relapse prevention

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

2019-10-16T00:43:13+00:00

An addiction treatment center with a medical detox program will allow the user to safely manage and alleviate the heavy detox symptoms that may be experienced when first quitting drugs or alcohol. Many who have tried quitting “cold turkey” on their own have had little to no success as they are improperly managing their symptoms. The purpose of a medical detox is to get the person safely through the acute withdrawal stage, where most of the physical symptoms occur. Maintaining sobriety long term in the post-acute withdrawal stage will require ongoing effort as the psychological symptoms, like depression and learning how to cope without the use of drugs or alcohol, begin to surface.

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?2019-10-16T00:43:13+00:00

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them

2019-10-01T23:44:30+00:00

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:

6 Common Triggers for Drug Use and How to Avoid Them2019-10-01T23:44:30+00:00

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know

2019-08-23T21:12:15+00:00

The easiest way to stop a potential relapse is to simply avoid relapse triggers. These are situations, experiences, places, even people who bring out your inner urges to use drugs or alcohol. Sometimes it’s a holiday or special day when maybe you lost someone close to you. Or it could be a club or place you used to hang out when you were using that makes you romanticize your past substance abuse. It could even be a family member or friend who you previously used with that makes you want to do it again.

Relapse Prevention: The Basics Everyone in Recovery Should Know2019-08-23T21:12:15+00:00

What is it Like to Work in a Drug Rehab?

2019-09-17T21:03:46+00:00

Many people wonder what it is like to work in a drug rehab facility. For most addiction specialists, the career path is a rewarding one. You get to help people rebuild their lives, often times from the bottom, back on up. You know the old saying: “rock bottom is a great place to build a [...]

What is it Like to Work in a Drug Rehab?2019-09-17T21:03:46+00:00

What are some effective drug-addict rehabilitation centers?

2019-07-30T01:05:28+00:00

If you or someone in your family is currently experiencing the disease of addiction, you want to find the best possible care. Choosing a drug rehab facility could be one of the most important health care decisions you make in your entire life. As you look for the most effective forms of treatment, you should consider programs that offer an evidence-based approach to their care.

What are some effective drug-addict rehabilitation centers?2019-07-30T01:05:28+00:00

How many times must someone go through rehab to stay sober?

2019-07-30T01:05:56+00:00

Many people from all walks of life wish they could answer the question, “how do I stay sober?”. They wish really hard, don’t they? They really want to. And they will tell you so. But in reality, only a small percentage actually investigate what it actually takes. Half of all people will relapse as part of their recovery, at a slightly lower rate than other chronic illnesses.

How many times must someone go through rehab to stay sober?2019-07-30T01:05:56+00:00

How to Celebrate New Years Eve Sober. Tips for Recovering Addicts.

2019-09-24T20:24:42+00:00

The holiday season for most recovering addicts can be the hardest time of the year, especially on New Year's Eve. Holidays in the United States are quite often characterized for their excess. Excessive partying, binge drinking, even excessive spending and worrying about debts and other responsibilities can cause a great amount of stress during this [...]

How to Celebrate New Years Eve Sober. Tips for Recovering Addicts.2019-09-24T20:24:42+00:00

Regular exercise helps in addiction treatment and relapse prevention.

2019-09-24T20:25:37+00:00

Cardiovascular exercise can help in addiction treatment and relapse prevention strategies. Scientists at the University of Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions have identified how cardiovascular exercise can support rehab treatment for those struggling with addiction. In a study carried out on animals, researchers discovered that regular exercise targets areas of the brain that control dopamine. [...]

Regular exercise helps in addiction treatment and relapse prevention.2019-09-24T20:25:37+00:00

Tips For a Recovering Addict During the Holiday Season

2019-09-24T20:27:23+00:00

You’ve heard of black Friday, but what about blackout Wednesday? That’s right, the holidays are often the most inebriated times of the year for many Texans. Overindulgence is common and the holiday season presents a unique challenge for people who are recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction. As people get into the holiday spirit, [...]

Tips For a Recovering Addict During the Holiday Season2019-09-24T20:27:23+00:00