Recovery from alcohol and drug abuse is an inside job. You may have heard that statement before in the rooms of a 12 step fellowship but what does that really mean?
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"When the patients go back to Livengrin for their psychotherapy, it's changing the way they're communicating. It gives them confidence and it's a confidence they're going to need when they go back to their lives and their jobs and families," Scott Blacker of the Livengrin Foundation said.
Moderating your alcohol consumption is a key ingredient to a healthy heart. Too much of anything is not a good thing and that is certainly true with alcohol. There are a few benefits associated with drinking alcohol in moderation, including: […]
Whether you have never touched a beer or you once were the life of the party, you were young once and you know that drugs and alcohol use will inevitably come up in teenage conversations. If you want to ensure your kids remain safe and responsible, you should know what teens use, why they choose certain drugs and how you can help prevent your kids from following suit. The conversation with your kids needs to be ongoing. […]
NBC News uncovers the sad truth about the billion-dollar drug treatment industry in Palm Beach County Florida. This video is so compelling that we need to share this reality with those in our region who may be considering one of the 400 drug rehabs in Florida for a loved one in their lives.
Now what do I do? While in rehab I learned that I could never drink safely again and I am told to avoid people, places and things that may cause me to consider drinking at all costs. Well, I must work and going out for a drink after work with my coworkers is just part of the culture, isn’t it? In this study from Statitia, more than 75% […]
The opioid crisis is growing in the United States, and unfortunately, many teenagers are getting caught in the crossfire. More than 13,000 children and teens visited the hospital for some variant of opioid poisoning in a 12-year period leading up to 2012 and each year that number continues to increase1. This video from The Journal of the American Medical Association highlights an increase of 176% since 1997. […]
Alcohol Abuse Costs Business Without Exception Active alcoholism appears in the workplace in many different ways. The more obvious presence is in the form of absenteeism for a heavy drinker. Your model employee may not start out as a big drinker and sometimes it is hard to tell there is a problem initially. When the problem develops over time, […]
Alcohol abuse is a serious problem, with an estimated 88,000 people dying each year due to alcohol-related issues. Out of the estimated 15.1 million people who have alcohol use disorder, more commonly thought of as alcoholism or alcohol addiction, just 8.3 percent of those who need it sought help. For many, the discomfort of detoxing from alcohol coupled with the physical craving by the body to consume more often outweighs the desire to seek help. Detox From Alcohol At Home Is Not Wise Believe it or not, alcohol is actually one of the most dangerous drugs from which to detox. This is because some of the alcohol detox symptoms, such as seizures and excessive dehydration, can be life threatening. In the most serious of cases, a condition known as delirium tremens might occur, and those at risk of this condition should only detox under medical supervision. It is important to understand what to expect, including how long the detoxification process will take, before starting. […]
On many occasions, our clients will benefit from living arrangements that minimize exposure to the people, places and things that may trigger a relapse into addiction. Livengrin provides our clients with a very strong foundation for recovery through our inpatient treatment programs. We offer a safe and protected environment during the first few weeks of this type of treatment. But what about beyond those first 28 days? Often we suggest an intensive outpatient program or a more lenient […]