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Addiction & Chronic Relapse: Why Long Term Sobriety Eludes Some People

 

We are all familiar with the idea of substance use relapse. But are all relapses the same? What does it mean when relapse becomes chronic? In this post we answer these questions and identify the root cause of chronic relapse.

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PTSD and Alcoholism

Post-traumatic stress disorder isn’t just something that happens to returning combat veterans. If you have unresolved trauma from your past, you may be suffering from it, too. There’s plenty of documentation that suggests a relationship between PTSD and alcoholism. If you’re struggling with this type of double jeopardy right now, read on for a possible solution.

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What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

There's more to picking the right rehab center than simply looking at reviews. You also have to consider the kinds of programs that a rehab center offers. While the results of a specific program varies depending on your situation, some services are staples for rehab. One example is dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders.

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What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Did you know that the seasons have a big impact on your overall mood? With that said, they affect some people more than others. Because of that, they suffer from a problem that doctors refer to as seasonal affective disorder. This disorder affects more than 3 million people every single year.

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The Critic, The Rebel, & The Addict: Tame Your Negative Inner Voices


Most of us are familiar with the image of the “shoulder angel” and “shoulder devil” each competing for our will. Each whispers in one ear....”that piece of cake looks delicious, you deserve to eat it!”...“Don’t do it, you’ll regret it later!”

But where do they come from, and what’s their function?

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Benefits of NLP: Neuro Linguistic Programming

There are many different treatment options available to those who suffer from substance abuse problems. The following material will discuss one common form of treatment called Neuro Linguistic Programming. What does this form of therapy entail? What are the benefits of NLP? These questions will be addressed further in the following information.

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Non 12 Step Addiction Recovery Programs

Most everyone knows about the 12-step approach that’s helped people in recovery since the 1930s. The program welcomes anyone from all religious backgrounds as well as the non-religious. However, some individuals have a difficult time with its precepts. They do better with non 12 step addiction recovery programs.

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What Are Judgments? How Do They Relate to Addiction?

One of the most painful ways that we hurt ourselves is actually through our judgments. What are judgments and how can you turn them your way? 

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Financial Distress Due to Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can feel like a losing battle. The desire for a drug or alcohol of choice overpowers the person’s judgment. With addiction, they lose self-control and reject responsibility for anything other than the next high. This can create severe consequences in their life. They may suffer health problems, get in trouble with the law and face financial distress.

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The Residential Rehab Retreat—Why It’s The Best for Treating Addiction

Many people feel overwhelmed by choosing the right place to go through rehab for addiction treatment. It is a big decision. There are so many things to consider - treatment approach, cost, and success rate, among others. 

But what about the rehab environment? Meaning, the physical surroundings, the staff, the makeup of the participants? These things can easily be overlooked, yet are some of the most important factors in recovery.

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