Opioid addiction has increasingly become an epidemic in America in recent history, with many attributing this growing problem to prescription painkillers. These painkillers are being prescribed at a rate. Shame is often a feeling associated when confronted with treatment options, leading the user to feel as though they are not worthy of getting better or turning their lives around. This may fit hand in hand with the fear of negative judgement, as it was found in a 2014 study conducted by John Hopkins that when asked about addiction many Americans stated that they felt it was worse than many other mental illnesses. However, today that view is changing as more and more research has become available on the subject.
While cocaine first became popular in pop culture around the 1970’s, it is one of the oldest drugs in the world, as the leaves from the coca plant have been chewed for thousands of years. Originating in South America, the Erythroxylon coca plant was used as a stimulating medicinal product; elevating mood, aiding in digestion [...]
If you have ever experienced a relapse, or are new to recovery, know that you are not alone, research suggests that between 40 to 60 percent of people who have recently undergone treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within just one year of sobriety. One of the ways to keep from becoming a member of this statistic is to pay attention to cues or situations that can lead to this unwanted drug or alcohol use, below is a list of 6 common triggers and some additional tools so that we can hopefully avoid them:
At More Than Rehab, we have seen a wide variety of people come to our rehabilitation center for help. We’ve had doctors, college students, musicians, stay at home mothers literally just about everyone come to us with a debilitating substance use disorder. Addiction knows no bounds. It is true that literally anyone can develop a psychological and physical dependency on substances ranging from alcohol to prescription and illicit drugs.
Maybe you’ve just come to realize that things have gotten bad, but are things really bad enough to check yourself into rehab? It is important to be aware that you are not alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that an estimated 22.7 million Americans need treatment for a problem with drugs or alcohol. But how do you know when is the time for drug rehab for yourself, or even for a loved one? Having a substance abuse problem does not always mean the person is addicted to drugs. Often times it will get to the point of addiction, before a person decides they want to stop.
https://youtu.be/x7rzTY7hPFI Injecting drugs is the most dangerous way to use drugs. While there are different ways to use drugs, snorting, ingesting, smoking and injecting, it could be strongly argued that injection with the use of hypodermic needles poses the highest risk for negative health effects. The practice of injecting drugs into the bloodstream with a [...]