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Four Things You Must Know About Addiction Treatment Programs
When it comes to addiction treatment programs, myths and misconceptions abound. If you don’t have any personal experience with drug and alcohol rehab or outpatient addiction treatment, it’s no surprise that you would feel uncertain as to what to expect from a program. But you entering treatment with misconceptions or unrealistic expectations can hold you back. Here’s the truth about what to expect from drug...
Prescription Heroin for Outpatient Detox Proves Effective
Researchers at the University of Liège in Belgium have been investigating the effectiveness of diacetylmorphine – prescription heroin – for treating severe heroin addiction and keeping these addicts off of street heroin. In a randomized controlled trial involving 74 such patients, the researchers found that daily dosages of prescription heroin administered under medical supervision produced significant improvements in opiate addiction symptoms when compared with...
5 Mistakes People Make When Getting a Loved One into Rehab
When someone you love needs addiction treatment  from a rehab for drug addicts, it’s hard to know what to do. By the time you see your loved one’s need for addiction treatment, it’s likely that addiction has already destroyed the person he or she was. You know that the only way to save your loved one, your family and even yourself is to get that...
Do Frequent ER Visits Mean a Need Drug or Alcohol Treatment Programs?
According to a new study from researchers at Detroit’s Henry Ford Hospital, people who visit the ER at least 10 times a year are likely to be addicts in need of drug and alcohol treatment programs. While not all people who visit the ER frequently are addicted to alcohol or drugs, the study found that at least 77 percent of those who use the...
Heroin Withdrawal: A Timeline of What to Expect
If you’re addicted to heroin or other opiates, going through withdrawal is probably your biggest fear. Heroin withdrawal is one of the most excruciating experiences a person can endure, and almost every opiate addict will do anything to keep using opiates and avoid going through withdrawal. However, you don’t even have to be an addict to experience withdrawal. Anyone who becomes physically dependent on opiate drugs...
How to Throw a Party When One (or More) of Your Guests Is in Outpatient Alcohol Rehab
Summer is upon us, and that means barbecues, beach parties and other social events. Entertaining often revolves around alcohol. But what if someone in your family or circle of friends is going through outpatient alcohol rehab? You want to support this person’s recovery, and welcome him or her at your gatherings, but how can you do so without subjecting your friend or loved one to...
Five Reasons to Quit Using Heroin and Get Suboxone Therapy
If you’re addicted to heroin or other opiates, you’re not the only one – one million Americans are struggling with opiate addiction today, and as many as one-fifth of those are addicted to heroin. Those numbers are on the increase, and with tragic consequences for many addicts and the families they leave behind when they suffer overdose. If you’re addicted to heroin, prescription painkillers, morphine,...
What to Do When an In-Law Needs Outpatient Opiate Detox
Sometimes the person in need of outpatient opiate detox is your spouse’s parent or sibling – your in-law. What do you do when a member of your spouse’s family is struggling with addiction? How can you help your spouse cope with his parent’s, sibling’s or other relative’s addiction without letting it destroy your marriage? Opiate addiction harms not just the people who take heroin and other opiate...
The Introvert’s Guide to Outpatient Drug Rehab
An introvert is someone who feels drained by the company of others, and needs to take time alone regularly to recharge. Being introverted isn’t the same as being shy or suffering from social anxiety; both introverts and extroverts can struggle with social anxiety and shyness. If you’re in recovery, you may feel shy and anxious about making new friends or sharing your story in 12-Step...