You made it through detox and rehab but now you are struggling with a strong desire to return to drugs and alcohol. It is important to know that almost all recovering addicts experience cravings, some more intensely than others and trying to cope with them can be difficult.
Addiction affects the lives of more than two-thirds of the population of the U.S. In fact, over half the population struggles with alcohol abuse alone. Sadly, less than a quarter of those will seek assistance. Those are incredible statistics!
Art is very therapeutic. It can take us back to blissful childhood days, can transport us to a happier place, change our mood, and help us deal with trauma and difficult periods in life. Now, the very same concepts that have been used by counselors in their practices are now being implemented in addiction treatment.
Good for you! After years of substance abuse and dependency you have decided that the time to get sober is long overdue and you are ready to get help. With support and encouragement from your loved ones – you can do it – and to help you get started, here are a few tips on how to have a successful rehab and recovery future.
A common misconception by people is that if a drug is available by prescription from a doctor and is legal, then it must not be harmful. However, when prescription drugs are abused – meaning when they are taken in excessive amounts and when there is no longer a medical reason to take them – they can be as harmful as any other drug.
Years of alcohol and drug abuse will take its toll on an individual’s physical health, but it will also impact their emotional and psychological well-being as well. The decision to get help for substance abuse is oftentimes made after the individual hits “rock bottom”, loses everything or is on the verge of losing it all.
Many people turn to Suboxone to help them overcome prescription painkiller abuse and heroin addiction. Unfortunately, a large number of them are left dealing with Suboxone dependency after opiate detox treatment and discover they are struggling to overcome something that was supposed to help them.
Throughout 2019 stories poured in about the “30 M pills” phenomenon. It is a tragic story, but one that cuts right to the heart of the opioid crisis in America. And it is not over yet. For the past few years, news sources along the East Coast have been reporting that fentanyl, the dangerous synthetic…
Reaching the end of detox treatment or a rehab program often leaves the patient with questions such as, “What happens next?” and “How can I be successful in long-term recovery?” Rebuilding your life after detox and rehab does not have to be a scary or intimidating process if you lean on your support and follow the recovery plan and goals you established during treatment.
Did you know that Listerine – the mouthwash that “kills germs and freshens breath” – actually contains more alcohol (approximately 26.9 percent) than wine, beer and even certain liquors? It is the high alcohol content that has led many struggling with alcohol abuse to take to drinking mouthwash to get high.