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Exercise Can Help People in Addiction Recovery

Posted on: May 9, 2021 by in Addiction Treatment
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Exercise is healthy for everyone, but exercising regularly may be extra beneficial for those in addiction recovery. Exercise alone is not a treatment for addiction. Combined with treatment options, regular exercise has proven beneficial for those in addiction recovery. Time Commitment Simply put, exercise takes time. Once you stop abusing substances, you have extra time on your hands. Filling that time with exercise is a healthy use of that extra time. Makes You Feel Good Exercise Continue Reading ...

Inpatient vs Outpatient Rehab

Posted on: April 25, 2021 by in Addiction Treatment
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How do you know which treatment path is the right one for you? Inpatient or outpatient? There are several differences between them and several different circumstances that might warrant one over the other for your particular treatment needs. Depending on what type of addiction you will be treating will help in the determination of which type of rehab treatment will be the best for you. Inpatient treatment: Patient is treated/checked into a facility Detox is assisted Therapy and Continue Reading ...

The Three Stages of Substance Abuse Relapse and Relapse Prevention Strategies

Posted on: January 22, 2021 by in Addiction Treatment
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Relapse is a defined as deterioration in someone’s state of health after a temporary improvement. In the instance of a drug or alcohol relapse, a person who has abstained from substance abuse relapses when they begin abusing substances again. The potential for someone to experience a substance abuse relapse is always there, you can sometimes unknowingly begin taking steps toward a relapse weeks or even months before actually drinking or using drugs. There could be certain feelings, Continue Reading ...

Are Halfway Houses Effective for Addiction Recovery?

Posted on: October 30, 2020 by in Addiction Treatment
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In order to briefly explain if someone should use a halfway house, it is important to first understand what a halfway house is. A halfway house is a transitional house for people who are recovering from alcohol/drug abuse but aren't quite ready to resume normal day-to-day living on their own. A halfway house has many benefits for someone who is recovering from substance abuse addiction. What Is A Halfway House? People can come to halfway houses from different places, but it's Continue Reading ...

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 ...

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 ...

10 Signs You May be an Alcoholic

Posted on: November 15, 2019 by in Addiction Treatment
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Alcoholism is when someone has dependence or addiction to the consumption of alcohol. An alcoholic has an uncontrollable physical or psychological compulsion to drink alcohol. 10 Signs You May be an Alcoholic There are some common symptoms of alcohol abuse, including: Family history of alcohol abuse Drinking before noon Declining hygiene Drinking alone or in secrecy Suffering from blackouts or memory loss Behavioral or personality changes Increased alcohol tolerance Loss of 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 ...

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 ...