Addiction is often referred to as a “family disease,” this is because it affects the family and friends of the addict. Often, we are only thinking of getting the person who is struggling to find help, but substance abuse treatment goes much further than just treating the addict. One of the most critical questions anyone… Continue Reading Does the Substance Abuse Treatment Program Treat the Whole Family?
Domestic Abuse And Addiction For most of us when we hear “domestic abuse” we often think of a physical or sexual abuse. While this may be true for most cases, we often forget about emotional and psychological abuse. For many who deal with the physical abuse, they also suffer from the emotional and psychological abuse,… Continue Reading Domestic Abuse And Addiction
Complex Addiction Many people do not realize that many people who struggle with addiction, struggle with multiple substances. Many people start off using drugs at party scenes where they mix substances. Alcohol and cocaine are a common mix in the party scene. Other people who become addicted to prescription pills are often abusing multiple prescription… Continue Reading Complex Addiction
Finding like minded people can help you throughout your recovery, especially if you’re feeling the urge to use again. It is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed and want to use again but using the techniques taught to you during treatment and going to a meeting can help you overcome the urge and remind yourself of… Continue Reading Finding Meetings in Salt Lake City
Intermountain Healthcare is the largest healthcare provider in the intermountain west and well known throughout Utah. They have 22 hospitals and over 185 clinics. They have 1,500 multi-specialty doctors and caregivers and a total of 37,000 employees as of 2015. The University of Utah Health is the Mountain West’s only academic health care system and… Continue Reading Utah Healthcare Providers and Addiction
Springtime is known for the melting of snow with the increasing temperatures and longer days, the abundance of colors with the blossoming of trees and plants, and the multitude of young animals. Surroundings change from a cold dark setting to one filled with birds chirping, the warmth of the sun on your skin, and a… Continue Reading Rebirth Through Recovery
After World War II ended millions of men returned home to their waiting sweethearts and started their own families to accompany the vision of the house with the white picket fence and 2.5 kids in the suburbs. 3.4 million babies were born in 1946, 20 percent more than in 1945, more than ever before, kick-starting… Continue Reading Baby Boomers & Substance Abuse
Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders are interchangeable terms for someone who has a substance abuse problem as well as a mood or personality disorder. These co-occurring disorders can affect mood, thinking, and behavior. With a dual diagnosis, patients are simultaneously treated for their substance abuse and their mood or personality disorder. A lot of times… Continue Reading What is Dual Diagnosis?