Entering a substance abuse treatment program is the best way to overcome your drug or alcohol addiction. There are a variety of programs available and understanding the differences is the key in finding the program that is best suited for you.
Do You Need Detox?
The first step is ... Views: 28
Do you know that many "so called" adults actually feel emotionally more like dependent immature children inside? Do you know this makes those individuals, who, having to go out into an adult world and having to assume adult responsibilities feel highly stressed, anxious, weak, overwhelmed, like ... Views: 23
Poor Self Control feeds low Self Confidence and low Self Confidence also leads to poor Self Control. So where did this merry go round start and how does one get off? The answer will not only surprise you it will permanently begin to transform you.
Suppose you are attempting to walk a straight ... Views: 35
The purpose of our vital life energy is just that, to keep us "vital" in all senses of the word. By vital I mean feeling and being alive, happy, healthy, enthusiastic, creatively productive, resilient, and feeling good about ourselves to name a few.
This vital life energy is also what many ... Views: 50
The holidays are a time for celebrating with family and friends at parties and gatherings; however it is also a time that can lead to a relapse for those in alcohol and drug abuse and addiction recovery. But, with a little planning you can avoid relapse during the holidays!
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While you are going through a drug rehab treatment program, you will be introduced to many different skills and strategies that can help you be successful in your new life without drugs. When you return home, you may discover that as you apply the skills and strategies to your life after rehab, ... Views: 58
Known as Moon Gas, Bolt, Hardware, Highball, Hippie Crack, Huff, Laughing Gas, Poppers, Snappers, Thrust and Whiteout, among others; in recent news there have been several incidents of individuals that have suffered serious health complications and who that died from inhalants.
More recently ... Views: 46
Abusive behavior can take many forms: emotional, physical, financial, sexual etc. Those who engage in it often fail to recognize the effects that such behavior has on themselves.
For instance when one chooses to be abusive towards someone else they are in turn undermining their own integrity, ... Views: 44
34 million people reported having tried crack cocaine at least once in their life and more than seven million people are addicted to the drug in the U.S., according to statistics released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Millions of individuals are affected by crack on a daily basis and ... Views: 51
Each year nearly 125,000 people visit the emergency room because of complications from Xanax abuse; statistics that have grown over the years and will likely continue to grow. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIDA, nearly 100,000 people reported using the drug Xanax with other ... Views: 51
There are more people in the U.S. that have died from GHB overdose or addiction, than have died from Ecstasy.
GHB was originally created in France during the 1920s, but was rejected by the medical community in the 1960s. In 1980s the drug made a comeback as an acceptable ... Views: 55
You’re a magical thinker.
That’s not a criticism, or a flaw. It’s the reality of the human brain. Magical thinking is a part of our wiring and it is also a key component of many of the most enjoyable parts of our culture and entertainment and a great way to release tension and stress. And ... Views: 94
Long-term sobriety homes have different gauges by which they measure their success. They generally take into consideration the number of individuals that pass through their program as a measurement of their success; however does that give a clear and valid view of whether or not long-term ... Views: 59
How do you know if you have a sexual addiction? What are its root causes? How can you get free of it and reclaim your life? In this article I propose an entirely new perspective and a new life coaching approach to address this important and prevalent issue.
Sexual addiction is characterized ... Views: 94
It has been said that one of the major hurdles to ending addiction is the recognition that one is an addict. Although denial if a problem is, in itself a problem, personally it has been my experience coaching individuals for over 20 years that identifying one's self as an addict "is" part of the ... Views: 87
Codependency is learned – learned inaccurate information that you’re in some way not enough, that you don’t matter, that your feelings are wrong, or that you don’t deserve respect. These are the false beliefs that most codependents grow up with. They may not have been told these things directly, ... Views: 118
You are ready to get detox help for your alcohol abuse. Once you have successfully completed your alcohol detox, you must decide which alcohol rehab program you will attend to help you stay alcohol free. There are many different options available to you from traditional methods to alternative ... Views: 58
Your alcohol and drug use is spinning out of control and you are concerned that you may have an addiction. You would like to know for sure, but do not want to go to an office. There are actually several websites that offer online self tests for addiction assessment. Of course the best thing is ... Views: 71
Do you replay the negative past in your mind over and over hoping that it will change, that you will learn something positive from it, or so you can find forgiveness or understanding? Well if you are at the point where you simply want it to go away then read this.
Go away, you ask? Yes, and ... Views: 106
If you feel like you are on self destructive autopilot where old emotional baggage is in the driver's seat of your life and you'd like to reclaim control then this will interest you.
Emotional baggage is that repertoire of unconsciously stored negative beliefs, perceptions, patterns of ... Views: 75
Dr. Romance writes:
I’ve been talking with clients a lot recently about what to do if someone you love or care for is self-destructing through addiction, or is making it difficult to be a friend because they’re out of control. We all have had some dramatic examples on television and in ... Views: 113
It is known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, X, E, XTC and the love drug, but its most common name is Ecstasy. This dangerous drug is a manufactured substance, containing a variety of ingredients including cocaine, PCP, caffeine and cough syrup. A hallucinogenic, Ecstasy has become a ... Views: 64
This article will help you to understand a very important piece of what stops you from achieving your goals with food and weight loss and provides you with some specific examples of what to do to change that once and for all.
