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How to Overcome Drug Addiction in 2019

How to Overcome Drug Addiction in 2019

Now that the holidays are over, you can step back and think about how you want to spend this next year.  If you’re considering giving up drugs or alcohol as your New Year’s resolution, you won’t be alone. Of course, some people will succeed while others fail.  But don’t despair. You can be one of the successful individuals who makes…

Why is Detox Important for Lasting Recovery?

Why is Detox Important for Lasting Recovery?

Whether a person is abusing illegal drugs or prescription painkillers, the results are the same. These substances overload the body with toxins and chemicals.that create cravings and withdrawal symptoms when the drug is withheld.  Unless the individual goes through a medically supervised detox, the chance of lasting recovery is unlikely. To better understand the importance of detox in lasting recovery,…

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How it Helps Addicts Heal

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: How it Helps Addicts Heal

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an intricate technique aimed at helping people remove unwanted or negative thoughts. A person who is struggling with negative emotions or feelings are more prone to abuse drugs or alcohol. This technique focuses on the way people’s thoughts influence their emotional well being. The way a person thinks and feels emotionally has a huge impact on…

Recap:  The Most Deadly Drugs in the US in 2018

Recap: The Most Deadly Drugs in the US in 2018

According to the CDC’s National Vital Statistics Report, an average of 50,000 people die from drug overdoses each year.  Many of those deaths are attributed to Fentanyl that has been mixed with opioids or cocaine. Fentanyl is now considered the deadliest drug of all time, causing more overdose deaths than any other drug on the streets today.  But, Fentanyl and…

Drug Overdose:  Is It Accidental or Deliberate?

Drug Overdose: Is It Accidental or Deliberate?

A drug overdose is just one of the many serious side effects of substance abuse. And, whether it is alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medication, addiction will always be a concern. Getting treatment that will help overcome the mental or behavioral issues that led to drug abuse is critical in avoiding the shockingly high probability of an eventual drug overdose. …

Tips for Getting Through Your First Sober Christmas

Tips for Getting Through Your First Sober Christmas

If this is going to be your first sober Christmas, congratulations!  You’ve come a long way, and your success is commendable. Getting sober is tough, but staying that way can present a wide range of challenges.  One of the biggest hurdles for recovering alcoholics is getting through the holidays without drinking.   Of course, there are thousands of well-meaning tips,…

Why Treating Dual-Diagnosis in Rehab is Important

Why Treating Dual-Diagnosis in Rehab is Important

Addiction treatment programs have begun focusing more on treating the underlying causes of substance abuse. In the past, the approach was based mainly on punishment. Addicts were forced to endure withdrawals alone in cold, clinical settings. After a few days of this treatment, they were released back into the world with no support or guidance. As a result, most of…

Benefits of Creative Arts Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Benefits of Creative Arts Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Music and art therapy are included in many addiction treatment programs as complementary and alternative forms of treatment. Many recovering addicts find that they respond more favorably to this approach to therapy than they do to other methods. Creative arts therapy in addiction treatment is used to help a person explore their feelings, behaviors, and thoughts.  It also helps them…

Alcohol Addiction Facts and Treatment Options

Alcohol Addiction Facts and Treatment Options

In this contemporary era, alcohol addiction is a profound problem that adversely affects the lives of millions of people. If you are an alcohol addict who wants to turn your life around and embrace a healthier, happier future, it’s essential that you gain as much information as possible regarding addiction and treatment options. To get started, review the alcohol addiction…

Drug Rehab Information:  Why Treatment is Necessary

Drug Rehab Information: Why Treatment is Necessary

If you’re struggling with drug addiction, you know how hard it is to take the first step towards recovery. Any number of things could be holding you back, including fear, shame, lack of motivation, or most commonly, an unwillingness to commit to quitting. If you fall under any of the above categories, maybe you still want help but aren’t sure…