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Who Can I Talk to if I Don’t Trust My Family?

Plenty of resources will discuss your addiction with you if you do not trust your family Discussing your addiction with a trusted family member, friend or counselor is a key step to developing recovery. The listener will probably offer support and help in initial conversations, but she will probably be a valuable source of reliance throughout the healing period. The closest people in addicts’ lives may be the...

How Important Is It to Build Friendships in My Support Group?

Support group friendships are essential, whether they are found within peer support groups or in other positive social circles. Those we call our peers are people who share some sort of characteristic with us. It could be a specific volunteer interest, a professional career, an age or even an illness. Generally we tend to associate with and relate to our peers. The sheer fact that someone is our peer, however, does...

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

Healthy eating supplements addiction treatment while also keeping physical and emotional wellness a primary concern Most people see addiction rehab as a time when patients focus all their efforts on stopping drug abuse. They know that rehab means people stay in an inpatient treatment center and have no access to substances such as alcohol or prescription medications; however, many of these people fail to realize...

How Healthy Does Detox Get Me?

Detox is a great step toward recovery, but it does not constitute complete treatment. In the year 2012, only 10% of addicts were estimated to be treated medically for their condition, which means that addiction did not receive the medical attention that it needed for people to get clean from drugs. However, if you understand the process of rehab and how detox begins long-term recovery, then you may feel encouraged...

How Do Benzos Affect Your Brain Chemistry?

There are 15 FDA approved benzodiazepine medications on the market; all of which affect the central nervous system In the 1980s, benzodiazepines became some of the most widely prescribed medications in the United States. It was at this point that their addiction and abuse potential began to be seriously addressed, even though the drug had been discovered years earlier in the 1930s. “Librium” was the name of the...

What Kind of Treatment Will I Get for an Opiate Addiction?

Individual and group therapy in rehab should be seen as opportunities to improve An important obstacle for getting addiction help is when addicts do not know what kind of treatment they will receive. The fact is that rehab has been poorly portrayed in the media so heavily that misconceptions and stigmas about both addicts and treatment abound. Ergo, it is wise to ask what kind of treatment you will get for...

The Addictive Effects of Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are powerful drugs that create both physical and psychological addictions Countless people have relieved psychological symptoms by using benzodiazepines, a relatively new medication. Casually known as benzos, these drugs sedate the brain by enhancing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In moderate doses, this drug can cause the following effects: Sleep induction Anxiety relief Muscle...

Protecting Yourself from Alcohol in Recovery

Staying sober after addiction treatment can be a challenge, so protect yourself from alcohol to see long-lasting recovery Many people turn to addiction specialists for recovery help once they realize that a substance (be it legal or illegal) has become difficult to control and causes problems of one sort or another in their lives. Although degrees of addiction, sorts of substances used and other factors vary widely...

Physical Activity, Staying Busy and Living Sober

Sober living during addiction recovery might include playing sports and exercising Life after addiction is a special time to make decisions regarding your new style of life. Now that you are living drug-free, it is time to fill your schedule with rewarding activities while you continue maintaining your sobriety. The reason behind this is that idleness is a big risk factor for relapse. For example, a person who began...

What Is Counter-Dependency?

Counter-dependency, in simple terms, can be defined as a lack of trust or a feeling of detachment from other people Most of us are familiar with the term dependency and its implications when it comes to drug addiction. We may have come to learn that a person becomes dependent on a certain substance after abusing it for a period of time and now his body requires a consistent supply of said substance to be at ease and...
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