They say the difference between a reason and an excuse is which side of the table you’re sitting at. Reasons for putting off doing an intervention are easy to come up with: doctors’ appointments, court dates, weddings, vacations, “let’s wait and see,” and everything in between.
One of the newest wrinkles in recovery from addiction is an application called Reset. Anyone can download the app but only a person who’s working with a doctor on addiction recovery can open it and work with it. Does a digital app really have the potential to help a person recover from addiction?
It’s not difficult to pick up on the controversy swirling around the use of the opioid antidote naloxone. Some people see value in saving the lives of those who overdose. Others think that these people who seem to be trying so hard to die should be left to their fates. It’s a difficult question that deserves examination.
As we work to solve America’s problems with drug addiction and overdoses, there’s an intense focus on opioids alone. Letting ourselves develop this kind of tunnel vision could result in our overlooking some truly vital aspects of our nation’s problems with drugs and addiction.
A family searching for drug treatment for their loved one may not know there are drug-free alternatives for recovery. When true rehabilitation is chosen over drug-based treatment, a person can actually regain the ability to enjoy every day of a drug-free life.
You see the deterioration. The dishonesty. The sickness and criminality. How can you save your loved one by convincing them to go to rehab?
To a reasonable person, it’s incomprehensible that a loved one would reject the idea of getting help. But an addicted person is not reasonable. We help you understand and cope with this difficult situation.
In the United States, at any moment in time, there are more than twenty million households dealing with the addiction of a loved one. What are the secrets that can enable loved ones to come to grips with this problem?
The holidays are coming up. You’ve invited your loved ones over for Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year’s Eve. But this holiday season that should bring you joy brings you apprehension instead. Why? Because one of your most loved family members is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Responsibility, gratitude, honesty and integrity are lost amid addiction. The return of these qualities with true rehabilitation is the greatest gift you can give an addicted person.