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What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

What Programs does a Drug and Alcohol Rehab offer?

Traditionally, a rehab program or treatment center would help treat people through two specific routes.The first would be a medical detox if needed, followed by a fairly intensive therapeutic process based around the first five steps of the twelve step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. This would mainly be done in a mix of group discussion, […]

Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Addictions Treated in Alcohol and Drug Rehab

Rehabs are probably best know for dealing with two types of addiction, people who are addicted to alcohol, alcoholics, and people who are addicted to drugs, either prescribed or not. People who are addicted to both alcohol and drugs are commonly referred to as dual addicted. Some rehabs have broadened their scope of what they […]

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What is Alcoholism as an Illness ?

Many people use of the terms alcohol, alcoholic and alcoholism almost interchangeably, and there is often a lot of confusion as to what these terms actually mean, and how they relate to each other. In the context of a rehab/treatment center it is really important to understand at some level what these terms mean in […]

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Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

The issue of alcohol withdrawal, historically often referred to as dt’s, is a far more serious problem than the term dt’s often implies, and is an issue that needs to be understood and dealt with and managed safely when anyone is stopping drinking. The issue of alcohol withdrawal will normally always refer to someone who […]

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How to Treat Addiction

Many people use the word addiction almost quite loosly in a way to refer to people’s liking or obsession for virtually any substance, activity or behaviour. In normal everyday life the term addiction is often used jokingly, saying that someone is addicted to x, y or z, and it’s not really that much of a […]

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

ALCOHOL WITHDRAWAL ADDICTION

Anyone entering a rehab for a problem with alcohol, commonly referred to as alcoholism or alcohol addiction would be well advised to be aware of the potential effects of alcohol withdrawal, sometimes referred to as a detox, historically referred to as the DT’s. The effects of withdrawal from alcohol addiction or alcoholism can be severe […]

REHAB ADDICT TREATMENT

REHAB ADDICT TREATMENT

Anyone entering a rehab is likely to be referred to as an addict. This is in one sense a bit of a label, in another sense anyone entering a rehab is looking for help or treatment with one or more  addictions, either to alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or a combination thereof. Inevitably, a rehab  or […]

EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

EARLY REFERRAL and OPIOD ADDICTION

‘When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year signed into law a comprehensive bill targeting opioid addiction, many touted it as one of the toughest in the nation, often pointing to the seven-day cap on opioid prescriptions and new prescription monitoring requirements as reasons why. But a lesser known aspect of the law is one that […]

Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

Addiction Recovery AA Meetings

Addiction recovery is very generally taken to mean that it is referring to the 12 step recovery process originally pioneered by Alcoholics Anonymous, and then adapted by other organisations to deal with specific problems not related to alcohol, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous. The notion of addiction has widened considerably over the last […]

How to spot addiction

How to spot addiction

it could be pain from a difficult childhood, pain from the trauma of war, pain from the loneliness of never feeling known by another person, or others. We turn to a glass of wine to relax after a hard day, or we reach for a little medication to help us sleep or to deal with […]

ALCOHOLISM and ADDICTION

ALCOHOLISM and ADDICTION

Alcoholism and addiction often lumped together as being the same thing, with alcoholism simply being an addiction to alcohol. Anyone trying to understand the nature of alcoholism for several reason, will quickly understand that whilst an addiction to alcohol is certainly part of the nature of alcoholism, the term itself encompasses an illness that is […]

ADDICTION and RECOVERY

ADDICTION and RECOVERY

Whilst many people use the word addiction in a very general sense to cover a lot of normal day life activities, in the context of 12 step recovery it has a very definite and specific place. The 12 step recovery movement began with Alcoholics Anonymous, and over time grew to include huge numbers of people […]

Alcoholism Detox

Alcoholism Detox

An alcoholism detox is  possibly going to be needed in the event of anyone who is an active alcoholic, or even someone who has been drinking heavily for a long period of time but would  not technically be considered an alcoholic. Sometimes there is much debate between what is alcoholism and heavy drinking, but in […]

Healing the Loss of Addiction

Healing the Loss of Addiction

DARTMOUTH – St. Peter’s Episcopal Church held the first service of its kind Sunday to remember and honor lives of loved ones lost to alcoholism and drug overdoses. “It’s so great to see so many of you here today and coming together as a community,” said Rev. Scott Ciosek as he began his sermon. In […]

ALCOHOL DETOX

ALCOHOL DETOX

An alcohol detox is perhaps one of the most important elements of recovery from alcoholism, that is generally either not given the amount of attention it should be, or is otherwise completely ignored. There is a bit of a myth among some people that simply stopping drinking does not present any dangers of itself, and […]