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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
An estimated 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, which is more than the total number of people with heart disease, cancer and diabetes combined. Therefore, it is not surprising that the US Centers for Disease Control has observed a 10-fold increase in the volume of opioids...