Four Tips for Staying Healthy After Rehab

If you have recently completed an inpatient program at a drug rehab facility, it is time to start thinking about your future. Relapsing will not only be a blow to your confidence, but it can also be a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
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Is Undergoing Inpatient Alcohol Rehab a Good Decision?

The first step to overcoming drug addiction is admitting that you have a drug addiction. That may, however, be the easiest step in the process. Once you quit, you can experience a variety of symptoms such as feeling irritated, sweating or an inability to sleep at night, which makes the whole recovery process rather daunting. In some cases, symptoms can be even more severe and include hallucination and a desire to hurt yourself and others.
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The Benefits of Gender-Specific Rehab

In many cases, a man who enters rehab will go through treatment in a program with and tailored for men. A woman who enters rehab will go through a treatment program with and tailored for women. Why are genders kept separate while they attempt to get sober? One reason is that men and women have different reasons for using, different reactions to using and different experiences while in drug rehab.
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What You Need to Know about Drug Addiction

These days, many Los Angeles residents find themselves battling deadly drug addictions that compromise their ability to lead a healthy, productive life. However, learning more about drug addiction and its solutions will enable you to make the positive life choices necessary to attain permanent recovery. With that idea in mind, refer to the information found in this quick reference guide regarding drug addiction so that you can start moving forward:
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Addiction Recovery: The Role of One’s Family

Your addiction does not only affect you. It involves everyone who cares about you, from your colleagues to your friends, and especially your family members. Your loved ones can’t stand to see you go down the destructive road of substance abuse. They want to help. They want to make your suffering stop. The last thing your family wants is to make you go through your addiction by yourself. When you enter an inpatient recovery program, your family can be a part of the recovery process, joining in therapy programs that are designed to help them as well.
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Breaking the Cycle of Heroin Addiction

If you were to ask any person of any age what they thought the most dangerous drug was, there’s a very good chance that they’d answer heroin. If so many people know how dangerous heroin is, then why does anyone start using it? Addiction is a progressive disease, and those who feel the need to get high will eventually grow tolerant of their substance of choice, until eventually, they may need a stronger drug to get the effect that they’re after.

The Progression of the Disease with Painkillers

Prescription painkillers are one of the most commonly abused medications in the world today. Doctors and pharmacies are constantly trying to find better ways to monitor people for potential substance abuse, so addicts find other ways to get their high. Heroin becomes a viable option then, as it is a more potent form of an opiate, and a lot cheaper.
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Pinning Down Drug Abuse

Excessive drug intake can pose a set of problems, including physical, emotional, psychological, and social ones. So why do people become addicted, you may ask? Unfortunately, the exact cause of drug addiction is still not known because circumstances vary for every victim. Continue reading