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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 ...
On-Site Addiction Treatment

3 Ways On-Site Addiction Treatment Can Help You Fend Off Enablers
For someone who has enrolled in drug or alcohol rehab, the narrative can play out much the same way. They attend an outpatient or inpatient treatment program, come out sober, and then fall in with the same crowd again. These people are enablers who convince the former addict to get back into their old habits. Would trying inpatient treatment centers be the key difference in breaking this vicious cycle? Those who have only ever used outpatient programs before might want to consider trying an inpatient one instead. That can be an important means of finally maintaining sobriety for the long-term, not ...
Heroin Addiction

4 Questionable Ways the Media Talks About Heroin Addiction
Heroin, smack, horse, or just H.  Whatever people call it, it’s a dangerous drug that can cause a serious addiction, which requires a heroin treatment program.  But when hearing about heroin addiction in the media, one might assume that it is chic, that it’s a lifestyle,  and that only poor people and famous celebrities get addicted. That addiction to heroin is somehow a failing on the part of the person and that the only way is to go “cold turkey.”  The media and popular culture send conflicting messages about drugs, especially heroin.  When a person is searching for “heroin treatment ...