Archive for May, 2017

What are Rehab facilities?

What are Rehab facilities?

People who ask or talk about rehab facilities often do so with a understandable but misguided idea that rehab is are a mix between an upmarket hotel and a country club, a sort of retreat with varying degrees of comfort or opportunities. The reality is that rehabs differ widely in terms of the facilities that […]

What is a dual diagnosis?

What is a dual diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term that specifically refers to people who would consider themselves both alcoholics and drug addicts, or people who have had problems with both alcohol and drugs. The term arose mainly in rehabs and treatment centers, and it is important to understand this context. Initially treatment centers and rehabs treated people who […]

Where to get Drug Counselling

Where to get Drug Counselling

Anyone seeking to get drug counselling, either for themselves or someone they know, can often face a bewildering array of information and choices that can be difficult to navigate and fathom.  Drug Counselling is often linked to alcohol counselling, and it can sometimes be difficult to establish who best meets a specific set of needs. […]

What is a crack addict?

What is a crack addict?

The term crack addict normally refers to someone who is or has been addicted to crack cocaine, but is also used as a slightly disparaging term for anyone who might be deemed to be a type of drug addict who not only uses crack cocaine, but is a continual addict. Anyone who is or has […]

Is teen drug abuse dangerous ?

Is teen drug abuse dangerous ?

The question of ‘is teen drug abuse dangerous’ should be answered with a pretty emphatic yes, but also needs to be slightly more fully explored this as there can sometimes be a broader question involving alcohol or possibly some other type of substance abuse. Anyone charged with looking after a teenager or adolescent is likely […]

What are alcoholism symptoms?

What are alcoholism symptoms?

People often ask what alcoholism symptoms, often at a way of trying to create a checklist of what constitutes an alcoholic, on the basis that a diagnosis will help confirm  the illness in someone and lead to a recovery. This approach has been fuelled in many ways by the acceptance in medical circles that alcoholism […]

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What is Chemical Dependency ?

Chemical dependency is a term that has come to be used with reference to almost any type of substance abuse or addiction to alcohol/drugs etc. The original sense of addiction in the context of a 12-step recovery was an addiction to alcohol, normally referred to as alcoholism. As an understanding that alcoholism was an illness […]

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What is an inpatient drug rehab?

What is an inpatient drug rehab?

An inpatient drug rehab is normally simply referred to as a rehab  or a treatment center. The vast majority of rehab is deal with the question of drug addiction of all sorts, as well as alcohol addiction or alcoholism, and a wide range of other compulsive or addictive behaviours. An inpatient drug rehab will be […]