Relapse can happen, especially during the early stages of rehab. Although returning to rehab isn’t the only way to get back on track after a relapse, it may be necessary depending on the severity of your lapse, as well as for your overall health and safety.
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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 […]
Let’s pretend for a moment that you’re an alcoholic. Your wife left you and took the kids with her, your family members don’t really talk to you or associate with you anymore, and your only friends are the bottles of liquor that you keep in your kitchen cabinets. One day you decided you were tired […]
Adam Tucker’s story of addiction starts in the quiet lake community of Frederick, Maryland, just an hour west of Baltimore. Born in Washington D.C. to two loving parents, Adam describes his upbringing as relatively peaceful and enjoyable. “I never experienced any trauma; there was never any abuse,” he says. “I was a pretty privileged kid […]
If your loved one is suffering from addiction, you’re likely wondering how to get someone into rehab.
The truth is that detox is often not enough to stay sober or remain clean in the long-run. In fact, without the kind of comprehensive, integrated treatment available in a residential drug rehab center or alcohol treatment center, relapse may be just one slip away.
Going through detox and treatment for alcohol or drug abuse is an important first step on the road to recovery. It is, however, only the beginning of the sobriety journey. Once you complete formal treatment and return home, the reality of familiar people, places and things you associated with substance abuse comes crashing down. You need a safe harbor, a strong and supportive network to help you withstand the cravings and urges that are likely to surface, sometimes without warning and often with a vengeance.
90-day drug rehab in Austin works, for individuals who have been to multiple short-term inpatient drug treatment facilities. In most cases, according to the Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment,1 long-term drug treatment provides ample time to address an “individual’s drug abuse and any associated medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal problems.”