Archive for March, 2017

Addiction Rehab in New Jersey Treats the Underlying Problem

Posted in Uncategorized on March 11th, 2017

I was watching the evening news today and saw a segment on addiction rehab in New Jersey. This was a very interesting segment on addiction. This place has a different approach on addiction rehab. They not only treat the addiction but they also treat the underlying cause of the addiction. You see, you can treat the addiction and get clean and sober. But a relapse is most likely to occur if you don’t treat the underlying psychological cause of the addiction. It makes a lot of sense and hopefully, they will be very successful in helping those who are chemically dependent.

The news piece went on to say that there is a long list of underlying psychological causes of addiction to include but not limited to post-traumatic stress syndrome, low self-esteem, loss of a loved one, insomnia and depression. They have different treatment programs depending on they cause and type of addiction. Read the rest of this entry »

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Getting the Right Treatment with a Dual Diagnosis Psychiatric and Addiction Disorder

Posted in Uncategorized on March 5th, 2017

My sister has always been depressed. I cannot think of a time in her life that she did not deal with feelings of just being blue to not thinking life was worth living another day. She never talked about suicide other than to say how she thought family would be better off if she was dead when she was at a really low point and crying. She began to self-medicate in her teen years. She used cocaine to feel good and alcohol to bring her back down. It was not long until she needed dual diagnosis addiction treatment, and that is a hard thing to find in a lot of areas.

Doctors who treat the psychiatric disorders are not usually tied with the team at the addiction treatment center. She needed both aspects of her diagnosis treated at the same time. We were very happy to have located a dual diagnosis treatment center that could help her. It took a little time for her to lose the cravings and be able to resist falling back into the user mentality. Read the rest of this entry »

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