How to Relate to Someone with an Addiction

Watching a loved one destroy their lives through drug or alcohol abuse can be extremely painful. However, understanding how addiction illness affects a person’s behavior can go some way to making it easier to find the right treatment. Addiction is characterized by an uncontrollable compulsion to abuse substances. The sufferer will be unable to quit using drugs or alcohol despite the extensive damage it may be doing to their lives.

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Why Painkillers are Getting Abused More Frequently

Prescription painkiller abuse has become a significant problem in America in recent years due to the rising use of opioid-based medications for chronic health conditions. Many people working in the addiction field believe that the fact opiate medications are initially prescribed by physicians has made the problem somehow “acceptable”.

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How Different Types of Counseling Aids People with Addictions

One of the most beneficial aspects of addiction treatment for individuals and their loved ones is counseling. Research shows that people are more likely to succeed in sobriety if they feel they are supported and counseling goes a long way to providing this. However, there are different types of counseling and each has their own benefits for people in rehab. Here we take a closer look.

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Why Drug Addiction Is Starting In the Teen Years

Many adults struggling with substance use disorder have been dealing with the illness since a young age. This is an increasing problem in America that is leading more and more people into rehab than ever before. But why are teens becoming more susceptible to using drugs these days?

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What to Do When you Think a Loved One is Addicted to Drugs

Unfortunately, substance use disorder is an illness that is sweeping the nation, largely due to the rising number of people taking opiate-based prescription drugs. However, our understanding of addiction as an illness is better than ever before and there are now numerous ways for people struggling to cope to get the treatment they need.

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Finding Joy in the Little Things

When someone has been through detox and rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol, they can sometimes feel overwhelmed at the prospect of returning home. During treatment, people learn a lot about themselves and they are prepared for sobriety with the support of therapists. There are plenty of techniques that can be used in recovery to enable a smooth and comfortable transition from rehab to recovery.

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Cutting Toxic People Out of Your Life and Recovery

When someone has been struggling with addiction issues, they will generally have become distanced from loved ones and more interested in new people associated with their substance abuse. This can not only lead to damage to close personal relationships but also to someone fighting addiction being “enabled” to continue.

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The Importance of Healthy Eating

People who have been using alcohol or drugs for a while usually develop bad eating habits. Although this doesn’t sound too bad, if a person doesn’t get good nutrition for prolonged periods of time it can be seriously damaging to their health. Here we take a closer look at the benefits of good nutrition and where you can get those nutrients from in your daily diet, and how a stay at Capo Canyon Recovery can help jump start your healthy eating.

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Apps to Aid in Addiction Recovery

We live in a day and age that is dominated by smartphones, with apps available covering most aspects of daily life from organizing an Uber or ordering from Deliveroo. The world of addiction is no different and there are now some extremely useful – and often free - apps that can be significantly beneficial to someone in recovery after leaving rehab.

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The Importance of Journaling in Recovery

When someone is recovering after treatment for addiction, keeping a journal can be an effective tool to keep them healthy. In fact, many people working in the addiction field believe journaling to be the cheapest form of therapy and a catalyst for positive change.

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Cultivating Healthy Habits in Sobriety

Fighting addiction takes a lot of physical and mental strength and so it can significantly improve chances of a sustained recovery to cultivate healthy habits. Many people aren’t sure of how to take the first step towards improving their health and so it’s always worth devising a plan or strategy which outlines goals for you to achieve

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Why Addressing Anxiety is Pivotal for Recovery

Depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses are often associated with drug addiction and alcoholism. Either someone has turned to substances to ease the distressing symptoms of the mental health condition or they have developed the symptoms as a result. In both cases, these patients are known as “dual diagnosis”. 

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The Importance of Creating a Sleep Routine in Recovery

When someone is in rehab treatment for addiction, they will have to make many changes in their lives, most of which are extremely positive. Individuals who have been addicted to substances tend to find it difficult to sleep, despite sometimes feeling exhausted and this is one of the illnesses side effects.

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Opioid Addiction: Hard to Treat but Possible to Overcome

Opioid addiction has become such a significant issue in the US that it is being referred to as an epidemic. In 2017 more than 64,000 Americans lost their lives after taking fatal doses of opioids and this figure is rising. The opioid crisis has quietly developed over the years as rising numbers of people are prescribed opiate-based meds to treat conditions causing chronic pain.

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Why Holistic Detox Positively Changes your Course of Treatment

Everyone has an individual journey when it comes to addiction and so it’s natural that everyone responds to treatment in different ways. The approach that may be successful for one patient may not be as effective in another, which is why it’s crucial that a personalized addiction treatment plan is devised for each patient.

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