Availability of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

March 21, 2008

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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

Myths of Addiction Recovery

March 20, 2008

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For something that so few have experience with, addiction recovery sure has it’s share of myths. Everyone knows that drug use is bad. Too often the public associates the problems of most addicts with drug abuse. More often it is the addictive nature of their personalities that causes the problems. Dangerous things can happen the first time. Usually though, it is the addiction over time that actually causes damage to the drug abuser. Read more

I Didn’t Sign Up for This

March 13, 2008

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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