An intervention is a group effort to help a loved one who is suffering and reluctant to accept help for his problem with substance abuse or addiction. The most common model of intervention is when family and friends of the addict prepare a meeting with or without the addict’s knowledge...
Medical treatment is a part of human history; it has grown from superstition and mythology into today’s awareness of both the human body and the scientific principles that support it. As a result, many individuals have personal preferences about the treatment methods they choose, but,...
Depressive illnesses are psychological ailments of the brain. Sufferers of depression may feel that they have to go on with life out of duty to perform but feel little or no desire to participate in the activities that even once used to bring them joy. We see this in the example of Major...
When a patient receives a new prescription, it is hopefully received with knowledge of the addictive potential and a firm resolve not to fall into drug misuse. However, even with the intention to prevent complications, sometimes abusive tendencies develop that will need to be...
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “Addiction treatment must help the individual stop using drugs, maintain a drug-free lifestyle, and achieve productive functioning in the family, at work, and in society.”1 This means that for a recovery treatment to become...
Even in the most strained parental relationships, adult children still want the best for their parents. So when a parent is exhibiting signs of substance abuse, a number of emotions can surface. Worry, denial, anger, frustration, sadness are among just a few of the difficult emotions that...
Addiction cannot be cured for life, but it can be controlled if treated with the proper efforts. After receiving help to come off of their drug use, many addicts can avoid relapse, but what are the keys to such success? Identify and address personal and social weaknesses in order to...
Setting life goals while you overcome addiction is an incredible way to continue making progress in your sobriety. Having a clear view of what you want to achieve, what you need to do to reach your goal, and a designated time to do it can help you see addiction recovery as a more...
You are entitled to a certain amount of privacy in the workplace and your employer is not allowed to terminate your employment due to past addiction or the treatment of addiction. If you have recently completed rehab for chemical dependence there are limits as to what your employer can...
Food fuels the body. Although it seems obvious that the type and quantity of food someone eats are directly connected to health and wellness, many people greatly underestimate the importance of diet to addiction recovery. The truth is that a healthy diet can be one of the most critical...
Staying sober is seldom a one-person effort. Addiction recovery usually yields better results when patients rely on others to cope with the ups and down; in that line, they can control drug cravings that lead to relapse. How can you make sure you receive the addiction help you need when...
Opiate addiction is a devastating psychological and physiological disease that requires comprehensive, multi-faceted treatment that utilizes the latest techniques and tools if people are to accomplish recovery. While opiate addiction recovery is certainly possible, it is a challenging...