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5 Warning Signs Of Heroin Abuse

5 Warning Signs Of Heroin Abuse
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 494,000 people admitted to using heroin in 2017. Unfortunately, that number has continued to rise since then, especially in regards to women and those with higher income levels. This is dangerous because heroin is a highly addictive opioid that can cause numerous physical and mental health problems. It is important to be able to recognize the following five warning signs of heroin abuse. 1. Physical Warning Signs Of Heroin Abuse The symptoms of heroin abuse are startling to see for someone who has not spent much time around addicted individuals. Heroin can cause rapid changes ...
3 Reasons NOT to Try A Drug Intervention by Yourself

3 Reasons NOT to Try A Drug Intervention by Yourself
The family and loved ones of a person addicted to drugs are likely already aware of the need for treatment, perhaps have even tried it before with little or no success. Maybe the family has looked into treatment programs but is unsure how to proceed because their loved one isn’t willing to enroll. This is when the services of a drug intervention specialist come into play. Drug intervention programs are designed to counsel the family and prepare them for the intervention with a professional drug intervention program tailored specifically to the addicted person. A drug intervention specialist is trained to ...
Balance Your Life and Your Recovery with Outpatient Treatment

Balance Your Life and Your Recovery with Outpatient Treatment
Although it is well-known an intervention and inpatient treatment are useful in treating addiction, not everyone who experiences drug abuse related problems can make the commitment. There are cases in which an intensive outpatient program may be more suitable as treatment. For obvious reasons treatment and recovery are the most important goals when dealing with addiction or substance abuse, but in some cases, that goal can be reached while allowing the patient to continue their daily life. It does require a certain dedication on the part of the patient receiving the outpatient treatment, but it can be accomplished. The Difference Between ...
Going Back To Rehab After A Relapse

Going Back To Rehab After A Relapse
Recent research has shown that roughly half of the people who enter a treatment program for their drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within less than a year of being released from it. While statistics like this might sound discouraging, relapsing is actually considered a normal part of the recovery process because of all the physical and emotional challenges that an addicted person is going through. In fact, the medical community considers relapsing to be a symptom of addiction and recovery. That is why many rehab centers offer special rehab programs that provide extended care which can last throughout a person’s lifetime. For ...
The Importance of Managed Detox on the Path to a Sober Life

The Importance of Managed Detox on the Path to a Sober Life
The physical aspect of a drug or alcohol addiction is only one aspect of what must be treated. Holistic drug detox programs address much more than this, including the mental, emotional and environmental aspects of what may be causing bad habits to form. This can be quite a lot for an individual to manage, especially one who is trying to get over the physical hurdles of addiction. Fortunately, drug and alcohol detox does not have to be a lonely road. Any family that is looking for detox treatment centers should consider the total body, not only the prescription medication side. ...
Can I Send My Loved One to Rehab Involuntarily?

Can I Send My Loved One to Rehab Involuntarily?
Alcohol abuse is a fairly widespread issue for adults in the U.S. A 2015 national survey published by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism revealed that more than 15.1 million adults suffer from alcohol use disorder. While alcohol abuse leads substance issues in the U.S., rates of abuse of other drugs are high as well. Unfortunately, not all individuals struggling with substance abuse issues are willing to seek professional treatment. Many family members of those who are struggling with addiction may wonder if they can send their loved one to rehab involuntarily if the addicted individual will not agree to ...