September 25, 2018

Developing DBT Skills Can Produce Lasting Addiction Recovery

Developing DBT Skills Can Produce Lasting Addiction Recovery The two most significant issues in treating addiction are getting the addict to acknowledge that they have a problem and need help to recover and relapse during the recovery process. Pinpointing treatment methodologies and helping the addict to prevent future relapses whenever possible is the ultimate treatment goal, which is commonly tied to mental health issues. Almost 8 million American adults suffer from both substance abuse and mental health disorders simultaneously, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The good news is that recovery is achievable as evidenced by the success of many AA, CA, and NA 12 […]
September 10, 2018

Faith, Hope, and Resilience Are Key Components to Your Recovery

Faith, Hope, and Resilience Are Key Components to Your Recovery Three of the main components that set aside addicts who achieve and maintain recovery versus those that never achieve it, or achieve it and lose it, are faith, hope and resilience. Often, these three elements of recovery can make the difference between life or death. While some of these qualities are inborn to the individual, others can learn to open to their possibilities in the recovery process; if they are willing to become vulnerable and look at life in a new way. For these people, effective and nurturing support groups play an essential role in the development of these traits. […]
September 8, 2018

Why Recovering Addicts Give Up on Their Treatment.

Why Recovering Addicts Give Up on Their Treatment?   The addiction recovery and treatment process is one of the toughest gauntlets that any affected human will ever face. Those who have not been through addiction cannot understand how tough it is to overcome the inner demons that plague the process of self-recovery. Much of what is traumatizing a person going through addiction recovery is not only the addictive substance but also the reasons that led them to addiction in the first place. Needing to understand what these factors or demons are is an important step to getting better. However, understanding these reasons might lead to addiction recovery patients losing their […]
July 23, 2018

Exploring Anger in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Exploring Anger in Addiction Recovery and Treatment Anger is an emotion deeply rooted in your insecurities. It stems from those insecurities and grows by consuming your fears and doubts. You might be angry at yourself, the people around you, or at your circumstances. Anger is mostly directed at things we cannot control or some things that look down on us. As recovering addicts, we may often find ourselves getting angry at society, societal standards, and even authorities like the police or law enforcement. Here is the hard pill you have to swallow: All of these institutions are there to help you. As much as you might think they are against […]
July 18, 2018

Hobbies & Activities Used in Addiction Recovery and Treatment

Hobbies & Activities Used in Addiction Recovery and Treatment Treatment for addictions (both controlled substances and behavioral) often starts in a rehabilitation center. However, the roads and efforts to full recovery without relapse continue for life. People closest to addicts, including friends and families, as well as therapists and counselors, play major roles in encouraging successful sobriety and preventing exposures that may lead to a relapse. Many people have high hopes in rehabilitation centers under the assumptions that all treatments inside the facilities will move patients to total permanent recovery. While this can be true in some cases, rehabilitation centers must be considered nothing more than temporary care or addiction […]
July 13, 2018

Understanding the Issues of Children with Addicted Parents

Understanding the Issues of Children with Addicted Parents   The Impact of Parents’ Addictions on Children From the perspective of healthcare providers, the main focus in treatment is always the patients themselves; in simple words, doctors want to cure the sick, and that’s about it. Unfortunately, in cases of addiction in which parents are the patients, their children deserve as much attention as they do during the treatment process (and even after their parents recover). When parents are addicted to controlled substances or display compulsive behaviors, there is no sense of leadership in the family. Parents, who ideally are the backbones of the family, cannot function as they should due […]