Five Reasons to Go to Drug Rehab and Stay Out of Jail

You know you have a problem, because lately your life has been falling apart. But going to rehab or seeking outpatient treatment seems like a drastic measure, because you’re still surviving. Think about getting help for these reasons:

  1. It shows your family you are serious. How many times have you promised to stop using drugs then gone out and gotten high again? Your family is worried that you

5 Ways to Help an Addict While he is Away at Rehab

Unless your friend is still living at home with parents and has no bills or responsibilities, he/she is going to need some help while at rehab. The five main reasons addicts worry about being gone are:

  • Pets: If you are an animal lover, you might offer to take his pet in and take of him until your friend comes back. If you aren’t able

Dealing with a Drug Addict: How I Started Letting Go

If you are dealing with an addict in your life, you already know that you won’t be able to keep it up forever. There will come a point where you will need to reclaim your life and get back among the living.

Years ago, I began taking gradual steps toward letting go and by the time my son got clean and sober I was back to enjoying life… Read more

Drug Addiction and Anger: Why Should I Do Anything for Him After All He Did?

When your boyfriend was doing drugs, there was chaos everywhere he went.  Now that he completed rehab and is in recovery, he might need assistance with a few things to get started again. Putting your anger aside and helping him can provide the following benefits.

Self-confidence: Whether he admits it or not, when he was using, his self-confidence was destroyed. Giving him assistance in things, such as rides to… Read more

When 12-Step Programs Don’t Work For You

The 12-Step program is not the only method used in rehabs to assist addicts in getting clean and living sober lifestyles. Some rehabs accomplish the same goals through the following means:

Medication

Medications are available to assist with addiction. For Opiate addicts, the medication blocks Opiate cravings and in some cases will cause you to go into severe withdrawal if you use while you’re on the meds… Read more