Does My Loved One Need Rehab?

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NEED REHAB? Common Signs That Your Loved One Needs Drug and Alcohol Treatment Does your loved one need rehab? How do you know when it’s time to ask your loved one to seek help for their problem? It’s tough. Drinking alcohol is ingrained in our society and many drugs are often glamorized, so knowing when to stop — knowing when drinking or using drugs have become a problem — is hard to figure out on your own. Does your loved one suffer from addiction? Does he or she need rehab? However, we have been providing counseling and holistic therapy for the treatment of addiction and alcoholism long enough to know how to spot all the warning signs. And while there are many different signs, below are the most common for you to watch for. If your mother, son, father, daughter, husband, wife, sister,…

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Addicted in Toronto

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Toronto Addiction Rehab Choices Addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs happens in every corner of the earth. There are treatment centers of every shape, size, focus, price, and location. If you live in Toronto, and you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, we have a suggested option for you. And, it involves some fun to counter the hard work of rehab. Who is Addicted in Toronto? Toronto is a competitive business-oriented city, giving residents an edge and drive to succeed that might not show up in other cities. A continuous force of aggressive and dynamic business people are trying to carve their niche in the city. Toronto is a great place for climbing ladders. However, the stress, money, power, sparkle and anticipation can be a setup. Accelerating The perceived need to move faster, smarter, better is…

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The Myth of Willpower in Alcoholism

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Willpower to Recover from Alcoholism is a Myth It makes sense that some people think alcoholics just need willpower to recover from alcoholism. It seems that will-power can be used to lose weight, get good grades or a new job – but with the disease of alcoholism self-will just doesn’t work. What We Hear About Willpower To Recover From Others: If he really wanted to quit, he would.   She has always been selfish and weak-willed. You’d think she stay sober for her kids.   Why does he always overdo it when we are drinking? He has no will-power to stop when he should. These are common sentiments we hear from people who do not understand the disease of addiction. We don’t blame people for thinking like that, it is not our job to educate the whole world about alcoholism.…

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No One Is Immune to Addiction

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Who is An Addict? There are myths often shared in society that those who have addictions are lazy, weak, or have failed in willpower to control their behavior. Other myths center around stereotypes of specific groups and types of people being addicts. However, the reality is that addiction is a complex but treatable disease. It affects brain function and behavior. No one can pick an addict out of a crowd. They live and work among us. No one is immune to addiction. They are all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and social classes. Moreover, they affect all of us directly or indirectly in numerous ways. The Facts Per the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 265 million people over the age of 12 years old use or abuse substances every year. 8% of this population is diagnosed with a…

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3 Good Reasons To Go To Rehab

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Why Would I Want to go to Rehab? No one starts out as a youngster with aspirations of finding reasons of why to go to rehab! No young parent starts a drug rehab fund for their child like they do for college. However, today that might be a good idea. Given the epidemic of opioid addiction sweeping North America and the dramatically rising alcoholism rates, the odds are high drug or alcohol rehab may possibly be in your future. We know, finding out why to go to rehab wasn’t in your plans. But if you are misusing alcohol or other drugs, or concerned you might have a problem, here are 3 really good reasons why to go to rehab. 1. To stay out of jail First of all, there are lots of ways that addiction fuels crime. These include, but are certainly…

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4 Ways Addiction Hurts Your Health You Don’t Think About

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4 Ways Addiction Hurts Your Health You Don’t Think About What does addiction do to your health? If you’re struggling with addiction, you’ve probably thought about the effects that alcohol or other drugs can have on you. Most people are aware of the more well known side effects of drug addiction, such as liver disease, various cancers, and fatal drug overdoses, but have you thought about some of the less well-known ways that drugs and addiction impact your overall health? Even if they don’t kill you right away (as in overdoses), alcohol and other drugs can still leave you with long-term lasting damage and impairment of health—which is just one of many important reasons why recovery is so vital. Click here to learn more about what you can expect from drug rehab treatment. Your Weight Did you know that drugs and…

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How to Get My Son to Go to Rehab

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A Parental Nightmare: “How to Get My Son to Go to Rehab” Living with Addiction Living with somebody who is addicted to alcohol or drugs can be incredibly stressful. You may even begin to experience a loss of identity because so much of your focus is on the needs of this other person. If you have other kids, you may need to protect them from the addict’s outbursts or erratic mood changes. The question becomes, “how to get my son to go to rehab”. You have been living with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You know he’s crazy sometimes. Sober he is charming and sociable. Perhaps, others only see his lovable side. But in the privacy of his home, among people who love him, he unleashes his insecurities and tremendous self-hate on you. ~ Margaret Joyce – The Turmoil of Someone Else’s Drinking…

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Relapse: Now What?

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Relapse Doesn’t Have to Mean Failure What should I do if a relapse in my drug addiction or alcoholism recovery? Unfortunately, alcohol & drug addiction relapse is tragically common among people who are working on recovering from alcohol and other drug addiction. The problem is especially bad among people who have completed a short term stay in a rehab center, usually 30 days or less. Experts agree that between 40 and 90 percent of people relapse within 30 days after completing a short term rehab stay. So if you’ve relapsed, you should know that you’re not alone. Addiction is a chronic, progressive condition that, when inadequately treated, invariably involves relapse and disease progression. So, relapse isn’t necessarily a sign of failure, just that treatment has been inadequate and there is more work to do. There are positive steps you can take. Click…

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How Does Addiction Impact My Family? The Top 4 Ways

How Does Addiction Impact My Family? The Top 4 Ways

The Top 4: Ways Alcohol or Drug Addiction Impacts the Family If I have an alcohol or drug addiction, how does it impact my family? No matter who you are, you have family. And though people often talk about alcohol or drug addiction as a “victimless crime,” the true facts are that the real victims are the family members caught in the middle of drug addiction and you. It’s a lie to think that alcohol or other drug use or abuse doesn’t impact your family in some way. In fact, it can have huge consequences for your family. Don’t stay in denial—figure out what you need to do to get drug-free, for your family’s sake if not your own. Click here to learn more about how changing your scenery at rehab can change your life. Family Health If one thing…

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