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Drug Abuse: How to Encourage Someone to Get Help

Drug Abuse: How to Encourage Someone to Get Help

Apr 23

Do you know or suspect that someone close to you may have a drug problem? Perhaps you’ve noticed disturbing personality changes in a good friend. Maybe your sister, who has always been smart with money, suddenly always appears to be broke. Your brother, who has…

Is Alcohol Worse For You Than Drugs and Do I Need Rehab?

Is Alcohol Worse For You Than Drugs and Do I Need Rehab?

Apr 20

This is a question that is often asked. Alcohol and drugs are both highly addictive substances and neither are considered to be good for your body. Alcohol is legal and is normalized in todays society, which makes it seem like it is not so bad….

Why Do All Alcohol Treatment Centers in NJ Preach The 12 Steps?

Why Do All Alcohol Treatment Centers in NJ Preach The 12 Steps?

Apr 18

In 1935, Bill W. and Dr. Bob started Alcoholics’ Anonymous (AA). Before the founding of AA, the fate of most -if not all- alcoholics was mental institutions, prisons, or graveyards. Bill W. and Dr. Bob got the inspiration for AA from their own recoveries from…

Treatment Centers With a Focus On The Family Can Have a Better Success Rate

Treatment Centers With a Focus On The Family Can Have a Better Success Rate

Apr 16

Shelly Lewis once said, “Addiction is a family disease. One person may use, but the whole family suffers.” When you look at an addict next to their family, you can indubitably see that their whole family is suffering right along with them. The parents and/or…

The Obvious Signs that Someone Needs a Drug Rehab Center

The Obvious Signs that Someone Needs a Drug Rehab Center

Apr 13

You should hopefully know what to do if you recognize signs of drug addiction in yourself, but what do you do if you see them in someone else? You can’t actually force someone to seek treatment if they refuse, but you can encourage them to…

Should You Go To Aftercare Once You’ve Completed a Drug Rehab Center in New Jersey?

Should You Go To Aftercare Once You’ve Completed a Drug Rehab Center in New Jersey?

Apr 9

The transition back into society after inpatient drug rehab can be challenging. While you have learned many tools in rehab, applying them in the real world is the real test. Rehab treated the physiological aspect of your addiction by detoxing you, and the various therapies…

Why Outpatient Drug Rehab After Treatment Can Help Prevent Relapse

Why Outpatient Drug Rehab After Treatment Can Help Prevent Relapse

Mar 30

The period of recovery for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse does not end when they are discharged from a rehabilitation facility; that is only the beginning of recovery. Continued treatment and outpatient aftercare are essential to reinforce the therapies and techniques instilled throughout…

Do Drug Programs Require You To Stay There Full Time?

Do Drug Programs Require You To Stay There Full Time?

Mar 28

Though you desperately want to break free from the chains of your addiction, going to rehab can be complicated. One of the factors that may be deterring you from going to rehab is having to stay there fulltime. Your responsibilities (e.g. work, school, family, finances,…

After you Complete Substance Abuse Treatment: Handling Triggers to Heroin Use

After you Complete Substance Abuse Treatment: Handling Triggers to Heroin Use

Mar 26

You have completed your substance abuse treatment program. For the time being, you are clean of heroin. You should be very proud of yourself. It’s a major accomplishment. However, at the same time, you are in a dangerous position. This is because relapse is always…

Are Outpatient Drug Rehabs in New Jersey a Good Place For Functioning Alcoholics?

Are Outpatient Drug Rehabs in New Jersey a Good Place For Functioning Alcoholics?

Mar 23

Contrary to traditional belief, alcoholics are not always disheveled people who live on the streets and drink during their every waking hour. Most alcoholics are working people who provide for their families; these type of alcoholics are called functioning alcoholics. Signs of a functioning alcoholic…