The question of whether or not a person suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction needs to hit rock bottom before seeking treatment is not new. The simple answer to the question is no. Hitting rock bottom is not necessary before seeking help for a substance use disorder. Whenever you are ready for help, it...Read More
Deciding to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol is difficult for many people. Remaining sober requires daily hard work, commitment, complete self-honesty, and diligent self-care–and these major changes can feel terrifying to people. Others may not want to admit to themselves or their loved ones that they are struggling with addiction. They fear the societal...Read More
Substance use disorders change people in many ways. They impact bodily health, but they also alter a person’s self-esteem, thinking patterns, and ability to authentically connect with others. Finding a treatment program to stop the physical damage addiction creates may be a primary first step, but treatment needs to go further to provide comprehensive recovery....Read More
Many people have apps on their phones. Apps can be used for social media, favorite games, to track your food and calorie intake, and much more. Among the many apps available, perhaps the most valuable apps for addiction recovery are those specifically designed for that journey.At English Mountain Recovery, we offer the CaredFor app, a...Read More
A gender-specific drug addiction treatment program is one that is designed specifically to treat men and women separately. Gender-specific programs have numerous benefits because men and women have different biological and cultural differences that impact their addiction and recovery. Could this type of treatment work for you?How Does Addiction Impact Genders Differently?Gender-specific addiction treatment pays...Read More
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment isn’t a simple, straight path but one that often has a number of twists and turns as a person works toward healing. The healing process takes a lot of tools – highly skilled therapists, a wide range of treatment techniques, and, perhaps most importantly, time. Making the decision to enter...Read More
How do you tell someone you need help with your drug use? You don’t have to wait until someone asks you to start the conversation. In fact, if you’re ready to get help, you don’t even have to tell anyone if you don’t want to do so. You can reach out to our team at...Read More
Pain medications called opioids are highly effective at reducing instances of pain after medical treatment, surgical procedures, or other injuries. There are a number of types of opioids, and some of them carry a much higher risk of addiction than others. If you are using prescription or illegal forms of opioids, it’s essential to know...Read More
Recognizing that you’re battling addiction isn’t easy to do. Even if you know you are addicted and need help, it’s emotionally challenging to admit that to yourself–and to others.Addiction is a disease and should be thought of and treated like one. Like any disease, it is a battle that requires professional care and a personal...Read More
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