Strategies for Preventing a Relapse

Relapse is not synonymous with weakness. It is merely a component of the addiction condition. The first step in achieving sustainable sobriety is recognizing that a relapse is always a possibility-even after being sober for years. Although substance abuse treatment lays the groundwork for long-term sobriety, making prevention a priority reduces the risks associated with a…

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Therapies that Benefit Addiction Recovery and How Ebb Tide Can Help

Therapy that Benefit Addiction Recovery Halting drug use is an integral part of the addiction(substance abuse disorder) recovery process. Being able to stop drug use for a while, however, does not destroy the cravings or compulsion to experience the effects that the use of alcohol and drugs provide. If treatment fails to adequately address the relapse…

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Maintaining Your Recovery After Rehab (Substance Abuse Treatment)

Life after rehab (Substance abuse treatment) can be exciting. Suddenly finding yourself sober after months or years of being trapped in the cycles of addiction (Substance Abuse Disorder) can be highly motivating. The mechanism of habituated drug or alcohol abuse, however, is quite complex.[G1]  The residual effects of addiction withhold abstinence rewards.  That means, halting habituated drug…

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Short Term vs Long Term (Substance Abuse Disorder) Addiction Treatment

Recovery from addiction (substance abuse disorder) is as individual an experience as the reasons that lead people into a substance abuse lifestyle. After getting through the withdrawal process that allow physical and psychological symptoms to stabilize, some addicts feel as if further addiction treatment is unnecessary. Unfortunately, drug addiction (Substance abuse disorder) is a pervasive condition…

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What to Expect from Drug Rehab Treatment Center

Professional drug treatment has the potential to completely change the trajectory of an addicted person’s life. This is the general consensus from addiction experts, researchers, and addicts. Sobriety stories also extol the life-saving benefits of professional intervention and specialized care. Mostly after failed attempts with the do-it-yourself approach. Still, not knowing what to expect from drug…

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