When you’re feeling raw and vulnerable after rehab and are trying hard to make it in recovery, you need the support and encouragement of your friends, among others. But when those whom you think would be most in your corner turn on you, giving you the cold shoulder, it can seem like a bitter blow.
Bath Salts are presenting quite a challenge for doctors and drug rehab specialists in the Utica, NY area, according to a recent article. Bath salts have only been around since late in 2010 and are presenting some unique situations for drug rehab staff, EMTs and doctors simply because they are so new.
26 Jul 2012
Group Therapy in Drug Rehab
Group therapy leverages successful psychological techniques to help patients recognize their situation and learn appropriate methods for coping in place of abusing substances. In drug rehab, group therapy gathers together diverse people dealing with addiction albeit with varying substances. Group sessions promote openness in sharing personal stories and even suggestions from fellow group members, although a professional mental health specialist is always in charge of each session. Group therapy in drug rehab has been clinically proven to be equally as effective as one-on-one counseling, with the added bonus of being less expensive.
24 Jul 2012
There Is Hope for Recovery – Even for You!
If you are one of the millions of Americans who has a serious problem with drug or alcohol use or addiction, you’ve probably found yourself feeling pretty hopeless at times.
Many players feel like they have given their heart and soul to the NFL only to have the organization completely turn its back on them when they needed support the most. Because lost time equals lost money, players often resort to medicine to help numb the pain of injuries so that they can quickly get back in the game. And the NFL, they say, is doling out these pain medicines to its players like candy.
19 Jul 2012
How to Combat Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is one of the most difficult things about being a teen. The desire and need to fit in with your peers is not just strong, it is built into your DNA. As social creatures, we humans evolved to go along with each other. It benefits us to be similar to others and to be part of the group. Those who stand out may be ridiculed or worse. When we evolved these behaviors, though, life was much simpler. Today, you have to face the pressure to use alcohol or drugs. There is no benefit to going along with this. The positive aspects of being a part of the group are far outweighed by the negative consequences of drug and alcohol use. Substance use and abuse can get you into legal trouble, can affect your health and even your normal growth patterns, and can lead to addiction. Put the brakes on peer pressure and learn to rise above.
There are not many examples in life where a person could be more out of control than in the midst of a serious addiction. It is all consuming, devastating and the completely dominant influence on that person’s life. It can control all of their actions and everything they say – people in rehab programs say that the drug’s pull convinced them to do anything and everything to get that next fix.
15 Jul 2012
Why Addicts Belong in Rehab and Not in Jail
‘Let the punishment fit the crime.’