Addiction recovery is a lifelong process if you ask any addict. The steps that it took to get to recovery, alone, are a strong indication of how much an addict has gone through to find peace and treatment.Now that the addict is in a recovery stage, he or she must find strong support systems to … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Building a Solid Support System During Addiction Recovery
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When it comes to treating addiction of any kind, therapy is an important part of the rehabilitation process. After all, it’s not enough simply to rid the body of drugs or alcohol. Effective rehabilitation also works to discover the underlying issues that led to addiction.For many of our patients … [Read more...] about Individual or Group Therapy – Which One is Best for You?
At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we never want money to stand between a patient and the treatment they need. Many of our patients have dual diagnoses of addiction and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia. Going without treatment is simply not an option for … [Read more...] about How to Pay for Rehab
At Alpine Recovery Lodge, we firmly believe that the people who come to us for help are more than their addictions. They are whole people with passions, dreams, ambitions, and people who love them.For that reason, we also believe that it’s essential to treat our patients as people and not merely … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why a Holistic Approach to Rehab is the Best Approach
US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy recently called out substance abuse as one of the biggest public health issues in America today.Is it true that addiction is America’s most pressing health problem?Well, when you look at the stats, it’s hard to disagree with Dr. Murthy. Substance Abuse is … [Read more...] about Is Addiction America’s Most Pressing Health Problem?
Most of us inherently understand that there are huge risks to indulging in illegal narcotics and that one of the possible results is an addiction.This is something we see in nearly every sad story on the news or in movies about the darker parts of life. What isn’t addressed nearly as often is … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Prescription Drug Rehab
More often than not, addiction and shame go together. Whether it’s a struggle with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, or even food, there’s going to be some form of shame associated with it.We can’t help feeling shame because its part of the human predicament.If you’ve been … [Read more...] about Letting Go of the Shame of Addiction
If you’re considering inpatient rehab for yourself or a loved one, you might be wondering, “How do rehab centers work?”You probably want to know more about the treatment process, and about the specific benefits that residential drug addiction treatment provides. In this blog post, we’ll go over … [Read more...] about How Does Drug Rehab Work?
Many addicts in early stages of recovery feel overwhelmed with feelings of guilt and shame. Even non-addicts commonly struggle with shame.While it might seem like feeling guilty all the time could help motivate you to stay sober, the truth is that when you dwell in these dark feelings, you could … [Read more...] about How Guilt and Shame Can Derail Addiction Recovery
What’s addiction? Seems like everyone has an opinion about it these days. There are a lot of people who believe that it’s a disease and then there are those who strongly disagree.So what’s causing all these conflicting arguments? It really comes down to two schools of thought on the matter. So … [Read more...] about Is Addiction a Disease?