March 29, 2018

People Closest to an Addict Trying to Believe, Trust, and Understand

An Insiders  look and viewpoint People Closest to an Addict Trying to Believe, Trust, and Understand This article is not an accurate scientific study. It is written based on the views of five close family members and friends of alcoholics and drug addicts. It is their viewpoint and understanding of the addictive habits and life of their friend and loved one. An Insider’s look and viewpoint The People Closest To An Addict When it comes to addiction, there are many aspects to consider and a lot of confusing issues that are challenging and sometimes hard to understand. Not only is the addict damaging their body, mind, and spirit, but they […]
March 25, 2018

What People Think about Drug Addicts and Alcoholics in or out of Recovery and Treatment

What People Think about Drug Addicts and Alcoholics in or out of  Recovery and Treatment When it comes to addiction, there is no doubt that there is a negative stigma surrounding many types of addiction, as well as harsh criticism for the addicts themselves. stig·ma noun: stigma; plural noun: stigmata; plural noun: stigmas a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.   “the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me” Many people do view addiction as a disease and have a lot of compassion for addicts and their struggles. However, many people refuse to see addiction as a disease and simply view every […]
March 15, 2018

Insider’s Tips! Seven Essential Elements In Choosing A Treatment Center For Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Insider’s Tips!  Seven Essential Elements In Choosing A Treatment Center For Drug and Alcohol Addiction With the wildly erratic social and lifestyle changes, the raging Opioid epidemic, and the explosion of Alcoholic dependencies across all age groups, the growth of recovery and treatment centers has gone off the charts. People are desperate and these modern days treatment programs and centers are springing up everywhere.  It seems like a lot of strange people want to jump into this business. Yes, let’s face the facts, it’s a business. A business can be easy to open, and it’s not difficult to staff one with so-called experts and build a bunch of treatment programs […]
March 11, 2018

How to Create a Special Sustainable Recovery Program That Works!

Notice:  This is a guest post that was written by a recovering addict. We had to edit the language quite a bit (with his approval), but we wanted to offer an inside look at an addict, how he approached his problem, and how he found a way to get the treatment he needed in a way that helped him finally come to grips with not only his problem but with the realities of long-term recovery and treatment. How to Create a Special Sustainable Recovery Program That Works! You read and hear a lot of blah, blah, blah, about addiction and recovery and treatment of addictions. You recognize that you hear […]
March 8, 2018

Understanding The Importance of Aftercare in the Success of a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program.

Understanding The Importance of Aftercare in the Success of a Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program. Joining a recovery and rehabilitation program, working hard with your therapy and your treatment, and then successfully overcoming an addiction is a great victory. A Huge Achievement! Patients feel proud and victorious after they have completed their rehabilitation program and transitioned back to their normal life. What they may not realize is that leaving an addiction is only the first step towards complete and lifelong victory. Many other steps are necessary to lead a complete drug-free life. What Happens After You Complete the Rehabilitation Treatment? Once you leave the rehabilitation center and enter the real […]
February 27, 2018

Your Body And Mind On Drugs And Alcohol

Your Body And Mind On Drugs And Alcohol … How They Affect Your Body And Mind   How Do Different Types Of Drugs Affect You? When it comes to various types of drugs and how they affect the body, mind, and spirit, the reality is much worse than it may seem. While seemingly harmless or somewhat innocuous in moderation, the truth is that drugs not only have a huge effect on the physical health of the body, but they also have a negative effect on the emotional and mental health of the body as well. Drugs affect the user instantly, as well as later down the road, in many different […]