4 Ways Going with the Flow in Rehab Is the Right Decision

You have been stressed and challenged by addiction for far too long, so now is time to go with the flow in professional treatment. Drug use creates stress, confusion and other negative emotions, but rehab is the time to learn how to address these emotions rather than resist, feel defensive about and/or hold on to them. When you go with the flow in treatment, you will benefit from rehab no matter your underlying thoughts. In fact, if you accept the help of rehab, then you will give yourself a...

What to Do After Treatment for Benzos

Recovery is a healing process that cannot be rushed. Treatment offers solid footing and a great, healthy start for recovery, but recovery is lifelong while treatment is temporary. Therefore, you must keep working even after professional treatment ends, because and you can ensure long-term success if you know what to expect and do in the weeks, months and years following rehab. Why Treat Benzo Addiction? Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of powerful drugs. While often prescribed to treat...

Four Reasons to Enter Treatment for Your Drinking

In this day and age, it is not unusual to turn to the Internet for answers. However, the Internet is just one tool and often an unreliable one at that. You will find sources that suggest your drinking is a problem and treatment is needed, and sources that tell you it’s manageable on your own, and it is easy to choose to believe the answers you want to hear and ignore those you don’t. As The Everything Health Guide to Addiction and Recovery shares, “While online self-evaluation quizzes...

4 Frequently Asked Questions about Treatment

If you are considering addiction treatment for the first time, for a repeat time or for a loved one, you undoubtedly have many questions. Consider the answers to the following frequently asked questions, and talk with treatment professionals about any other concerns you may have. Your concerns about treatment can most likely be easily resolves to ensure you can begin your recovery and your new life as soon as possible. Why Do I Need Treatment? You started using drugs on your own so it may seem...

Using Rehab as a Chance to Recharge

Addiction recovery programs suffer from an unfortunate, and inaccurate, bad reputation. Due to their depiction in popular culture, rehab programs are often imagined to be dismal, miserable, prison-like, mental hospitals with bad food, stark artificial light and terrible people. While these depictions have certainly made for effective comedy and drama over the last several decades, the truth about these centers is vastly different than most people suspect. In fact, many people look back on their...

EMDR’s Use in Non-Combat Trauma

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) has become a nearly standard component of treatment for combat-related trauma. However its proven effectiveness does not end with combat-related trauma. Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) result from a variety of causes and sources, and regardless of the source, EMDR can be an important element of treatment and recovery. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has approved EMDR as an evidence-based...

What Is REBT?

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a form of therapy developed by Albert Ellis. In his book Better, Deeper and More Enduring Brief Therapy, he describes REBT as, “a method of psychotherapy…that is intrinsically brief and that also aims to help people achieve an intensive, profoundly philosophical and emotional change.” Individuals who have received years of therapy for mental health or addiction issues know there is no “quick fix” for chronic disorders, but REBT may...

New to Rehab: The Importance of Treatment Center Orientation

Before you begin a rehab program for addiction to drugs like morphine, you need to know what to expect. A good treatment center will offer a complete and detailed orientation that explains the recovery process, what they offer and what you can expect. An Introduction to Detoxification Services Before you enter a treatment center, you should have a good understanding of what detox services are offered. Some centers expect you to undergo detox at a separate medical facility prior to entering...

How to Be Open-Minded about Rehab, Even if You Don’t Choose to Go

Any change comes in stages. When it comes to addiction and recovery from morphine addiction, change often involves five stages. These include precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. Those in precontemplation are firmly in denial about the existence of a substance use problem and any of its consequences. If you are considering the idea of rehab or are at least interested in learning more about it, you are in the contemplation stage. As the Department of Health and...

How to Trust Your Therapist’s Help

Trust and addiction do not go hand in hand. As the Baltimore Sun shares, “Lying is part of the disease of alcoholism and other substance abuse disorders. People whose brain chemistry has been hijacked and altered by substances are great deniers of reality: They often lie to everyone — their loved ones, their employers, their God and most of all to themselves.” When life has involved so much lying for so long, it can be difficult to begin to trust again. Trusting a therapist, someone who...

Why Your Therapists Aren’t Your Enemy

Professional therapy is the central component to most recovery programs, as it is one of the best ways to  change morphine addicts. Unfortunately, many therapists are stigmatized as negative parts of treatment, particularly for the following reasons: Poor media portrayal – Movies and television typically cast therapists in a negative light, like by making these workers seem arrogant or apathetic to their clients. The media also portrays therapy as comical experiences that cause more harm...

How Art Therapy Is a Healthy Outlet

Art therapy is a helpful tool in addiction treatment; even people who do not consider themselves creative or artistic can benefit from this kind of therapy. It is increasingly popular in quality rehab programs in the US, and it can help morphine addicts get and stay clean. What Is Art Therapy? Art therapy uses various outlets to help people overcome addiction, because it teaches people to be more aware of and to express their underlying emotions. The following art therapy programs are currently...

Is Morphine Rehab Physically Demanding?

Morphine is used to treat extreme pain in patients undergoing labor and post-surgical recuperation. It is also prescribed for patients suffering from illnesses at the end of life, often during advanced stages of cancer and heart pain. The drug works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system. Once there, it reduces both perceptions and emotional responses to pain. It is a relatively inexpensive and effective drug that has one major downside: it is highly addictive on...

Is Morphine Rehab Physically Demanding?

Morphine is used to treat extreme pain in patients undergoing labor and post-surgical recuperation. It is also prescribed for patients suffering from illnesses at the end of life, often during advanced stages of cancer and heart pain. The drug works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and central nervous system. Once there, it reduces both perceptions and emotional responses to pain. It is a relatively inexpensive and effective drug that has one major downside: it is highly addictive on...

Are There Homeopathic Treatments for Morphine?

In the early 1800s, a German pharmacist introduced medicinal morphine after isolating the alkaloid from opium poppy plants. In modern medicine, the narcotic treats severe pain by binding to opioid receptors in the central nervous system to reduce nerve transmissions. Morphine is considered the gold standard for pharmaceutical pain management, but its potential for abuse and dependence landed the drug in the most restricted class of controlled substances, Schedule II. Should someone develop an...

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