Monday March 2nd 2015

Treatment

Coping with depression and addiction

Coping with depression and addiction

Irritability, sleep problems, and low energy can be signals of clinical depression. So, if you’re in addiction recovery…how are these two conditions related? How are they treated? We review ways you can cope with addiction and depression here.

Talking to your family about addiction recovery

Talking to your family about addiction recovery

Five (5) principles to follow as you prepare to talk with your family about your addiction recovery. With a section for your questions at the end.

What is intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse?

What is intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse?

Intensive outpatient for substance abuse is basically a type of rehab you attend at least 3 days a week for 2-4 hours a day or more, often scheduled around work or school. More here on this option for addiction treatment here.

What is rapid opiate detox? Does it work and is it safe?

What is rapid opiate detox? Does it work and is it safe?

An interview with practitioners of The Waismann Method® about how rapid opiate detox works, its safety, and what to expect during the procedure.

1 Top 10 questions to ask addiction rehabs (before you go)

Top 10 questions to ask addiction rehabs (before you go)

10 honest questions to use as you choose a rehab for yourself or a loved one.

1 Inpatient vs. outpatient drug detox programs

Inpatient vs. outpatient drug detox programs

What happens during detox? A brief description of what you can expect during inpatient or outpatient drug/alcohol detox. Followed by an invitation for your questions.

New Year's resolutions for families in recovery

New Year’s resolutions for families in recovery

How can you deal with addiction in your family? Some New Year’s resolutions for people coping with addiction in the family here.

Addiction and mood disorders: What's the connection?

Addiction and mood disorders: What’s the connection?

Mental health disorders are far more common among addicts than they are among the general population, and mood disorders specifically very commonly co-occur with substance abuse. More on the relationship between the two here.

Co-occurring disorders treatment: What to expect

Co-occurring disorders treatment: What to expect

Extensive evaluation and a personalized treatment plan are the first steps to treating co-occuring disorders. What else can you expect? We explore here.

3 Dating in addiction recovery: Should you or shouldn't you?

Dating in addiction recovery: Should you or shouldn’t you?

If sobriety is about living life to its fullest, why are so many people against dating in the recovery community? Questions and more questions here.

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