Archive: Health, Recovery

Examining a Drug Addict’s Face: What Drugs Do to Your Face

July 6th, 2021

Besides a sudden change in behavior, you can sometimes recognize when someone is high or drunk just by looking at their face. For example, changes to the pupils or rosy skin are some immediate signs of drug use on the face that can be an easy tell. These changes typically go away as the drug […]

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September Is National Recovery Month

September 1st, 2016

What Is National Recovery Month? National Recovery Month was created by the Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration as a way of encouraging addiction recovery and to help promote long-lasting sobriety. It highlights not only those who have recovered from addiction, but those who have helped make it possible. It spreads the message that […]

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Convincing Your Loved One To Travel Out Of State To Rehab

May 16th, 2016

Choosing to enter a rehabilitation center can be one of the best decisions you and your loved one can make. When faced with overcoming your loved one’s drug or alcohol addiction, a person may need help, support, or direction from a friend or family member. Selecting the proper treatment facility is an important decision, and […]

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Substance Abuse Evaluations

May 10th, 2016

Once you start an addiction treatment program, you may receive a substance abuse evaluation. This evaluation is a tool used to determine the extent of your substance use and how treatment professionals can create an individualized care plan well-suited to your needs and situation. The Purpose Of A Substance Abuse Evaluation A comprehensive substance abuse […]

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Therapy Dogs in Addiction Rehabilitation

May 2nd, 2016

A dog can pick you up when you’re feeling down, make you smile and laugh, and know exactly when you need a friend. Many rehabilitation centers have begun using therapy dogs during treatment to help patients feel calm and relaxed. Dogs provide an air of comfort, support, unquestionable love and companionship, and a nonjudgmental demeanor; […]

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SAMHSA’s Guiding Principles Of Recovery

April 28th, 2016

Identifying The Guiding Principles According to its website, SAMHSA has several guiding principles of recovery, principles that are designed to make addiction recovery successful and long-lasting. Each of these principles has been tested as encouraging to a recovery regiment that is healing and soothing to the mind and body of anyone who requires rehab. These […]

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Can Drug Addiction Be Cured?

April 20th, 2016

Elements Of Addiction There are several factors to consider when it comes to addiction. These factors help determine the sensitivity to a drug, as well as the likelihood that full rehabilitation will stick. Aside from the physiological changes, there are psychological, emotional, and habitual elements to consider. Additionally: A person can be more susceptible to […]

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Medication Assisted Therapies For Addiction Treatment

April 13th, 2016

Medication-Assisted Addiction Recovery People in drug rehabilitation often require medicinal help to complete their recovery. These medicines are designed to increase the effectiveness of rehab and to create a permanent state of soberness for people recovering from addiction. Each medicine prescribed offers a different effect. For example, some are used as a “replacement” drug, i.e., […]

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Opiate/Opioid Withdrawal And Insomnia

April 12th, 2016

What Is Withdrawal? Opiate withdrawal or “dope sickness” results from prolonged use and physical dependence. This physical dependence can happen with both illicit and prescribed opiates. The withdrawals can occur not only after discontinuation but also after a significant reduction of use. These can be very unsettling and uncomfortable; the time it takes for the […]

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Dealing With Impulse Control In Recovery

April 7th, 2016

Impulse And Addiction There is a strong correlation between substance abuse and trouble with impulse control. Studies have shown that the use of multiple substances is usually linked to some form of impulse disorder. Controlling the urge to engage in risky behavior is made more difficult with the use of mind-altering substances. This can encourage […]

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Treatment For Alcohol Poisoning

April 6th, 2016

What Is Alcohol Poisoning? Overdose from alcohol, or alcohol poisoning, occurs when a person consumes a large amount of alcohol (binge drinking) in a short time. Due to this, the body is not able to process and eliminate it properly. Thus, the body’s delicate systems become overrun; it is unable to break down and eliminate […]

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Suicide Prevention In Early Recovery

March 24th, 2016

Identifying Why People Commit Suicide In Early Recovery Every person has a different reason for considering suicide while in early recovery. These reasons may seem trite or silly to you, but they are very real to the person who feels them. The following influences are among the most common in people who either contemplate or […]

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