Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is a long process that will likely be with you for the rest of your life. Addiction is not something that goes away, because even after you’ve beaten the physical withdrawal and mental addiction, you will still be at risk for relapse. Data shows that anywhere from 40 to 50% of all recovering drug and alcohol addicts will eventually relapse. This doesn’t consider the fact that most people will use small amounts of their substance when they first leave rehab. Instead, it accounts for people who succumb to cravings, stress, and negative emotions, […]
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If you’re addicted to an opiate like heroin or prescription painkillers like Vicodin, codeine, OxyContin and others, the only way to break free from that addiction is an opiate detox and addiction treatment at an opiate rehab.
If you have a drug addition, you already know the most uncomfortable part – withdrawal. Not every drug has physical withdrawal symptoms, but practically every addictive drug has a psychological addiction. Much of the power of addiction is it’s affect on your thoughts and beliefs. When you face an ugly withdrawal period, you could go to a drug treatment center that provides medically supervised drug detox, or go cold turkey on your own. Let’s look honestly at both sides. Privacy Cold Turkey – Certainly this option would provide a lot of privacy. You could choose to isolate yourself completely and […]