Tackling addiction is not an easy task, especially at the beginning. But with the right program and the right support, addiction can be overcome, and eventually, it will get easier day by day. There is a way through to the other side of addiction, and that path can be traveled with help from those who have been there and know the road out.
If you are finding yourself in the position of considering going to rehab or getting ready for your treatment stay, there are a few things to keep in mind while you are there.
When we can speak to others with kindness, compassion, and a level of understanding, we are in a much better position to help that person get better.
If you have a loved one currently seeking addiction treatment or about to go to rehab, some things can help make their stay a better experience.
As someone who has both attended and worked at a residential rehabilitation center, I can easily list several reasons why I think residential rehab is the best way to face their addiction.
The cost of a good rehab can be daunting to a family… Foresight can save a family many tens of thousands of dollars and perhaps even lives.
Some rehabs claim to teach life skills. But which ones do they teach? And how do they teach them? A rehab with an effective approach to developing life skills is essential if a person in recovery is to weather the ups and downs in life without relapsing. Learn more about the most important skills to develop in rehab.
Once a person walks through the doors of a rehab, the family may breathe a sigh of relief but in fact, the job's not done yet. It's likely for there to be demands or pleas which may sound terribly earnest, to allow the addicted person to come home. The family will have the easiest time if they expect these phone calls and plan ahead how they will deal with them.
When struggling addicts go to rehab and end up relapsing afterward, it might make them a little jaded at the thought of going to rehab again. What can the parents and family members of addicts do to ensure that their loved ones don't give up?
Dubbed “Deaths of Despair“ deaths attributed to the use of drugs or alcohol and suicides have increased by nearly 400% in the last 20 years.