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 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 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 […]
February 10, 2018

The Hidden Opportunity in Intervention!

Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Treatment. The Hidden Opportunity in Intervention! Anyone suffering from an addiction faces a harsh reality that is most often filled with pain and suffering. What an addict considers normal and what he deals with on a daily basis is usually outrageous and bizarre and hard to understand by friends and family. He knows something is wrong with his life, he understands but struggles to face the reality of his addiction and a life out of all control and normalcy. An addict may want help and secretly think about and plan for some kind of relief from his addiction and suffering but has no practical idea […]