What Is Social Model Detox?

What Is Social Model Detox?A successful detox is crucial to the success of any addiction recovery. Withdrawal symptoms put tremendous pressure on an addict to use drugs again, but if someone relapses, detox and all of its pain would have to begin again. Detox must lead Chicago drug addicts to the next step in addiction recovery, which is rehab. Social model detox supports drug addicts through withdrawal symptoms while using minimal medical intervention. While the body works through withdrawal, medical professionals monitor the patient’s health, they counter his pain with comforting measures and they help prepare his mind for the next steps of treatment. [Read more…]

Life after Rehab

Life after RehabAfter emerging from the structured, supportive environment of rehab the real world can seem daunting. In a practical sense, you will have bills to pay, a job to either find or return to, paperwork to organize and mail to sort through. Many friendships will need rebuilding or reevaluating, family members must be met with or cared for and social settings need to be entered. Before leaving rehab think about how you are going to stay sober while readjusting to your normal life in Chicago.
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The Dangers of Leaving Addiction Rehab against Medical Advice

The Dangers of Leaving Addiction Rehab against Medical AdviceA number of factors make addiction treatment successful. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has identified principles that make rehab more effective. They note that remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is vital. Therefore, any Chicago resident who wants to break an addiction should stay in rehab until doctors suggest leaving.
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Problems with Traditional Addiction Treatment

Problems with Traditional Addiction TreatmentAddiction is a complicated and deadly disease, and has required professional help for years. As with most matters of health and medicine, much has been learned in recent years and new treatment techniques have been developed that greatly improve traditional methods. Chicago residents can break their addictions with specialized, thorough help.
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Do I Need Drug Rehab?

Do I Need Drug Rehab?Determining if you need drug rehab can seem complicated because of the number of factors involved. You may think the drug you’re taking isn’t that harmful, it doesn’t cost much, or that you can still function in your daily life.But, there are some tell-tale signs that Chicago residents should look for to determine if they’re suffering from addiction. If you conclude that you are suffering from addiction, then it’s very important to find a treatment center immediately. Drug rehab can make you feel better in more ways than just being clean, and will prepare you for a life outside the treatment center without an addiction. While recovering from drug addiction is always a challenge, it can be done and you can live a happier life when you’re sober.
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Can I Quit Drugs on My Own?

Can I quit drugs on my own?Drug use can easily turn into abuse and addiction. At some point people who use drugs may begin to realize their use has become a problem. One of the first questions they are likely to ask themselves is whether they can overcome the problem on their own or if they need help. The answer to that question depends to a large degree on the nature of the drug use. Chicago residents who use drugs occasionally but haven’t yet developed tolerance, dependence or addiction may be able to stop their use without assistance, although this is still unlikely. Those with more extensive habits will need help.
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Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse TreatmentSubstance abuse has always had its place in society. While the drug trend may change from decade to decade, even year to year, the consequences of drug abuse remain the same: dangerous. Today substance abuse has been taken to the extreme and the consequences are brutal. Extreme drug abuse is leading to addiction, overdose, severe physical and mental health problems and death. Being educated on substance abuse can help Chicago residents recognize when someone is in need of treatment help.
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Alcohol Addiction Help

Alcohol Addiction HelpA person does not simply wake up one morning and say, “I’m going to become an alcoholic”. An addiction to alcohol is developed over a period of time, like other addictions, and the longer an addiction continues the harder it will be to break.
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Drug Detox 101

Drug Detox 101If you have become addicted to a controlled substance after using it as prescribed by your doctor or after using it recreationally or for self-medication purposes, you may have questions about drug detox. Whether you are beginning your search for quality options for rehab or are considering conducting detox at home in Chicago, there are a few things you should take into consideration.
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Alcohol Detox 101

Alcohol detox 101If someone you care about in Chicago is dealing with an addiction to alcohol, or you are beginning to consider quality rehab options for yourself, it is likely that you have questions about how rehab works, how it begins and why detox is a necessary part of it. Perhaps you are wondering about whether or not you need rehab or are wondering about the likelihood of getting clean on your own in Chicago.
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