When relapses occur in spite of outpatient drug rehab efforts, it could be time to consider an inpatient facility that offers long-term programs. In many cases there is a strong correlation between the amount of time invested in sobriety and the longevity of recovery. Long- term drug rehab can be more costly, but for the [...]
A common belief that runs through all addicts is that there is someone else out there with a similar story whom they can relate to, and more importantly know they are not alone. Addiction does not care if you are young or old, rich or poor, black or white, work a 9 to 5 job [...]
According to a recent study done by physicians at Yale School of Medicine, problem drinkers that wind up in hospital emergency rooms and receive some on the spot counseling have a lower likelihood of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The study also showed that if problem drinkers did end up in the ER [...]
Although alcohol and drug addiction treatment and management is often linked with hospitals, private residential rehab centers have been found to increase the likelihood of successful, lasting recovery. The major advantage of private treatment centers is the relaxing, homelike environment where patients can focus on recovery in comfort.
For those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, the road to recovery may seem like an endless path to nowhere. What addicts need to realize, however, is that recovery is a lifelong journey. And, the true test of getting well begins once rehab is over and the individual re-enters society with a sober frame of [...]
Every now and then a celebrity seems to implode in public, but no one has done it quite as spectacularly as Charlie Sheen. After spending more than $500,000 on escorts and drugs within a six-month period and then being hospitalized twice in nine weeks, the 46-year-old actor insists he can cure himself of addictions without [...]
“I was able to see what I wanted to do, I could see the opportunity, even when others could not, and I stay committed to doing it, and doing it well, no matter what.” – Magic Johnson, retired American professional basketball player, won five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships, one of the 50 greatest players [...]
For millions who are living with substance abuse addictions and mental health problems, the bizarre behaviors publicized on entertainment news outlets nationwide about actor Charlie Sheen aren’t entertaining at all.
Singer Aaron Carter, who gained fame competing in the television dance competition “Dancing with the Stars,” has entered a rehabilitation facility for addictions that have remained unnamed in a voluntary move to reach recovery.