Marriage, Divorce and Addiction

It’s true that a marriage can survive a drug addiction, but it’s also equally true that marriage relationships are always negatively affected by the addiction. Addiction is considered a family disease and it therefore directly impacts all non-using immediate family members. This causes great strain on a couple, both before and after drug rehab. Getting

Stress Management in Addiction Recovery

The American Psychological Association conducted a study in 2007 that found 77% of Americans experience physical stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms of stress. Most people do not manage their stress effectively. For example, addicts use substances to self-medicate unwanted symptoms produced by stress. Most addicts are unaware of the psychological and physical warning signs

Teens Abusing Hand Sanitizer Sends them to the ER

Desperate Teenagers Abusing Hand Sanitizer to Get Drunk Desperate teenagers are turning to drinking hand sanitizer in order to feel the euphoric effects of alcohol. Recently, 6 teenagers were in the news  after being hospitalized for getting drunk off hand sanitizer. Reports stated that they had burning sensations in their stomachs and needed to be

How to Respond to Relapse Warning Signs and Behaviors

Addiction treatment begins to address thoughts and behaviors that are present during active addiction. In a drug rehab, therapists educate addicts on a program of recovery, practice relapse prevention skills with addicts and help them begin to address underlying issues. Every addict should have a plan to respond to relapse warning signs. The process for

Why a LGBT Friendly Drug Rehab May Be Needed for Recovery

March 26-30, 2012 marked the 10th Annual LGBT Health Awareness Week. It is a call to action for the community, activists, service providers and government officials to recognize the need for social justice which includes quality, unbiased healthcare for the LGBT community. Mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities provide a crucial aspect of comprehensive

Definition of Drug Rehab Treatment Options – What are the Types?

Deciding to enter addiction treatment is stressful, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. Choosing an addiction treatment facility can be confusing due to all of the different choices of programs that an addict can attend. There is long-term vs. short-term, in state vs. out of state and private pay vs. insurance options. It

Addict Behavior – Common Thinking Patterns in Substance Abuse Addiction

Most Common Addict Behavior Addict behavior has a specific thinking style that enables the addict to continue using substances despite negative consequences. The Journal of Neuroscience reported findings that suggested there may be a cognitive difference in people who suffer from addiction and their brains may not fully process long-term consequences. Research also indicates that