Does Your Drug Rehab Program Focus on Life Skills?

-+*There are all kinds of drug rehab programs in the world. Some have widespread popularity and others are isolated to just a few rehab centers. Like wilderness programs. You can find this type of rehab program with fair ease, but they are not widespread. Equine programs – ones that incorporate care and riding of horses – are a little more common. Some programs don’t focus on this modality of treatment but might include some involvement with horses.

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Helping Others After Recovery from Drug Addiction

-+*It’s certainly true that different people have different reactions to completing a drug rehab program and going back home sober. Some graduates want to focus on going back to work and taking better care of themselves and their families. This is, for nearly everyone, a dramatic improvement over the situation that existed while they were addicted. Others want to be more active, to reach out to people who are struggling with drug or alcohol use and have not yet been helped. There are more than 20 million people who need drug or alcohol rehabilitation services in the United States at…

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Why a New Culture of Sobriety is Needed and Makes Sense

-+*There’s so many ways to help people overcome problems with alcohol or drugs. Perhaps the most important right now are drug prevention and education for youth and drug rehabilitation. These are, as you may know, the services that Narconon centers around the world offer. But there are additional changes that need to occur if we are, as a culture, to overcome the losses being incurred by abuse of and addiction to substances like alcohol, heroin and pills. Just to comment on these losses for a moment, the primary among these is the terrible loss of life. Around the world, more…

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Will the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act Give Patients More Access to Rehab

-+*A group of U.S. Senators have been in the news recently in connection with a new bill which is aimed at opening doors to treatment for more Americans suffering from drug addiction. Specifically, the bill is intended to address what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has described as America’s “deadly epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.” Around 17,000 people in the United States now die every year from overdosing on painkillers such as hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin), and nearly 500,000 people are being admitted to emergency rooms for complications involving these drugs. The bill is intended to strike…

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Life Skills and Their Relation to Recovery

-+*Until Betty Ford went public with her addictions and her recovery, no one knew much or talked much about addiction treatment. A drunk might go to the hospital to “dry out” – in other words, get off alcohol. But that left the cravings and desire to be drunk untouched. About the only method a person had for getting off heroin was a “cold turkey” withdrawal, a very grim process. But then Betty Ford established her center and celebrities began to arrive for treatment. This took the idea of addiction recovery into the mainstream. But by the time the Betty Ford…

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What Are The Best Methods for Choosing A Drug Rehab

-+*Choosing a drug rehab program for yourself or for a loved one can be an excruciating decision. Upon this decision may rest the success or failure of the attempt to get clean and sober, and it’s not a decision that you can really afford to get wrong. After all, it often happens that a person who goes through rehab unsuccessfully will at that point give up all hope of getting sober, and will often spend the rest of what remains of his or her life as an addict. Furthermore, there is the fact that the costs of rehab can be…

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The Components of Holistic Drug Treatment

-+*There have been some individuals who have successfully resolved their problems with substance abuse by participating in traditional twelve-step programs or by receiving medications to help them withdraw from drugs.  However, other individuals can feel that true sobriety means an absence of all drug use, including illicit, recreational and medical drugs.  For this and other reasons, holistic drug treatment has become more popular, and is actually believed by many medical doctors to be a very successful way to resolve drug addiction.

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5 Steps For Choosing a Drug Rehab

-+*Choosing a drug rehab center isn’t like choosing a destination for your next vacation. It’s not the kind of thing where you can afford to take your chances and know that you’ll have another shot at it if your first choice doesn’t work out. To put it bluntly, your choice of a drug rehab program could make the difference between success and failure in the attempt to get sober for yourself or your loved one, and that’s a difference that could be a life or death one. Make sure that you’re choosing the right one by following the guidelines below:

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Interventions Can Save Lives

-+*There is a very unfortunate belief that is held by many families who are trying to help an addicted loved one. And that is that the person must “hit rock bottom” before they can be helped. I don’t know who invented that phrase but they did not do anyone any favors. This phrase is often repeated by those working in or writing about addiction recovery. But I’ll tell you why it is so dangerous. With the type of drugs on the market today, a person can easily be dead before they hit rock bottom.

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What Rehab Success Means

-+*At what point has a drug addict in treatment achieved rehabilitation? How can you gauge real success with treatment? And what, really should be the outcome of any good drug rehab program? Some consider that rehabilitation has occurred when the person has made it through the process of withdrawals and is no longer experiencing the overwhelming compulsion to get his or her next fix. The problem with this view, of course, is that the fact that a person is through withdrawals does not by any measure mean that he or she has broken the emotional addiction to drugs or alcohol,…

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