Ebooks – Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery
The Power of Family in Addiction Recovery
Getting involved in a loved one’s recovery improves the chances of long-term success while improving household function and family members’ own mental health. Here, we look at how addiction affects the family system, what involvement in treatment and post-treatment recovery looks like, and how you can best support a loved one in the recovery process.
Exercise for Addiction Recovery
Addiction takes a major toll on your physical, mental and spiritual health and exercise is an important component of addiction recovery. Its benefits are far-reaching and significantly helpful in a number of ways, including helping to improve your mood, combat cravings, reduce stress and heal mind, body and spirit.
Aftercare for Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Overcoming addiction is a long journey, full of challenges, struggles and triumphs. Recognizing the dangers of substance abuse and beginning the path to recovery through rehab is an important starting place, but completing rehab doesn’t bring your recovery journey to a close. After you leave rehab, it’s important to understand the temptations you may face and the tools available to help you prevent relapse and continue your recovery.
Rethinking Prison for Drug Offenders: Alternatives to Incarceration
The high price tag of corrections and the current state of prison and jail overcrowding in Texas has lawmakers and policymakers looking at ways to reduce prison and jail populations.
Detox: Taking the First Step on the Road to Recovery
Detoxification is often the first step in an addiction treatment plan, especially for certain substances such as alcohol or heroin. Detoxification is the process by which the body rids itself of drugs or alcohol when someone discontinues substance abuse.
Detox centers are available to help people get through this process safely and successfully, and a carefully planned approach to this process promotes overall addiction recovery.
Behavioral Therapies for Addiction Treatment
Behavioral therapies administered in individual, group and family settings are the most commonly used and effective forms of treatment for substance use disorders, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Effective Treatment. Behavioral therapy is a method of treatment that helps people change self-destructive behaviors.
Understanding Alcohol Addiction
In 2012, an estimated 6.5 percent of Texans over the age of 12 had an alcohol use disorder, and 28 percent of all clients admitted to public treatment programs in the state cited alcohol as their primary substance of abuse. While over 17 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder, fewer than eight percent get the help they need to enjoy successful long-term recovery.
Substance Use, Abuse and Addiction at Texas Universities and Colleges
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the number of students between the ages of 18 and 24 who sought treatment for a substance use disorder nearly doubled between 1999 and 2009.
3 Reasons You Should Consider Texas for Residential Rehab
Did you know that residential treatment has a 12% higher completion rate in out-of-state facilities? In this eBook, we discuss three of the biggest advantages that come along with attending residential treatment in Austin, Texas.
When Your Loved One has an Opiate Addiction
If you have a loved one who is addicted to opiates, you know the feelings of fear, anger and helplessness that numerous families experience as they watch a loved one destroy his health, relationships and sense of well-being.
Alternative Therapies for Addiction & How They Can Help: Fitness, Art, Music and Biofeedback
While traditional addiction treatment may utilize medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms and behavioral therapies to help you learn how to deal with cravings, an increasing number of rehabilitation facilities are also embracing alternative treatment therapies as a means to enhance recovery.