From the very start, I knew I was in good hands. I was treated with respect and dignity and a carefulness that made me feel valued and important. I knew the staff really cared, which was great because I didn’t care about myself very much at the time.
There is an ongoing debate on whether or not psychedelic drugs should be used as an alternative health therapy. To this point, a new study has shown that, at least when it comes to the common hallucinogen LSD, microdosing on psychedelics does not have any health benefits. On the contrary, experimenting with such drugs comes with a fair degree of risk.
The natural instinct of any caring mother or father is to help an ailing loved one. With the majority of people being under the impression that addiction is a disease, continuing to aid an addicted loved one might make sense and seem to be the right thing to do. Regrettably, this is not the case.
Poor planning is one of the major ways an intervention can go off the rails. Prevent this by working out each major part of the intervention. This article takes a look at some common downfalls.
Addiction is extremely costly on an individual and societal level. Investing in programs that educate people, treat addicts, prevent the spread of drugs, and help recovering addicts reintegrate into society are all programs whose benefits far outweigh their costs.
So, you have a loved one suffering from addiction and don’t know what to do? Feel helpless and hopeless and that your life is out of control? Do you know what the wrong thing to do is? The wrong thing to do is nothing.
A new study found strong evidence of a connection between alcohol addiction and a shocking number of missed workdays in the United States. These findings suggest a need for an increased focus on treating alcohol addiction, given that the crisis is both a medical problem and an economic one.
Interventions can be emotionally charged. While many interventions can be done quickly and without complications, consulting a professional interventionist is always a good idea.
I originally felt I didn’t need rehab, but after doing some self-evaluating, I saw that this program could offer nothing but positive results and that it would give me a new outlook on my overall health and mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Beaten down, broken, hopeless, angry, lost, confused, sad, frustrated, scared, and all the energy of a negative spirit brought me to my knees and pushed me to seek help.