/Rehabilitation

The Shame Game

Shame and guilt are present in nearly every case of substance abuse and alcoholism and they are powerful and painful emotions that can hinder recovery. We feel shame as a natural emotion that not only affects our behavior, but creates a physiological response to the automatic nervous system. We blush, [...]

2018-11-30T21:33:35+00:00 November 29th, 2018|Addiction, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Uncategorized|

Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Addiction

Practicing mindfulness and meditation can be a very positive ways to identify hidden emotions that are harming you and hindering your recovery. Mindfulness focuses on exposing harmful ways of thinking and meditation can help reduce the physical response these harmful emotions cause to our mind and body. A very important [...]

2018-11-10T00:25:03+00:00 November 10th, 2018|Addiction, Adventure Therapy, Alcohol Addiction, Blog, Detox, Recovery, Rehabilitation|

Avoiding Illegal Online Pharmacies

A Growing Epidemic The recent rise in the availability of prescription drugs through the internet should raise concerns to the public and health care professionals. Studies have found that for every 10% increase in high speed internet in the U.S. the abuse of prescription drug outlets has risen by 1%. [...]

5 Ways to Stay Sober This Halloween

We can all remember the fun and excitement of Halloween when we were kids. Picking out your favorite costume and knocking on your neighbor's doors on a mission for a pillowcase or plastic pumpkin full of candy. There is so much Halloween fun to remember as kid that you might [...]

Tips for Successful Sleep During Withdrawal

Withdrawal from drugs and alcohol causes emotional and physical discomfort. Getting rid of drug use is a great step towards a healthier lifestyle, but the process is always difficult. With prolonged use, the body is accustomed and dependent on the effects of drugs and alcohol and has a difficult time [...]

What to Expect from an Outpatient Drug Rehabilitation Program

If you have recently decided to seek help for your drug addiction, the next step is deciding which type of treatment program to pursue. Although you may desire the intense focus of an inpatient program, perhaps it isn't practical for you for a variety of reasons. Maybe you're a single [...]

2018-08-31T20:36:49+00:00 August 30th, 2018|Rehabilitation|

Mental Health And Addiction : Understanding Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis? Dual diagnosis is defined as a condition in which a patient is simultaneously suffering from a substance abuse problem and a mental health disorder, according to the National Alliance on the Mental Illness (NAMI). Dual diagnosis is also known as co-existing or co-occurring disorders. Debate exists [...]

2018-06-05T20:22:43+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Rehabilitation|

Treating Addiction: Why Behavioral Therapy is Important

Whether it's alcohol, tobacco, prescription medication, or illegal drugs, addiction is a serious issue and debilitating condition. The combined healthcare costs alone amount to approximately $160 billion per year, reaching as high as $700 billion due to crime and lost productivity. Addiction to drugs, alcohol, or prescription medication affects approximately [...]

2018-05-14T20:48:27+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Addiction, Rehabilitation|

What Will Help Your Loved One Stay in Rehab

If you have a loved one who is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, you're not alone. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 23.5 million people in the United States are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Research shows that professional rehab facilities offer the best [...]

2018-02-14T17:55:14+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Rehabilitation|

Why Swimming is Beneficial During Addiction Recovery

Many addiction recovery and rehab centers have a fitness center, gym and swimming pool so clients can get plenty of exercise. Swimming has some particular advantages because it can be done at a pace suitable for someone who needs time to rebuild physical strength and stamina. Exercise During Recovery Regaining [...]

2018-01-30T01:43:32+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Recovery, Rehabilitation|