As I enjoy the peace, the safety, the trust and confidence I feel ... Views: 136
Are you worried that you may be involved in a codependent relationship? You are not alone. Most people associate codependency with a partner who has an alcohol and substance abuse addiction, but there are other situations that can foster a codependent relationship. Following ... Views: 202
When you consider that 77 percent of drug abusers in the U.S. are employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it stands to reason that corporations want to encourage a safe drug free office environment. As most companies have developed a zero tolerance for drug use, many have ... Views: 50
What is the source of those common and hated feelings of neediness? Although many of us define ourselves by them are they really natural and normal human traits? What would it feel like not to be needy? Wouldn't you rather feel totally self confident and self sufficient? Is this possible? ... Views: 143
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, there are more than 4 million people abusing Methamphetamine in the U.S. and another 12 million have tried the drug at least once. Surprisingly enough a large number are students. However, the SAMHSA also reported that ... Views: 75
Do you know that positive self esteem is not something you have to earn or prove you deserve to have? Do you know that it's actually a natural part of you much like the colour of your eyes? Do you know the reason you don't experience positive self esteem is because you have been subliminally ... Views: 94
Staying sober requires that we develop skills that further long-term abstinence. While there are many ways to achieve recovery, I would like to discuss Mindfulness as a tool that has been valuable to me and a host of clients I’ve worked with over the last 28 years.
Mindfulness is a concept ... Views: 138
Cocaine addiction does not discriminate and is a problem for people from all social groups. Here are 5 ways to identify someone with a cocaine addiction.
1. Physical Changes
Nose bleeds and the crash are typical and classic signs of cocaine addiction. As the individual snorts cocaine, they ... Views: 83
There is no denying that prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in the U.S. According to statistics released by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, more than a million people in America struggle with OxyContin abuse or addiction; one of the most over-prescribed and overused prescription ... Views: 70
The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 40,000 people die each year from substance abuse related deaths. According to the Federal Government’s Household Survey on Drug Abuse, there are approximately 12.7 million substance abusers in the U.S. and a half million will enter rehab ... Views: 73
We have all seen the TV show “Intervention” in which the cameras follow around a person with an addiction for a week, leading up to a confrontation by family and friends as they try to get their loved one to submit to treatment.
The truth is that those methods do not work. Talking to someone ... Views: 86
When we imagine our children becoming addicted to drugs we often envision dimly lit alleys filled with questionable characters persuading our impressionable children to smoke, snort, or even shoot illicit street drugs. However, the most realistic threat to our children’s sobriety is not in the ... Views: 154
There was a time when excessive drinking was an activity that was associated with men, but today, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one in eight women struggle with binge drinking and alcoholism. Additionally, in 2012 there was an increase in alcohol related ... Views: 87
According to statistics released by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 90 percent of substance abusers attempting to stay sober will relapse at least once and 72 percent of that group will relapse multiple times. However, the National Survey on Drug Use and Heath clarify that ... Views: 94
There is a prevailing assumption within the public arena as well as within the population of those suffering with an eating disorder, that Binge Eating Disorder, aka Food Addiction, is less "serious" than the other eating disorders - namely anorexia and bulimia. In addition, as if to make ... Views: 219
Unfortunately the reason many individuals do not get the help that they need for their alcohol abuse is because they are afraid of experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms. Perhaps they have heard a few of the horror stories and now they are too scared to get help. It is important to understand ... Views: 117
Anger in substance abuse recovery can be potentially dangerous. On its own, the emotion can cause high blood pressure which can lead to stroke; depression, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders and a number of other physical conditions.
Drug abuse such as cocaine and heroin, as well as ... Views: 102
Are you sabotaging your own recovery? How many times have you been in rehabilitation only to relapse back into the madness that you swore you would leave behind? You want to recover. You want to lead a recovered life, but in the end, the result is always the same. You sabotage yourself, your ... Views: 159
One component to an addiction recovery program is a concentrate on the power of forgiveness and how it is an important part of the recovery process. Forgiveness in alcohol and drug addiction recovery is as significant as all other facets of rehab treatment, because learning to forgive yourself ... Views: 131
More than fifty percent of the population of the U.S. abuse alcohol, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Each year millions of individuals enter detox for the first time to quit alcohol and many millions of others enter detox for the second, third or more time.
It is not uncommon ... Views: 80
Alcohol abuse affects the lives of more than half the population in the U.S. and while millions make the decision to seek detox assistance, millions more never do for several reasons, but these 5 are at the top of the list. If you are struggling with alcohol abuse and you need detox, do not let ... Views: 90
When it comes to Drug Rehabs, it joins your ideal interests to seriously take into consideration going to one of the several long term drug rehab centers presently out there. By doing this, you will certainly be providing on your own a better chance of controlling your dependence not only now, ... Views: 111
If a drug addiction is ruining your life, it is time to get help. There are millions of people across the globe that is struggling with substance abuse and addiction and in need of assistance. Sadly, the vast majority will never get the help that they need, but the ones that do, are taking a ... Views: 98
What role do your beliefs play in your ability to completely recover? Do your beliefs disempower you? A belief is a perception, conviction, or opinion that you hold about yourself, a situation, event, or others. Beliefs are not necessarily true or fact-based, however, they are something we ... Views: 118
Guilt in substance abuse recovery is common. Guilt can visit any area of our life and make us feel at fault; however, for the individual going through addiction recovery, it can create an overwhelming sense of defeat. It may also force the individual to reevaluate their choices, behaviors and ... Views: 83
The medical consequences of drug abuse can extend far beyond the changes that a life can suffer from simply taking drugs. In the immediate sense, relationships deteriorate, finances deplete, there is job loss and students drop out of school, but the real consequences of drug abuse is the impact ... Views: 89
You have reached a point in your life where you know you need to make a change and stop your alcohol and drug abuse, but you are not quite sure as to how to be successful. You may have heard the term “plan for sobriety” but you are not sure what it is or what is its purpose.
What is a Plan ... Views: 106