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Think Cocaine Went Away in the '80s? Think Again

Think Cocaine Went Away in the ’80s? Think Again
Cocaine might’ve been popular in the 1980’s, but its popularity has only grown since then. In fact, it’s the second most illegally trafficked drug in the world. Today’s cocaine addiction treatment centers constantly redefine their services to meet the needs of individuals suffering from cocaine abuse—but the ever-growing numbers are certainly demanding. Cocaine Use in the United States In the United States, alone, about 35.3 million Americans over the age of 12 have reportedly used the drug, as reported by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The powerfully addictive stimulant, used in its powdered hydro chloride salt form, is snorted, ...
Change the Scenery, Change Your Life; Why Your Loved One Should Consider Drug Rehab That's in a New Place

Change the Scenery, Change Your Life; Why Your Loved One Should Consider Drug Rehab That’s in a New Place
Most people may not consider the location of traditional drug rehab centers. They search Google with a query like “drug rehab near me” and start from there. However, holistic drug rehab programs consider details that traditional centers may not, and there are some very important reasons why. The most effective drug rehab programs give patients the ability to change their environment completely. This means getting away from situations and people that may be encouraging drug or alcohol abuse. Experts across disciplines agree that a positive change in environment can cause a positive change in thought patterns, which is the beginning of behavioral change. Here are some of ...
5 Ways a Substance Abuse Intervention Professional Can Help Families

5 Ways a Substance Abuse Intervention Professional Can Help Families
It’s no secret that drug addiction is a family problem rather than an individual issue the addict deals with alone. There is, of course, the obvious problematic behavior caused by addiction, but the issue goes deeper. Loved ones see all too clearly the pain the addict suffers without realizing it themselves. The family members may not perform well at their own jobs because their overwhelming concern for the addict is too much of a distraction. They may begin to avoid social functions to help hide the addict’s behavior, and they may give up favorite hobbies in order to be available ...
5 Signs Your Loved One Is Drinking Too Much

5 Signs Your Loved One Is Drinking Too Much
If you are feeling that your loved one is drinking too much, there is a good possibility that they have some form of alcohol use disorder (AUD). While there are many signs associated with alcohol abuse, the following list contains five of the most recognizable symptoms. 5 Signs Of Alcohol Abuse The following is a list of five signs your loved one may be drinking too much. It is important to note that there may be many other factors. Seeking professional treatment for alcohol abuse is a great first step to getting your loved one back on the road to healing. 1. Getting Sick ...
One Size Does Not Fit All; Examining Personalized Drug Treatment Programs

One Size Does Not Fit All; Examining Personalized Drug Treatment Programs
The days of the one stop shop for drug rehab are over. Alcohol and drug addictions are very personal experiences, and once the industry of medicine realized this, it was changed forever. No longer would patients be blamed and viewed as complete masters of their environments and mental conditions. Nor would patients be completely resolved of responsibility. In some cases, drug and alcohol abuse is a preventable disease. In other cases, it is a biological condition. In most cases, there is some middle ground between the two. This is why non 12 step rehab is taking the place of many traditional drug ...
What Place Does Nutrition Have in Holistic Drug Rehab?

What Place Does Nutrition Have in Holistic Drug Rehab?
During the search for the ideal holistic rehab center, it is important to focus some time and attention to the nutritional services and programs the center provides. Nutrition is one of the most important factors in addiction treatment and recovery. Unfortunately, nutritional guidance is often absent during the substance abuse treatment process, according to the University of Southern California. This lack of direction and education in many holistic drug rehab programs persists despite the fact that many people going through the drug and alcohol rehab process often face heightened risks of malnutrition, dramatic weight fluctuations, and eating disorders. When choosing a holistic ...