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How Often Do People Return to Rehab Afte...

For many addicts in recovery, relapse is a real threat to their sobriety. Without a doubt, attempting to stay sober for a long period of time can be the most challenging part of recovery, because it can be so difficult to sustain sobriety. Because it is so difficult to stay sober, many addicts find themselves relapsing for one reason or another. While relapse is common (some reports...

The Importance of Wellness in Rehab

The Importance of Wellness in Rehab
Addiction recovery is often considered part of a mental health pursuit. However, addiction to a substance or even addictive behavior patterns can take a toll on a person’s overall physical health. Some of the benefits of an integrated rehab program are the health benefits of detox, care, and treatment. Physical wellness and long-lasting addiction recovery often go hand-in-hand. The...

Rediscovering Hobbies in Addiction Rehab

Rediscovering Hobbies in Addiction Rehab
It is admirable to attend rehab, because many addicts quietly suffer for years before seeking help. However, rehab is difficult and not to be underestimated; it takes dedication and perseverance to break addiction, but you can also find ways to live even better once you get sober. Effects of Counseling in Rehab Rehab offers many treatment methods, but counseling is both a common and...

Prescription Drug Abuse in Adults with M...

Prescription Drug Abuse in Adults with Misdiagnosed ADHD
We live in a fast-paced world, and many adults and children alike are now diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These diagnoses are often self-diagnosed, or diagnosed within one or two visits with a general practice physician or psychiatrist. When ADHD diagnoses are made quickly, it may be easy to miss potential cues in...

Does Recognizing Addiction as a Disease ...

Does Recognizing Addiction as a Disease Make it Socially Acceptable?
Changing the perception of addiction has been a long struggle. The prevailing cultural view of addiction is still that addiction is a moral or behavioral issue instead of a medical disease, which it is. Recognizing addiction as a disease will create more of an impact than one might imagine. Once addiction is recognized as a disease it will be more socially acceptable. Social acceptance...

Wounded Veterans and Drug Addiction

Wounded Veterans and Drug Addiction
Those who have bravely served in the military are prone to illness and injury. As wounded soldiers return home they have a long road to recovery, both physically and mentally. From lost limbs to post traumatic stress disorder, veterans who pledge to represent strength and honor put on a brave and tough face in spite of the severe pain, soreness, and discomfort they may be experiencing....

What Is Complicated Grief?

What Is Complicated Grief?
Grief is a normal part of losing a loved one, and each person grieves in a unique way. Over time, grief will subside, but it may become a crippling power that lasts for countless months. This is called complicated grief, and people with it cannot find joy again even after an extended period of time. Complicated grief can encourage substance abuse and addiction, because people who suffer...

Social Rejection and Addiction

Social Rejection and Addiction
Social rejection occurs when a person is deliberately excluded from a social relationship or interaction for social rather than practical reasons. Most everyone at some point in life experiences social rejection, but this doesn’t mean that social rejection isn’t painful or tough to overcome. Social rejection and the emotional toll it takes can drive individuals to substance abuse,...

What Is It Like to Go to a 12-step meeti...

12-step meetings are critical parts of the recovery process for millions of recovering addicts. Depictions of these meetings in film and television may show dramatic or comedic examples, but they rarely depict the true nature of these meetings. Many people go to 12-step support groups to heal from serious issues, so the only drama is grief, and the only comedy is that people can...

How Should I Pay for Rehab?

How Should I Pay for Rehab?
Paying for rehab is simpler than it sounds, and there are a variety of options for individuals both with and without insurance coverage. Getting treatment is always cheaper than the long-term personal and financial costs of continuing in addiction, so exploring your options is worth the time. Insurance Coverage for Addiction Rehab As insurance laws change, finding coverage for rehab...

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