Category: Drug addiction

How To Help an Addict Help Themselves

August 13, 2018

Beating addiction is not easy. If anything, it can be daunting and extremely challenging. It also requires a strong sense of commitment and willpower. The chance of success for an addict trying to self-detox on their own is relatively low, which is why professional treatment and care are so crucial to the recovery process. The […]

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Recovering from Addiction: Mistakes Families Make

August 12, 2018

Here at Scottsdale Recovery Center, we understand that addiction recovery is a long and difficult journey. Not many people understand that addiction is a disease and because they lack this knowledge, they have a lot of misconceptions about what it truly is. You may also find that friends and family detach themselves from a loved […]

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Things to Expect in the First Year of Recovery

August 10, 2018

The decision to admit yourself to rehab is often contemplated on the basis of what others have experienced. This is one of the most misleading factors that keep addicts from getting the help for recovery. It is helpful to get an insight into the process before making the decision, but what other rehab patients experience […]

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Codependency and Addiction: Overcoming the Compulsion to Use

August 9, 2018

Codependency is a behavioral pattern in substance abusers and addicts. Almost all people who abuse drugs or alcohol are codependent. Codependency is sometimes referred to as love addiction, or relationship addiction. It’s an ingrained habit where a person focuses on other people rather than themselves. The problem with codependency is that it can be dangerous. […]

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Scottsdale Recovery Center

August 8, 2018

The recovery process is not an easy journey. It requires many necessary changes in behavior, which can be extremely challenging. A life-long dedication is required from patients in order to achieve successful recovery, even after the completion of treatment. We focus on making this dedication an ingrained process in your daily life, making recovery manageable […]

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Trauma Therapy in Addiction Treatment

August 7, 2018

The most essential component of successful addiction treatment lies in trauma therapy, or identifying the root cause of the compulsive behavior. As long as the primary reason for an addiction is not explored, it cannot be completely treated and there will always be a colossal chance for relapse. Your addictive behavior is closely associated with […]

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Building Healthy Relationships: Life after Recovery

August 6, 2018

One of the biggest challenges many recovering addicts face is trying to rebuild relationships with the people closest to them. At Scottsdale Recovery Center, we encourage our clients and their families to enroll in our family guidance and counseling program. The program is designed to involve both the addict and their family members, with the […]

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How Dangerous is Carfentanil?

August 3, 2018

How dangerous is Carfentanil? Let’s talk about Carfentanil and the severe effects of this extremely risky substance. What Is Carfentanil? Carfentanil is a substance related to fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than heroin. Carfentanil, however, is 100 times more potent than fentanyl and may be lethal to humans […]

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Past Life Experiences and Their Role in Addiction

The connection between past life experiences and addiction is irrefutable. This is why it is essential that an addict confront their past, and acknowledge its role in their addiction during recovery. At an early age, we tend to develop certain behaviors, and these behaviors are linked to how we interact with other people and handle […]

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Mental Illnesses That May Accompany Your Drug Addiction

August 2, 2018

Drug addiction, like any other disorder, comes with its own list of disturbances, including mental illness. It’s not just your physical health that’s at stake: your personal life, social relations, and mental health are largely affected by substance abuse. Compulsion towards illicit drugs has the tendency to ruin the quality of your life, and causes […]

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