September 2016 - Alcohol Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

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7 Addiction Recovery Links We Loved This Week

An alcohol insta-experience gone right, Michele Obama talks about mental health, and a #RecoveryMonth shoutout from Forbes Magazine all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. We talked last week about Seattle implementing supervised injection clinics and now NYC might be next in line to try out a similar experiment. New York City city council has allocated $100,000 to a 9-month long study to decide whether it will make sense to launch the program…

What You Need to Know About Inpatient Drug Rehab

From inpatient drug rehab programs to intensive outpatient treatment programs, individuals can choose substance dependency therapies that can complement their lives and needs. Ideally, it’s best to meet with an addiction specialist at a rehab facility in order to discuss the nature of your addiction. This specialist can recommend a customized treatment plan that suits your specific needs and overall health. Both inpatient drug rehab and outpatient drug rehab treatment plans can generate positive results;…

Where Trump and Clinton Stand on the Heroin Epidemic

In light of the upcoming presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit where each of the candidates stand on the issue of the heroin epidemic. As you may or may not have heard by now, the heroin drug use in the U.S. has grown dramatically in the last few years. According to the UN’s “World Drug Report 2016,” heroin users have grown to about…

How to Recognize the Role Family Plays in Addiction

As we engage in a process of drug addiction recovery, it’s important to consider what our role is within the family dynamic. An individual’s role within a family dynamic allows for a better understanding of how each individual within the family system develops their understanding of life and their ability to make choices. At the Guiding Hearts with Hope’s 2014 Annual Community Recovery and Wellness Conference, Virginia Satir, Claudia Black and Sharon Wegcheider explained how…

10 Things That Happened in Addiction Recovery This Week

Seattle’s plans for heroin injection sites, the latest celebrity recovery news, and addiction training for first responders all in this week’s addiction recovery weekly roundup. 1. When you think about heroin, safety is not usually something that you associate with it. Officials in Seattle want to make it safer by implementing supervised heroin injection clinics around the cities and suburbs alike. Only two other such clinics exist (both are in Canada) and they’ve seen some pretty compelling…

What to Expect When You Start Drug Addiction Rehab

Entering drug addiction rehab can be a terrifying experience for many. You might be wondering what you can expect during the process of starting addiction treatment so here, we’ve included a step-by-step guide to how it generally works. Drug addiction rehab centers have a wide array of treatment options at their disposal. A comprehensive selection of viable treatments allows addiction specialists to recommend customized treatment plans that are ideal for each person seeking recovery. Everyone…

5 Authentic Ways I Stay Motivated in My Addiction Recovery

There have been times in my sobriety when I have found it difficult to muster up the willingness necessary to do what was expected of me. This may mean that I start to slack on my meetings, I don’t call my sponsor or support group as much, or I start to place other things in my life above my sobriety. Regardless of where my motivation is lacking the result is usually me being discontent until…

Seeking Help: Choosing an Addiction Treatment Program

If you think you (or someone you care about) need help with either drug or alcohol addiction, it’s important to know what your addiction treatment options are. Start with this short yet helpful guide on what you need to know before you choose an addiction treatment program. Anyone can become addicted to alcohol or drugs. Fortunately, scientific advances have helped us better understand the impact of these substances on the brain’s chemistry, and research has…

How One NJ Cop is Busting the Stigma of Addiction

The lack of addiction education in our country at the moment is startling and with everyone quick to give their opinion on the controversial subject that addiction has been in the past year, it’s more important than ever before that we educate the general public on what addiction really is and what we can do to help. It’s something that Officer Thomas McWain of the West Deptford Township Police Department has decided to take into…

Five Fun Things to do Sober this Weekend

If you are new to sobriety, weekends can be tough. Back in your using days you’d probably meet up with a friend or two and go on a bender to really let loose after a hard week. Now you want to put these days and your addiction behind you so you can really focus on and embrace your new sober life. But you still want to have fun, right? Absolutely! The key to having fun…

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