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substance abuse problems

5 Tips to Help You Get Your Parent on the Road to Recovery
No one can deny the adverse effects caused by substance abuse problems. Some of the most innocent victims in the case of most substance abuse issues are the children of those facing addiction. In fact, studies conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admission found that as many as 1 in every 8 children in the United States has a parent facing a substance use disorder. Underaged children with parents facing addiction are the truest victims, as they are unable to do things like stage an alcohol intervention or hire a drug intervention specialist. Less often considered, but arguably also ...
Prescription Heroin

Canada Approves Prescription Heroin: A Problematic “Solution” to an Ongoing Crisis
Heroin is one of the most addictive substances treated at a drug rehab treatment center. According to recent data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse or NIDA, in 2017, up to 15,482 people died from a heroin overdose. Had those people sought heroin rehab at a holistic care center, some of those deaths surely could have been avoided. The opioid crisis is a leading national concern, and heroin is considered an opioid. Separate data from NIDA mentions that opioid overdosing and abuse kills more than 130 United States residents daily. That’s more than 47,000 deaths in a given year. What makes less sense ...
Alcohol Addiction

The Hidden Costs of Alcohol Addiction
By the time a person addicted to alcohol considers seeking treatment at alcohol rehab centers, the damage this legal drug has caused in his or her own life is fairly obvious. The alcoholic may have lost a job, be in poor health, or have strained relationships with loved ones. What the addicted person and those closest to him or her might not consider is how much alcoholism costs the larger society. When comparing the cost of inpatient alcohol treatment with the many hidden costs of alcohol addiction, it is clear that the former is a cost-effective solution that benefits the ...
drug intervention programs

What’s the Breaking Point? 3 Questions to Ask Before Staging an Intervention
People considering drug intervention programs for a friend or loved one with a substance abuse disorder may not know where to begin. They just know that the breaking point is near and doing nothing will bring more heartache. More tension. More sleepless nights. Intervention does work. However, it is important to understand that relapse is considered a natural part of recovery. In fact, according to national data collected by the NIH, between 40 percent and 60 percent of the people who seek addiction treatment relapse. Knowing this, it is important that people staging an intervention invest the time and energy to give ...
Non 12 Step

Find the New You; Redefine Yourself in a Positive Non 12 Step Environment
Traditional 12 step rehabilitation programs are very popular among different types of inpatient rehabilitation programs. They are the most common type of inpatient rehabilitation currently available. Despite the prevalence of 12 step recovery programs, Non 12 step recovery centers are becoming increasingly popular among the public as time goes on. There are many non 12 step recovery programs available to take advantage of. These non 12 step rehabilitation programs seek to help clients through techniques that are supported by scientific evidence and proven to help those seeking sobriety. Because of these techniques and practices, success rates are much higher for those taking ...
Alcohol

6 Ways to Stay Sober When Alcohol Is Part of Social Functions
Returning to day-to-day life after receiving treatment at an inpatient alcohol rehab can be incredibly intimidating. Dealing with new independence and temptation can be difficult even without physically having alcohol present. However, at many work, friend, and family get-togethers, alcohol is indeed present. This brings a whole new set of challenges for those in recovery and navigating through those obstacles can be difficult. Thankfully, there are a few things one can do to help maintain their sobriety after inpatient alcohol rehab despite the fact that alcohol is part of many social functions. Thinking ahead and doing the best to prepare oneself, as ...