The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as a chronic brain disease that affects the circuitry of the brain and has social, psychological, biological, and spiritual consequences. But many addicted people are seemingly apathetic towards these consequences. This is largely due to the impaired executive functioning of the brain caused by addiction, which skews […]
The World Health Organization defines withdrawal syndrome as a collection of symptoms of various types and with varying degrees of severity that occur when someone stops using a psychoactive substance that they’ve taken for a long period of time or in high doses. The WHO indicates that withdrawal syndrome for any given substance is the […]
Drug sensitization, or reverse tolerance, is the opposite of developing a tolerance to drugs or alcohol. Tolerance occurs when regular drinking or drug use causes changes in the brain’s function and structures, and it adapts to the regular presence of drugs in the body. As a result, it takes increasingly higher doses of a psychoactive […]
“Why do people consider alcoholism a disease?” “Is it really a disease?” These are two commonly asked questions about alcoholism that can be answered by the Disease Theory of Alcoholism. The Disease Theory of Alcoholism became widely accepted in the medical community around the end of World War II, just two years after the repeal […]
Synthetic marijuana goes by a variety of names: K2, spice and fake weed are just a few of the most popular terms. While K2 may be marketed as a safe and legal alternative to pot, this synthetic drug is far more dangerous and can even be deadly. Despite federal attempts to ban K2 from gas […]
Methamphetamine, widely known on the street as meth, chalk, ice, and crystal, is a highly addictive stimulant drug. It’s sold as a white, crystalline powder that’s bitter-tasting and odorless. Methamphetamine abuse is a widespread problem in the U.S., and although it’s not the most popular illicit drug of abuse, it’s certainly one of the most […]
Appropriate treatment at an addiction treatment center can lead to long-term recovery by addressing each of these aspects of the disease. Just as other chronic illnesses can be successfully managed, addiction, too, can be overcome so that the addict can enjoy improved health and substantially improved quality of life.
The key feature of CBT is involvement. Rather than simply taking medications, the patient actively learns strategies for lifelong recovery and can direct the course of their treatment. – See more at: http://www.drugrehabfl.net/?p=4605&preview=true&preview_id=4605&preview_nonce=8b623ccb5b#sthash.HAq16vU0.dpuf
Dual diagnosis treatment is conducted as a meaningful collaboration among members of the treatment teams for each illness, and Destination Hope’s Dual Diagnosis program draws on the most up-to-date research and proven best practices in treating patients with bi-polar and other mood disorders who also have a drug or alcohol addiction.
Helping your loved one get the help he needs to beat a drug or alcohol addiction can transform his life and restore a promising future. While drug or alcohol treatment can be expensive, most insurance policies cover at least part of the cost of rehab,