Detox is sometimes misunderstood as the full extent of addiction treatment. While it is the most important first step to take, it is only a piece of the overall drug or alcohol addiction treatment program.
With this in mind, there are a few important aspects of a high-quality detox that will influence the effectiveness of a program. Not only are quick access, a location of healing, an experienced staff, a variety of treatment modalities, and a qualified use of medications all of vital importance, the most effective detox treatment will understand that substance use
Having a suspicious mind is not a way to live in a loving relationship. Believing the worst about your wife or husband, constantly questioning, worried, or wondering. That said, a person with a drug or alcohol use disorder is likely to want to keep their dependence a secret. Often even from themselves. The stigma, along with the brain’s powerful drive and the body’s physical need all combine to make finding and using their substance the highest priority in their life. And keeping it a secret from their family is one of the ways to ensure that they can
On August 15th, 2018, people across the world were shocked to hear of more than 90 people suddenly collapsing in a park in New Haven, Connecticut. In May, more than 25 people suddenly collapsed and were sent to the hospital in Brooklyn, New York. The cause in these instances and many others was the same: an overdose of a synthetic cannabinoid known on the street as synthetic marijuana, K2 or Spice.
The New Haven K2 Overdoses
Initially, New Haven K2 users felt relaxed and euphoric. However, fairly soon after using the drug, people quickly
There is a bit of an air of mystery around the drug that is known as ecstasy. It shows up amongst young people and has all the signs of a romanticized ideal that makes it attractive to experimenters and uninitiated: easy, quick, available. This “fun drug,” however, is extremely addictive and has a dark aspect that most are not aware of before deciding to risk it all for a short fix that imitates a good time.
Traditionally, ecstasy is found in conjunction with parties, nightclubs, or raves. While that can certainly still be the case,
The idea of recovery is a profound one. It is someone choosing to take the steps necessary to create an entire new life for themselves. It’s more than simply quitting. Much more.
You can stop eating unhealthy foods. You can stop seeing a friend who is bad for you. You can stop doing just about anything. However, there is always the possibility of starting back up again. Getting back in the bad habit. Going back to all the wrong places. Returning to who you once were.
Addiction Recovery: More Than Sobriety