Matt A. spend his childhood in Plano, Texas with his two parents, an older sister, and a dog. Overall, things were nice. Although life was pretty uneventful on Matt’s end of the culdesac, his mom struggled with alcoholism and mental illness. His parents fought a lot, but somehow, the dysfunction remained contained behind an image of picture-perfect suburbia. It wasn’t until Matt was about eight-years-old that the dysfunction and chaos finally broke free. (more…)
The decision to go to rehab is an important one and it requires a lot of thought and consideration. Along with considering the cost of rehab and the location, one of many factors most people consider when choosing a rehab program is the duration of treatment. So, how long is drug rehab? (more…)
If you want to overcome addiction and are contemplating what type of treatment can give you the optimal chance for an effective and lasting recovery, experts say that long-term residential drug rehab is the best choice. That’s based on statistics, not guesswork.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine says addiction is a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, memory, motivation, and related circuitry.”1 Characterized by an inability to abstain from alcohol and/or drugs, addiction also results in behavioral control impairment, cravings, inability to recognize problems with work, school, and interpersonal relationships, and significantly diminished emotional response. (more…)
Going to inpatient drug rehab is a big step in the recovery process. And it’s one that will likely change your life forever. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, most people who enroll in treatment and stay in treatment stop using drugs, decrease their criminal activity and improve their occupational, social, and psychological functioning.1 (more…)
Completing a 90-day rehab program is a very important step in the recovery process and your journey to lasting sobriety. However, it doesn’t mean you’re automatically “cured” of your addiction and you can return to your old ways of living without any consequences. (more…)