What Can an Addict Do When Rehab Must Wait? Bridging the Gap between Asking for Help and Receiving It
Trying to convince a person with a drug or alcohol problem to seek help and enter a rehabilitation facility can be a frustrating and thankless task for family members, who often struggle for years to convince the addict to make the intelligent decision. But there is no telling when the message might finally get through, [...]
The effectiveness of rehab for drug addiction may seem like something of a foregone conclusion, but there is still much disagreement among experts about both the nature of addiction and the best strategy for treating it. In a general sense, drug rehab uses psychological counseling, work on life skills, and other techniques such as stress [...]
Addiction is a disease, and that disease needs treatment and management, says Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey. As a result, hundreds and potentially thousands of offenders who may have been headed for jail time will now be headed for mandatory drug court if they have an addiction, which includes drug rehab options.
If you’re considering going in for treatment to overcome substance abuse, you’re about to make a very courageous decision and one that will impact your life for years to come. While it is true that for the best results you do need to make the commitment of your own free will, treatment for addiction is [...]