Rehab & Treatment

The benefits of rehab and treatment for opiate addiction.

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Could Marijuana Be the Key to Curbing Opioid Use?

There are a number of ways to become chemically dependent. Believe it or not, it’s possible to develop an addiction without technically abusing or misusing a substance, such as using a prescribed controlled substance for chronic pain. Even when prescription painkillers are used correctly, it’s still possible for a person to become physiologically dependent, especially […]

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Why Does My Therapist Ask Me About My Family?

Why Does My Therapist Ask Me About My Family?

No one person can be blamed for “creating” an addictive personality. Nevertheless, family members do exert powerful influences over factors that both maintain and accelerate the addiction cycle. How a family responds to a loved one with vulnerability to drug use, for example, can both prevent and stop addiction, according to a study published by […]

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When to Leave a Young Family to Seek Treatment

When to Leave Your Family to Seek Treatment

If you are a parent who struggles is addicted to opiate drugs, you may wonder if you should try to kick the habit on your own for the sake of your family. Because opiate drugs—whether heroin or opiate painkillers—change your brain chemistry, it is always best to get help as soon as possible. Quitting “cold […]

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How You Can Overcome an Opiate Addiction

How You Can Overcome an Opiate Addiction

The most important step that starts the recovery process is acknowledging that you have a problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately two million people in the United States are addicted to prescription opiates. Many also suffer from shame believing that addiction is a sign of moral and mental weakness. Because of this, they think that […]

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Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

Why Patience Is Important in a Loved One’s Rehab

In today’s society everyone seems focused on results, but some things, such as rehab and addiction recovery, take time before you start seeing the payoff. When your loved one begins rehab, you may expect him to return home fully healed and drug-free, but recovery is a long process that does not end during or even […]

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How Art Therapy is a Healthy Outlet?

How Art Therapy is a Healthy Outlet

Art therapy focuses on the opportunity to share emotions or feelings often not easily identified or put into words through artistic expression. The process of creating art is very fulfilling to many people and allows each person to use their talents and dig deeper into their thoughts. Art therapy connects with each individual in a […]

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How to Take Care of Yourself After Opiate Rehab

How to Take Care of Yourself After Opiate Rehab

Many life changes take place in rehab, including learning how to take care of oneself in opiate addiction recovery. Maintaining recovery for the long haul is difficult, so it is crucial that people in recovery focus on whatever it takes to get to their best mental, emotional and physical health possible. (more…)

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Are There Homeopathic Treatments for Opiates?

Are There Homeopathic Treatments for Opiates?

With opiate addiction rates soaring and the cost of rehab/treatment seemingly out of reach, people often search for an alternative way out addiction… for themselves and their loved ones. Thousands of homeopathic approaches and herbal therapies are one Google search away, promising all manner of detox benefits for opiate addiction. (more…)

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Why Is There a Stigma Surrounding Opiate Rehab?

Why Is There a Stigma Surrounding Opiate Rehab?

There is a common stigma to going to rehab for opiate addiction, which can cause difficulties for addicts needing treatment. There are several reasons why there is a stigma surrounding going to opiate rehab; some of which include the following: Some see going to rehab for an opiate addiction as a failure because addicts are […]

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