If you've never had a problem with drugs or alcohol, it's probably quite hard for you to imagine what difficulties may lie ahead for a person during their recovery from substance abuse or addiction and this is understandable. It's not easy to put into words just how challenging and hard recovery can be unless you've been there and unfortunately the more chronic the addiction, the harder it can be...Read Full Article
Early Stages of Substance Abuse Recovery
Are you exhibiting warning signs of a possible relapse in the early stages of your recovery? The early stages of recovery from alcohol or drug addiction is very difficult for everyone even if a person is ready to stop drinking or using drugs and has sought help for their addiction.
It's extremely hard for any recovering addict to make positive...
Don't Give Up! Relapse Doesn't Mean Treatment Has Failed or That You're A Failure
If the use of drugs or alcohol is currently affecting your life because you're dependent on them, you may feel you either don't have a problem, you can handle it on your own, or that treatment is a waste of time because you sought help in the past and it didn't work.
This is a common reaction most people have...
Many people who go through substance abuse treatment to overcome their use and dependence to drugs or alcohol often relapse at some point in their life, usually due to stress, anxiety or depression. This doesn't mean that they're sentenced to addiction again but it definitely means they still have work to do on them self to prevent it from happening again.
This can mean they need to see...
We have all heard at one time or another how useful meditation can be in terms of reducing stress and anxiety but most people don't realize how helpful meditation can be managing recovery from the use of drugs and alcohol dependency. Relapse is one of the biggest concerns for individuals recovering from substance abuse disorders and meditation can make a big difference for a person maintaining...Read Full Article
Some of the terms that are associated with drug use can be confusing to people and many teens are misguided about the use of prescription drugs and over the counter medications. For example a lot of people think that detox means recovery and that substance abuse treatment is a cure for addiction.
Prescription drugs aren't illegal so a lot of teens and young people think they're safer than...
Crystal meth is one of the most abused illegal drugs today in this country. It's very unfortunate too because it's also one of the most serious drugs that not only affects the brain but is extremely hard to recover from. Many people addicted to crystal meth are unaware that there's a recovery support group for people addicted to meth. Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) is a fellowship program that...Read Full Article
Medically Assisted Treatment for Substance Abuse
Unfortunately in this day and age we still have thousands of people suffering from addiction to alcohol and drugs that are in need of treatment for this serious disease. People of all ages are suffering and many of them know they need help but are afraid to seek treatment for several reasons.
It has to be extremely hard for a person to admit...
Someone goes in for substance abuse treatment, convinced that this time will be the time they kick their habit, whatever that might be. Six months later they’ve gone through treatment and are out on their own. They’ve changed jobs, friends, made amends…and then that day, the one they hoped would never come…the alcohol, marijuana, cocaine (insert your drug of choice...Read Full Article