Addiction is more complicated than most 12-step programs would make it seem. When addiction is viewed as a disease, it can feel like there may be limited approaches to curing it. But when addiction is viewed through a holistic treatment approach, the treatment options open wide, leading to experiential and innovative ways to best help…
Deciding to find the right addiction recovery program to support a healthful life is one of the most important steps you can take to revitalize your life. However, there is a lot of stigmas that individuals in recovery may experience. This is what National Recovery Month hopes to change. Every September is National Recovery Month.…
Some people love the camaraderie that AA offers and believe that their long-term sobriety depends on going to AA meetings for the rest of their life. Other people find AA meetings depressing or monotonous, and the thought of having to go to meetings forever is horrifying.
For individuals struggling with substance use disorder, an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it can be challenging to find the right facility to provide the right support to heal. Addiction treatment requires a level of trust between clients and treatment professionals, whether they are counselors, therapists, or medical professionals. When this relationship is disrupted, individuals…
In the United States, over six-million women become pregnant every year. Approximately 9 out of 10 of those pregnant women take medication. About five percent of pregnant women use one or more substance that is addictive. Almost ten percent of pregnant women have smoked tobacco within the past month.
Of all the substances that people abuse, only one fits into ALL the following criteria: socially acceptable, over-the-counter accessible, the cost is not prohibitive, legal for adults to purchase in all 50 states, and often viewed as harmless or a normal rite of passage into adulthood. This magic elixir is alcohol.
In this podcast, we’re going to talk about the subject of relapse and substitution. It’s a critical topic and one that our intake counselor Alex Carle has a lot of insight to share with us.
Danielle Guinaugh is the Clinical Director at Gulf Breeze Recovery, a non-12 step holistic drug and alcohol rehab, and she specializes in addiction and trauma.
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. Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can include: increased heart rate, sweating, nausea, headache, anxiety, tremors, high-blood pressure, insomnia, nightmares, confusion and irritability.
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.