Addiction drives a wedge between addicted individuals and their loved ones that often feels like an impossible obstacle to overcome. Today, it is understood that professional treatment is the most successful way to treat addictions to alcohol and drugs. However, users often persist in their resistance against admitting that they need help. For family members and … Read moreHow to Help an Addict Who Doesn’t Want Help
Detoxification, commonly called detox, is the process of cleansing the body of abusive substances. Detox is the first and most crucial step toward recovery. It can be dangerous, even deadly depending on the substance, BUT only without proper treatment. Choosing which treatment center (and which detox program) to enter into is equally as important as … Read moreHow Long Does Detox Take?
Despite what you might encounter that suggests the opposite, rehabilitation works. However, it only works if you work at it too. Rehab is much like school in that the harder you try, the more you will be rewarded. If you are a substance addict and you enter into a treatment program, you enter into a … Read moreAftercare: How to Maintain Sobriety after Rehab