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Summit Detox Treatment Center NJ Explains Why You Shouldn’t Detox At Home

May 23, 2017
When you are suffering from drug or alcohol dependence or addiction, the natural inclination to remedy it is to simply stop using the substance. And that way of thinking is right to a certain extent – abstinence is the best course of action when dealing with addiction. However, just stopping drugs or alcohol is easier said than done. Addiction is not an issue of self-control or willpower, so...

Alcoholism Treatment Experts Explain How to Overcome Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

May 17, 2017
For many people with an alcohol abuse problem, the struggle to quit is all too familiar. In fact, many people attempt to stop drinking multiple times, only to relapse and start drinking again, reports the alcoholism treatment experts at Summit Behavioral Health. A significant factor in this cycle is alcohol withdrawal syndrome. As WebMD states, “Alcohol withdrawal syndrome is a potential...

Addiction Treatment Center Describes 5 Red Flags Your Loved One May Be Addicted

April 21, 2017
Alcohol and drug addiction are epidemics that are sweeping the nation. Regardless of age, gender, social class, race and any other status, drug addiction is a problem that touches them all. Chances are, you know someone that suffers from one of these problems. You also may wish you had known the signs they were headed for this situation, but just didn’t have the information that would have l...

Part Of Addiction Treatment Is Clearing Up The Wreckage Of Your Past In Recovery

April 20, 2017
Getting clean and sober from an addiction to drugs or alcohol is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your family. It is no easy task, and you will spend the first weeks and months of recovery working hard to maintain your sobriety and learning to live life differently than before. Navigating emotions, cravings, and whatever life throws at you will consume your time and ef...

Addiction Treatment Experts Say Have Realistic Expectations About Your Recovery

April 13, 2017
One of the things that you learn in recovery is that it’s not a good idea to have expectations about the outcomes of things. It tends to set you up for disappointment or resentment. However, letting go of expectations is much easier said than done – especially when it comes to your own recovery. People in recovery often have expectations about how their recovery will progress, how they t...

Should You Come Out Of The Closet About Your Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

April 12, 2017
When you think about alcohol addiction treatment and recovery, one of the first things that likely comes to mind is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). It has been a fundamental ideology of addiction recovery since the late 1930s. One of the tenets of AA (and now numerous other “anonymous” 12-step programs) is anonymity. It is discussed in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and AA’s Twelve Traditio...

Alcohol Addiction Treatment Experts: When “Partying” Becomes An Alcohol Problem

April 11, 2017
Everyone likes to relax and unwind with friends every now and then. Enjoying an evening out with people you care about is generally a positive thing. However, many people mix social gatherings with alcohol. For some, “partying” goes too far, point out the alcohol addiction treatment experts at Summit Behavioral Health. Binge drinking is the most common pattern of excessive alcohol use in...

Teen Drug Use – Marijuana, Alcohol, Prescription Drug Facts!

April 10, 2017
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, recently published the results of its 2016 survey on teen drug use. The survey is important, as it gives researchers and behavioral health experts insights into drug use trends among teens and young people. Here are some noteworthy stats from the survey, which includes data from 45,473 students in b...

Changing People, Places, And Things In Addiction Treatment And Recovery

April 06, 2017
Early recovery is difficult; it is within the first six months of sobriety that most relapses happen. So, it’s recommended that you stay away from anything that may lead you to return to drinking or using. If you have been to alcohol or drug addiction treatment already, you have likely heard that changing the people, places, and things in your life is often necessary to maintain sobriety...

Alcohol Addiction Experts Reveal What Happens To Your Body If You Stop Drinking

April 05, 2017
The decision to stop drinking alcohol can be a huge step in your life, especially if you have an addiction to it. Most people suffering from alcoholism need professional help to stop, and it’s a tough thing to do. But once you have made the decision to abstain from drinking, you’ll see some pretty amazing things happen – not only in your mind, spirit, and relationships, but also in your ...