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Subutex: To Drink or Not to Drink

I was recently scrolling websites where people blog or chat about their addiction(s) to drugs and/or alcohol. As someone who works in the field, I think it’s important to continue not only my formal education but also to research and find the pulse of how others feel regarding addiction and alcohol drug treatment programs. So, I stumbled upon this chat and well, although I knew this information already it is interesting to read other peoples’ opinions.

Debunking the Fear | Suboxone, Step One

Being afraid of the unknown is something nearly every person out there faces from time to time. The best way to deal with fears, in most cases, is to face them. It was in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1933 Inaugural Speech that he said, “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.’ The actual quote is as follows:

“So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

Keep Holiday Stress from Triggering a Relapse after Your Alcohol Detox

Although the upcoming holidays are typically filled with laughter, cheer, and good will, they can, for some, be riddled with anxiety and stress due to family and other financial strains. For those struggling with addiction and recovery from alcohol and drugs these stressful times can seem amplified. From family dynamic issues to seasonal parties with a lot of alcohol around, the season ahead with shortened daylight hours can bring on light-deprived depression making it more difficult for the addict to get by without desiring a route of escape through the bottom of a bottle.

Drug Treatment: 12-Stepping, the After Plan

One of the most fearful moments when leaving a drug treatment program is when the addict does not really know what to do when he or she steps outside the door of the treatment facility. Not having a plan is the quickest way to relapse. Any decent drug treatment program will help the addict lay out a good plan to help the addict stay sober. Of course the addict is on their ‘own’ to make their own decisions.

Methadone and Other Treatments | Prevent Withdrawals During Drug Treatment

Although withdrawal from Opioids is not considered as life-threatening as withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines, but it is still deemed extremely difficult to endure. The major reason is because of continued relapse, but there are a number of medications that assist in easing the addict from physical dependence. The main concern for many is to also prevent the addict from trading one nasty addiction for the other.

5 Holiday Sobriety Tips for Addicts Fresh from Drug Treatment

Every day of every year someone is moving forward into the world in one way or the other; a newborn, a high school or college graduate, a newlywed couple, someone who is buying a new home, and yes, even someone stepping out of a drug and rehab treatment center. Each of these scenarios are full of wonder of the unknown, no one is really sure where the next path will lead, and running forward without any type of plan is foolhardy at best and destructive at worst.

Sober Holiday Party Tips to Help Prevent another Stint in a Drug Treatment Facility

With holiday parties, dwindling cash supply, lack of sleep, and multiple commitments with family and friends it can become increasingly difficult to find ways to stay sober, especially if you’ve recently finished a drug treatment program; detox, rehab or both. The holidays tend to bring out some base emotions due to personal expectation on others as well as perceived expectations from other on to ourselves.

Tips to Recovery After an Alcohol Rehab Treatment

One of the most important distinctions to come to terms with after seeking help through an alcohol detox and rehab program is that recovery is not a cure but is a daily process managed one day at a time. In simple terms, the word recovery means finding your path to personal self-confidence and respect by placing you in control of you own life. Learning as much as you can about alcoholism is vital to recovery.

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