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Addiction Treatment Experts Explain How To Tell Your Kids About Your Addiction

March 27
You likely have the view that parents are supposed to be role models for their kids, guiding them though life’s obstacles, and doing so with a positive image. Substance abuse of drugs or alcohol crushes that ideal. It may feel like you are going to be letting your children down, not living up to what they need and deserve, if you tell them about your chemical or alcohol dependence. That isn’...

Addiction Treatment Center on How To Deal With Opiate Addicts In Your Family

March 24
Most people fail to realize just how hard it can be to live around a drug user. When a person is in the throes of addiction, they will usually only care about getting their next fix. Over time, this type of self-centered behavior will affect a family greatly. When a family is dealing with a relative who is chemically dependent on opiates, their main concern is usually getting them the treatm...

NJ Alcoholism Treatment Center Explains What “Drinking in Moderation” Means

March 23
You may have heard the saying, “everything in moderation.” Generally, it means that most things are safe as long as you don’t overdo them. This can go for a lot of things, from eating sweets and drinking coffee to putting in time at work and exercising. Even activities that are considered healthy, such as jogging, can be bad for you if you take them to an extreme. How much is too much, a...

Addiction Treatment Center: How To Manage Prescription Pain Meds During Recovery

March 22
Everyone will experience physical pain at some point. Whether you’re in an accident, suffer from chronic back pain, have surgery, or break a bone, there is no one who is immune. That means that even those who are in recovery from substance abuse and addiction are not exempt. The question is really when you will suffer pain, not if you will. If you are in recovery from drug or alcohol addicti...

Drug & Alcohol Interventions. What Drug Addiction Treatment Specialists Think

March 21
Addiction doesn’t only affect the person suffering from the disorder. It affects the problem drinker or drug taker’s family and friends in a major way. It’s often difficult to get the person in active addiction to see that they need help for their substance abuse problem, no matter how many times a loved one says it. Many times, the substance abusers are in denial about their drug or alcohol...

What Will My Friends Think If They Find Out I’m In Recovery From Drug Addiction?

March 20
One of the most common fears that people have about going to an alcohol or drug rehab for drug addiction treatment is what their friends and loved ones will think about them. While the stigma associated with drug and alcohol addiction has decreased over the last several years as more people have come out and talked about it, it does still exist. Some people believe that people suffering from...

Is Addiction A Choice or Disease? Answers Offered By Addiction Treatment Experts

March 17
There has long been a debate about whether addiction is a choice or a disease. Some people feel that the addicted have made poor choices, and that it is a matter of willpower to break their dependence. Others feel that addiction is a disease that affects the brain, and that without professional help from addiction treatment experts it’s very hard to stop. This post will look at arguments...

Practicing Self-Care: One Of the Keys To Addiction Recovery

March 16
Recovery from addiction is an everyday practice that can be overwhelming at times. Even those who have been successful at remaining clean and sober for a long period of time sometimes feel doubt and fear, and that can be a dangerous place for people in addiction recovery. When emotions are overwhelming it can quickly cause a downward spiral that ends in relapse. To learn about how holist...

NJ Addiction Treatment Center On Why You Should Practice Gratitude In Recovery

March 15
Gratitude may seem like a small thing, but it can be a huge factor in the success of your recovery from addiction, reports Summit Behavioral Health a NJ addiction treatment center. Consider the last time you felt truly grateful. Didn’t it make you feel happy? Content? Like everything was right with the world? How long has it been since you have felt that way? Often times, it is the lack ...

Drug Or Alcohol Rehab: What Fears Are Keeping You From Going

March 14
You may know that you have a drug or alcohol problem, you may even understand that you have an addiction and that you need help. But there is something that is holding you back from seeking the inpatient treatment that you know you need. What is it that is keeping you from entering drug or alcohol rehab? Chances are good that it is fear of one kind or another that is keeping you from goi...