Once the person struggling with addiction is ready to ask for help in changing their life, they will be faced with a major decision: should they seek inpatient drug rehab or outpatient care? There are ways in which both approaches to treatment are alike and ways in which they differ. There are advantages to each approach just as there are certain drawbacks on both sides. Understanding how the two approaches compare can be helpful in deciding which is best suited to the person and their situation.
For years, we’ve known that an overabundance of alcohol is harmful for the mind and for the body. The potential damage is something that scientists continue to study to gain a better understanding of the relationship between cerebellar activity and the frontal lobe. As our knowledge improves, so can our approach to addiction treatment and drug rehab.
22 Dec 2011
The Entire Family Benefits from Drug Rehab
It’s hard to go through tough times alone. Having a trustworthy friend or relative to lean on, confide in, and understand your needs speeds healing and raises hope for your future. This is why in order for a person to completely heal from a drug or alcohol addiction, their whole family needs to be involved in the process.
20 Dec 2011
Demand for Drug Rehab on the Rise
Very few human beings can use illicit drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine or opioids, for a prolonged period of time without becoming addicted to the substance. Once addiction occurs, the individual typically needs to enter drug rehab in order to safely withdraw from using the drug. Unless the patient is independently wealthy or is covered by a comprehensive health insurance policy, there never seems to be enough slots in affordable and effective residential drug rehab programs to keep up with the demand. Sadly, as the number of Americans addicted to illicit drugs continues to rise, the need for affordable drug rehab rises as well.
Private drug addiction rehabilitation centers may become targets for violent Mexican drug gang activity. The problem in Mexico is growing worse, say officials, because members of drug gangs can enter unlicensed, private centers and locate rival gang members who are attempting to recover from their addictions. Some gang members use drug rehabilitation centers to further the drug trade or to find new gang members.
Treating drug addiction with another substance that could itself be addictive is a complex and highly debated topic among healthcare and psychological providers. Recent research is addressing this challenge, focused on developing a vaccine that may help offset nicotine addiction as well as other anti-addiction formulas, such as those designed for methamphetamine addiction.
There have been many conflicting reports about the effects of alcohol on physical health. While binge drinking and behaviors associated with alcohol use disorder clearly point to adverse health consequences, some studies have shown health benefits relating to moderate use of alcohol.
07 Dec 2011
Blocking the Effects of Stress
One of the major components of addictive behavior is stress. Individuals who have completed withdrawal stages and then followed through with treatment through various types of therapy often find that despite their preparations for handling multiple types of scenarios, stress can trigger a relapse.