Tag Archives: Withdrawal Symptoms

What's the Breaking Point? 3 Questions to Ask Before Staging an Intervention

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 ...
6 Ways to Stay Sober When Alcohol Is Part of Social Functions

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 ...
4 Questionable Ways the Media Talks About 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 ...
Stuck in a Loop; Why Recovery Requires More than Just Detox to Move Forward

Stuck in a Loop; Why Recovery Requires More than Just Detox to Move Forward
The journey toward sobriety is a personal experience. Each individual enters an alcohol treatment program for a unique reason. Some have tried to stop drinking on their own, but alcohol withdrawal symptoms were too severe to manage alone. Others arrive at a detox center after a hospital stay or intervention, knowing the side effects of alcohol ...
Square Pegs and Round Holes: Why Detox Must Be Personalized

Square Pegs and Round Holes: Why Detox Must Be Personalized
One size does not fit all when it comes to reinventing recovery. Personalized treatment for substance abuse is vital to secure recovery success. If you or a loved one is struggling with drug addiction, alcoholism or a combination of the two—it’s never too late to get help. Before engaging a long-term recovery program, recovering individuals need to ...