The Five Stages of Change for People in Rehab

Addiction is a difficult problem and you won’t solve it instantly. Most addicts go through several stages before they recover.

 

Pre-contemplation stage

 

In the pre-contemplation stage of change, the idea of change is not yet seriously considered. Put simply, a person at this stage is not yet ready to change because the problem has not been acknowledged. At some point, the individual will then move onto the next stage of the model. Continue reading

Debunking Myths about Alcoholism Treatment

Alcoholism treatment is a concept that’s often heard of, and yet, it remains shrouded in many misconceptions. For the sake of those in need of such help, it’s time to put these myths in their place once and for all. That said, here are some of the most common fallacies about alcoholism rehabilitation, debunked. Continue reading

When Your Employees Need Help

Some employees may take the time to drink a little alcohol when company hours are out. There’s often the danger, however, when that one drink develops into an addiction, it can spill over into the professional arena and create volatile situations. The responsibility is now on you to have the employee undergo therapy at a credible treatment center.

Staying Over

The severity of the drinking problem may result in a patient being asked to stay at the center for a period between 30 to 90 days. Your treatment center will arrange for lodging as part of the program.

Stopping a Relapse

The treatment plan that will be designed for your employee will be according to your consultation data, and will include activities that the patient can engage in during the recovery period to help him or her slowly regain control.

The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act note that employers can allow alcohol-stricken employees to seek treatment as long as the latter shows willingness to fix themselves. After all, when placing oneself in the hands of people who understand the triggers of alcohol addiction, a person can be helped to find the power within to ultimately win the battle over the bottle.

Figuring Out a Painkiller Problem

If you experience nagging pains at some parts of your body, you may be forced to take a painkiller to douse the sensation. Finding out about the more potent products, however, could be a chance to get high, which might require the intervention of experts such as a drug rehab center. Some warning signs often lead to this:

Shifting Gears

When it comes to prescription medication, following the dosage set by your doctor is important to prevent overdose issues. If you’ve been adjusting your own dosage, you should be concerned about the role painkillers are starting to play in your life. This doesn’t just cover taking more pills in one go. Other “adjustments” people addicted to painkillers might do is to take smaller dosages so they can take the drug more frequently.

Same Prescription, Different Pharmacies

It’s only natural that you do not want anyone to think you may be abusing painkillers. One of the easiest ways to do so would be to visit different pharmacies to get your hands on more pills. After all, your regular pharmacist would notice that you’ve been running out of pills faster than you should.

This can also apply to doctors as well. You should be concerned if you have been visiting multiple doctors to acquire the same prescription. This is especially true if you have intentionally been seeking our doctors who have a “quick trigger” when it comes to prescribing painkillers.