Rehab for drug or alcohol abuse is often a very complicated process. For many, it is merely about giving them hope that rehab will help them get their life back on track, and give up the pain of addiction. For others, they are forced into it with some sort of consequence for them if they
No doubt struggling with drug addiction is a frightening, frustrating, and a downright complicated journey for both the individual and their loved ones. Perhaps you have tried getting sober in the past. Maybe you have tried different options, but none of them have stuck the way you had hoped. However, do you need formal treatment
Are you considering whether you or a loved one needs treatment? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the dizzying and confusing medical terms associated with going to rehab? When locating the best rehab treatment, it’s reasonable to have many questions or concerns. After all, treatment for addiction may be an emotional, physical, and financial consequence.
For many, there’s nothing worse than watching a loved one struggling with chemical dependency. You may want to help them, but not know the best approach. This is particularly true when addiction is clearly “off limits” every time you try to talk to them about getting help. So how do you approach a loved one
Many people in recovery constantly search for a deeper understanding. They look to find their spiritual center and enhance their time here on earth and thereafter. For those of us that have or wish to have a religious or spiritual way of life, our quality of recovery greatly depends upon putting our faith into something
Pittsburgh, PA | Sober Date: May 20, 2017 I am from a small town in western Pennsylvania and come from a middle-class family that loved and gave me whatever I would ever want or need. Like most teenagers, I kind of didn’t know who I was because I was part of many different groups of
I’m not an addict, I have legitimate pain! According to the American Pain Foundation, there are 50 million Americans that suffer from chronic pain each year. Chronic pain is a response elicited by the brain and spinal cord after the body has been injured or there is a potential to be injured. Prescription drugs offer
Many don’t understand why people suffer from pain killer addiction. Unfortunately, this can make them unsympathetic to the condition of addiction that creeps up on patients who have legitimate prescriptions for pain. Sadly, many patients who are prescribed painkillers find themselves addicted just like illicit drug users and desperately need help. What is Pain Killer
Diseased or degenerate? Perceptions about the nature of substance use disorders hindered treatment for generations by stigmatizing dependency as the product of a weak will. Such perceptions limited availability to treatment. It also made those who were suffering hesitant to come forward until their problem reached crisis proportions. Is addiction a disease or a choice?
Going into alcohol rehab is not a “one and done” process. Recovery is a lifelong pursuit that requires dedication and commitment to a better life through sobriety. In the beginning, you’ll focus on detox and rehab. However, when you go into aftercare or independent recovery maintenance, you’ll need to remember that the process continues. Types