Understanding Dual Diagnosis

Posted on: November 1, 2019 by in Heroin Treatment
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What is dual diagnosis? Doctors use the term dual diagnosis when a patient has a mental illness (depression or bipolar disorder, for example) and a substance abuse addiction. The patient has two separate, co-occurring illnesses and will need a treatment plan for each. In the case of dual diagnosis, either disorder (substance abuse or mental illness) can develop first. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.2 million U.S. adults experienced both mental illness and a Continue Reading ...

What is Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse?

Posted on: October 16, 2019 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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Residential substance abuse treatment is a form of rehab to aid individuals who suffer from different forms of substance abuse. Alcohol, prescription medication, narcotics, and illegal substances, are a few of the many types of drugs/substances, which people receive inpatient treatment. If you're suffering from addiction or know a loved one who is, this might be the best way to help them on their path to recovery. Help Available in Residential Treatment Substance abuse inpatient Continue Reading ...

How Do You Become Addicted to Alcohol?

Posted on: October 8, 2019 by in Addiction Treatment
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Alcoholic dependency is related to several factors. The most significant factor that can be attributed to alcohol addiction and reliance is mental factors. Other factors include environmental or external factors, including family history, stressful environments, and social drinking with peers. Genetic and Brain Influence Over half of those who suffer from alcohol addiction can be explained with genetic factors. According to research, the genetic makeup of the addict's brain largely Continue Reading ...

3 Signs You’re Addicted to Gambling & 3 Tips for Recovery

Posted on: October 1, 2019 by in Uncategorized
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According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, 2-3% of Americans partake in problem gambling. This addiction is associated with other mood and behavioral disorders. Oftentimes, gambling as an addiction isn’t taken seriously because it doesn’t have obvious physical symptoms like a drug use addiction. Nonetheless, those who suffer from a gambling addiction need to seek proper treatment. Gambling Addiction Symptoms Are you unsure if you are a loved one have this kind of Continue Reading ...

What are the 12 Steps to Addiction Recovery?

Posted on: September 27, 2019 by in 30 Day
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12-Step programs are support group meetings for people battling destructive behaviors. During meetings, attendees admit past mistakes, surrender to a higher power, make amends with those they've wronged, and learn to stay sober. The 12 Steps of Recovery The 12-step programs encourage members to adopt a set of 12 guiding principles. We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us Continue Reading ...

A Guide on Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) Programs

Posted on: September 17, 2019 by in Alcoholism Treatment
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Drug abuse and addiction in the United States is at a record high, without showing signs of declining. This is a real issue that needs to be brought to the front and center of mental health services more often. One way this is now being done is through the Residential Abuse Treatment (RSAT) programs. If your loved one or family member has been referred to a RSAT program you might be looking to learn more information on what the program entails and how it can help your loved one who has been Continue Reading ...

Can Addiction be Cured?

Posted on: September 10, 2019 by in Addiction Treatment
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If you or a loved one are suffering from addiction, you've probably wondered if addiction can be cured. Like any other chronic disease (asthma or heart disease, for example), there is no cure for addiction. However, addiction can be successfully managed with proper treatment just like most other chronic diseases. Treatment Options for Addiction Addiction is treatable. There are many treatment options available to help you or your loved one stop abusing drugs or alcohol and resume Continue Reading ...

How to Help a Loved One Struggling with Addiction

Posted on: September 2, 2019 by in Addiction Treatment
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One of the most common questions from loved ones regarding someone who is struggling with substance abuse is "how to help an addict." While there is no simple step-by-step solution to helping the addict in your life, there are several ways you can help them and yourself.  First, it's important to note that many people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse also likely struggle with mental health and/or physical problems. All of which can spill over into their personal lives Continue Reading ...

How To Know If Long-Term Residential Treatment Is Right For You or Your Loved One

Posted on: August 23, 2019 by in Long Term
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Many individuals may have difficulty in knowing whether or not long-term residential treatment is meant for them. Treatment that falls under the time constraint of 6 months or longer is considered to be long-term residential treatment. Individuals who find they are struggling with psychiatric, behavioral, emotional issues, and even addiction will find much to gain from committing to a long-term residential treatment option. In regards to the beneficial aspects it provides, one will discover Continue Reading ...

Alcoholism: How to Understand Effects and Rehabilitation

Posted on: August 9, 2019 by in Articles
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When is it Labeled as Alcoholism? Alcoholism is declared reliability on an alcoholic substance to continue daily living or to cope with stressors in one’s daily life. The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that for women, it is recommended to consume only 3 drinks a day and 7 drinks in a week; whereas, for men, it is 4 drinks a day and 14 drinks a week. What are the Effects of Alcoholism? When it comes to alcohol, most know the short-term effects: impaired Continue Reading ...