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Demystifying Addiction Treatment

Demystifying Addiction Treatment

Drug addiction is a chronic health condition that inhibits an affected individual’s ability to control their behavior and impulses when it comes to their drug intake, despite the negative health and social consequences of their drug use. Drug addiction is such a dangerous disease because the long-term use of the drug affects our brain chemistry, leading to changes in our reward systems.

How To Stay Positive After A Relapse

How To Stay Positive After A Relapse cover of how to stay positive after a relapse

Because addiction is a chronic disease, relapse can be a very real outcome in the recovery and addiction treatment process. Unfortunately, the likelihood of relapse can also be high. However, if you have suffered a relapse and are concerned about what that may mean for your future recovery, you should know that you are not alone. Through ongoing treatment and other strategies, there are many ways to regain your sobriety and help get you started back on the road to recovery. This article contains ideas about how to stay positive after a relapse has occurred.

Dissociative Disorders and Addiction: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dissociative Disorders and Addiction: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment dissociative disorders and addiction

Dissociative disorders and addiction commonly co-occur, making recovery more difficult.1 Both conditions can make day-to-day functioning very hard, and to cope with the symptoms of a dissociative disorder, a person may be more likely to abuse drugs or alcohol.

What Is Experiential Therapy and How Does It Work For Addiction?

What Is Experiential Therapy and How Does It Work For Addiction? experiential therapy for addiction

Many rehab centers use various types of experiential therapy for addiction treatment. If you’ve never been to rehab, you may not know what this type of therapy entails or how it works. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at experiential therapy, how it works during rehab, and its benefits for people in recovery.

Rehab Options: Does Location Matter?

Rehab Options: Does Location Matter? rehab location matters

Choosing a rehab center can be difficult, especially if you’ve never attended treatment before. In addition to considering factors like cost and program offerings, it’s important to consider whether you’ll attend treatment out of state or near your home. This decision is a very important one and you should carefully think through your options before choosing a rehab.

5 Signs You Might Be Self-Medicating to Deal With Stress

5 Signs You Might Be Self-Medicating to Deal With Stress self-medicating to deal with stress

It’s not uncommon for people to use drugs to deal with stress, fear, or other complex emotions. But over time, this behavior can grow into addiction and cause serious physical and mental health problems.

Study Finds Childhood Trauma Can Make People Like Morphine More

Study Finds Childhood Trauma Can Make People Like Morphine More

Studies have indicated that there are high rates of childhood trauma among people with addictions. Now, recent research findings have revealed more insight into the impact of these experiences and their effects on addictive behaviors.

Peer Pressure and Drug Abuse: How Strong is the Link?

Peer Pressure and Drug Abuse: How Strong is the Link? child being pressured by friends

Peer pressure from children’s friends in school can have a high impact on decisions they make. Friends play a significant role in how your child makes decisions. When your child hangs out with kids who do certain things, the tendency for your child to join in greatly increases. A study done by Columbia University found that a child is six times more likely to have an alcoholic drink if they have friends who drink.1

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