Some physicians prescribe more opioids for certain medical conditions and for longer durations compared to others. Paradoxically, the indiscriminate abuse of painkillers instead of providing a permanent cure has been found to increase the severity of the medical condition or cause unwanted side effects - the commonest being drug abuse, dependency and addiction.Continue Reading
Benefits of Nutritionally Assisted Detox Therapy
Addiction is a serious brain disorder. It can ruin every aspect of a person's life. Therefore, the decision to get sober is a life-transforming one. Generally, the first step of addiction treatment is detoxification. One of the processes that is gaining popularity is nutritionally assisted detox (NAD).Continue Reading
What Are the Three Most Dangerous Drugs in the United States?
Drug addiction is a disease that has been known to destroy interpersonal relationships, family units, and the health of the individual suffering from addiction. When an addiction takes place, the individual is unaware that they have an addiction, and despite all their loved one's best attempts to help the individual overcome their addiction, they remain powerless.Continue Reading
Addiction Recovery - Conquering the Fear
For someone who has never personally dealt with a serious drug or alcohol problem before, it is hard to understand why an addict cannot simply quit using. Truth be told, it is not as simple as that. The long-term use of mind-altering substances physically affects how the brain works. In turn, this also affects how the addict thinks.Continue Reading
The Top Ten Reasons to Pursue Continuing Care After InPatient Treatment
The majority of patients who successfully complete inpatient and have the desire to stay clean and sober relapse in the first year after acute care treatment. Anyone who has been to inpatient treatment has noticed that the among the other patients around them, that there is a large percentage who have been through inpatient treatment before.
Now Is the Right Time to Step Out of Your Procrastination Habit
The right time is something that lots of people waste many precious moments waiting for. But if you think about it, what does 'the right time' actually mean? Well, here's something you can try when you find yourself waiting for it.
New Year - New You or Old You?
The New Year is a time many of us look at ourselves and our lives to see what we can do better. We look at what we've accomplished. We look at what we want to accomplish. It's a logical starting point, right? The calendar rolls over to a new year and the months begin again at number 1.
Getting Sober - New Years' Resolution
As the year draws to a close and a new one begins, many people struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism will make getting sober a number one priority on their list of New Years' Resolutions.
Healthy Living - Should You Try A Technology Detox?
We have all heard about detox plans. Many of you may have tried one in the past, hoping it would help you reach your health and fitness goals. The primary purpose of the detox approach is to detoxify your body from the toxic waste we encounter on a day-to-day basis, which should then enable your body to work better and more efficiently.
The Law of Attraction in Recovery From Alcoholism
You will always find exactly what you're looking for, this is an age-old truth. It still surprises me when I discover how many people don't realize this truth. To recover from alcoholism, which is my primary focus in the recovery community, I always start in the mind. Thoughts lead to feelings, which lead to actions, which lead to results.
Drug Addiction - Cross Addiction and Relapse - 5 Cross Addiction Relapse Prevention Tips
Although definitions of "Addiction" seem to be continuing to evolve, addiction is still "a primary, chronic, progressive, and relapsing disease". The last decade of research has led to a refined definition of addiction as a "brain disease which is manifested by compulsive behavior".
Role of Nutritional Therapy in Recovery From Alcohol Addiction
Overcoming an alcohol addiction is challenging. At times, even after taking professional care, people tend to relapse due to factors like severity of their addiction, biochemical imbalances and genetic factors that act as an impediment to the recovery. The process of aligning the brain with the body is known as biochemical repair and nutritional therapy forms an important part of this repair program.
Addiction and Recovery - A Worksheet to Help Assess Your Relapse When You Have Fallen Off the Wagon
Relapse is a symptom of addiction. Relapse is a symptom of many, if not most, chronic diseases. Addiction should be treated as the chronic disease that it is and relapse should be treated as a symptom of addiction. Relapse is not a character flaw or a moral failing.
Ways to Support Someone With Depression
Depression, an incapacitating and an isolating disorder, can jeopardize relationships, if not handled well. A person living with a depressed individual might feel neglected and deprived and in turn, adopt an indifferent approach.
Depression and Anxiety Contribute to Opioid Misuse
Advancement in the field of neuroscience has identified how a change in a person's mindset can alter his or her perception of pain. Besides the common risk factors, other elements, such as tissue damage, psychology, and environment, play a significant role in determining the way a person perceives his or her pain.
10 Lifestyle Changes to Tame Anxiety
We all struggle with anxiety at some point in our lives. But being constantly worried or fearful about things, events, places or people is a cause of concern and needs to be addressed. Some people can't afford therapy and medications or may not have insurance to have their expenses covered. In such cases, it is inevitable to bring some lifestyle changes that can help alleviate anxiety.
Role of Nutritional Therapy in Recovery From Alcohol Addiction
Overcoming an alcohol addiction is challenging. At times, even after taking professional care, people tend to relapse due to factors like severity of their addiction, biochemical imbalances and genetic factors that act as an impediment to the recovery.
4 Practical Benefits of Getting Addiction Therapy
The option to use addiction therapy is a lot more effective than attempting to recover at-home. They can be very effective at creating the tailored treatment plan that will give a solid base to recover as fast as possible. Also, the trained staff has the knowledge and know-how to increase the likelihood of a successful recovery.