Tag: "Rehab"

Rehab Addict

Rehab Addict

Rehab addict is a term that can have two very specific but very different meanings. The most normal and traditional meaning is that it is a term that has applied to an individual who enters a rehab because they have an addiction to alcohol or drugs or some other type of compulsive behaviour such as […]

Detox Medical and Holistic

Detox Medical and Holistic

Understanding the importance of a detox in the context of someone who is looking for recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction is hugely important, and should be a major factor when deciding what type of rehab or recovery facilities an individual may seek to get help from. One of the most important distinctions to understand […]

Signs of Alcoholism

Signs of Alcoholism

People looking for signs of alcoholism in an individual are often frustrated that there is not some clear-cut model or structure of a therapeutic base that identifies the nature of alcoholism as an illness and as such lets an individual diagnose the alcoholic either in a professional or a personal capacity. Part of the problem […]

What is Rehabilitation?

What is Rehabilitation?

The name rehab is obviously short for rehabilitation, but it is not always fully understood what the process of rehabilitation is, or what the similarities or differences are between a rehab and what is commonly understood as the process of rehabilitation in a medical or clinical sense. Many people will have heard the term rehabilitation […]

How easy is it to Change?

How easy is it to Change?

One might easily ask change what, but anyone who has been to any AA meeting or has been through rehab will be well aware that people talk about change consistently, and present change as being perhaps the most important issue that anyone wanting to recover from alcoholism or any other addiction needs to address. To […]

What are Boundaries?

What are Boundaries?

Boundaries is a word that is often thought of as being used purely in therapy or in various types of psychobabble that many people in rehab and recovery work in 12 step fellowships will ignore or not go near. This is a real shame, as the idea of boundaries and an understanding and implementation of […]

The Nature of Blame

The Nature of Blame

The tendency to blame other people and institutions for whatt has happened to us tends to get a bad press, often being thought of as a bad way to think or a way of thinking that is a process where there is no escape. It is one area of emotional insight work that falls into […]

A Sense of Belonging

A Sense of Belonging

Anyone who has ever sat in a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is likely to have heard at least one or more individuals say that whilst growing up and as adults they never felt as if they belonged, with a fitted in. They may not enlarge upon this feeling they had, they may not explain what […]

What is Balance?

What is Balance?

The idea of achieving balance in life can possibly seem quite a natural process for many people, depending on what sort of things they want to be in balance. Many people assume that this means managing a work/life/family balance so that the person has time for each of those, and can integrate them into a […]

What are Dual Diagnosis Rehab Centers?

What are Dual Diagnosis Rehab Centers?

The term dual diagnosis has in many ways achieved more of an important sense of status than it actually deserves. In literal terms, it means someone who is an alcoholic and is also addicted or has been addicted to other types of drugs, both prescription and nonprescription. In the world of rehabs, dual diagnosis is […]

What is the Cost of Drug Rehab Centers ?

What is the Cost of Drug Rehab Centers ?

Anyone thinking of going into a rehab would be well advised to get a firm understanding of the cost involved, as well as exploring cheap or free alternatives prior to making the decision to enter rehab. Most rehabs, if not all, deal with alcoholism and/or drug addiction as well as a range of other potential […]

Awareness....

Awareness….

Anyone dealing with someone else’s active alcoholism is often baffled by the seeming lack of awareness that seems to pervade the thought process and the actions of the alcoholic themselves. It seems pretty obvious to everyone around the alcoholic that they have a drink problem, and the obvious solution is for them to stop. Even […]

Asking for Help

Asking for Help

Asking for help  – it has become almost something of a clichĂ© for anyone seeking help with alcoholism or an addiction to drugs or other substances to say that they have to acknowledge that they have a problem in order for anyone else to begin to help them. Whilst this is generally true, it is […]

What is Arrogance?

What is Arrogance?

Asking a question such as what is arrogance is almost potentially a bit arrogant of itself. The term arrogance can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. To many people it is a bit of a put down implying they are a bit of a know it all or they are speaking […]

What is Anxiety ?

What is Anxiety ?

To many people, the notion of feeling anxious is a fairly normal human reaction or emotion to certain situations that any individual might go through in life. Most people would not give it much of a second thought and would find a temporary solution to dealing with the anxiety that the situation provoked. To anyone […]

The Value of Anonymity

The Value of Anonymity

Many people will have heard the word anonymity in the context of organisations such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Anyone entering a rehab or treatment center for alcoholism or drug addiction of any type will probably have some sense of the importance of privacy and potential secrecy of other people not finding out that […]

The Power of Anger

The Power of Anger

The big book of Alcoholics Anonymous describes resentment in fairly bleak and stark terms. It says that resentment destroys more alcoholics than anything else and goes on to say that from it ( resentment) stem all forms of spiritual disease. Some people can get quite obsessive about the distinction between the words anger and resentment […]

Acceptance

Acceptance

The word acceptance is often held up as being the key element in any individual recognising that they need help for alcoholism or any other type of addiction. It has become almost a cliche to say that you cannot begin to get help for a problem until you begin to recognise that you have such […]

Rehab in New Jersey?

Rehab in New Jersey?

Anyone looking to enter a rehab in New Jersey is going to face a difficult choice in one sense. There are literally thousands of rehabs throughout the state, and knowing which one to choose depends on a number of factors. Anyone entering rehab wants some sort of effective guarantee that the rehab is going to […]

What are Drug Detox Programs ?

What are Drug Detox Programs ?

Understanding drug detox programs and what is involved and where they are available is a hugely important process for both the individual concerned who is addicted to a type of drugs, and for those around an individual who are trying to help them. A number of drug detox programs will take place in the context […]