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What to Expect When Helping Someone Overcome an Addiction

Watching a loved one struggle with an addiction can be one of the most challenging issues you may ever face. There are many obstacles you must help them overcome on the road to recovery, yet the vision of a full rehabilitation will always be present as the light at the end of the tunnel. If you are helping someone through this trying time, here are a few things you can expect as you work towards a better life together.

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How Family Helps With Addiction Recovery

Addiction to drugs or alcohol can have a huge impact, both on the person suffering with the addiction and on their family. Once someone going through addiction decides that it is time to start the road to recovery, it often becomes a family affair. Family members worry about their loved one and get anxious about how that person will pay their bills, find a job, and get control of their addiction. Most of all, family members want to help in any way they can. Sometimes, however, the help that is given with the best of intentions can actually make the recovery process harder. Here are four things to keep in mind as you consider how you can best help someone you love as they work through addiction recovery.

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Why Self-Discovery Helps With Rehabilitation

When rehabilitating from an addiction of any kind, Self-Discovery is an important step. Self-Discovery is where someone discovers exactly who they are and who they want to be. In many cases is that they no longer want to rely on a substance to get through the day. There are many options available to help someone commit to self discovery and rehabilitation.

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Connections between Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Problems like substance abuse and abrasive mental instabilities often tend to go hand in hand. In medical terms it is called co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. One problem leads to the other and often augments the other. The connections between these two are undeniably harsh and difficult to handle. It is possible for one to be the cause of the other but that need not always be the case.

Different Types of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Different Types of Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

There are dozens of ways to do things, and each and every person has a way that works best for them. Some brush their teeth before breakfast while some brush them after. Some people go to the gym at the break of dawn and some people roll in when the sun is going down. Some students take fervent notes in class and some prefer to watch the lecturer and listen. Regardless of the undertaking, there is almost always more than one way to accomplish it. The same is true of substance abuse therapy where there are dozens of types of unique rehabilitation programs. If you or someone you know is suffering from a substance abuse problem, finding a program that caters to their needs and wants is of the upmost importance. After all, who would want to be forced to shower in the morning when they are a shower at night kind of person? Finding the rehabilitation program that suits the addict most is more likely to foster success in overcoming the problem. Here is a quick overview of some of the main kinds of substance abuse rehabilitation:

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Drug Addiction: Nature or Nurture?

In the world of psychology, the nature versus nurture debate comes up in the discussion of many disorders and behaviors. Is the behavior being studied a product of genes and DNA? Or is the behavior a result of the social environment the patient experiences? This debate surrounds the issue of drug addiction as well. Is drug addiction a result of genetic heritage, or is it a learned behavior?

Common Factors for Addiction

Common Factors for Addiction

Regardless of your age, gender, social status or financial capability, many people can become addicted to anything, at anytime, for any reason. Typically there are multiple reasons as to why you may feel “addicted” to any substance, stimulant or action. Finding out what can make you “tick” when it comes to your addiction, is an extremely helpful tool in overcoming and conquering your addiction.


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How Continuing Therapy Can Help Prevent Relapse

As a very famous expression in the field of addiction and abuse – ‘Acknowledge the problem and admit you need help’. This is the most important principle of any kind of physical, emotional and spiritual therapy. Cognitive disorders and substance or alcohol abuse are some addictions that are difficult to overcome and easy to relapse into. The important question is how to avoid this relapse, and the answer is through continuing therapy. There is no end to the healing caused by these long lasting disorders.

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