Category: Drug Rehab

Musician Addicts Find Hope Through Treatment

Whitney overdosed in a hotel bathroom. Amy died of alcohol poisoning. Lil Wayne admitted to his codeine addiction. It’s all too common that celebrity musicians — people whom so many of us admire, respect and aspire to be — die of drug overdoses. And it’s no surprise that the music world’s rich and famous are […]

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Relapse Warning Signs

Even though the first few days and weeks of drug and alcohol rehab are very difficult and filled with detoxification and fighting the physical urge to stay on the substance, people at this point of treatment are often motivated to get sober. Sometimes it is the time after treatment is finished that people struggle the most, […]

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The Power of Triggers

Humans naturally do things out of habit. Everyday tasks are often done without much planning because we like to do things the same; we like consistency. Thinking about our everyday triggers may give us a glimpse into how hard it is to fight a drug habit. Triggers in Everyday Life Our lives are often filled […]

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Guilt and Shame in Substance Abuse

Guilt is powerful and it helps keep us from doing certain things. Guilt can also be a motivator when it comes to admitting we’ve done things wrong and that we need help. Feelings of Guilt Many drug and alcohol abusers know that what they are doing is wrong, even though they keep doing it. Some […]

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Moms in Rehab

We all mess up sometimes in life. Bad choices can often take us places we’d rather not be, and poor judgment calls can sometimes have lasting effects. Even drug and alcohol abuse and addiction can be caused by a single poor choice, but their effects can be long lasting. Sometimes loving, well-meaning parents can jeopardize […]

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Worst Celebrity Relapses in the Past Year

Relapse is hard for someone who is going through detox and treatment for drug abuse or alcoholism. It can even keep someone away from treatment altogether, because no one likes to fail at such a big task. It is also difficult for family and loved ones to see people go through relapse, and it can […]

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Animal Therapy

There are a variety of treatment programs that are used to help someone overcome addiction. One of these approaches is animal therapy, and a handful of centers across the country offer it. Animal Therapy Today Animal assisted therapy was first used in the 1800s. At that time animals would sit by a sick or injured […]

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Treating Criminals

The debate over whether we should offer treatment or punishment to drug-motivated criminals is still causing a stir. There are many people that support treating addicts that have committed crimes, but just as many people feel we should not give these people any special care. Drug Related Crime There are an estimated 2.3 million inmates […]

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Mexican Drug Cartels Offer Drug Rehab

Mexico is a country under pressure right now with wars between the government and drug cartels, as well as between different cartel groups themselves. When Felipe Calderon came to power as the Mexican president in 2006, he declared a war on drug cartels in the country. To do this meant they would stop trying to […]

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Christian Drug Rehab

Christian drug rehab is not a new concept. Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps were founded on the principle that we need to focus on and gain strength from a higher power to help us recover from our addiction. Spirituality is something that is able to really inspire and motivate many people, because it gives […]

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