Are you looking for a way to avoid alcohol altogether once you get out of rehab? It’s not going to be easy! According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 85 percent of Americans admit to drinking at least once in their lives. And more than 70 percent admit to drinking at least
If you are giving up drinking, it can be very difficult to refuse drinks when you are at a party or a bar. You may find people pouring wine freely, or pushing cocktails on you. Often events like weddings, funerals and birthdays can be triggers for alcoholics. Family members who
The thought of never taking a drink or a drug ever again might be daunting. What if your child gets married? What if you are diagnosed with a terrible disease? Getting sober and staying sober may seem like an insurmountable challenge if you look at the rest of your life.
When you’re recovering from a substance abuse disorder, success isn’t defined by achieving sobriety—it’s defined by maintaining it over time. According to statistics from the NIDA, relapse rates for substance abuse are as high as 40-60%. Some rehab centers focus entirely on detox and abstinence. But if you want the best
When you’re a former drug addict, it’s crucial you don’t get back into your addiction. But there are times when you need medicine. Unfortunately, the medicine doctors prescribe isn’t always beneficial. 15 million people in the U.S. abuse prescription drugs. This number is higher than any drug abuse number, including extremely
When you enter an addiction detox center your mind should be focused on getting sober and following the steps of the program. You are there to benefit from the training, experience and knowledge of therapists and counselors who have helped others overcome their addictions. But, have you given any thought