Drug and Alcohol Rehab Blog 2018-02-16T15:43:02+00:00
2711, 2017

November 27th, 2017|

Meth - Out of the Public's Eye, Silently StrikingAmidst the Opioid Epidemic Announced by President Trump in October of 2017, theopioid epidemic has been the main talk lately, which is a serious problem throughout the U.S.  However, Meth seems to be sitting in the shadows quietly striking the people who use the drug and everyone around them. John Shuppe of NBC News states that “The highly addictive stimulant is blooming across the country again, this time in the shadows of the opioid epidemic. But because meth kills slowly, and at lower rates, it isn't getting the attention that many researchers, law enforcement officials and health workers say it deserves". Instead meth is out of the public's eye, silently striking.What is Meth?Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulate drug that comes in many forms, is used in several ways, and goes by numerous street names. The National Institute of Drug Abuse mentions such [...]

2111, 2017

November 21st, 2017|

Healing the Mind, Body and Spirit With Holistic Drug RehabA recent trend towards Holistic Drug Rehabilitation therapy is the result of several factors: First, treatment plans should be custom tailored rather than a 1 size fits all model. Second, The use of music in holistic drug rehab, increases enjoyment and happiness, enabling us to think more critically and express ourselves through the use words to solve our problems, rather than turning to drugs. Third, The use of exercise and nutrition in fighting drugs includes a well balanced diet and weekly exercise routines. The fourth element in treating Drug Addiction the Holistic method, is through Meditation and relaxation; we do this by re-training ourselves to turn to a better, more spiritual manner when dealing with stress and conflict than turning to drugs.We are all unique and have our own individual problemsIn a recent journal published in Frontiers of Psychiatry researchers state, [...]

1311, 2017

November 13th, 2017|

What is Cocaine?Cocaine is a powerful illegal stimulant drug often abused in powder, or rock form. Some common slang names used for powder cocaine are Coke, Blow, Dust, Line, Rail, Snow, Powder, Big C, Stash, and pearl. Similarly rock cocaine has several slang names as well such as ball, rocks, hail, dice, and sleet. People use cocaine in various ways. It can be absorbed through the gums, snorted, injected, smoked in rock form, and even swallowed. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, “ There are an estimated 1.5 million current cocaine users aged 12 or older (0.6 percent of the population)”. Cocaine is a widely used drug throughout the United States, and is used by a diverse group of people varying in age, gender, and socioeconomic status. Cocaine has also been responsible for a large number of overdoses throughout the United States. The National Institute of Drug Abuse [...]

611, 2017

November 6th, 2017|

Are you considering Faith Based Drug Rehab? So you have decided to get sober, and now you want to explore your options to ensure that you get the proper help that you need. Deciding between a spiritual recovery center, and a non spiritual facility can be a daunting task, especially when you already have issues surrounding your addiction. However, there are numerous benefits on deciding on a Faith-Based Drug Rehab as your choice treatment center. Faith based drug rehab combines all traditional care elements with the added ingredients of spiritual tools, and in enhancing your relationship with God  at the core of your treatment. According to an article published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, “Religious faith and spirituality are associated with many positive mental and physical health outcomes”. Religion and spirituality are seen as an enhanced aspect of one's recovery that contributes to a person's overall mental, [...]

3010, 2017

October 30th, 2017|

National Public Health Emergency On October 26, 2017 President Trump declared, “The opioid crisis a national public health emergency under federal law”. The use of illicit street drugs such as heroin and fentanyl continue to be abused rampantly. According to the Center for Disease Control, “Since 2000, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses has increased 137%, including a 200% increase in the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids (opioid pain relievers and heroin)”. Similarly in June of 2017 The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that, “Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids”. While such statistics include opioid use in its entirety, the culprit of the epidemic is stated to be illegally manufactured Fentanyl,  Fentanyl analogues, and street drugs laced with Fentanyl. What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl, an opioid pain medication, is a Pharmaceutical drug which aided in treating pain for severe cancer patients, has [...]

2609, 2016

September 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Did you know that your journey to addiction recovery is more than simply overcoming substance use and abuse? Ending an unhealthy dependence on drugs or alcohol is actually much bigger than that. Achieving and maintaining your sobriety is also about improving each and every aspect of your life – forging stronger personal and professional relationships, adopting healthier eating habits and exercise routines and learning healthy coping skills to deal with stress and anxiety. By making positive lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk of falling back into the toxic behaviors that led to a life of addiction. If you are working on creating a new, more vibrant and addiction-free life, it’s wise to take a few moments to develop an action plan that outlines what you want to achieve and how you are going to reach your goals. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be perfect or the length [...]

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