Can I Detox at Home?

Can I Detox at Home?

Many factors influence the detox process. From the type of drug abused, to the level of addiction, personal dynamics, and the quantity and regularity of abuse, each addiction is as unique as the addict. Certain drugs induce physical symptoms of withdrawal—alcohol and opiates—while others cause symptoms of an emotional nature—ecstasy and marijuana. It is quite rare for someone to endure these symptoms without professional help. When home detox fails the consequences can be great: violence, extraordinary pain, and suicide. Any Tennessee...

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What If an Addiction Intervention Goes Wrong?

What If an Addiction Intervention Goes Wrong?

The focus of an addiction intervention in Tennessee is to help a loved one recover from addiction. In many instances, family members may see an intervention as their last hope of persuading the addict to enter treatment. What should happen, however, if an addiction intervention goes wrong? What if it fails? What then? Tips for a Successful Addiction Intervention in Tennessee Before beginning an intervention in Tennessee, there are important steps to consider. The first step may be to enlist the help of a professional interventionist. An...

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How Much Addiction Counseling Do I Need?

How Much Addiction Counseling Do I Need?

Every individual is unique, and every addiction is unique. Many factors contributed to the addiction including genetic predisposition, environmental and situational factors and psychological, experiential or pathological factors such as traumatic experiences or feelings of loneliness. Each Tennessee addict must recover at his or her own pace and according to his or her unique situation and individual needs. How Long Does It Take to Overcome Addiction with Counseling? The drug in question is a big factor in the requirements for recovery. Some...

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Does My Addiction Define Me?

Does My Addiction Define Me?

Addiction changes people physically and psychologically. It alters brain chemistry and re-wires neural pathways to drive behavior much more powerfully than rational thought or will. The addicted mind will come up with seemingly limitless excuses, denials and justifications for substance abuse, while simultaneously ignoring or diminishing the effects the disease is having on Tennessee friends and loved ones. Nearly everything in the life of the addict (relationships, values, actions and words) are driven by the disease. Unlike a disease such as...

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What Causes Alcoholism?

What Causes Alcoholism?

If you or someone you love is struggling with alcoholism, you may wonder how this powerful addiction began. Why does it seem like some people never become addicted, while others become alcohol dependent so quickly? Will a person with alcohol addiction in the family become an alcoholic? Take a closer look at alcohol dependence and the root causes of alcoholism to understand more about the disease and recovery. What Is Alcoholism? Did you know that there is a difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence? Alcohol abuse is the act of...

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How Does Alcoholism Begin?

How Does Alcoholism Begin?

Alcoholism is a disease suffered by people who can not control their consumption of alcohol. They have developed an addiction to alcohol that will destroy health and happiness if not treated. Most people have been impacted by alcoholism in one way or another, and many have grown up with a family member who struggles with alcohol abuse. While there is a high level of awareness of this disease, there is confusion about how alcoholism starts and why some people become ensnared by this life-controlling disease. The Genetic Causes of...

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