Blog Posts - Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction Therapy: Learning About How Abuse Relates To Addiction

Research shows that there are behavioral and thinking patterns that recovering addicts have in common with those who have experienced childhood abuse. Those who have experienced addiction and those who have experienced abuse seem to have the same pat...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 11, 2014

Healing from Alcohol Addiction Might Also Reveal A Sexual Addiction

When you’re are in recovery and as you are learning more and more about yourself, you might begin uncover patterns in yourself that point to other addictions in your life. For instance, it’s common to uncover having a sexual addiction tha...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 10, 2014

Drug Treatment Aftercare For Single Fathers Trying To Stay Sober

Up until recently, fathers have mostly been out of the parental picture. However, more men are staying home with the children, and with the rate of divorce in American, there are more and more men becoming single fathers. Although this alone is chall...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 10, 2014

Why Residential Drug Treatment Is The Best Choice

Residential drug treatment can be the best choice for many recovering addicts when they are still faced with the challenges of addiction. Typically, you might begin with drug detox, then continue with residential drug treatment and finally continue b...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 10, 2014

Drug Addiction Treatment For Those Who Started Drinking During Adolescence

When people recall being a teen, they might remember that it was the time for experimenting with drugs. It’s common to think of adolescence as a time for engaging in experiences that are new and even risky, including drug use. And for many, adolesc...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 9, 2014

Drug Treatment Aftercare: Resisting the Tendency to Withdraw

Sometimes as we progress in our recovery, there may be times of challenge. There might be, for whatever reason, an experience of more and more cravings to use drugs or drink. There might be a desire to let yourself go and no longer care about what...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 9, 2014

The 12-Step Options for Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who have lost their control when it comes to drinking and/or drug use. When first beginning their process of sobriety, AA participants find themselves in various types of trouble as a result...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 5, 2014

Alcohol Detox Centers in Westlake Village and Los Angeles

If you’re struggling with the highs and lows of an addiction, finding a large community of those who are struggling with the same challenges can be incredibly supportive. And if that’s what you’re yearning for, even if you’re living on the Ea...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 5, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Make a Pledge to Your Recovery

One of the most important parts of achieving long-term sobriety is your commitment to it. In fact, likely as part of your drug addiction therapy, you and your drug counselor will discuss the strength of your commitment to recovery. Certainly, the new...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 5, 2014

Drug Withdrawal Treatment is the Beginning to Turning Your Life Around

It was a significant moment when you realized that you needed to turn your life around. It might have been incredibly life changing when you said to yourself that you no longer want to use drugs and alcohol as an escape or as a way to self-medicate.
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 4, 2014

How the World Health Organization Is Helping with the Opiate Addiction Crisis

The emergency drug known as Naloxone is a potentially lifesaving treatment to use on someone who is in the middle of a heroin overdose. In areas around the country, including New York and Massachusetts, police officers are learning how to use the dru...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 3, 2014

Finding Work and Creating A New Life After Drug Addiction Treatment

The first step on the path to sobriety is, for most people, attending a drug addiction treatment facility and then later a sober living home. In both of those environments you have a strong community of individuals supporting your sobriety. And durin...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 3, 2014

Drug Treatment Can Be the Key To Change

One of the reasons why it’s hard to stay sober today is because the news about drug use is everywhere. Particularly in recent months, news articles and television programs are highlighting heroin, which is becoming one of the most abused drugs in A...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 2, 2014

How Learning About Addiction Can Be Healing

Sometimes learning about ourselves comes through learning more about the types of illnesses that affect our lives. For instance, if you’re in drug treatment, learning about the details of addiction can in and of itself be healing. Even learning...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 2, 2014

Drug Abuse Help: Ways to Recover from a Low Self-Esteem

Let’s face it. Part of the addiction cycle is not feeling good about yourself. Part of the disease of addiction is having a low self-esteem. And as a result, part of the recovery process is learning how to love yourself again. It’s learni...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 2, 2014

Addiction Help: Finding the Motivation to Get Sober and Stay That Way

If you’re looking for addiction help, perhaps all you need is to get in touch with the motivating force behind the change you’re looking for. Sometimes all of us need some fuel to get us going, especially if it’s in a new direction.
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 1, 2014

Drug Treatment and the ABC’s of Change

You’re likely in drug treatment, or considering it, because you want to change your life. Perhaps you already know that the change you want to achieve isn’t only going to require ending your substance use, but it’s also going to mea...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 1, 2014

Drug Addiction Therapy: Ways to Relax When You’re Feeling Stressed

When you go through drug addiction therapy, you’re likely going to learn a number of new coping skills. Part of the disease of addiction is simply not having the right tools for self-soothing, relaxation, and self-care. During your addiction, f...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 27, 2014

Drug Treatment: Three Options for Giving Up Drugs and Alcohol

If you want to get clean and sober, there are essentially three ways to do it. Each path isn’t going to be entirely easy, but this article will lay out your options. It will provide for you what you can expect on your journey of recovery. Quit...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 26, 2014

The Difference Between Use and Abuse of Drugs and Alcohol

There are many men and women who drink or use drugs. In fact, some have a glass of wine with their dinner. Or they have a beer at the end of the week. They might have a drink from time to time but there use of alcohol and drugs is not abuse. There ar...
by Recovery Advocates on Nov 25, 2014

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