Archive for the 'Addiction' Category

The right addiction treatment center may just save your life. That may sound like a cliché, but it’s the truth. Addiction is a disease, not a choice. Addicts don’t “decide” to be addicts. By the same token, they can’t simply “decide” to get better. Victims of drug and alcohol addiction don’t get better outside of addiction treatment centers. They just don’t. Addiction is too ferocious a foe to beat without help. The good news is that rehab treatment can make a world of difference…provided you give it a chance. Remember, even the most elegant luxury addiction treatment center in Malibu can’t help a patient who won’t walk through the front door. It’s up to you, in the end, to take the first step.

Make no mistake, drug and alcohol rehab isn’t easy. If you’re going to get better in an addiction treatment center, it’s going to be because you commit yourself to your rehab program, and resolve to win the long-term fight against substance abuse. But no effort you make will ever be more worthwhile. Again, rehabilitation done right will quite literally save your life. Don’t wait another day to start finding that out for yourself.



01 14th, 2008

You don’t have to be afraid of aaddiction treatment. Many prospective rehab patients believe drug and alcohol treatment centers to be dark, dreary places, full of suffering and hardship. That might be how it it is in the movies, but it’s not true in real life. The fact of the matter is that exclusive substance abuse treatment centers are first and foremost places of hope, and of healing. Yes, the addiction treatment process is a difficult one, but the care and support you get from rehab center experts can ensure that you come through it successfully. In the end, the only thing you have to fear is fear itself.

Addiction treatment done right will help you rediscover the world as used to know it, and life as it could only ever be worth living. The catch is that you have to seek out help. No drug and alcohol rehab facility in the world can save a patient who won’t walk through the front doors. For your own sake, for the sake of the people who care about you…let today be the day you finally make the right decision.



11 7th, 2007

I think that ideally we should divert a massive influx of dollars into both drug treatment programs and drug addiction treatment research, but since I don’t think that this is likely to occur lacking enormous political will; we should instead concentrate on increasing spending into addictions research. We need to develop better pharmacological and treatment interventions, and once we do have something more concrete to offer, something that does increase the recovery rates per individual drug treatment center visit, then I feel that the political motivation to fund needed drug abuse treatment programming will materialize.

So get out the pen and paper, and if you’ve been touched by addiction either yourself or through the pains of a loved one, empathize with those that still need help, and let your State and Federal elected officials know that the funding of drug treatment centers research is important to you.

How many more billions are spent in the development of hair loss, and erectile dysfunction medications than in all addictions research combined? Not that government funded Viagra trials…but still, it’s funny how our priorities can get so distorted.



HIV and Drug Abuse

Author: Suki
10 31st, 2007

How does drug addiction treatment help reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases? Many drug addicts, such as heroin or cocaine addicts and particularly injection drug users, are at increased risk for HIV/AIDS as well as other infectious diseases like hepatitis, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections. For these individuals and the community at large, drug addiction treatment is disease prevention. Its important to remember that “drug addiction treatment Is disease prevention.” Drug injectors who do not enter drug abuse treatment are up to six times more likely to become infected with HIV than injectors who enter and remain in residential drug treatment. Drug users who enter and continue in treatment reduce activities that can spread disease, such as sharing injection equipment and engaging in unprotected sexual activity. Participation in treatment also presents opportunities for screening, counseling, and referral for additional services. The best drug abuse treatment programs provide HIV counseling and offer HIV testing to their patients.



10 26th, 2007

Like any other human endeavor, individuals progress through drug addiction treatment at various speeds, so there is no predetermined length of treatment. However, research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate lengths of treatment at a well-staffed world re-knowned drug rehabilitation center. Generally, for residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited or no effectiveness, and treatments lasting significantly longer often are indicated. For methadone maintenance, 12 months of treatment is the minimum. Outcomes of drug abuse treatment at Drug Rehabilitation Centers is contingent on adequate lengths of treatment. Many people who enter treatment drop out before receiving all the benefits that treatment can provide. Successful outcomes may require more than one treatment experience. Many addicted individuals have multiple episodes of treatment, often with a cumulative impact. Some drug rehabs take such a personal one-on-one approach to each drug abuser, that the success ratio is greatly increased.

