Most people are quick to blame the addicts for their substance use. However, addiction is not a choice. It is a disease; one that alters the brain. This is why medical professionals nationwide call addiction a “substance use disorder,” or SUD. Like with many conditions, genetics and environment are significant factors in the development of addiction. Plus, the effects on long-term health are staggering. With this in mind, it’s not fair to label addiction as entirely preventable. This is why treatment is necessary, as it would be for any disease. The problem is this: who has the time to dedicate to recovery? Actually, everyone does. Recovery doesn’t have to bring your schedule— or your life— to a screeching halt. Intensive outpatient rehab facilities offer many of the same programs, services, and recovery benefits as any residential treatment center. Better yet, the best ones have the same rates of success.
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Post-traumatic stress syndrome, more commonly known as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), is a mental condition that often comes hand-in-hand with addiction. PTSD a daily struggle for anyone who copes with it. If you aren’t prepared to handle it, PTSD can have a negative impact on everything from your home life to your social life. Even your job could suffer if you don’t have the right recovery-related coping skills for your PTSD. Most workplace environments are full of triggers that can threaten both your mental health and your sobriety. Fortunately, dealing with PTSD triggers in the workplace isn’t impossible. Learning the kinds of measures you should take to manage your PTSD during addiction recovery in a healthy way will allow you to make progress without compromising your work performance.
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Most of us are taught throughout our lives that giving is more important than receiving. We are expected to treat others with compassion, empathy, and kindness. While this is indeed very important for leading a happy and healthy life, it’s just as important to hold ourselves to the same standard. This means being kind to ourselves through acts of self-care. Yet, it seems that treating others well comes more naturally than taking care of ourselves. When it comes to practicing self-care, it can often feel unnatural or even selfish— especially during recovery.
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Cesarean sections, more commonly called C-sections, are the most common inpatient surgery in American hospitals. Studies have shown that roughly 1.3 million expectant mothers have this procedure every year. Following this procedure, it’s not unusual for doctors to prescribe opioid painkillers for mothers recovering from surgery.
Prescriptions drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone are the standard for managing discomfort following a C-section. However, the number of pills prescribed depends entirely on the provider. This means that the amount of opioid medication prescribed for pain management may be disproportional to what patients need.
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The opioid crisis has caused considerable physical, emotional, and financial strain on the people of the United States. Local governments from cities across the country have already begun filing lawsuits against Big Pharma’s most influential and allegedly corrupt businesses. Back in late December 2017, the official representatives of Delray Beach announced that they’re entering the ring as well. The city’s people and its leaders are demanding accountability and compensation from the drug makers that play a part in the opioid crisis. So far, Delray Beach is the first city in Florida to take Big Pharma to court.
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Myths and misinformation surround addiction probably more than anything else. Since the topic of substance abuse varies so much in the public’s opinion of it, it can be dangerous when those opinions are formed based on false information.
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If you are struggling with addiction, getting sober might feel like an uphill battle. However, it’s not a battle you have to fight alone. At The Treatment Center’s Outpatient Services, our staff of certified professionals helps people from all walks of life find and maintain sobriety. To help you on your recovery journey, we offer a variety of treatment options, including outpatient rehab programs geared toward patient success. For many in treatment, outpatient services provide effective healing in a comfortable, flexible setting. So, if you are searching for your best fit for treatment, look no further. We invite you to contact our professionals at The Treatment Center’s Outpatient Services to get started.
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With over 23 million Americans facing the challenges of addiction, there is an overwhelming number of people who are seeking help for their struggles. At The Treatment Center’s Outpatient Services, we don’t think that you should feel like another number in line as you work for your sobriety. At our outpatient rehab facility, we provide personalized care to support you and foster success. When you work with our outpatient team, you’ll receive so much more than group therapy. You’ll receive the support, guidance, and growth you need to keep on the road to full recovery. Are you are ready to heal? Are you are ready to get and stay sober? If so, start your journey by seeing how our outpatient rehab facility’s personalized care can help you.
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For the estimated 10 percent of Americans in an addiction rehab program at any given time, meetings are some of the most important continuing factors that play a key role in sobriety.
Since Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) began in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, group meetings — where peers suffering from the same addiction could share their experiences and provide support to the other members — became one of the most effective ways of maintaining strength and sobriety through all the trials of a lifelong addiction. These days, there are many different types of meetings for addicts, with different missions, focuses, and forms, which means that if you’re seeking a support group for your addiction or even a loved one’s addiction, they are very easy to find.
Outpatient care represents some of the most important lifelong continuing support for addicts after inpatient rehab. If you or a loved one is in rehab or struggling with addiction, give Outpatient Services a call at (844)211-7944 today!
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Drugs and alcohol are controlling substances that create many systems of power in a person’s life. Getting sober is about getting help, and the programs that work for one person may not be the best fit for the next. While some people succeed through inpatient treatment, others prefer the features of an outpatient program. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) is an increasingly popular treatment path that offers comprehensive treatment to those who prefer living elsewhere while receiving care.
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