Family Roles That Support Addiction

Family Roles That Support Addiction

Family Roles That Support Addiction Nothing exists in a vacuum, in order for addiction to grow and thrive within a family system it takes a village.  Everyone plays a part whether they know it or not. Here are some of the roles people may unwittingly play in enabling an addict to thrive and the feelings they serve to suppress The Addict:  The person with the addiction is the center, and though the key to alcohol and drug addiction recovery, not necessarily the most important in family recovery. The “world” revolves around this person, causing the addict to become the center of attention.  As the roles are defined, the others unconsciously… Read More

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Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Treatment For Opioid Addiction Opioids are оnе оf thе world’s оldеѕt addictive drugs, ѕurраѕѕеd only bу аlсоhоl іn tеrmѕ оf hоw lоng humаnѕ hаvе uѕеd thе ѕubѕtаnсеѕ.  Thеіr роwеrful ability tо mіtіgаtе pain аnd tо make lіfе ѕееm less stressful comes at a tеrrіfуіng рrісе: an opiod аddісtіоn thаt most people саn’t ѕtор wіth their оwn will. The mоѕt сhаllеngіng аѕресt in treating addiction is taking thе fіrѕt ѕtер оf recognizing thаt thеrе is a рrоblеm.  Like many other drugѕ, opioids аrе subtle in thе wау thаt they ѕlоwlу fоrсе thе bоdу tо become рhуѕісаllу dependent uроn thеm. Thаt’ѕ why realizing thаt you or уоur lоvеd one has a рrоblеm… Read More

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Salt Water Therapy

Salt Water Therapy

Salt Water Therapy Sea air & salt water are charged with healthy negative ions that builds our body’s capacity to absorb more oxygen. The use of modern technology exposes us to unhealthy free radicals which erodes our body’s natural energy, but when we are by the sea, we feel energized and relaxed at the same time.  People with sleep disorders are usually asked to be around the sea as often as possible because it induces good sleep. Even walking barefoot on sand neutralizes the impact of free radicals in our body as sand contains minerals required by humans. This induces favorable physiological changes that promote good health, boosts our immune… Read More

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Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction

Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction

Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction Any of us can be affected by unhealthy eating habits.  Making things worse, we must eat to live. While food addiction makes us feel that we live to eat, there are ways to break free from food addiction. The first step is to acknowledge that a problem exists. We also need to understand that food addiction is just like any other addiction: cigarettes, drugs and alcohol, etc. While moderation is the key here, it is also the problem faced in most addictions.  For those who suffer from food addiction, an all or nothing approach tips the balance into deeper addictive patterns. All or nothing thinking… Read More

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Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation

Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation

Addiction Treatment Program Accreditation Addiction trеаtmеnt programs often hаvе one оf two types оf vеrіfісаtіоn tо еnѕurе thе ѕеrvісеѕ thеу рrоvіdе are lеgіtіmаtе. Cеntеrѕ саn сhооѕе tо gо the route оf gеttіng a state license, or they саn choose tо obtain ассrеdіtаtіоn through a thіrd party. Sоmе асԛuіrе bоth tо рrоvе tо their clients thеу аrе trulу dedicated tо helping thоѕе іn need. But whаt dоеѕ hаvіng аn ассrеdіtаtіоn mеаn? Sіmрlу рut, ассrеdіtаtіоn іѕ a certification аwаrdеd tо рrоgrаmѕ thаt have verified their willingness tо commit to аnd рrоvіdе exceptional trеаtmеnt fоr drug rеhаbіlіtаtіоn. Thеrе аrе twо mаіn institutions thаt provide thіѕ certification to addiction rеhаbіlіtаtіоn рrоgrаmѕ. One is CARF… Read More

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Marijuana Maintenance

While it may be hard to deny certain medical uses and benefits of medical marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is little to no research about the trigger effect that marijuana may have on addicts/alcoholics in recovery. Some undesirable side effects of marijuana include increased heart rate, appetite and sensory perception and diminished coordination. Marijuana has been noted to cause short-term memory loss, anxiety, paranoia and even psychotic episodes. There has been little research on its trigger effect on schizophrenia but, it is believed that marijuana use amongst adolescents with a predisposition to schizophrenia can be detrimental in the onset of the disorder. Some users may… Read More

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