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One of the things that can be helpful in the healing process is knowing you are not alone. I've found it helpful that, while my story is unique to me, I do have something in common with other survivors. We have invited survivors to share their stories...from abuse to surviving and thriving. We also invite you to share your story, no matter where you are in your journey. Your story can and will inspire others. In this section, you'll find such stories.View items...
While it can seem quite intimidating to ask questions about a drug rehab program, you must in order to find the right one for you.There are many different types of drug rehab programs available. You must find the right program for you.
Can spirituality help in addiction recovery? How can we define spirituality This article gives solid examples of how spirituality can help in drug and alcohol recovery, and suggests a slightly different concept of spirituality.
Can a problem drinker or alcohol user drink safely by controlling their drinking? This is not a simple question to answer, in that many do not understand the concepts of social use, substance abue and addiction. We will untangle these in this article.
The need for addiction treatment may be evaluated by answering 5 easy questions. They should be answered 'yes' in order to move to the next question. A 'no' answer identifies a bump in the road to recovery and will require some work.
In order for alcohol addiction recovery to occur, three ideas must merge together. Alcoholism recovery can be very complex or paradoxically, very simple. Here are three easily undrestood factors that should come together to have a goodchance of success and lifelong alcohol abstinence:
Drug and alcohol addiction is never suffered alone. Drug abuse affects all walks of society. Whether you or someone you care about is struggling with a dependency- there is effective treatment available. Listed below are basic questions to guide you on the way to recovery.
Drug abuse is a very serious problem in many places in the world, particularly the United States. What starts out as a simple curiosity or use that is considered social may result in a serious addiction.
What causes alcoholism? Is it passed genetically through the family, or are there environmental factors that are more important? It is understood that the predisposition to alcoholism may be contributed by a number of factors including genetic makeup and social or environmental aspects.
Drug and alcohol addiction occurs because of 3 factors. The severity of occurance and part these factors play is different in each case.
Why is it that the addiction to drugs and alcohol is increasing everyday? No one asks to become a victim of alcohol addiction or drug addiction, so how does it happen?
Being new in drug addiction recovery is not easy. Everything seems to take forever. We wonder will we ever 'get it'. Here are some proactive action steps you can employ to help things along.
Here are some actions that are most strongly suggested, in order to continue to be successful in drug addiction recovery for the long term.
Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome is a delayed clearing of drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms they are a little known and seldom discussed dager to recovery.
After months of couch surfing, I was 14 and in foster care. My journey began in Fairbanks, AK, at an emergency shelter. Eventually, I was told that I was going to be placed in Tribal foster care because I am a registered Alaska Native. At first I thought, "What's the difference? Still a system right? One can't be worse than the other." But even though my family is Alaska Native, I grew up in the city. No one in the family is traditional in any way, except for the food our distant family members sent us on occasion. What did I know about Tribal anything? I didn't even have Alaska Native friends. Thoughts of native foster parents living in the village crossed my mind, and I was scared.