The struggle with addiction is difficult. Determination and effort are required to take the necessary steps to break free. Some people do it on their own, but most people can’t. They need effective interventions and professional care to make that important first step and follow through with the process to become substance free.
Holidays are a time of celebration, spent with friends and families, a multitude of activities, and sometimes, for people in recovery, a time of temptation to use again. Relapse doesn’t have to be a part of your holidays. Taking time to prepare for what could be stumbling blocks to your sobriety can help.
One of the most commonly asked questions by those who have a loved one entering drug or alcohol treatment is, “Are they ready?” There is a persistent cultural belief that …
We reference a picture of a plant to illustrate what we’re trying to explain. Everything above the soil is the “observable behavior of addiction” It is the actual symptoms of intoxication, the scheming and manipulating involved with finding means to get more of the drug of choice, etc.
Relapse after substance abuse treatment is common. Unfortunately, some people go to multiple programs investing both time and resources in their quest for sobriety. So often, sobriety, when it is achieved, doesn’t last.
Having a loved one with addiction hurts the entire family. Family members want their addicted loved one to just be “normal” again, to just be themselves again. Sometimes they wonder …
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.
There are things you can do to improve the likelihood of a positive outcome from an intervention. These tips can help you approach an intervention with confidence.
To sum it up, “the body has a very powerful mechanism (self-regulation) that assists us with adapting to new situations and challenges. Even though it does not always choose the best solution to rise to the occasion, the brain has an incredible capacity to learn from experience.
Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program is unlike any other and offers a proven “niche” for those who have struggled with chronic relapse. When you watch the testimonials of past residents, you find that each person’s experience with detox, if needed, and the general entrance into the facility was a pleasant and welcoming transition.
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