Why do people relapse from Rehab?

gambling-addiction-350Many people who have serious drug or alcohol addiction problem had most likely faced a stint at the rehab center to overcome their substance abuse and dependence. While some people have a positive experience during their drug rehab treatment, others often fail in the form of relapse. No one is really able to predict if the recovered addict will relapse or have a successful recovery period. The success of any drug rehab program consists of proper treatment plan, individualized behavioral therapy, group and individual counseling, and most importantly the commitment of the individual with drug addiction problem to stay and remain in treatment program.

Even with the most sophisticated, evidence-based drug rehab program, some patient may suffer a relapse. The cause of relapse is often associates with stress, life’s dramatic events, loss, and depression. During a professional drug rehab treatment program, the individuals learn to cope with stress and issues of life, without using drugs. A behavioral therapy identifies the causes of drug use, and provides the patient with tools to manage cravings and possible triggers.

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What is your best chance for Rehab?

title1A professional Drug Rehab Facility or Center is your best chance to overcome your alcohol or drug addiction.

Many people who have substance abuse problems have made unsuccessful attempts to solve their addiction issues on their own. Quitting drugs “cold turkey” is often not enough to overcome a powerful addiction problem. In many cases individuals are not able to control or stop their drug abuse, and are faced with dangers of overdose and severe health damages as a result of their drug abuse.

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What Science Says About Marijuana

276419-40412-19For Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, there is no difference between the health effects of marijuana and those of any other illegal drug. “All illegal drugs are bad for people,” she told Congress in 2012, refusing to say whether crack, methamphetamines or prescription painkillers are more addictive or physically harmful than marijuana.

Her testimony neatly illustrates the vast gap between antiquated federal law enforcement policies and the clear consensus of science that marijuana is far less harmful to human health than most other banned drugs and is less dangerous than the highly addictive but perfectly legal substances known as alcohol and tobacco. Marijuana cannot lead to a fatal overdose. There is little evidence that it causes cancer. Its addictive properties, while present, are low, and the myth that it leads users to more powerful drugs has long since been disproved. Read more

Past Illicit Drug Users More Likely to Abuse Painkillers

ts_140807_drug_overdose_abuse_800x600Individuals of any age who have used illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, or heroin within the past year have a higher likelihood of abusing prescription pain relievers as well, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Georgia (UGA).

Another study, recently released by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows that the connection works both ways, as they found that heroin use is highest among those who have abused opioid pain relievers or cocaine within the past year. Read more

Woman died after accidental overdose

eloise parryA British woman died from diet pills she purchased online that contained a toxic ingredient.

Eloise Aimee Parry, 21, died on April 12 after accidentally overdosing on diet pills containing the ingredient dinitrophenol, or DNP, according to Yahoo! Health. Fiona Parry, Eloise’s mother, said that her daughter took eight tablets of the substance before she complained about not feeling well. Read more

Do You Have a Drinking Problem

low risk drinking limitsAsk your friends if they think you have a drinking problem, and they’ll most likely say no – even if you did have a few too many at the last party. Look inside your fridge, and you’ll find a few half-full bottles of wine or a 12-pack of beer – no more or less than what you’d find in most people’s kitchens, right? Think how often you crave a nightcap after a stressful day at work. “I’m just unwinding at the end of a long day,” you think to yourself while pouring a second or third glass. But deep down, you suspect you might be drinking too much – even if your relationship with alcohol seems, on the surface, “normal.” And you know what? You might be right.

Life isn’t black and white – and neither is your relationship with alcohol. Although experts once treated “alcoholic” and “non-alcoholic” as two separate entities, physicians are now starting to view individuals’ relationship with alcohol on a spectrum. Just because you haven’t reached the spectrum’s end doesn’t mean alcohol isn’t interfering with your day-to-day well-being. Nor does it mean you don’t need to curb your consumption. Read more