Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER FACTS

This blog is a compilation of the common questions asked by patients with bipolar disorder and their family members.  It is completely for the knowledge, short-term recovery, and most importantly to imbibe self-confidence for the individuals that – You’re not alone! I read that ‘people with bipolar disorder can’t switch to normal life again‘ is […]

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What is sniffing addiction?

Sniffing is an act of inhaling substance right from the container of the substance. Sniffing involves either pouring or spraying a substance on a cloth and holding that soaked cloth to the nose or placing it in the mouth. And bagging is where fumes from the substance are trapped in a bag and then held […]

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Celebrities with Bipolar Disor...

‘Like seriously!!!???’ We do say “what?!”, “really!?”, “OMG!!!”; when we are surprised. When we know something new we are surprised, and when we know about the famous faces, this expression is magnified and the news goes viral. Especially celebrities with an illness like bipolar disorder. Do these faces look familiar to you? Yes, these faces […]

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Ice Addiction

Crystal meth, commonly known as ice, is now considered one of the most dangerous drugs (Ice addiction). Ice is the purest form of the drug methamphetamine. Smoking ice is considered to be the most addictive form of intake. It causes severe damage, both physical and mental, to the abuser. Like any other form of addiction, […]

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De-Addiction: A Tough Road to a Beautiful Life

road27April]Are you worried about drug addiction? Not to worry! Recovery may seem like an impossible task when you’re suffering from drug addiction. But, it is never out of reach no matter how hopeless your situations are. The road to recovery often consists of setbacks, pitfalls and bumps. Change is possible, provided you undergo the right treatment plan and seek the proper assistance from health care professionals. Under no circumstances should you drop the hope of recovery even if you’ve attempted and failed before.

Drug Treatment Approaches

There is a wide variety of treatment plans and therapies available for drug addiction. Therefore, application of the right addiction treatment program relies on an individual’s requirements. Generally, the longer and intense is the drug usage, the longer and more intense the treatment you may require. Irrespective of a program’s length, the long-term follow-up and support are very crucial for recovery. A quality treatment program addresses drug abuse, emotional pain and other life problems that significantly contribute to your addiction.

Medications Can Aid Treatment

Medications can be used to help an individual to avoid drug consumption, focus on learning, adopting new behavioral skills, avoid relapse and stay in treatment for a complete recovery. These medications act slowly to quit drug cravings and mental agitation. They also help people focus on counseling sessions related to their treatment programs. For instance, buprenorphine can be prescribed by an approved physician to treat opiate drugs like painkillers or heroin. Buprenorphine is useful in the short-term detoxification process which eases withdrawal symptoms and cravings in long run.

Behavioral Therapies Can Make People Right                                            

Behavioral therapies are also effective and can help the patient stay in de-addiction treatment and avoid relapse. The therapies focus on encouraging rational and positive thinking in the patient and coping with cravings. There are four types of behavioral therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational incentives, motivational interviewing and group therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps people avoid, recognize and cope with situations that lead to substance abuse. Motivational incentives offer rewards for following the treatment properly and attending counseling sessions. Motivational interviewing aims in intrinsic motivation of the patient for a change in behavior. Group therapy takes place in small groups where patients listen to each other’s stories of substance abuse and development in recovery.

Self-help Groups as a Part of Drug Addiction Recovery

If you’re planning to stay away from drugs, peer support groups can be an invaluable source of assistance, guidance and encouragement. Self-help groups can help in maintaining sobriety after completion of the treatment. Such groups provide emotional support helping them ward isolation, fear, and hopelessness.

 

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