Mean You have an Addiction

When people hear the word “addiction”, their minds instantly turn to drugs and alcohol. However, people can be addicted to almost anything. There are people out there who face detrimental addictions to things like television, the Internet, gambling, sex, video games and even food. Each of these things, when they’re allowed to take over your life, can be just as damaging as any substance. No matter your addiction, any addiction is detrimental to your quality of life—to both your physical as well as mental health. Here are five signs that …
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Four Things That Can Help A Recovering Addict

Four Things That Can Help A Recovering Addict

Addiction is a problem that requires constant vigilance and a great deal of patience to successfully overcome. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, over 23 million people require some form of treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. For many addicts, the urge to use never goes away. It is simply managed through positive reinforcement and targeted treatment methods.
One Day At A Time
That phrase might sound cliche, but it can really help recovering addicts make a lasting change in their lives. Addiction is a disease and can …
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