Detox Articles
03/23/2015

Sustaining Recovery Requires Patience

Patience does not come easily to most people, especially those inclined to abuse alcohol and drugs. Studies have shown that a common trait of the majority of individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse issues is impatience. Their thinking is,  “I want what I want when I want it, and I want it now.” They also often behave with impatience toward themselves and others because of unrealistic expectations. They feel disappointed, even despondent, if life does not unfold as planned. Impatience also can stem from a judgmental attitude. This attitude of impatience then translates into poor impulse control, which opens the…

03/16/2015

Sound Nutrition in Recovery Restores Body and Mind

Having sound nutrition in recovery is one of the best ways to restore a mind and body that have been ravaged by addiction. In fact, a recent medical article points out that the possibility of relapse may be diminished when an individual is engaged in balanced eating habits that include necessary nutrients. In most cases, the areas most affected by substance abuse will be metabolism (processing energy), organ function, and mental health, all of which need to mend.  So while new habits, attitudes and behaviors are forming, it’s important to evaluate nutrition in recovery and make changes in this area…

03/09/2015

Adderall high on list of popular college study drugs

In an attempt to stay focused on the seemingly endless college workload, some students have turned to Adderall as one of several popular study drugs. Adderall, generally used to treat ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), is a stimulant that can enhance cognitive awareness and performance. It increases certain brain activity, which can result in more motivation to perform, higher stamina and more alertness. Adderall comes in tablet form. The tablets, which can be ingested or can be crushed for snorting. The crushed tablets also can be mixed in water for injection. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adderall Adderall and other study drugs rampant on campuses…

03/02/2015

Thinking Before Speaking Brings Serenity

Anyone who has lived with or worked with an alcoholic or drug addict knows the wounds that harsh, abusive words can create. When under the influence of alcohol or drugs, people tend to say things they do not mean, be it insincere words of love, empty promises, bitter accusations or offensive language. Likewise, families and friends of alcoholics and addicts speak before thinking when their emotions are running high. They may make idle threats and offer false bribes to their addicted loved one in order to attempt to control the situation. They may erupt in anger and frustration when they…

02/23/2015

The Two Cases Where You Might Need Detox Medication

You’ll need detox medication in a few cases, one of which is to help you wean off your drug dependency. The other reasons most frequently given are staying in treatment and avoiding relapse. Detoxification (detox) is the process that helps safely remove drugs from your system. You may experience uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms as your body withdraws from the drugs. Treatment centers will administer detox medication because Every person has an individualized plan for their care. The medications you receive may not be the same as other patients. Drug addiction has caused dramatic changes to your brain and possibly…