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 […]
February 23, 2018

Why Traveling for Addiction Treatment Improves Long-Term Recovery Results

Why Traveling for Addiction Treatment Improves Long-Term Recovery Results Travelling for addiction recovery and treatment can produce many long term benefits in the recovery. Faced with the challenge of locating and choosing the best rehabilitation facility for their loved one, the family and friends research and study the options and costs and often make mistakes by considering the wrong features and choosing the wrong facility and program. Often, they choose a facility because it’s close to their home. Or, perhaps they were sold into a program by a high pressure ‘advisor’.  Maybe someone they know works there and highly recommends it. Whatever the reason… it’s: WRONG! The primary consideration must […]
February 15, 2018

Family and Friends Involvement In Alcohol And Drug Addiction Treatment

Family and Friends Involvement In Alcohol And Drug Addiction Treatment: Importance And Best Practices When a close friend or member of your family becomes heavily involved in narcotics it’s easy to determine that something is wrong. It’s important to quickly recognize the problem and take the initiative and take the appropriate action to identify the problem and confront the cause. It is important to remember that this can be a problem that can cause moral and trust issues within the family. The line of interference in someone’s personal life and helping them out should only be crossed knowing that the person does need help and that he knows it, and […]
February 14, 2018

Daily Life Of An Addict or Alcoholic

A Day In The Life Of An Addict or Alcoholic Do we really understand addiction? Do we know exactly what it is and why it’s a problem… or should I say epidemic… in our nation right now? We define addiction, and we understand it in clinical terms and base our knowledge and understanding on what we see, read, or hear in the media. Perhaps we have an addict in our life and if so we most assuredly understand addiction in a different way… a more personal way. However, how many of us truly understand addiction the way an addict understands it?  Have we ever really understood what it’s like to […]