Substance Abuse Center Blog
At Origins of Hope, we know that our clients are struggling with different issues, and that not every person is the same.
If you’ve made the decision to seek addiction treatment, congratulations. Many addicts don’t even reach this step. There are many treatment centers available that offer drug rehab for women, and you’re probably wondering which one is right for you. If you are serious about changing your life and getting treatment, consider a recovery center for women. Clients in gender-specific rehabilitation centers tend to have lower rates of relapse (although that is wholly contingent on the individual) and respond more positively to treatment.
Yes, treatment does work! Research indicates that treatment results in positive behavior change for most people who get into and remain in treatment including a reduction in drug use, decrease in criminal activity, and improvement in occupational, social, and psychological functioning.
Trauma can be a short or long-term ailment caused by a variety of reasons, experiences or events. Women who experience trauma can benefit from scientific coping methods that are proven to lessen the extent of trauma and help women get their lives back on track. In order to effectively attack and treat the source of your traumatic feelings, we must first identify its symptoms.
If you've decided to go to an alcohol rehabilitation program, congratulations! You've taken the first step towards recovery by admitting you have a problem. You shouldn't choose an alcohol addiction program on the fly, or based on cost alone. There are several questions you need to find out answers to about each rehab center before you choose a program that's right for you.
What is the rehab center's past record?
This includes the number of patients treated successfully and those who left midway through treatment or relapsed early.
Addiction is a problem that affects people from all different types of backgrounds and professions. In fact, many professionals are at an increased risk for addiction because of their stressful and demanding work responsibilities.
What is PTSD?
Many people have doubts regarding the efficacy of drug/alcohol addiction treatment due to the high rate of relapse following the completion of rehab treatment.
As seen in the Health & Wellness Magazine.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is most often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. While psychotherapy is the primary treatment option, medication is known to relieve symptoms and help treat PTSD. Medication alone is not recommended, but in conjunction with psychotherapy, it is a great option.
Certain populations seem to have an increased risk for addiction over others. High stress environments with easy access to controlled substances are risk factors for addiction that may make certain groups more susceptible. Nurses are one such group. Their job is difficult, requires long hours and their decisions can mean the difference between life and death. The high stress environment together with frequent contact with controlled substances puts nurses at risk for addiction.
Homeowners on Riviera Drive in Boynton Beach have nicknamed their street “Rehab Drive.” Three of the fourteen homes on the street are sober homes—halfway homes where newly sober addicts live in a supposedly drug/alcohol free environment to help them in their recovery. Residents there complain about finding needles on the street, and seeing lights from police vehicles and ambulances visiting these sober homes. Since sober homes are unregulated, more and more are popping up around Palm Beach.
Nurses are an important part of the medical profession and are invaluable to the many patients that they help. Addiction is a problem faced by many professionals, including nurses. Since addiction can interfere with work, and possibly create an unsafe environment for nurses, the Intervention Project for Nurses (IPN) was created in Florida in 1983 through legislative action. Their program provides close monitoring of nurses in Florida that have abused alcohol or drugs.
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