Preparing yourself before going into rehab can be just as important as making the decision to go. Once you have decided where you are going to receive inpatient (overnight) addiction treatment, then it is important to know what you will need to do in order to get ready. Also, it is vital...
One of the main goals of addiction treatment is to help addicts control difficult feelings while they practice life in sobriety. This task not only makes rehab pleasant, but it also allows recovering addicts to concentrate on what they are learning. To that effect, stress management has...
Addiction affects many more people than addicts. Friends and loved ones often experience tremendous amounts of pain and hardship just for being in the proximity of this disease. Learning effective and healthy ways to deal with the pain and fear associated with a loved one’s addiction is...
Addiction treatment has never been more effective than it is today. While there are certainly some traditional rehab programs that cling to antiquated techniques and ineffective methodologies, there are also several highly successful systems that have strong track records. Why is it,...
When someone is battling addiction, nothing may be more important to her than to recover. In other words, addicts are often well aware of their need to stop abusing drugs, reach sobriety, atone for the damage they caused and to function in their families once again. However, being aware...
Although changing the way you respond to pain and other triggers will take time and dedication, it is definitely possible. With practice you will develop new habits, new perspectives and a new purpose in life. Believe it or not, there is a beautiful future waiting for you if you have the...
Gender-specific addiction treatment programs are a very effective resource for people who prefer this setting over a co-ed program. After analyzing the benefits and disadvantages of each option, the final decision will most likely depend on personal preference. However, there are some...
Mental preparation before rehab is instrumental to receiving the full benefits of the treatment program. This not only involves researching the program and knowing what to expect, but also dealing beforehand with overpowering fears that could hinder the effectiveness of addiction...
No parent wants his or her children to struggle with substance abuse and addiction, but the tragic truth is that a majority of people who become addicts had parents who were addicts. Growing up as the child of an addict greatly increases the likelihood of future addiction. While there are...
Healing from trauma is one of the main objectives in life of people who have been through traumatic events such as natural disasters, the death of a loved one, extreme violence, and other similar causes. For these people, recovering from trauma becomes a goal not only to have emotional...
Life after addiction is no time to improvise. To successfully continue with a life of sobriety, the best option is to sit down and develop a plan that will help you or your loved one spend time in healthy activities and routines. The importance of this method relies on replacing a life...
Addiction recovery is a massive physical and psychological undertaking. The process of allowing the body to purge itself of toxins and to re-establish chemical balance can be painful and exhausting. Overcoming the emotional damage caused by substance abuse can be even more daunting. Many...