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At Addiction No More, we strive to help people find the best drug rehab centers around the country. People that complete inpatient treatment have a significantly better chance of remaining abstinent from drugs or alcohol. Long term drug rehab centers that last for 60 to 90 days, give the best success rates for the long time drug or alcohol abuser. When looking for a drug rehab, be sure to look outside of your area as well as locating a drug rehab near you. This will give you better choices for treatment and help you find an affordable inpatient drug rehab. You can call us toll free at 1-800-819-9973 for more information. We are ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week..
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
How To Handle A Loved One With An Addiction – Part 1
Helping Those Dealing With Addicts
What Not To Do When Dealing With An Addict
Endless Pleading And Cajoling
Implying Fault Or Agency
Ignoring The Issue
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Alcoholics usually do not know they are out of control.
Alcohol is one of the most sinister of drugs that draws a thin, usually imperceptible line between social use and addictive use. People often do not know when they have become addicted to alcohol - when casual drinking turns to dependency drinking and finally to biochemically-controlled drinking. Indeed, alcohol addicts often rely on alcohol as a crucial component of their personality - without a drink, they simply cannot be themselves. Where can I find help for an Alcohol Addiction? Right here, this is the site that will help you find the help you need.
Family members often try to protect an alcoholic from the results of his behavior by making excuses to others about his alcoholism and by getting him out of drug-related jams. It is important to stop all such rescue attempts immediately, so that the alcoholic will fully experience the harmful effects of his use and thereby become more motivated to stop.
Alcohol is a sedative hypnotic. It is a powerful drug available to virtually anyone who wants to try it. It is estimated that 14 million people in the United States -- 1 in every 13 adults -- abuse alcohol or are alcoholic.
Alcoholism is also known as "alcohol dependence." It is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law.
ALCOHOL WITHDRAWALSymptoms of alcohol withdrawal include sweating, rapid pulse, increased hand tremors, insomnia, nausea or vomiting, physical agitation, anxiety, auditory hallucinations, and the possibility of grand mal seizures. These physical and emotional symptoms may be extremely severe depending on the individual's alcohol abuse history.
ALCOHOL DEPENDENCEAlcoholism is also known as "alcohol dependence." It is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as losing a job or getting into trouble with the law. Alcoholism includes four symptoms:
Craving--A strong need, or compulsion, to drink.
Impaired control--The inability to limit one's drinking on any given occasion.
Physical dependence--Withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, and anxiety, when alcohol use is stopped after a period of heavy drinking.
Tolerance--The need for increasing amounts of alcohol in order to feel its effects.
SYMPTOMS OF ALCOHOL POISONING
When a person is known to have consumed large quantities of alcohol in a short period of time and the:
Person is unconscious and cannot be woken.
Person has cold, clammy unusually pale or bluish skin.
Person is breathing slowly or irregularly - usually this means less than 8 times a minute or 10 seconds or more between any two breaths.
Person vomits while passed out and does not wake up during or after.SOCIAL AND LEGAL PROBLEMS
The more heavily you drink, the greater the potential for problems at home, at work, with friends, and even with strangers. These problems may include:
Arguments with or separation from your spouse and other family members;
Strained relationships with coworkers;
Absence from or lateness to work with increasing frequency;
Loss of employment due to decreased productivity; and
Committing or being the victim of violence.
ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCYDrinking alcohol while you are pregnant can cause a range of birth defects, and children exposed to alcohol before birth can have lifelong learning and behavioral problems. The most serious problem that can be caused by drinking during pregnancy is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Children born with FAS have severe physical, mental, and behavioral problems. Because scientists do not know exactly how much alcohol it takes to cause alcohol-related birth defects, it is best not to drink any alcohol during this time.
EFFECTSBecause alcohol affects nearly every organ in the body, long-term heavy drinking increases the risk for many serious health problems, some of which are described below. Women may develop alcohol-related health problems sooner than men, and from drinking less alcohol than men. Health problems often develop gradually and may become evident only after many years of heavy drinking such as:
Heart disease: Heavy drinking over a long period of time increases the risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, and some kinds of stroke.
Cancer: Long-term heavy drinking increases the risk of certain forms of cancer, especially cancer of the esophagus, mouth, throat, and larynx (voice box). Research suggests that, in some women, as little as one drink per day can slightly raise the risk of breast cancer. Drinking may also increase the risk for developing cancer of the colon and rectum.
Pancreatitis: The pancreas helps regulate the body’s blood sugar levels by producing insulin. The pancreas also has a role in digesting the food we eat. Long-term heavy drinking can lead to pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis can cause severe abdominal pain and can be fatal. Chronic pancreatitis is associated with chronic pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.
Abuse of alcohol can cause damage to many of the body's organs. Researchers report damage to brain tissue, heart muscle, and reproductive organs in both males and females. Alcohol may cause the drinker's blood pressure to rise, putting him or her at risk for heart attack and stroke. Stomach ulcers, poor nutrition and sexual dysfunction have all been related to alcohol abuse.
