Interventions

March 22, 2008

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Drug addiction can ruin people’s lives. It is often those closest to the addict that have the best chance to help them get addiction recovery. The addicts loved ones often hesitate. Not saying anything until a tragedy has occurred. It is often difficult to know what to say, and when to say it. There are professionals that can help you by leading your intervention. You can also handle your own intervention with the advice of a professional. Either way you choose, the most important thing is that the addict that needs help, gets it. Read more

Alcohol and Parenting

March 21, 2008

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The majority of teenagers in the United States cite their parents as the most important influence on their decisions regarding alcohol. Because of this, parents have a responsibility to teach their children the correct way to handle alcohol in their lives. Unfortunately, many don’t talk to their kids about the issue at all because they aren’t sure what to say or they fear it will actually encourage them to drink. However, that simply isn’t true. There are a number of ways parents can foster a responsible view of drinking in their children, reducing the chances of alcohol abuse and alcoholism during the teen years and beyond. Read more

Detox!!

March 20, 2008

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Detox. It’s a very powerful word. Both in it’s potential and in it’s danger. The word itself seems to carry more weight than any other in a drug abuse treatment program. There are two philosophies on detox and the addict. The drug treatment centers that want to tell you detox will be easy. It won’t. The other is the thought process that we subscribe too. Detox, like much of the early stages of recovery will be difficult. But it is possible. And once you are past it you will be closer to your pre-drug abuse self than you can imagine. Read more

Alcohol Abuse and Tolerance

March 19, 2008

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The longer a person lives with alcoholism, the greater the level of tolerance they develop to the substance. This means that, over time, the alcoholic will need to drink more in order to get the same effects. Eventually, they become physically dependent on alcohol and must drink a significant amount just to function and avoid withdrawal symptoms. Read more

Alcohol Dementia

March 18, 2008

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There are many negative affects of long-term alcoholism. Alcohol dementia is a condition that can occur after a person drinks excessively for a very long period of time. Its symptoms are problems in the brain, including personality changes, memory loss, diminished ability to think, and learning difficulties. Alcohol consumption affects brain cells, and the damage can build up over time until it results in brain damage. Poor nutrition also adds to the effects. Read more

Facts About Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse

March 17, 2008

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Alcoholism is a condition in which people consume alcohol regardless of the negative consequences and health problems it leads to. Alcoholism is an addiction and, according to many people, a disease. People who are alcoholics are either physically or psychologically dependent on the substance. Read more

Alcohol Affects the Lives of Millions

March 16, 2008

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Alcohol abuse has affected the lives of millions. While alcohol abuse has been discussed and help is easily available, with the stress-levels in our society constantly growing, many have turned to the bottle to help cope with this anxiety. It is common to think that only a certain type of individuals is suffering with alcohol abuse; however, the truth is alcohol abuse has shown its face in every walk of life. Read more

Alcohol Rehab Programs Work

March 15, 2008

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If you are currently worried that you may relying too heavily on alcohol, it may be time to seek assistance with an alcohol rehab program. This can be difficult step to take, particularly if you do want to acknowledge that alcohol is affecting your life to the point where you need to seek professional help. However, the quicker you do this, the better your chances are of getting clean and finding out that you are strong enough to beat this addiction. Read more

Does Treatment Work When the Addict is Forced To Go?

March 14, 2008

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Some people have the belief that addiction treatment won’t work if the addict is forced to go. They think that in order for the individual to recover, they must have the motivation to get better. Addiction recovery is a lot of work, and many people relapse after they leave rehab. However, studies show that this theory isn’t necessarily true. Read more

Treatment and Rehabilitation

March 13, 2008

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Substance abuse rehabilitation is a phrase you will often hear at our facility. You might hear us occasionally use drug treatment center or drug abuse treatment program. These all mean similar things. But the real power lies in the first phrase. In fact it lies in the word rehabilitation. A treatment center is a place, a physical location where you will receive treatment. The treatment program is really the methods and the techniques used to help with that treatment. Read more

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