 



10 17th, 2007

This is not the easiest thing in the world for me, writing about my alcoholism. I was a professional athlete for many, many years. I was always the center of attention, surrounded by people who only knew how to say one thing ”,yes.” Coaches, friends, teachers, women… even the law. My ability to put a ball in a basket got me a lot of attention and on more than one occasion got me out of trouble with the police. All the while I partied, a lot. I started drinking in high-school, using drugs in college and once I got to the pro’s I really turned it up a notch. But nothing ever seemed to be wrong. I made a ton of money and people would always cover for me. I never thought I was an alcoholic. Literally, the day after I retired, I was sitting home alone. I poured myself a drink, and started crying. I had no idea what to do with myself. I kept drinking, and drinking… for 30 straight days. It was during that time, with no one else around, no one to cover for me, no one to answer to, that I realized I had a problem. I’m not saying I enjoyed myself during that 30 days, it was miserable. But now, after 6 months sober, I am glad I went through it. It is something I learned at alcohol rehab, that I had to go through that time to get here. Wow, I guess that wasn’t that hard.



Drug addiction treatment center, drug rehabilitation (often referred to as drug rehab, just rehab, drug addiction treatment center, detox or drug detox) is an umbrella term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for drug addiction to psychoactive substances such as prescription drugs or so-called street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. psychological dependency is addressed in many drug and alcohol addiction treatment center(s) by attempting to teach the patient new methods of interacting in a drug-free environment. in particular, patients are generally encouraged or required not to associate with friends who still use the addictive substance. twelve-step programs encourage addicts not only to stop using alcohol or other drugs, but to examine and change habits related to their addictions. many programs emphasize that recovery is a permanent process without culmination. for legal drugs such as alcohol, complete abstention—rather than attempts at moderation, which may lead to relapse—is also emphasized (”one drink is too many; one hundred drinks is not enough.”) whether moderation is achievable by those with a history of abuse remains a controversial point but is generally considered unsustainable. various types of programs offer help in drug rehabilitation, including: residential treatment (in-patient), out-patient, local support groups, extended care centres, and sober houses.



I don’t really think it’s fair that people who go to drug rehabs get a bad rep. I mean, drug rehabs actually provide a service that the world needs right now. That’s for real. Drug rehabs basically are on fever pitch control when it comes to the population as a whole. Just think about it. Drug rehabs take in all the drug addicts of the world, rehabilitate them, and set them free better than they were upon their arrival. It’s actually kind of cool. It’s definitely cool when you imagine drug rehabs as these magical conveyor belts that take in the people that need a little life tune up and then, set them back on the export line to go back out into the world with a new and improved self worth. It’s definitely a fantastic look at the whole process, but it can still be a very magical experience. I went to a drug treatment center and stuck the whole program out. My cocaine rehab really hurt. No, it wasn’t easy. It may have been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life, but it made me who I am today. I like saying that so much because I really like the dude I am today.



09 24th, 2007

Check it out. If you go to a drug rehabilitation center you need to have a drug addiction. That’s the case because drug rehab centers cure people of their drug addictions. Rehab is a great tool if you are really trying to put an end to your drug problem because they are really successful at getting people back on track and helping them lose their drug addictions. Come on, you can’t tell me that you haven’t thought about it. Your problem is so large that you are willing to take on anything, but you don’t know where to start. You keep feeling the strain of your addictions and you can feel how bad you want the drugs, but you also feel how badly you want to get better. Should you go to a drug rehabilitation center or not? Well, if you ask me, I’m sure that you know what answer you’ll get. I believe that a drug rehabilitation center can cure any person of drug addictions. It does take a lot of work and it does require a strong commitment. The good part is that after that, you can be assured of your recovery. So if you need to try something try the drug rehabilitation center. Come on. You know you want to.



09 19th, 2007

There are few things that a drug addict can blame his or her drug addiction on. That’s just the plain truth. It’s a hard row to hoe and it is what it is. It takes a strong person to make it over the addiction hump, but it is possible. The way I got over my personal little problem was by calling up drug addiction treatment centers and finding out how to make myself well again. I knew it was going to take more of a commitment than anything I had ever done in my life, but I knew I was ready for it. I had to be ready for it. The cool thing about those drug addiction treatment centers is that all they require is that you be ready to give one hundred percent to your recovery and you can make it through the program. It kind of sounds easy on paper, but I know from experience that it’s a lot harder than it sounds. Drug addiction kills so many people every year because it is so hard to get them out of a person’s life. People who are really trying to kick the habit know that drug addiction treatment centers are the only places to make that dream happen. I went to one and it changed my life. Change your life and do what works.