Why Relationships are a Bad Idea in Addiction Treatment Programs

April 5, 2008

One of the rules in drug and alcohol rehab centers that patients sometimes have a problem with is that they aren’t allowed to have sexual or intimate relationships. The specifics vary between facilities, but most of them strongly discourage this behavior and have consequences in place for it.

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Experiencing Lapses and Relapses After Addiction Rehab

April 1, 2008

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation treatment programs are only the first step in a process of addiction recovery. Being successful in maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires continuing to work toward that goal over a long period of time.

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Availability of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

March 21, 2008


People who have a dual diagnosis must deal with both an addiction problem and a mental illness. They have special needs when it comes to seeking to treatment because both of these conditions must be addressed. Not all rehab facilities are equipped to provide the best care for dual diagnosis patients. Individuals who have a mental illness should look for these specific programs when choosing a treatment facility, as it can make a big difference in the chances for a successful addiction recovery. Read more

I Didn’t Sign Up for This

March 13, 2008


In the beginning cocaine abuse seems so trivial, just a small amount and the party goes a little longer, the lights are a little brighter, and in general everything gives off a little nicer glow. But cocaine, like every other drug, isn’t honest with you. It’s needs and demands on you grow and grow and grow. Until eventually you realize that this isn’t what you want, isn’t what you signed up for. Read more