Posts Tagged ‘Addiction’

Will a Treatment Center Help Me Stage an Intervention?

Will a Treatment Center Help Me Stage an Intervention?Addiction is a neurobiological disease that usually involves a genetic predisposition. Chemical changes that occur in the brain start to control dopamine levels, so once an addiction develops, it no longer becomes a matter of willpower. As a disease, addiction is best addressed with professional treatment, but San Jose drug addicts are often so consumed with substance abuse that they deny the problem actually exists. In such cases, families and friends must stage an intervention to persuade a loved one to get help. Treatment centers help addicts during all stages of recovery, and this includes interventions. Continue Reading…

How Equine Therapy Can Help People with Addiction

How Equine Therapy Can Help People with AddictionNo matter how good an addiction treatment program is, the only thing that matters to an addict and his family is how well the lessons of treatment work when he brings them out of treatment and into the real world. One way to ensure treatment applies to the real world is to bring parts of the real world into treatment. Equine therapy, for example, brings the care of and interaction with a horse into the treatment environment. A horse is a 1000-pound creature with a mind of its own. With the proper guidance, working with a horse can help addicts learn and practice skills they will need as they build drug free lives. For San Jose addicts struggling with recovery, equine therapy may be an effective option. Continue Reading…

Confusing Your Loved One and the Addiction

Confusing Your Loved One and the AddictionAn addiction can devastate relationships in San Jose, whether they are familial relationships, friendships, or coworker relationships. Loving someone who is struggling with an addiction is difficult. You want what is best for your loved one, but nothing you say or do seems to make a difference, and sometimes it seems to make things worse. Continue Reading…

Compulsive Disorders and Addiction Help

Compulsive Disorders and Addiction HelpObsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) describes a variety of recurring behaviors and thought processes that one feels compelled to perform. OCD is classified as an anxiety disorder. San Jose residents who live with OCD face anxiety and frustration every day due to these unwanted and repeated thoughts. For some people, the disorder comes and goes in stressful phases of life. For others, it is a chronic disorder. Continue Reading…

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and Addiction

Attention-Seeking Behaviors and AddictionAttention-seeking behaviors are excessive and inappropriate behaviors practiced by people who want to gain attention. A person with attention-seeking behaviors will fabricate grandiose stories in order to shift the focus onto him or her in San Jose. Some attention-seeking behaviors could include the following:

  • Hyperbolizing personal achievements and skills
  • Creating unnecessary drama in relationships
  • Manipulating friends and spreading lies in order to create problems between friends Continue Reading…

Numbing Emotional Pain through Drug Use

Numbing Emotional Pain through Drug UseSometimes San Jose begin using drugs recreationally to fit in with a crowd. Sometimes San Jose residents are prescribed a drug to treat a medical condition and they become dependent on it. Often, however, recreational drug use begins because San Jose residents are seeking relief from emotional pain.
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Medical Complications and Addiction

Medical Complications and AddictionA San Jose resident with a medical issue who also has an addiction may require special treatment. Knowledge of their propensity towards addiction can alter the drugs that can be prescribed for the medical issue. On the other end of the spectrum, many people who have a medical issue that requires prescription medication, especially if the complication is on-going, can be at a greater risk of developing an addiction. In many instances, addiction and medical issues can be directly related to one another.
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Do San Jose Residents Have to Give up Fun to Get Sober?

Do San Jose Residents Have to Give up Fun to Get Sober?For recreational drug users, one of the greatest challenges of recovery is accepting the changes sobriety will effect in their relationships and activities. Overcoming a drug addiction is difficult enough, but it can be even more discouraging for San Jose residents to be surrounded by temptation and friends who still need drugs to have a good time. It may be even more discouraging to lose those friends when you choose not to be exposed to drugs. But if your friends are true friends, they will respect your decision to change your lifestyle.
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Should I Cut an Addict out of My Life?

Should I Cut an Addict out of My Life?The trickiest decision that an addict’s loved ones have to make is when to walk away. San Jose drug addicts may begin their habits because of stress or pain that they feel they cannot share, so avoiding an addict may seem like abandonment. But when does an addict need support and when does he need tough love?
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Noticing the Warning Signs of Addiction

Noticing the Warning Signs of AddictionDrug abuse happens for many reasons, and once a tolerance to the drug develops, addiction is not far behind. A family history of drug addiction, a personal history of drug addiction, peer pressure to try drugs and dealing with chronic pain are all ways drug addiction can begin. People who are addicted to drugs exhibit certain behaviors that let friends and loved ones in San Jose know there is a problem. Knowing what to look for in a person who struggles with addictive behaviors or who is using prescription pain killers to treat a pain condition can help you get your friend or loved one into the right drug treatment program.
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