Any substance use while pregnant can harm the fetus, but of course the longer the substance use continues, the higher the risk becomes. Substance abuse treatment should start immediately if pregnancy occurs while addicted.
Alcohol and drug use spiked, but not only among those who already faced problems. For many Americans, they suddenly found themselves developing a problem they didn’t have before.
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.
Numerous studies over the past 30 years have established that there is a definite link between trauma and alcoholism and/or drug addiction. In fact, many substance abuse treatment facilities treat trauma and addiction as co-occurring disorders.
Other rehabs that I’ve been to were 12 step-based. Sometimes 12 steps work for some people. And sometimes it doesn’t work for others. It helped me stay clean for a …
Around the world, governments are ordering people to stay home and to practice social distancing if a trip outside is necessary. The unprecedented spread of COVID-19 has us all rightfully cautious. From malls to medical centers, virtually any place where people gather has temporarily closed their doors as we weather this storm. However, many people depend heavily on urgent medical services and cannot afford to miss critical appointments. Luckily, most centers have existing telehealth protocols in place so they can continue essential treatment from a distance.
Has your use of substances gotten out of control? Are you struggling with addiction? Do you feel like a slave to your addiction? Do you know that it is time to get your life on track? Are you going to start looking at treatment options after the Covid-19 pandemic is over? Don’t wait. Now could be a perfect time to start treatment and reclaim your physical and mental health.
Executive Chef Zulmarie “Z” Medina understands the process and results of our program, and like all our staff, shows up every day as an example of what being in our natural-health and wellness is all about.
Apart from his popular songs, the singer Eddie Money was well known for his outspoken candor about his struggles with substance abuse
Addiction recovery is achieved via many pathways. Some are easier than others. Mike unintentionally chose one of the most difficult paths.