Five Obstacles to Substance Abuse Treatment–Shame is often at the top of the list of reasons people don’t seek help for an addiction problem. Another reason people sometimes don’t go into treatment is that they have feelings of guilt over things they may have done while addicted, as well as guilt over the people they may have hurt.
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.
What can I do? It’s a tough question that faces almost everyone who has a loved one in the grips of addiction. You watch them change into a person that you feel you don’t even know anymore.
Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a type of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. They are flexible and allow people to attend while living at home. At the same time, an IOP involves a high level of care and support. Most people attending an IOP receive about 10 hours of treatment per week spread across multiple…
Anxiety disorders are prevalent in society today. The foremost anxiety disorder is called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This condition is marked by a pervasive sense of worry and anxiety that is typically disconnected from someone’s actual circumstances or environment. Nonetheless, the disorder’s symptoms can be intensified by a person’s surroundings or what happens to them.…
With availability of good treatment options, including non-twelve step programs and holistic drug treatment programs, why do so many people with alcohol and drug addiction refuse treatment? There are many reasons why, but most reasons are based on fear.
Many get sober through 12-step programs. These are self-help programs based on attending meetings that are peer supported and peer lead. Individuals “work” the 12-steps to find sobriety and have a sponsor, someone more advanced in their own recovery, who helps them through the recovery process.