Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Addiction Treatment Program

How To Avoid Enabling A Friend’s Addiction
  One of the most difficult parts of establishing and maintaining a friendship can be having to look out for each other during hard times. When a friend is facing a problem with substance abuse, finding the right way to support them can be confusing. Oftentimes, friends will try to help each other with substance abuse problems, but because of the personal connection between the two parties, providing that help in the healthiest way can be difficult, as the most obvious ways to ‘assist’ are often enabling behaviors. These enabling behaviors can be a detriment to the person facing substance abuse ...
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 ...
Common Defense Mechanisms And How They Relate To Substance Abuse

Common Defense Mechanisms of Addicts
We use defensive mechanisms in our day to day life in order to cope with trauma and uncomfortable feelings, however, they are a substance abuser’s arsenal to avoid the reality of their addiction and its consequences. Some of the more common mechanisms are denial, blaming, regression, and projection. We all use defense mechanisms in our everyday lives. Most are used short-term to distance ourselves from uncomfortable or unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They help us keep sane and stay functional in the face of the trauma and stress that we experience. We develop them as a natural part of growing up. ...

Holistic Recovery Is Growing in Popularity; What Does It Really Mean?
What Is Holistic Recovery? Holistic therapy is an integral part of holistic recovery. It involves recovery methods that help bring the mind, body, and spirit into alignment. Holistic therapy is widely used at non 12 step or holistic treatment centers to help others overcome substance abuse in a more complete fashion than traditional programs. Finding the right holistic treatment center can be difficult, depending on the level of treatment required. Holistic therapy is recommended for individuals who want an overall healing experience, rather than simply be treated with medications. A holistic treatment center that addresses alcohol and substance abuse treatment can make the difference in ...
Elevate Chiropractic Care for Addiction Recovery

Chiropractic Care in Addiction Recovery and Substance Abuse Treatment
Drug abuse is a serious issue facing our country. The rampant misuse of alcohol and other substances accounts for 50% of all traffic fatalities, 60% of drownings, 83% of arrests, and 35% of suicides. In 2014 alone there were 47,055 drug overdoses. In particular, opioids have been linked to 18,800 deaths in relation to prescription pain medication and another 10,500 as a result of heroin usage. These rates have skyrocketed since the 1990s, and they continue to rise. Drugs Aren’t the Only Addiction Dr. Jay Holder, D.C. — A chiropractor who himself touts the benefits of chiropractic care in addiction recovery — said ...

Watsonville Sees Its Share of Local Drug Problems
Watsonville, CA, a rural community in Santa Cruz County, is home to roughly 51,000 California residents. Despite the rustic setting – agriculture and farming drive the local economy – Watsonville residents are regularly impacted by drug abuse and drug-related criminal activity. As a matter of public safety, it’s vital for Watsonville residents to understand the issues facing their community and how to support individuals struggling with substance abuse. Substance Abuse and Drug-Related Crimes in Watsonville The presence of illegal drugs in any community coincides with a rise in violent crime, as well as property crime. Those involved in the drug trade, for ...