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What Is Addiction Counseling? - Pathways Real Life Recovery Utah

What Is Addiction Counseling?

Meeting with an Addiction Counselor - Pathways Real Life RecoveryAddiction counseling is a challenging but rewarding career. The majority of addiction counselors retain an innate desire to help addicted persons get to the cause of their addiction and overcome it. The best addiction counselors possess a talent for creative problem solving, understand how to ask the right revealing questions, and are able to communicate on a very personal and meaningful level with their clients.

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Rob Ford and the 5 Most Shocking Substance Abuse Allegations in Politics

Being in the public eye, there is always a specific reality for everyone to be role models and strict expectations for them. But it’s within our human nature to make a mistake and have a bad judgment. However, we still judge people based on what we expect of our role models. Let’s be honest here, it was pretty amazing that Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to keep his affair with his housekeeper silent for over a decade, and a child came out of that. Same goes for the fact that no one seems to remember that he was videotaped doing drugs while he pumped iron, yet he was also elected as Governor! To error is human and mistakes are always made, here are some examples of that.

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How Does Drug Addiction Affect The Family

Salt Lake City RehabThere has been support and assistance for drug addicts for many years now, but it has only been in fairly recent times that support and help for the families of drug addicted persons has been available. Having a drug addicted parent, sibling, or child can cause major stress on other members of a family. Because all of the focus tends to fall on the addicted individual, the needs of affected family members are not always seen or addressed.

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How Does Utah Outpatient Drug Rehab Work

Pathways Real Life Recovery in Utah has different types of outpatient treatment programs available depending on the addiction for which you require treatment. Realizing and actively researching treatments programs are great first steps into the journey of becoming a new and better healthier you. In Utah, there are three similar outpatient rehabilitation programs that combine many different types of treatment to get to the same goal. Sobriety!

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How Does Drug Addiction Affect Families?

Support for families affected by substance abuse has not been given a strong emphasis for years. The cost of setting up a solid family support system is seen as one of the major obstacles. Families are also not viewed as ‘patients’ that need to be tested and monitored. The fact is drug addiction can cause a tremendous amount of stress on the family. Some of the effects of substance abuse include:

  • Health problems such as HIV infection, physical injuries, risks taking, and premature deaths.
  • Children who belong to a family with substance abuse issues are more likely to suffer from academic, behavioral, and emotional problems.
  • Marital woes may worsen that could ultimately lead to divorce.
  • Legal and financial problems spring up as the addicted individual loses a job, drives carelessly, or abandons financial obligations.
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How to Convince Someone to Go to Rehab

Watching your friend literally self-destruct because of addiction is a frightening experience. Whether the problem stems from prescription medication or from alcohol, the irreversible damages are essentially the same. You know for sure that rehabilitation is the only solution. However, getting your friend to go to rehab is downright challenging. Addiction is a sensitive issue and when it involves someone dear to you, careful and effective intervention is needed. The challenge is how to get your friend into treatment even if the person has not been genuinely willing to take that extra step. In most instances, the road to recovery is paved by family and friends under proper circumstances.

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How Does Addiction Affect the Brain

Addiction literally mans being bound to, and such a condition is not just limited to physical disease or ailment, it takes over the entire body and mind of the affected person, who cannot function without appropriate help and support.

Any and all kinds of substances that enslave a person work their way through the brain. Drugs or alcohol or any other abusive substances are chemicals, they tap into the brain’s communication system and interfere with the way nerve cells normally send, receive and process information.

5 Most Common Myths About Addiction Recovery - Pathways Real Life Recovery in Utah

5 Most Common Myths About Addiction Recovery

It is surprising to find the number of myths that surround someone’s road to recovery away from substance abuse. Such myths cloud the judgment of the person who suffers and can affect the way he or she deals with the recovery process. Substance abuse is a serious concern not only for the person in question and his or her family and friends, but for the society as a whole. It defines how the future generation will shape up and can make or break the societal system. When an individual, who is a crucial part of society, makes a mistake and wants to amend ways, he or she should be given complete support and be empathized with, instead of being shunned away and his intentions shrouded in a mist of myths.

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Amanda Bynes and the 3 Celebrities Most In Need of Rehab

Many celebrities are known for their over-the-top behavior and crazy antics, whether they’re acting silly in an interview, wearing extremely provocative clothes, or tweeting cryptic messages. This craziness is one of the reasons why people love celebrities and follow their lives on TV and social media. Quite frankly, stars that are too tame often don’t make the front page or get people talking. Sometimes, however, celebrity’s actions make news in a very bad way, such as behavior associated with drug use.

Where Does Adequate Addiction Counseling Start in Salt Lake City? - Pathways Real Life Recovery

Where Does Adequate Addiction Counseling Start in Salt Lake City?

Facing addiction treatment is a daunting task. Looking for quality treatment for addiction counseling in Salt Lake City doesn’t have to be. Let’s look at the options.

Inpatient Treatment

Erasing Addiction - Addiction Counseling in Salt Lake City, Utah

A person seeking help agrees to live in a residential setting with other people in treatment. This removal from daily life can have a positive effect on maintaining sobriety while there, as there is simply no access to the drug of choice. The therapy sessions are frequent and intense. DATOS reports “a 67% drop in weekly cocaine use and 53% decline in heavy drinkers” in a study of patients one year after completing long-term residential treatment.

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