Drug Addiction Therapy: Ways to Relax When You’re Feeling Stressed

When you go through drug addiction therapy, you’re likely going to learn a number of new coping skills. Part of the disease of addiction is simply not having the right tools for self-soothing, relaxation, and self-care. During your addiction, for example, you might have reached for a drink when you were feeling anxious. Or you might have rolled a joint …

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Drug Treatment: Healing Both Addiction and PTSD

It’s very common that those suffering from an addiction also suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In fact, approximately, 60-75% of those who abuse drugs or alcohol also have a mental illness. It might not come as a surprise to know that substance abuse addictions and PTSD (as well as other mental illnesses) often go hand in hand. You …

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Learning About HIV and AIDS During Drug Treatment

When you attend drug treatment, you might hear more about HIV – the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus. The HIV virus kills the cells in your body that help fight off infection or disease. Once an individual has HIV, he or she is likely to develop the disease AIDS – Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS develops when the HIV virus destroys …

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Drug Treatment Aftercare: Use A Mentor To Help You Stay Sober

Drug Treatment Aftercare | LakehouseRecoveryCenter.comOften, the first step on the sobriety path is attending a treatment facility and then later a sober living home. In both of those environments you have a strong community of individuals supporting your sobriety. However, once those experiences are over, it can be helpful to have a mentor as an extension of support during what is known as drug treatment aftercare.

Mentors, no matter what area of life – career, health, school, spirituality, relationships, and sobriety – have proven to dramatically improve one’s ability to reach their goals. Some addiction treatment centers are now offering the opportunity to have a mentor as a part of their drug treatment aftercare – and for good reason.

Mentors can be a guiding light, a hand to hold through fiery times, and a companion on the bridge to long-term sober living. You may already know that having a mentor can significantly boost your success, confidence, and ability to create life change, including your ability to sustain your sobriety outside of treatment.

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