Do I Have To Go Through Inpatient Detox?

There's some controversy about which drugs require inpatient detox. I have the urge to cop out and say "it depends," so I'm going to do just that. It depends. Depends on the drug, how much you've been using over the last few weeks and months...or years. Some drugs just do not require an inpatient detoxification [...]

By | July 14th, 2015|Alcoholism, Detox, Inpatient Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Do I Have To Go Through Inpatient Detox?

Ecstasy Detox and Withdrawal

  Ecstasy has such deleterious effects upon the brain and body that a medically supervised withdrawal and detox is recommended. There can be severe complications that endanger both physical and mental health.  Complications can include severe dehydration, brain damage, seizures and convulsions, heart problems and kidney problems. There is not only a physical withdrawal from [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|Club Drugs, Detox, Inpatient Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Ecstasy Detox and Withdrawal

Options for Treatment and Recovery

There are a great many options for treatment and recovery. In fact, you will need to make some decisions about treatment settings and the level of services you need as you seek addiction recovery. These vary widely in service intensity.  Also, each particular program will have its individual differences from others. You will have to [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Inpatient Treatment, Recovery, Rehab|Comments Off on Options for Treatment and Recovery

Inpatient Treatment Centers for Addiction in Chicago

Making the decision to get treatment either Detox, Inpatient Rehab, Intensive Outpatient Therapy, Outpatient Therapy, 12 Step Programs, and Halfway Home can be a big decision.  The different treatment options can be overwhelming.  There are many reasons to choose the various options, and professionals will give you’re their recommendation based in what is called the [...]

By | April 12th, 2015|Addiction, Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Inpatient Treatment, Rehab|Comments Off on Inpatient Treatment Centers for Addiction in Chicago

Treatment Program Options

Treatment Programs for substance abuse or addiction can offer many different types of treatment. It is important to consider what treatment options are offered. The different levels of treatment are:  Detox, Rehab, Intensive Outpatient Therapy, Outpatient Therapy, 12 Step Programs, and Halfway Home. Detox:  On a medical detox unit, the person is monitored to ensure [...]

By | April 2nd, 2015|Addiction, Inpatient Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Treatment Program Options

Maintenance Treatment for Opioids

Maintenance treatment for opioids is one form of Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). It involves maintaining the recovering opioid addict on a form of another opioid that is far less capable of producing euphoria. The maintenance opioid however does relieve the cravings to use that are common symptoms of opioid recovery. The cravings from opioids can [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|Addiction, Inpatient Treatment, Recovery|Comments Off on Maintenance Treatment for Opioids

Expectancy–Looking for Good and Bad

Expectancy can be optimistic or not. It can cause hope and positive anticipation or dread, anxiety and fear. Expectancy is future-oriented--either looking forward with excitement about things to come or looking forward with bad feelings about things you expect to be stressful, frightening or painful. when entering treatment or just stepping into a new journey [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|Detox, Inpatient Treatment, Overcoming Addiction, Recovery|Comments Off on Expectancy–Looking for Good and Bad

When Someone You Love Has Depression

When someone you love or care about has depression, it may be frustrating not knowing what to do. It may even cause you feelings of frustration, stress and helplessness. Understanding the signs and symptoms of depression can help you understand what your friend or family member is experiencing. It may also help you to know [...]

By | December 21st, 2014|Guilt and Shame, Inpatient Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Rehab, Mental Health|Comments Off on When Someone You Love Has Depression

Treatment Options for Addiction

  Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment Outpatient drug and alcohol treatment for abuse or addiction is a great option for those who do not qualify for inpatient rehab or have already completed inpatient rehab.  Outpatient treatment allows the person to attend counseling sessions, individual, family or group in the day or evening.  Many people in recovery [...]

By | December 5th, 2014|Addiction, Addiction Education, Alcohol Abuse/Addiction, Alcoholism, Inpatient Treatment, Overcoming Addiction, Rehab, Substance Abuse|Comments Off on Treatment Options for Addiction

Inpatient Treatment–Shelter from the Storm

Inpatient treatment is a welcomed shelter from the chaos of the life you have been living in your addiction. I have had many people tell me that walking into a treatment center was a comforting relief and gave them hope for recovery. That was simply walking into the door! To be fair, it was also [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|Inpatient Treatment|Comments Off on Inpatient Treatment–Shelter from the Storm