relapse prevention

How Much Does Heroin Cost In Texas?

2020-02-20T16:40:28+00:00

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.

How Much Does Heroin Cost In Texas?2020-02-20T16:40:28+00:00

I am Addicted: 10 Steps to Take to Get Away From Drugs

2020-02-19T02:02:36+00:00

Unfortunately, not all relapse triggers can be avoided, no matter how hard we may try! Learning how to effectively cope with your drug cravings will allow you to move past them. Distract yourself by reading a book or go hang out with a sober family member or friend. Remind yourself why you are staying sober and the negative consequences you have experienced because of your drug or alcohol abuse. Try coming up with other coping mechanisms that will work specifically for you while you are experiencing a drug craving.

I am Addicted: 10 Steps to Take to Get Away From Drugs2020-02-19T02:02:36+00:00

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?

2020-01-23T00:05:09+00:00

  https://youtu.be/lPiR6L_G-nE   If you have ever struggled with quitting alcohol and drugs, then you know how difficult it can be, especially around the holidays. Overcoming an addiction and staying sober are essential to leading a healthy and fulfilling life. For those who do not know, addiction is considered to be a disease of the [...]

Why is Alcohol Harder to Quit than Other Drugs?2020-01-23T00:05:09+00:00

What Drugs Produce the Worst Withdrawal Symptoms?

2020-01-23T00:16:30+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?2020-01-23T00:16:30+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