What is rehab like?

Individuals that have not entered addiction recovery before may have questions about what the process is like. There are always many ideas about what addiction recovery entails. Though every addiction recovery process is different, there are many similarities. Taking a look at these will give you a good idea to expect through treatment. An early,…

What happens if you relapse?

Most addiction recovery plans and treatment options focus on one thing: preventing a victim of addiction from ever touching the substance they were addicted to again. Actually, if the plan works well enough, the ultimate goal is to dissuade the victim from having any inclination to touch any illegal substance, and to have no interest…

How do I convince myself to stick with treatment?

The hardest part of any addiction recovery effort is often not the treatment itself. Rather, it is the mindset of the individual receiving the treatment. Because addiction is essentially a hijacking of the mind, individuals will often face their biggest battles in recovery when their will comes to a crossroads with the disease and what…

Do you really want to spend the rest of your life addicted?

The short answer, of course, is no. Unfortunately, however, if you let it, your body will tell you otherwise. When consuming substances, the brain begins to depend on these substances for stimulation and the euphoric feeling we know as a “high.” Over time, the natural hormones and endorphins that your brain used to create begin…

How Do I Encourage My Loved One to Get Help?

Addiction, like many chronic illnesses and diseases, is an issue that affects a lot more than just the victim. In many cases, in fact, the victim may be the only one that does not have a problem with the disease and its debilitating effects. Family members and loved ones often tend to be the most…

Why Ignoring Addiction Simply Doesn’t Work

Far too often, those suffering from an addiction to any one of a number of substances, attempt to downplay the severity of their dependency by ignoring addiction. Unfortunately, studies have shown that many of their would-be saviors do, too. Is it a coping mechanism? An attempt to err on the side of caution, in case…

Are You in the ‘Pink Cloud’ Phase of Recovery?

Getting clean and sober brings a sense of euphoria all its own. The phase of early recovery when you experience extreme happiness and excitement is called the ‘pink cloud.’ some people call it ‘the honeymoon phase,’ but it is also quite dangerous for many reasons. If you are in the pink cloud you may miss…

What Are The Dangers of Detox?

Detoxifying the body of drugs and alcohol is the first major step a person can take toward recovery. The process is often painful, frightening, and overwhelming. Many men and women struggling with addiction choose to enter treatment facilities that provide assistance during this period. Some, on the other hand, attempt to detox at home without…

5 Reasons Why It’s Awesome To Get Sober

  You gain control back of your life: We admit we have a problem with drugs and alcohol when we realize we are no longer in control of our using. Our brain gets ahead of us. We found ourselves on the path to intoxication and we wonder how it happened again. More and more we…