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Benefits of Sober Living Homes

It is very common that when drug addicts leave inpatient facilities they go to a halfway home, or a sober living home, to continue their rehabilitation and treatment. It is useful to have help and support when transitioning back into society after 30-120 days living in an inpatient treatment facility. In 2010 the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment published a statistical article related to sober living homes. This research found that those living in sober living homes for 6-18 months after inpatient treatment were much less likely to face relapse, become homeless or be arrested. The findings were staggering and prove the need for more facilities to have sober living…
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inpatient alcohol

Benefits of Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

It has been widely researched and proven that rehabilitation rates for all addictions are much higher for addicts that attend inpatient programs versus outpatient programs. This statistic increases even more greatly when looking at the addiction of alcoholism. The reason for this is that alcohol is a legal substance in the United States and is widely available almost everywhere. Most addicts need to be taken out of the environment that enables them to keep using. Alcoholics can find alcohol in almost every environment, which is why inpatient alcohol rehabilitation efforts are more successful.   Determining the length of the program   Alcoholics must go through a detoxification of alcohol in…
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The Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab

Making the decision to seek treatment is the most important step in the recovery and rehabilitation process. Once this decision has been made the next most important step is determining how you’ll get through the treatment process and what type of treatment is the best option for you. It is widely known that success rates for rehabilitation are highest when an addict seeks care in an inpatient program. Most people find that in order to give it their all, they must be immersed in the recovery process all day every day. The physical, psychological and emotional benefits are far greater during inpatient treatment programs.   The Physical Benefits Most people…
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Non 12 Step Rehab Program

Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous and the 12 step program have been one of the most successful treatment programs ever. It has been the go-to program for anyone wanting to achieve and maintain sobriety over 60 years. Pew Research Center’s new Religious Landscape Study done in 2014 shows that there is a decline in those that practice religion in the United States. There are two important things to note from this study. The first is that the number of non-spiritual people, atheists or agnostics, is growing. The second is those that do consider themselves spiritual are increasingly not identifying with a certain religion. This trend away from religious dependency in…
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cocaine addiction

Four Steps To Help Your Family Recover From Cocaine Addiction

The ramifications of cocaine addiction go far beyond what the cocaine addict is experiencing. Family, friends and loved ones are also severely affected by the addiction. If you’re one of these people, chances are all you want to do is help. But you don’t know where to start and you feel overwhelmed and sometimes hopeless. Here are four important steps you can take to help you on this journey of helping your family recover from cocaine addiction.   Stage an Intervention   The intervention process is one of the most important things that you can do for your loved one. It’s important to note that certain methods have been proven…
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behavior treatments

Medications and Behavioral Treatments Used to Treat Drug Addiction

Detoxification Medications are often used throughout the drug addiction treatment process. Of course the first step to drug addiction treatment is the actual withdrawal from the drug, whether it’s opioids, stimulants or alcohol. Several studies show that treatment facilities that use medications during the detoxification process have a higher success rate at preventing relapse. These drugs make it much more comfortable for a patient to withdrawal from a drug without intensely painful symptoms, some of which can actually harm a person long-term or even kill them. Preventing Relapse Once a person’s body has become detoxified from the drug, his or her brain still sends ”craving” signals that can make a…
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alcohol addiction

Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Just like treating any other addiction, there are steps that need to be taken to ensure a successful recovery. One of the most important factors is having the love and support of a family. This type of support system will help an alcoholic through this recovery process. As a loved one of an alcoholic there are many things that you can do to help during the recovery process. The first thing to do is stage an intervention. The next thing to do is to be there during the treatment program. It is also imperative that you continue to support the alcoholic after the treatment program, as well as take care…
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opiate addiction

Understanding Opiate Addiction and the Treatment Options

What are Opiates? ‘Opiate’ is an umbrella term encompassing both prescription opioids such as codeine, hydrocodone and fentanyl, and illegal substances including opium and heroin. They contain naturally occurring analgesic alkaloid compounds found in poppy plants. After alcohol they account for are mankind’s most widespread drug problem. Opiates are used for their euphoric effects. They release endorphins in the brain which reduces pain and anxiety and triggers pleasure and happiness. They can be taken in numerous ways including orally, by smoking, snorting or injecting which gives the quickest and most intense effect. There are several treatment options for addiction to opiates. Medicinal Treatment during Detoxification Methadone and Buprenorphine are both…
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marijuana

Treatment Options for Marijuana Addiction

What is Marijuana? Marijuana is the most widely used illegal substance in both Europe and the United States. The drug is derived from extracts of the cannabis sativa plant. It is most commonly smoked but can also be incorporated into various food substances. The drug induces a euphoric and relaxed state, but also leads to memory loss, slow reflexes, increased heart rate and paranoia, among other symptoms. When someone uses the drug to cope with problems in their life, and its usage has begun to affect and even destroy their life, it is likely they are addicted and need to seek help. What are the Dangers of Consistent Marijuana Use?…
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heroin

Heroin Addiction Treatment

Heroin addiction is one of the strongest addictions known and one of the hardest habits to kick. Many people become addicted after one use of this drug due to its intense euphoric high. Many people who try it just for fun or recreationally end up becoming severely addicted.   Heroin Withdrawal   One of the reasons it is so hard to quit heroin is the withdrawal process. When addicts don’t get the drug on a regular basis they go into severe withdrawal, which includes symptoms such as anxiety, depression, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle aches. It can be severely painful, and many heroin addicts feel like they are dying. It is…
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