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Addiction Recovery - A Life Long Process.


Addiction Recovery - A Life Long Process

Addiction affects both the user and society, which means that both should be partners in the inpidual’s road to addiction recovery. In a lot of cases, addiction involves both periods of relapse and periods of recovery. It is during relapse that support from the people around the person...

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Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction.


Prescription Drug Abuse and Addiction

Prescription drug addiction differs from other forms of drug abuse and addiction in that the abuse develops very subtly and the addiction, gradually. In many cases prescription drug use will start with a medical need. Those who use painkillers – one of the most common prescription drugs...

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What are different kinds of drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment options?.


What are different kinds of drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment options?

Drug rehabilitation Centers offer a variety of programs that meet inpidual needs. The programs include: Residential (inpatient programs), Outpatient programs   and Short-stay options. Patients undergoing Long – Term Residential Treatment receives medical care 24 hours a day, usually...

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Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview.


Dual Diagnosis Treatment and Rehabilitation Overview

Dual Diagnosis means that a person has two different illnesses.
Such illnesses include: Severe or major mental illness and a substance disorder(s) Substance disorder(s) and a personality disorder(s) Substance disorder(s) and a personality disorder(s) and substance induced acute symptoms that...

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Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program.


Choosing a Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

When you or someone that you love is suffering from drug addiction and has considered treatment, the next step will be to choose a drug rehab center. This will be one of the most important and difficult decisions to make in your lifetime. Few of us know what to look for in a drug...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery IV.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery IV

In our last entry we looked at how our addictive inner dialogs with specific absent others become repetitive such that the dynamic of our inner conversations themselves keep us trapped in our addictions. Underlying this dynamic is a closed feedback loop. It is this closed loop that keeps the addict...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery III.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Treatment and Recovery III

Recalling that addiction is clinically defined as repeating negative behaviors despite the consequences or the risks involved and recalling also our initial categorization of our inner listeners as Absent Others we now look at addictive dialogs from within this framework. Addictive dialogs...

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Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery - Part II.


Inner Dialogues of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery - Part II

In our last entry we left open the question of who is doing the listening within our inner dialogues. Upon close introspection we find that there are multiple “inner listeners” that can be categorized as Absent Others; others “as if” they were present in the dialogue...

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Inner Dialogs of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery.


Inner Dialogs of Addiction, Rehabilitation and Recovery

According to theAmerican Society of Addiction Medicine the clinical definition of addiction includes: "A primary, chronic, neurobiologic disease, with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations. It is characterized by behaviors that include one...

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Relapse Danger Signs.


Relapse Danger Signs

The Term Relapse Means: From the Latin relabi to slide back, from re- + labi to slide, The act or an instance of backsliding, worsening, or subsiding, A recurrence of symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement. Like recovery relapse is a process that begins before actual re-addiction to...

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