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Bipolar Disorder, Unemployment and Addic...

Bipolar Disorder, Unemployment and Addiction
Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive condition epitomized by severe mood swings. These swings are often referred to as episodes, and they include the following: Depressive episode – crippling state of depression and hopelessness Manic episode – overexcitement, rapid-fire talking and delusion of grandeur Mixed state – concurrent symptoms from both episode...

Treating the Affective Components of Add...

Treating the Affective Components of Addiction
There are many components that play into the development of addiction, some of which are: Cognitive Behavioral Genetic Biological Environmental Affective An affective component refers to an individual’s feelings or emotions. Affective components play a major role in the development of addiction because humans are heavily influenced by feeling and emotion. Affective factors can...

Stages of Change during Addiction Recove...

Stages of Change during Addiction Recovery
Addiction recovery has many different levels, and as a patient looks to end his addiction, he is bound to experience a wide variety of emotions that can bring on different stages of recovery. Going through both the negative and positive parts of recovery can yield highly successful results that will allow the user to continue on towards sobriety. The progress towards sobriety involves...

Multi-Disciplinary Inpatient Addiction T...

Multi-Disciplinary Inpatient Addiction Treatment Approach
Addiction to substances or behaviors is almost invariably rooted in deeper psychological issues. Depression, bipolar disorder, stress disorders and a history of abuse or trauma are all risk factors for developing substance abuse or addiction issues. Physical health issues can also lead to addiction in cases involving medical patients who become dependent on prescription painkillers or...

Motivational Interviewing for Addiction ...

Motivational Interviewing for Addiction Recovery
Motivational interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of treatment to elicit and strengthen the ability to change. The foundation of this process is for individuals to identify, examine and resolve their reluctance about changing behavior. A therapist will utilize techniques and strategies that are sensitive to a patient’s ambivalence about addiction recovery. The...

Can Art Help with Healing after Addictio...

Can Art Help with Healing after Addiction?
Researchers have made many advancements in the field of addiction treatment, and more people than ever are finding effective treatment options. Holistic addiction treatment heals people and not just the addiction; patients are revived physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In addition to traditional methods of treatment, drug addicts can seek alternative therapy in...

Are Some Residential Rehab Options Bette...

Are Some Residential Rehab Options Better Than Others?
When choosing a rehab program to start, you will find many different options that you can choose from. Residential rehab centers come in forms of holistic therapy, luxurious treatment, Dual Diagnostic treatment and several other types. Some rehab centers keep their patients for longer periods of time, and some will keep their patients for only a month or two. The major point for you to...

Rehab for Designer Drug Addiction

Rehab for Designer Drug Addiction
Developing a designer drug addiction can be just as scary (if not scarier) than developing any other kind of addiction. The difference between a designer drug addiction and a regular drug addiction is that the user never knows exactly what is in the drug he or she is taking. This can make it difficult to understand exactly what part of the drug is keeping the user hooked, what side...

Benefits of Getting a Diagnosis of an Ad...

Benefits of Getting a Diagnosis of an Addiction Issue
Drug addiction can be a complicated issue. Addiction and the destructive behaviors that result are often manifestations of more deeply rooted issues that may not be understood or apparent to the addicted individual or others. The addict and his or her family and friends may not understand why the person seems trapped in a continued downward spiral of destructive behavior, remorse and...

Making Positive Changes through Resident...

Making Positive Changes through Residential Addiction Treatment
Addiction slowly destroys everything a person loves about life. The deep, psychological aspects of this deadly disease make recovery extremely difficult – if not impossible – without focused, professional help. In millions of cases residential addiction treatment has been life-changing for people who have tried unsuccessfully to get clean on their own. Benefits of Residential...

Family Weekends in Rehab

Family Weekends in Rehab
When your loved one goes to rehab, it can often feel like you are excluded from the process. The solution to this is involvement at a family rehab facility. Our facilities focus on helping addicts with addiction as well as rebuilding family relationships. This twin focus helps remind both patients and their families just how important addiction recovery is. Family Involvement in...

Kinds of Programs at Residential Rehab C...

Kinds of Programs at Residential Rehab Centers
The goal of the services offered in rehab is to help the individual overcome the physical and psychological dependence on drugs. A typical first step is detox. Medically supervised detox involves the addict participating in a personalized intake assessment so that the medical professionals and support staff can create a specific detox protocol to meet each addict’s unique needs. Under...

Overview of Drug Rehab Programs

Overview of Drug Rehab Programs
Choosing to seek treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction is an incredible victory. In order to follow through and ensure future success in your recovery, you need to choose a program and facility that meets your needs and makes you feel comfortable with your drug addiction treatment. Residential drug rehab programs can be tailored to your specific needs or desires; there are...

Long-Term Drug Rehab

Long-Term Drug Rehab
There are both long-term and short-term options available for you when you’re considering residential drug rehab help. The different types of rehab are designed to reflect the nature of the patient’s addiction. A person with a physically harmful addiction requiring both detox and rehab or a person with a severe psychological addiction may require long-term rehab. A person...

Residential Drug Rehab Alternatives

Residential Drug Rehab Alternatives
A residential drug and alcohol detox and rehab program is right for certain types of addicts. Detox and rehab programs are designed to help those with severe addictions including alcohol addiction, heroin addictions, cocaine addiction and opiate addiction.  Residential care is a more intensive form of rehabilitation and requires the patient to live on-site during their treatment. ...