Archive: Addiction Treatment Types, Blog, How To, Recovery, Relapse

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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Do “Abstinence Only” Treatments Work?

March 17th, 2016

What Are Abstinence-Only Programs? Currently, it is estimated that about 95% of treatment programs are abstinence-based. Abstinence-only programs revolve around the theory that true recovery consists of a constant state of sobriety. These programs derived themselves most notably from the Minnesota module, which includes: Protocol that is commonly based around the twelve steps to encourage […]

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What Is The Most Common Cause Of Relapse?

February 18th, 2016

Why Does A Relapse Occur? A relapse occurs when an individual returns to using after a period of sobriety. The first year out of recovery can be very daunting and the majority of relapses occur within this period. Understanding the situations and triggers that can cause a relapse, and subsequently being on the lookout for […]

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Signs Someone Is Hiding A Drug Problem

December 22nd, 2015

Suddenly Suspicious Nature One of the first signs that someone you love is hiding a drug problem is a sudden increase in paranoid or suspicious behavior. The reason for this change is two-fold: since they are engaging in a damaging activity, they are afraid of anyone finding out. As a result, they will feel like […]

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A Timeline Of Opiate Withdrawal

December 7th, 2015

Opiate withdrawal is an incredibly painful situation that the American Society of Addiction Medicine estimates drives 1.9 million Americans into addiction. However, it is important to understand that opiate withdrawal does not have an infinite timestamp: it has an obvious timeline and endpoint. And while it may be extremely difficult to weather, reaching the finish […]

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Planning An Intervention On An Adult Child Addicted To Drugs Or Alcohol

October 12th, 2015

You’ve raised your child to the best of your abilities, watched them succeed in life, and are extremely proud of all they’ve accomplished. Unfortunately, they’ve developed an addiction that is threatening to tear their lives apart. Unfortunately, an intervention may be necessary. Create The Intervention Team A successful intervention team needs to be filled with […]

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AA and NA: The Benefits of 12-Step Recovery Programs

August 7th, 2015

What Is A 12-Step Program? In the 1930s, a man commonly known as Bill W. was seeking help with his own alcohol dependency problem. Becoming a member of a fellowship helped him achieve and maintain his own sobriety. But another alcohol dependent known as Dr. Bob S. was not as successful. When the two men […]

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Trading One Addiction For Another: Do Drug Rehab Centers Put Patients On Prescription Drugs?

July 27th, 2015

Drug Replacement Therapy People undergoing drug replacement therapy are prescribed a medication which simulates the substance from which they suffer dependency. It is prescribed by a doctor and can be distributed in two ways: inpatient or outpatient procedures. Inpatient drug replacement therapy requires staying at the facility while outpatient therapy lets the patient return home. […]

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Can I Get In Legal Trouble For Admitting Drug Use In Rehab?

June 25th, 2015

The Short Answer Is “No” It varies from situation to situation, but in the vast majority of cases, simply admitting illegal drug use to your treatment professional will not land you in jail. This is true whether you’re owning up to past drug use as a condition of entering rehab, or revealing a current relapse […]

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Opiate Withdrawal – Uncomfortable To Downright Painful Infographic

June 22nd, 2015

Learn more about opiate withdrawal and the uncomfortable to downright painful side effects illustrated with a visually stunning infographic that is easy to read and has a PDF version for you to download. Opiate Withdrawal Infographic: Download PDF To learn more about Opiate Withdrawal click here.

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Common Legal Consequences Resulting From Drug And Alcohol Abuse

June 8th, 2015

The 5 Primary Factors The Criminal Justice System Bases Legal Consequences: Crimes committed relating to the possession or the sale of a substance Crimes related to obtaining a substance (including forging prescriptions, stealing money to buy drugs, etc.) Accessory charges Physical or sexual assaults related to substance use Damage to people and/or property while under […]

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Buprenorphine: Suboxone And Subutex For Opiate Addiction Treatment

May 29th, 2015

What is Buprenorphine? Buprenorphine is, by definition, a narcotic analgesic. It is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction, often by injection. In plain English, it’s a drug that can help an addicted person recover from other drugs. Like most drug-related issues, however, it’s not really as simple as that. Buprenorphine, known in tablet […]

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