Life After Drug Rehab

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Entering drug rehab can feel like a whirlwind in which you have no control. Whether external or internal circumstances lead you to treatment, the feeling of powerlessness and fear is present in most individuals who begin addiction treatment programs. Individuals start their anticipation of life after drug rehab once alcohol or drug detox is complete,

Are You Avoiding Worry Through Substance Abuse?

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Your brain is doing an infinite number of jumping jacks. You feel like you have extra energy with no outlet. Excessive worry is present, but you are not sure why. And then it gets worse: You can’t focus at work, school or home. You just want to escape and hide. These are all characteristics of

Dangerous Interaction: Medication and Substance Abuse

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You may take medications for both physical and psychological ailments. But are you familiar with the dangerous interaction that medication and substance abuse can produce? You should know how alcohol and drugs impact the side effects, potency, and the overall effectiveness of your medication. Your addiction may even be the reason you are dependent on

Building Self-Esteem in Drug Rehab

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Why is it so hard to get rid of all the terrible events that we have experienced from our past? Throw addiction into the mix, and you have the perfect recipe for poor self-esteem. Poor self-esteem contributes to you seeking substance abuse to self-medicate and eventually finding that you need drug rehab. Your self-esteem first

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention: Why Programs Work

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Why feel the heartache when you suspect that your child is using drugs or alcohol? Why put yourself through even more of an emotional rollercoaster when you confirm your suspicions? To prevent children from using drugs or alcohol and possibly struggling with addiction, adolescent drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs may be helpful. These programs

Resources On Alcohol Addiction

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In today’s society, it isn’t unusual to consume alcohol for pleasure or relaxation. Often, people enjoy a glass of wine with a meal or a beer while in the company of friends. While this type of “normal” use of alcohol does not present a problem for most, it can potentially become excessive for others and

Help a Loved One After Drug Rehab

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When a loved one goes to drug rehab, you may not be sure how to help him or her. Even after the person successfully completes the treatment program, you still may not know. Learning how to help a loved one after drug rehab can ensure that they remain on the right path towards lasting recovery

How to Cope Positively with Unwanted Emotions

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Your defense mechanism to escape from uncomfortable emotions (or emotions in general) doesn’t ever seem to go away. For so long, it has seemed easier to just be high or numbed out from any emotional experience, especially the icky ones. But while high you miss out on so much: Being available for family, friends and

Individual Addiction Care: How We Can Help

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When it comes to helping people who need individual addiction care, Lakeview Health is the place to go for a proper recovery. We know it can be hard to reach out and get the help you need, but we also know that getting help is so very important. You want to get back to living

What is a Percocet High?

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There are a lot of reasons that addiction happens. One of the most frequent reasons is the feeling people get from the medications they take. Pain medications, for example, can make people feel “up” and slightly euphoric. A Percocet high, for example, is very common for those who take this medication. Since pain medications are