Alcohol is a Drug...Alcohol is a depressant, which slows down thinking and actions. It acts on the brain and affects all parts of the body. An average-size person's liver can break down about one drink per hour; the rest of the alcohol circulates throughout the body, affecting behavior, judgment, perception, and motor skills - such as driving and operating machinery.
If you or a loved one is suffering from alcohol abuse, call is at 1-800-513-5423 and we can help. This is a free service.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Who we are
We are Christians in recovery ourselves and know what it takes to have long lasting sobriety. We specialize in finding the best Christian Drug Rehab to fit your specific needs and faith. There are many options for christian treatment centers in the United States and finding the right one is very important to your recovery. Please call our Christian Treatment Helpline to speak with a counselor. The call is free and the service is free. 1-866-391-6530
Monday, October 12, 2015
How does prescription drug abuse begin ?
Prescription painkillers are only meant to be used for the specific reason they are prescribed and the dosage is laid out so there is no problem stopping the drugs. If a person is using a pain killer to just relax, deal with stressful situations or fall asleep, this is a sign that there might be a problem that needs to be handled.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Family interventions that put the family first
Drug and alcohol interventions that are affordable.
Interventions that you may or may not have researched can get to be quite costly if you do not shop around. Most interventionists will not guarantee that they will be able to get your loved one into treatment for his or her addiction. Choosing the right interventionist is very important and pairing the interventionist with the individual that needs the help does help get the desired result which is to get your loved one into the treatment that they need to be happy and whole once again. Our Family interventionists puts the family first as this is the foundation of any successful intervention.
Is there a good time to hold an intervention for a loved one?
When we think of holding an intervention for a loved one there is always the thought in the back of our minds that the individual in question will come to us eventually for help. But in most cases it takes something or several somethings to go adversely wrong for them to want to change. Most addicts when they get to the point where their addiction is out of control have already distanced themselves from the family and friends that love them. When you stop feeling loved and supported by friends and family things start to spiral out of control. This is why it is important to act quickly and help them handle the addiction before it becomes to late.
As we watch our loved one become less and less of the person we once knew it becomes apparent that things are not going to change on their own. It is at this point we need to interject our influence and love on the individual to help them facilitate the change that is so greatly needed. We just can't sit around and wait for things to change. It is our responsibility to help them come to the decision to accept help with their addiction.
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The Intervention Process.
* Starting with the initial consultation over the phone to one of our Counselors we will start to understand the scope and type of addiction we have to confront. We will also help you with ideas and suggestions on how to handle the addict while we get the intervention put into action.
* Once we have a plan and a place to hold the intervention we will start to contact family, friends, coworkers and anyone else that the person that we are holding the intervention for interacts with on a regular basis these are people that are not using drugs. We need to be careful in the selection of people to be present at the intervention so we can maintain a positive environment, and a positive group.
Intervention family and friends training or commonly known as the (family intervention).
The first step and first day in the intervention process begins with the family intervention. This intervention on the family is where we learn how we are allowing and actually helping our loved one stay addicted to drugs or alcohol. It is in this session that we learn that when we thought we were helping the addict out but actually the only thing we were helping to grow was the addiction. Through this process we will help you learn the actual scope of their addiction and how to best handle the situation to gain the best possible outcome.
Elimination the what IF's
We will help you understand all the main reasons that the addict cannot commit to treatment at this time. It is important to be aware of all the excuses that an addict can use to not change anything in their lives. We will address any and all issues that will put a roadblock in the way of the addict accepting treatment right now. There is never a good time to enter into treatment for addiction and no one plans to have an addiction problem that they need to address. If we wait for a good time, for them to enter treatment, it may be to late.
Once the loved one arrives they will be greeted with smiles and love, it is important to make them feel loved and be surrounded by family and friends.
* Introductions are made and then the Christian interventionist will bring up the topic of the families concerns and tells them why we are all there and lowers the anxiety of the loved one.
* The intervention starts with stories good and bad and concerns of how things just are not the same anymore. We all just want our loved one back. We need you back. We use the training and the tools that were learned the previous day to get them to agree that treatment is the best option as they start to hear of the consequences if they choose to not enter treatment
*If the loved one is at the point where they are not in agreement for treatment, they will start to realize that all the enabling that has been facilitating their addiction will stop. One by one we pull things away until they realize that they are at the bottom and need help. Everyone has a bottom and at that point we can offer solutions to their problems and get an agreement for help.
The main Reasons that interventions fail.
* Family tries to hold the intervention on their own, without training and help.
* A member of the intervention group is in agreement with the addict.
* Family does not follow through with consequences.
* There is an antagonistic person at the intervention.
* Someone tips off the addict to the intervention.