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Enabling vs empowering during addiction recovery

Empowering vs Enabling During Addiction Recovery

Enabling During Addiction Recovery

The same as every action has an equal and opposite reaction, there are also consequences for everything we do. The same as actions speak louder than words, those that love and surround an addict suffer the consequences of the addict's unacceptable behavior. Whether the addiction is drugs, alcohol, gambling, video games, eating or sex, the enabler suffers through the progressive deterioration of somebody's addiction.

National Suicide Prevention Day - Behavioral Treatment Center and Mental Health Counseling in Utah

Utah Suicide Prevention

Being Mindful of the Way We Talk About Suicide

The recent untimely death of Robin Williams shed new light on suicide, depression and other mental health issues. The media coverage of his death called attention to both proper and improper ways reports of suicide should be handled by the press. Some reporters focused on how Williams died. Others questioned why someone so successful and wealthy wanted to die. Some political pundits and religious zealots tried to place blame. One even called Williams a coward. Another referred to him as a sinner. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), along with a number of other organizations, has written guidelines for the media to follow when reporting on suicide.

How Exercise Helps Addiciton Recovery (1)

How Exercise Helps with Addiction Recovery in Utah

Addiction recovery should not be taken lightly. We urge you to go in knowing that it is recovery from a disease and not to expect an overnight change. However this does not mean every step of the way is going to be medical, or miserable. Something as simple as daily exercise can make a huge impact on your recovery.

Chemical Reactions and Addiction Recovery

Exercise actually releases endorphins. Endorphins are a group of neurotransmitters in the brain that are responsible for blocking pain, and feelings of pleasure and euphoria. During addiction, the substance abused was releasing these endorphins, causing a literal physical need for them. We recognize that recovery from any addiction is only in your mind, we can help you through the physical side effects of recovery.

3 Things Successful Drug & Alcohol Treatment Centers Must Do - Pathways Real Life Recovery Utah

3 Things Successful Drug & Alcohol Treatment Centers Must Do

Addictions are tough to treat. Each is different and shaped by factors including the person's medical history, financial situation and childhood trauma. If you know a friend or family member dealing with drug or alcohol addiction, don't just point them to the nearest treatment center. Find a caring clinic that will strive to understand your loved one as a person and not just a case. Here are 3 actions that successful drug & alcohol treatment centers might take:

How to Approach the Subject of Substance Abuse with Your Teen - Pathways Real Life Recovery

How to Approach the Subject of Substance Abuse with Your Teen

By the time they reach the age of 18, about half of all teenagers in the United States have abused a drug at some point in their lives. This is why it's so important for parents to talk candidly with their children about the realities and dangers of drug use at a young age. In fact, studies have shown that parents can reduce the risk of their teenagers using drugs up to 42% by simply talking with them about drug use regularly. However, what's a parent to do if he or she suspects a teen already has a drug problem? This can be a tricky situation, but by handling it appropriately, parents can ensure the best possible outcome.

Why Won't My Prescriptions Work for Me

Why Don't My Prescriptions Work for Me? Genetic Testing May Be the Answer

The devil is the details as they say, and when it comes to understanding why prescription drug medication might not be working for us, those details may well be found hidden in our DNA coding. Doctors are increasingly looking to genetics as an explanation for why some people do not respond, or stop responding to the prescription’s effects. Indeed, to continue to find relief, many patients have to experiment with complicated drug cocktails to ensure the right mix of prescription medication.

Obamacare

How Obamacare Can Help You Access Substance Abuse Treatment

While controversies and website problems have plagued the Affordable Care Act's (more commonly referred to as Obamacare), many people with family members coping with substance abuse and mental health issues have pondered how the new Federal regulations affect them and their loved ones. People struggling with addiction, looking for help, have also been curious as to what this new program may offer them in the way of help kicking their drug and alcohol habit. Now that open enrollment in the government ACA website has ended, let us discuss what addicts and family members need to know, so they can take advantage of the next round of enrollment at an exchange or when purchasing private insurance outside one of the government sanctioned health exchanges.

Gambling Addiction

5 Common Signs of a Possible Gambling Addiction

A gambling addiction is also known as pathological gambling, and refers to a person's inability to resist the impulse to gamble. Pathological gambling can often lead to serious financial consequences and have negative social repercussions. If you or a loved one is struggling with gambling, read on for more information about these five common signs of a potential gambling addiction, and seek therapy immediately.

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