Steve started drinking when he was 14 years old. In college he was drinking five, six, seven days a week and it never stopped and continued to progress as life went on.
For those with long-term alcohol use, quitting cold turkey can lead to severe physical symptoms or even death as the body adjusts to the absence of the depressive substance.
Methamphetamine never received the notoriety or news attention that opioids did – at least not until recently. Now headlines from medical journals, government agencies, popular magazines to radio stations are screaming warnings about the dangers and increases in methamphetamine use.
Methamphetamine promises to make you feel good. It promises to give you lots of energy. It promises to curb your appetite and help you lose weight. It also promises an almost immediate, pleasurable, amazing rush. It sounds good!
As the much-publicized war on opioids continues, another drug is quietly regaining momentum and leaving a deadly path of destruction. Methamphetamine is back. Back in a very big way.
Many of those who have experienced less difficulty with recovery talk about an “aha” moment where they realized at a very deep level that they wanted to change their lifestyle and regain their health. They often echo a well-known quote, saying, “they got sick and tired of being sick and tired.” In other words, they were ready for recovery and willing to make the changes necessary to achieve their sobriety.
The potential risk for overdose with these drugs cannot be overstated. It is important that people are educated to understand the risks involved and seek help if struggling with opioid addiction.
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Resolutions are plentiful as a new year begins. People resolve to lose weight, or they may join a gym as they resolve to become more physically fit. Some resolve to spend more quality time with family, or go back to school, or get out of debt, or take their dream vacation.
Holistic rehabilitation investigates the underlying sources of addictive behavior and seeks to respond to addiction in ways that are successful for the long term. This makes holistic rehabilitation particularly effective at helping with instances of repeated or chronic relapse.
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