Returning to real life from rehab is rife with challenges. Addicts must essentially learn to live again. As with any illness, looking for warning signs prior to a relapse is critical for recovery. It is important to remember that substance use disorders are real illnesses with symptoms and signs, just like diabetes, asthma and other….
Addiction can be as painful for family members as it is for the addict herself. When faced with a loved one’s repeated broken promises and out of control behaviors, it is easy to become overwhelmed and hopeless. Fortunately, in today’s world, there are numerous sources of help available. One free source is our helpline . Willingness….
Whether embarking on a new relationship with a recovering alcoholic or addict, or attempting to rebuild one that survived the perils of addiction, rebuilding intimacy is key. For addicts in recovery, learning to manage emotions and build healthy, intimate relationships can be a struggle. There are, however, some simple activities, based on Erikson’s Stages of….
Substance Use Disorders ravage relationships. Lies, betrayals and broken promises litter relationships in which at least one partner is an addict. If both partners are addicts, the relationship turmoil is doubly dysfunctional. Finding ways to improve communication in sobriety is key to sustaining relationships. Communication Issues There are so many communication issues that riddle an….
Local courts seek to lessen the burden on jails and prisons by offering treatment to non-violent drug addicts. These programs generally consist of a variety of phases and are offered with a reduced sentence for addiction-related crimes. For many addicts, drug court programs across the nation have offered hope and a brand new life. For….
One of the greatest gifts of a new sober life is the end to loneliness and isolation. People finding themselves on the road to recovery travel with friends and companions who understand like no one else can. Many of these friendships are established in rehab. Experiencing the love, support and laughter of others is an….
Attending an extended inpatient rehabilitation facility can help establish a firm foundation for continued recovery from drug addiction. Intensive treatment offers education and support for patients. While some people feel 120 days of treatment should be sufficient to help substance abusers kick the habit, professionals understand that inpatient treatment is merely a training ground for….
Walking a path can sometimes be bumpy, particularly if you’re heading to cocaine addiction recovery. Coming out of addiction is very challenging and sometimes so depressing. It is not easy to face the shame, guilt and issues that are brought about by your cocaine addiction. However, nothing is impossible if you treat yourself the way….
If you are considering rehab for a spouse or love one, it is important to know what to ask. These questions will help you gauge whether the drug addiction treatment center will be the best option for your spouse. Does the Drug Addiction Program use the Principles of Addiction Treatment as a Guideline? According to….
It is an unfortunate fact that many parents who are addicted to drugs have children that also grow up to find themselves addicted and in need of rehab. There are a variety of factors that cause the child of a drug addict to become addicted themselves. Genetics According to the Mayo Clinic, it is possible….