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The Role of Stress Management in a Relapse Prevention Plan

March 16, 2012

A relapse prevention plan is what separates your newfound sobriety from falling back into old habits. Ask any recovering addict and they’ll be the first to tell you that relapse prevention plans are not just recommended, they are essential. Because let’s face it, the things in life that made us want to use in the past, be it stress, anxiety, unresolved emotional issues etc all still exist. Our personal issues and demons never go away entirely. What changes through our recovery efforts is how we react and deal with the things that use to set us off. One of the…

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Non-Addictive Chronic Pain Treatment

February 24, 2012

What is Chronic Pain? Pain is a natural sensation that is triggered by your brain when you’ve been hurt in some way. The purpose of the pain response is to let you know that you may have injured yourself and need to take care of yourself. We have all been in pain at one time or another, maybe from a fall, burn or sports injury, but typically that pain level is short lived. In order for pain to be classified as chronic, it needs to be acute pain that persists for months or even years. Common chronic pain complaints include…

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Addressing Gender Specific Needs in a Drug Rehab for Women

February 15, 2012

Drug rehab for women needs to be quite different than drug rehab for men. Women suffer from different environmental and health-related issues than men, not to mention there are often different circumstances that lead women to addiction. Therefore, it only makes sense that drug rehab for women should be different. Gender Specific Needs in A Drug Rehab In general, it is more common for women to turn to substance abuse as a form of self-medication. There are many factors specific to women that may be difficult to cope with, leading to the start of substance abuse and often times addiction.…

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Why Choose Alcohol Rehab for Women?

Alcohol rehab for women has been increasing in popularity amongst alcohol rehab programs. According to the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Programs, women are the fastest growing demographic amongst alcohol abusers. According to their numbers, 2.7 million women are currently abusing drugs or alcohol in the United States. These numbers are particularly astonishing when you consider that that is about one-fourth of the total number of people in the United States abusing drug or alcohol and the number is growing. The staff at Destination Hope: The Women’s Program understands that the effects of alcohol are different on women and that…

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Why Choose Women’s Drug Rehab Now

Quality women's drug rehab centers can be effective at any time during an addict’s life, but it is always best to seek treatment as early on in the addiction as possible. By seeking treatment from a womens drug rehab early on, women may be able to avoid some of the negative consequences of drug abuse. Beyond the direct health effects of drug abuse, there are also certain diseases, which can be spread through drug use or through the actions that may come from drug abuse. These diseases are a prime example of the problems that may be able to be…

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Why You Should Choose A Gender Specific Women’s Drug Rehab

Women’s drug rehab and women’s alcohol rehab first and foremost needs to represent a safe, worry-free place for women to heal. If you don’t feel safe in your environment, then there is about a zero percent chance that you’ll feel comfortable enough to open up and be vulnerable, which are core essentials when it comes to substance abuse treatment. Trust is key, and without feelings of safety and security trust simply cannot happen. Keeping in mind the sheer number of women who developed substance abuse issues as a result of traumatic experiences with men like child abuse or sexual assault,…

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Family Therapy Evolving at Destination Hope

February 3, 2012

Family therapy is without question one of the most integral parts of substance abuse treatment. Let’s face it, we are who we are because of our family. It was our familial environment that helped shape us into the people we’ve become today. It was those same relationships we watched and developed ourselves where patterns and emotional responses were ingrained into our brains. It was in our families where we first learned to communicate as well as learned how to get our needs met. Some of the things we learned were positive, others not so much. A large part of family…

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Women and Mental Health

January 6, 2012

Mental health is defined by the National Library of Medicine as “how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.” While generally speaking, women and men are equally likely to develop a mental illness, there are a few specific disorders that impact women at a greater rate than they do men. For example, women are almost twice as likely to develop an anxiety disorder or depression than their male counterparts. Eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more common in women…

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What to Give at the Holidays When Money is an Obstacle

December 16, 2011

Florida women’s drug rehab Destination Hope fully understands the stresses the holidays can bring about for a recovering addict. A huge stress factor is that of gift giving. Let’s face it, the holidays have been completely commercialized and we are now made to feel like it is bad form to not purchase gifts for our loved ones this time of year. Recovering addicts unfortunately often take their guilt one step further and think it’s their responsibility to lavish their family members with presents in an attempt to make up for all the damage that their drug or alcohol addiction has…

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Tips to Avoid Relapsing this Holiday Season

November 21, 2011

Men and women’s drug rehab centers alike know how hard the holiday season is on the recovering addict. Normal stresses can trigger a relapse in a former addict any time of the year but the holidays have always seemed to pack a special punch. Statistics show that the holiday season (the time between Thanksgiving and New Years Day) is when a recovering addict is more likely to relapse than any other time of the year. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we are all gearing up for the holidays in our own way, acclaimed women’s drug rehab Destination…

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