If you’re dependent on an addictive substance, you’ve probably had thoughts about quitting. Unfortunately, thinking about kicking the habit is so much easier than actually doing it. The first step to recovery is detox. Overall, it can be uncomfortable, painful, and in some cases, life-threatening. Thus, inpatient medical detox is absolutely necessary. Attempting to detox at home is ill-advised, and with that said, let’s explore inpatient medical detox vs home detox. Detoxing at Home Many […]
People begin using illicit substances merely by choice. Therefore, defining addiction as a disease is very controversial. Is addiction a disease, and if so, how do you treat it? We’re proud to offer answers to these frequently asked questions. Is Addiction a Disease? No one uses drugs in an attempt to develop an addiction. Instead, the disease creeps up on people until they lose control. Once this happens, significant cognitive changes have already taken hold. […]
Going through detox isn’t easy, but it’s necessary for recovery. Some archaic detox programs require going through extreme discomfort as part of the process. While it’s hard enough going through withdrawal symptoms, attempting to do so without medical supervision is worse. When you’re ready to conquer your addiction, get the help you need. Fortunately, IV therapy detox makes the detoxification recovery phase much less painful. Seeking Detox Center Help Recognizing that you have a chemical […]
The idea that individuals struggling with addiction have to hit rock bottom before seeking help is dangerous. In reality, the sooner you get help, the better. Often, family members can speed up this process by holding an intervention. If you worry about a loved one, it’s important to follow these three steps to planning a family intervention. 1. Choose Participants Carefully An intervention could be the defining moment in an individual’s life. Because it’s so […]
The Truth About Addiction and Recovery: The Life Process Program for Outgrowing Destructive Habits by Stanton Peele and Archie Brodsky, offers a different way of addressing addiction recovery unlike traditional 12-Step programs.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that nearly 6 million people are addicted to prescription painkillers in the U.S. and the number continues to rise. Opiate medication such as Lortab, that was prescribed for surgical pain or during recovery from an injury has become a popular recreational drug and has led to an increase in abuse and addiction.