What Can I Expect At A Drug And Alcohol Assessment

Posted on: October 23, 2020 by in Addiction Treatment
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Though a person might feel ashamed or embarrassed when it comes to substance problems/addiction, an evaluation is for your own good. Professionals who are focused on your wellbeing and addiction recovery cannot develop a concrete and successful plan if they do not know your history of addiction and/or substance abuse. This is the best time to be honest about yourself and to think about the factors that could affect your recovery, and share it with the specialists who are there to help you. Continue Reading ...

Inpatient Rehab: A Hope for a Serious Problem

Posted on: October 16, 2020 by in Rehab
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Inpatient rehab is an intensive residential treatment plan created to treat substance abuse problems. The patient arrives at the rehab center after realizing that his addiction is very serious and needs to be hospitalized to recover favorably. The first step of recovery is the detoxification of the addict, which is monitored by doctors and psychiatrists for 24 hours. The goal of this phase of treatment is to completely cleanse the body of all harmful substances. Once the detoxification stage Continue Reading ...

Understanding Outpatient Rehab

Posted on: October 9, 2020 by in Rehab
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For anyone who struggles with substance abuse, outpatient rehab is an effective treatment option. There may be some individuals who need an intensive program that can only be had with a residential facility. However, individuals who are seeking treatment but are also able to function can get help for their needs without interfering with their personal responsibilities such as work, family, school, and other obligations. Each outpatient program offers various services that will be tailored Continue Reading ...

What To Do If You Relapse

Posted on: October 2, 2020 by in Addiction Treatment
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Battling any kind of addiction is a process of trial-and-error. Unfortunately, that also means that there's a real possibility that you or someone you care about will have to deal with a relapse one way or another. Since relapsing is so common, even after you feel like you have finally beaten your addiction, it's truly essential that you know how to deal with it properly. What Is a Relapse? First things first, it's important to paint a clear picture of what relapsing actually Continue Reading ...

Signs You or Someone You Know May Have a Substance Abuse Problem

Posted on: September 4, 2020 by in Addiction
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Drug abuse affects people all over the world, regardless of race, social/economic status, and other characteristics. Whatever the reason a person starts using drugs, whether prescribed or as recreationally, physical dependence and addiction may develop - sometimes even before the user realizes it. When addiction develops to a certain extent, it can be extremely difficult to stop using drugs without professional help and specialized treatments. Almost all substances produce noticeable Continue Reading ...

Addiction: Defined

Posted on: September 4, 2020 by in Addiction
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Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disorder.  It is characterized by compulsively seeking the substance despite the substance's harmful consequences, including long-term changes in the brain. Those who suffer from addiction continually seek out the substance in order to experience the desired effect from it. Once a tolerance point is reached, an addict will begin to take increasing amounts of the substance because the previous smaller doses no longer work. Addiction is a Continue Reading ...

Relapse Prevention: The 3 Stages of Relapse

Posted on: August 28, 2020 by in Addiction
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Substance abuse relapse is common among people recovering from addiction. It is important to note that the chances of success are greatest during the early stages of relapse. It is important to become familiar with the warning signs in order to develop coping skills to prevent relapse as early as possible. The Stages of Relapse There are 3 main stages of relapse: Emotional Mental Physical Emotional Relapse During an emotional relapse, a person will remember their last relapse and Continue Reading ...

The Recovery Benefits of a Halfway House

Posted on: August 21, 2020 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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A halfway house is a type of inpatient rehabilitation facility that provides help and recovery for those with disabilities including physical, mental, substance abuse, and emotional troubles. A halfway house puts a roof over the heads of people who need the support and stability they provide. Living in a halfway house can be a new experience for some, but what the program can provide will benefit the residents in many ways. Halfway Houses One of the main goals of a halfway house is to take Continue Reading ...

How Does An Addiction Psychiatrist Help With Addiction?

Posted on: August 14, 2020 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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If you are thinking about addiction rehab for you or someone you love, it is important to know what to expect. There are two levels of treatment: inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab. The level of treatment needed will depend on how severe the addiction is and what type of support system is available outside of treatment. In either case, an individual would be referred to an addiction psychiatrist during treatment. What Is An Addiction Psychiatrist? An addiction psychiatrist is a medical Continue Reading ...

Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa

Posted on: May 29, 2020 by in Articles
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What is Bulimia Nervosa? Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by episodes of intense binge eating, feelings of guilt and fear of weight gain, and self-induced vomiting. This can be caused stress in an individual’s life, distorted body image, a fear of weight gain, or a strict dieting plan. Bulimia Nervosa Indicators Indicators of bulimia can appear differently in different people. However, common signs that someone may be suffering from bulimia nervosa can include Continue Reading ...