What You Need to Know about Detoxing from Substance Abuse

Whether you’re trying to overcome addiction from drugs or alcohol, one of the first steps that you’ll have to endure is the detoxification process. During this period, you will have to go against the substance that your body has become dependent on and go through symptoms that are painful and uncomfortable for you. You need to get the harmful substance out of your system and going through this process is the only way, but you don’t have to do it alone. With any rehab facility you choose, this wi...

What to Expect When Checking into Rehab

If you have taken the time to read the articles describing outpatient and inpatient care, then you know there are different levels of severity associated with addiction and substance abuse. You should first consider which type of care is the best fit for your level of addiction. If you decide that inpatient care is right for you, then there are a few things you should expect when checking into rehab. You can be prepared and complete the program and be one step closer to sobriety. What to Expect...

Top 5 Relapse Triggers of Addiction

Emotional or situational triggers can break even the strongest wills when it comes to addiction relapse. The best thing you can do to avoid relapse is know your relapse triggers and find coping mechanisms if you can’t avoid them. Once you have a plan to avoid these relapse triggers or you have a way of coping, then you can start to take your life back one day at a time. This journey starts with learning what these triggers are. Below is a list of the most common emotional or situation relapse tr...

Tips to Cope with Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a rapidly expanding problem in the United States. Many people are turning to alcohol as a cheap alternative to depressants to cope with the daily trials and tribulations of life. Unfortunately, many people also develop a dependency to this substance and continue using and damaging their relationships, careers, and health because they don’t seek the proper care of a rehab center for treatment. Alcohol addiction is one of the most prevalent substance abuse issues because of it...

Tips for Preventing Substance Abuse Relapse

Avoiding relapse is the number one concern for rehabilitated addicts after they go through the painful process of detoxing and the emotional turmoil of interventions and therapy. The reality is that relapse is a common occurrence, especially for people that have recently completed treatment. The important thing to remember is not to become discouraged or give into despair; it just gets easier over time. Rehabilitation is a slow process but worth the time and effort to get your life back on track...

Tips for Families Helping a loved One Recovering from Addiction

Watching a family member or loved one recover from their addiction can be a heartbreaking process, but one you and the rest of your family and friends will have to endure if you want them to recover successfully. The most important thing to remember is that your loved one wants to get better, but their addiction will do everything in its power to hinder and halt their progress. As a family or friend, you and the people in their life can help them by learning the following tips and understanding ...

Tips for Quitting Alcohol Abuse on Your Own

There are a few things someone suffering from alcohol abuse needs to ask themselves before they decide to abuse again. It’s extremely important to weigh the cost of drinking alcohol. You may have fun or forget your problems for a night, but it will destroy your relationships, take a physical and mental toll on your body, and perhaps even ruin your life altogether. For most people, drinking alcohol is not a problem. However, for people suffering from addiction, you need to assess the important th...

The Two Main Types of Addiction

Addiction can come in many forms and can be pretty damaging to a person’s life. That’s why it’s so important to help the people in your life that suffer from addiction. By learning about the different types of addiction and how these can emerge in a person’s life, you will be better equipped to identify and help your loved ones through their problems. Addiction can be treated and managed, you just have to take the first step and identify the problem immediately. The Two Main Types of Addiction ...

Teen Substance Abuse

Unfortunately, teen substance abuse is a growing problem and they have a higher probability of becoming addicted to these substances as well. Teenage years are a time in a person’s life where experimentation and curiosity are peaked, and they begin to branch out into the world. However, this new attitude and world perspective can also lead to drug or alcohol abuse. For this reason, it’s important to know the signs of substance abuse and the most common types of substances that teens are likely t...

Talking with Someone about Their Addiction Problem

Talking to a loved one who has a substance abuse problem is never easy. Whether it’s alcohol or drugs, your loved one needs help and a lot of times addicts can’t identify their problem, so it’s up to you help them. Even if you’re not an expert in the field, you should talk to your loved one and convince them to seek professional help. Fortunately, there are a few good strategies that have proven to be successful in helping you achieve that goal. 5 Tips for Talking to Someone with an Addiction P...