Struggling against alcohol or drug addiction is a very rough position to be in. For so many people battling addiction, there’s a sense of helplessness to overcome it and sustain recovery long-term without relapsing.
Many people who look back on their period(s) of alcohol or drug abuse years or decades later discover that their substance addiction recovery has not really fit into the traditional model. The lifelong patterns indicating an “addictive personality type” have not characterized their recovery experience.
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has impacted everyone and this is particularly true for those who are battling addiction and substance abuse disorders. Financial difficulties, shelter in place orders, and the public health crisis have led to a significant spike in mental health concerns.
Recovery is more about a journey than a destination and the fear of relapsing back to old ways is very real for those who have suffered from addiction. Therefore, it is critical for everyone who is in recovery from drug abuse and addiction to rely on the help of trained medical professionals.
Many adults can go to a party, have a drink, socialize, and go home happy and sober. For them, this is normal. Others of us, however, struggle with this situation. Some of us can’t stop at one drink. One drink becomes two and two drinks become five.
It's great to be able to interact personally with a professional, which is why the Renaissance Recovery Center offers a number of programs to help those battling addiction and/or mental health issues to get the help they need to fully recover and go on to lead happy, productive lives.
We often feel helpless as we watch a loved one slip away, tethered to their drug addiction with no release in sight. Convincing a loved one with an addiction to consider going into a drug addiction rehabilitation program may be one of the harder things you’ve ever have to do.
In response to the Coronovirus,/COVID-19, Renaissance Recovery Center now provides Intensive Outpatient and other Outpatient Tele-Therapy services.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to go out and have a good time with your friends and dance the night away. However, putting something into your body that has the potential to do you great harm does not have to be part of the plan.
Are you or someone that you know struggling with using club drugs? Leaving bad habits like this behind can be difficult. Let’s take a look at club drug types and answer the question “why are club drugs dangerous?”
Recovery is a lifelong process. Self-care is important throughout that process to foster growth in areas of self-awareness and to prevent relapse. Self-help in recovery includes care for the whole person: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional.