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 …
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.
When the purpose of recovery isn’t to be just replacing one unhealthy coping mechanism with another. It becomes necessary to understand and have a high awareness of where our feelings of anger, sadness, loneliness, happiness, etc. come from and then be able to allow ourselves to feel without the need to “make” the “bad” feelings go away.
A recent survey conducted by the Gallup organization sought the percentage of people in each state who took drugs almost daily to alter their mood. These included street drugs and …
Statistics show that Older and Elderly Americans within the geriatric population are experiencing increased alcohol and drug addiction. Often grief and bereavement play a large role in increased substance abuse.