San Jose Addictions

The Downside of Treating Addiction as a Crime

The Downside of Treating Addiction as a Crime

Treating Addiction as a Crime

Addiction is a disease that damages every aspect of a user’s life. Addicts prioritize drug use, which causes them to steal from, lie to and rob anyone to help satisfy their cravings. Because of this, many addicts struggle with legal issues, because they are willing to break the law so they can use drugs again. These legal issues can affect an addict for the rest of her life, so you should seek help as soon as possible to help you or a San Jose loved one get clean from drugs. 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…

How Natural Disasters Can Trigger a Relapse

How Natural Disasters Can Trigger a RelapseNatural disasters can test anyone’s health, emotions and strength. The stress of a natural disaster can compel many people to return to drug use to cope with the loss of their personal items, family members and friends. However, learning how to avoid triggers can help any recovering addict prevent relapse and continue the path to long-term sobriety. In short, San Jose residents can stay clean if they have the right support. Continue Reading…

Help for Addiction to Benzos and Alcohol

Help for Addiction to Benzos and Alcohol“Benzo” is a slang term for benzodiazepine-class drugs, which doctors use to treat panic attacks and anxiety disorders in San Jose. There are several types of benzos, including the following:

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan) 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…