Why People Return to Rehab Programs Multiple Times

April 7, 2008

There are people who go to drug and alcohol rehab centers four, five, or ten times, or even more, before they successfully stop engaging in substance abuse long-term. This is one of the reasons why many people have the misconception that addiction treatment programs don’t work.

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Elton John’s Alcohol Abuse Treatment

April 6, 2008

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Elton John has always been seen as a colorful character. The persona he brings to the stage, as well as his life, is always somewhat flashy and colorful. Those who are seeing him for the first time around now may not understand exactly how colorful and loud he was.

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Enjoying Your Time in Drug Rehab

April 5, 2008

The hard work that’s involved in being successful at a quality addiction treatment center is often talked about, but rehab involves happy times as well. It isn’t just about weeks or months of all work and no play.

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Statistics of Alcohol Addiction

April 4, 2008

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Alcohol detox programs can help an alcoholic make a very difficult first step toward committing fully to a lifestyle without a dependence on alcohol. It has been proven by numerous studies that the more solid an addict’s support network of family, friends, medical workers, etc. the more likely he or she will be to recover fully.

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Children of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

April 3, 2008

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Perhaps the only people who are in a more difficult situation regarding substance abuse than the addicts themselves are their children. Growing up with a parent who had an addiction to drugs or alcohol can create serious problems in the child’s life, and it usually does.

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Alcohol Abuse Facts and Why Alcohol Rehab is Needed

April 2, 2008

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Over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006, this amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation.

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Zero Tolerance in Addiction Treatment Centers

April 1, 2008

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Drug and alcohol rehab centers have different policies regarding what happens when patients engage in substance abuse while they are there. It is somewhat of a debate over whether zero tolerance is the best method or if addicts should be given a second chance before they’re kicked out of the treatment center.

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Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment is Imperfect but Effective

March 31, 2008

Addiction treatment is not a quest for perfection. Many people have the mistaken notion that it is, and this leads to all kinds of counterproductive thoughts and actions. Rehabilitation and recovery are long processes that involve hard work, and there are usually bumps along the way. It’s best to know this advance so that the bumps don’t turn into roadblocks.

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Changing Thoughts in Alcohol Rehab

March 31, 2008

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Overcoming an alcohol addiction requires changing the way you think. If you are suffering from alcoholism, you may not even realize that your mind is working very differently than it used to.

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Alcohol Abuse and Treatment Statistics

March 30, 2008

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There are over 22 million people in the United States that have a drug abuse or substance abuse problem. This amounts to a little less than 10% of the entire nation, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the year 2006.

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