The concept of stigma describes the powerful, negative perceptions commonly associated with substance use and addiction. Stigma has the potential to negatively affect a person’s self-esteem, damage relationships with loved ones, and prevent those suffering from addiction from accessing treatment. They can feel pushed to the outskirts of society and may lose touch with their community and family and experience profound loneliness and isolation. When a person does not have social ties or a person
Every year, millions of people enter rehab for addiction. Some treatment centers only offer generalized programs to help as many people as possible, but these can sometimes fall short for some clients. While different addictions may appear similar to an outsider, the way in which substances affect the body differ. This is especially true when considering the individual factors that contribute to the development of a substance use disorder, the severity of it, and the
When people want to stop using drugs and alcohol, rehab centres usually offer the best hope for recovery. However, one of the obstacles people face is paying for treatment. The costs of rehab continue to increase around the world, but there are ways for people to get the help they need. How Much Does Rehab Cost? The cost of substance use treatment in the United States has risen dramatically in the last decade. Today, it’s
Most people know that addictions cause harm to the body, mind, and spirit, as well as to the families and loved ones of the person suffering an addiction. They also know that there can be problems in social settings, work life and finances as the addiction makes it harder to function regularly without using the substance. And while most people know the basics, there are some key facts that everyone should know about addiction. Whether
Many of the problems associated with early recovery do not stem directly from drugs and alcohol. Instead, they are associated with physical and psychological changes that occur after the chemicals have left the body. When people use substances, their brains actually undergo a physical change to cope with the presence of the drug in the body. When the drugs are removed, the brain then demands more to satisfy the desire caused by the changes. The
As described in an article from the National Institute of Drug Addiction, research-based findings means that addiction treatment is most likely to result in long-term recovery when treatment helps a person learn to manage the addiction, starting with medically assisted detox and continuing through behavioral therapies, and post-treatment tools and strategies that support the individual in continuing addiction management techniques. These processes are most thorough and robust in residential treatment programs where the person can
Many Canadians may not be aware that recovery from addiction is possible. But it is and it can last. That’s what CCSA discovered through the Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada survey—the first nationwide survey investigating recovery in Canada. The findings were developed into a report to help Canadians learn about the recovery process in Canada. CCSA-Celebrate-Life-in-Recovery-Infographic-2017-en
Call Now Button
× Chat