Working in recovery, I often hear the question “What is the difference between rehab and sober living?” It is a common misconception and unfortunately both institutions are plagued by a variety of stigma and misconceptions. But both are instrumental, especially for young adults getting sober, and it is important to note what each of them facilitate and why.
Alcohol withdrawal can be a serious and potentially life-threatening physical state. Many alcoholics not only crave alcohol, but need it in order to keep withdrawal at bay. Here are some of the signs and symptoms to look out for, especially from someone who may be trying to manage or hide their drinking.
The first step to the healing process for any continued drug use is detoxification. For an individual that is in withdrawal, it can seem like there is no end in sight. The pain and suffering caused from heroin withdrawal can be one of the most uncomfortable sensations of an individual’s life. The purpose of this article is not only to shed light on what is actually going on physically, but to give more information about a timeline for the process of a heroin detox.
Drug abuse contains telltale signs. Moodiness, isolation and change in grooming are red flags. Addicts will do anything to keep people from finding out.
It’s no secret that these days, alcohol and drug abuse is a prevalent problem. Though some people can use recreational or prescription medications without becoming addicted, for many others, substance abuse can cause problems at home, work, school, and in relationships.