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Miss USA On Her Recovery From Drug Addiction

USA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

She had been crowned Miss USA, but this did not stop her from falling susceptible to drug abuse. Tara Conner faced an uphill battle to overcome her addiction, according to WYFF.

She made an inspiring speech to a crowded room to mark the 15th anniversary of Greenville County Drug Court, which aims to offer an alternative to imprisonment for the criminals of South Carolina. It hopes their alternatives – which include counseling – have more of an impact on their future than a jail term would. More than 3,700 people have in the scheme at any one time, and Ms Conner believes it’s a life-changing initiative.

Conner was Miss USA in 2006, and owing to her high profile, she had to fight her addiction in an exceptionally public arena. However, she insists that drug dependency didn’t make her a bad person – just someone who was sick and trying to get better.

She told reporters: “Our past and our mistakes don’t have to define the person we become.”

http://www.wyff4.com/news/former-miss-usa-talks-drug-abuse-recovery-in-the-upstate/29689214 (11/12/2014)

Now an ambassador that tries to help youngsters avoid drugs altogether, activists in the region have hailed her powerful story as a deterrent for those who are considering abuse, and an incentive for addicts who feel they are trapped.

Conner believes it’s all about changing perceptions, as not every alcoholic is somebody who is swigging whiskey out of a paper bag. Miss USA claims that this image is something that’s seared as a stereotype in the minds of many Americans.

Throughout the US, many high-profile stars fall into a trap where they are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But the hope is that they can overcome these demons to resume being a role model to the Americans who see them every day. Tara Conner’s story proves that all of this is possible.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

For more information our luxury rehab center, or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.







Miss USA On Her Recovery From Drug Addiction

USA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

She had been crowned Miss USA, but this did not stop her from falling susceptible to drug abuse. Tara Conner faced an uphill battle to overcome her addiction, according to WYFF.

She made an inspiring speech to a crowded room to mark the 15th anniversary of Greenville County Drug Court, which aims to offer an alternative to imprisonment for the criminals of South Carolina. It hopes their alternatives – which include counseling – have more of an impact on their future than a jail term would. More than 3,700 people have in the scheme at any one time, and Ms Conner believes it’s a life-changing initiative.

Conner was Miss USA in 2006, and owing to her high profile, she had to fight her addiction in an exceptionally public arena. However, she insists that drug dependency didn’t make her a bad person – just someone who was sick and trying to get better.

She told reporters: “Our past and our mistakes don’t have to define the person we become.”

http://www.wyff4.com/news/former-miss-usa-talks-drug-abuse-recovery-in-the-upstate/29689214 (11/12/2014)

Now an ambassador that tries to help youngsters avoid drugs altogether, activists in the region have hailed her powerful story as a deterrent for those who are considering abuse, and an incentive for addicts who feel they are trapped.

Conner believes it’s all about changing perceptions, as not every alcoholic is somebody who is swigging whiskey out of a paper bag. Miss USA claims that this image is something that’s seared as a stereotype in the minds of many Americans.

Throughout the US, many high-profile stars fall into a trap where they are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But the hope is that they can overcome these demons to resume being a role model to the Americans who see them every day. Tara Conner’s story proves that all of this is possible.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

For more information our luxury rehab center, or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.







Mountainside Educates Families on Addiction as a Disease

Canaan, CT (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

Roughly 50 percent of American adults have a family member who is an alcoholic, and approximately 1 in 4 children under 18 live in a family with alcoholism, with many more living in a family with drug addiction (NCADD). These kinds of statistics may be shocking, but they demonstrate just how many families are affected by substance abuse. They also highlight something Mountainside Treatment Center has known for years: families need to be educated about addiction as a disease so that they may begin to heal together.

With the recent expansion of its Family Wellness program, Mountainside empowers families by making them aware of how their family dynamics have been affected by as well as have influenced their loved one’s addiction. In the first phase of the program expansion, Mountainside’s new Family Wellness Director Thomas Miller created a Family Wellness Orientation, an interactive and educational workshop that equips families with some key tools to support their loved one in treatment.

“In this workshop, we help families to understand what an addiction is, how addiction impacts the brain, that addiction is a family illness, and to identify the effects that addiction has on a family. We illuminate what their family member is experiencing while in treatment, the type of treatment that their family member is receiving, what constitutes healthy communication, and we explore and prepare the families for their first reunion with loved ones since starting treatment,” said Miller.

The aim of the new workshop is to build a strong foundation for recovery by providing families with healthy and effective strategies to change the environmental and behavioral issues related to their loved one’s addiction and treatment.

“Whatever families have done to cope and survive with their family member’s addiction was their best thinking in the moment and it’s what they knew how to do,” explained Miller. “We are always trying to identify new and innovative programs to support and empower families on their journey towards wellness. We remind them to always take care of themselves first, always present a united front, always trust the process, never give away their circle of control, and to always have hope.”

Miller is developing other additions to the Family Wellness program, including multi-day workshops that will focus specifically on family care, independent of their loved one in recovery.

To learn more about Mountainside’s treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse, visit http://www.Mountainside.com.

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About Thomas Miller

Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from New York University. At Mountainside, he oversees our Family Wellness program. He develops creative and rich programming to help clients and their families get the treatment and care they need to embrace wellness and maintain long-term sobriety. He has extensive experience in recovery work and treating dual diagnosis clients, and he achieves positive outcomes for the whole family by using a multitude of modalities. Throughout his career, Thomas has devoted his energies to building solid therapeutic alliances with clients and their families to help them move forward in their time of need. He has a special talent for connecting with families, young adults, and LGBT individuals.

About Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center

Mountainside is nationally recognized for the effectiveness of our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. We offer a complete continuum of care: detox, residential, extended care, and outpatient services. Our Integrative Care Model provides a comprehensive set of treatment and care offerings coordinated by a multidisciplinary treatment team to best fit the unique needs and interests of each client. We are lauded for our ability to partner with each client and the client’s family and healthcare professionals in developing and executing individualized treatment plans that promote long-term sobriety.







Mountainside Educates Families on Addiction as a Disease

Canaan, CT (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

Roughly 50 percent of American adults have a family member who is an alcoholic, and approximately 1 in 4 children under 18 live in a family with alcoholism, with many more living in a family with drug addiction (NCADD). These kinds of statistics may be shocking, but they demonstrate just how many families are affected by substance abuse. They also highlight something Mountainside Treatment Center has known for years: families need to be educated about addiction as a disease so that they may begin to heal together.

With the recent expansion of its Family Wellness program, Mountainside empowers families by making them aware of how their family dynamics have been affected by as well as have influenced their loved one’s addiction. In the first phase of the program expansion, Mountainside’s new Family Wellness Director Thomas Miller created a Family Wellness Orientation, an interactive and educational workshop that equips families with some key tools to support their loved one in treatment.

“In this workshop, we help families to understand what an addiction is, how addiction impacts the brain, that addiction is a family illness, and to identify the effects that addiction has on a family. We illuminate what their family member is experiencing while in treatment, the type of treatment that their family member is receiving, what constitutes healthy communication, and we explore and prepare the families for their first reunion with loved ones since starting treatment,” said Miller.

The aim of the new workshop is to build a strong foundation for recovery by providing families with healthy and effective strategies to change the environmental and behavioral issues related to their loved one’s addiction and treatment.

“Whatever families have done to cope and survive with their family member’s addiction was their best thinking in the moment and it’s what they knew how to do,” explained Miller. “We are always trying to identify new and innovative programs to support and empower families on their journey towards wellness. We remind them to always take care of themselves first, always present a united front, always trust the process, never give away their circle of control, and to always have hope.”

Miller is developing other additions to the Family Wellness program, including multi-day workshops that will focus specifically on family care, independent of their loved one in recovery.

To learn more about Mountainside’s treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse, visit http://www.Mountainside.com.

###

About Thomas Miller

Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from New York University. At Mountainside, he oversees our Family Wellness program. He develops creative and rich programming to help clients and their families get the treatment and care they need to embrace wellness and maintain long-term sobriety. He has extensive experience in recovery work and treating dual diagnosis clients, and he achieves positive outcomes for the whole family by using a multitude of modalities. Throughout his career, Thomas has devoted his energies to building solid therapeutic alliances with clients and their families to help them move forward in their time of need. He has a special talent for connecting with families, young adults, and LGBT individuals.

About Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center

Mountainside is nationally recognized for the effectiveness of our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. We offer a complete continuum of care: detox, residential, extended care, and outpatient services. Our Integrative Care Model provides a comprehensive set of treatment and care offerings coordinated by a multidisciplinary treatment team to best fit the unique needs and interests of each client. We are lauded for our ability to partner with each client and the client’s family and healthcare professionals in developing and executing individualized treatment plans that promote long-term sobriety.







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







Mountainside Educates Families on Addiction as a Disease

Canaan, CT (PRWEB) November 06, 2014

Roughly 50 percent of American adults have a family member who is an alcoholic, and approximately 1 in 4 children under 18 live in a family with alcoholism, with many more living in a family with drug addiction (NCADD). These kinds of statistics may be shocking, but they demonstrate just how many families are affected by substance abuse. They also highlight something Mountainside Treatment Center has known for years: families need to be educated about addiction as a disease so that they may begin to heal together.

With the recent expansion of its Family Wellness program, Mountainside empowers families by making them aware of how their family dynamics have been affected by as well as have influenced their loved one’s addiction. In the first phase of the program expansion, Mountainside’s new Family Wellness Director Thomas Miller created a Family Wellness Orientation, an interactive and educational workshop that equips families with some key tools to support their loved one in treatment.

“In this workshop, we help families to understand what an addiction is, how addiction impacts the brain, that addiction is a family illness, and to identify the effects that addiction has on a family. We illuminate what their family member is experiencing while in treatment, the type of treatment that their family member is receiving, what constitutes healthy communication, and we explore and prepare the families for their first reunion with loved ones since starting treatment,” said Miller.

The aim of the new workshop is to build a strong foundation for recovery by providing families with healthy and effective strategies to change the environmental and behavioral issues related to their loved one’s addiction and treatment.

“Whatever families have done to cope and survive with their family member’s addiction was their best thinking in the moment and it’s what they knew how to do,” explained Miller. “We are always trying to identify new and innovative programs to support and empower families on their journey towards wellness. We remind them to always take care of themselves first, always present a united front, always trust the process, never give away their circle of control, and to always have hope.”

Miller is developing other additions to the Family Wellness program, including multi-day workshops that will focus specifically on family care, independent of their loved one in recovery.

To learn more about Mountainside’s treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse, visit http://www.Mountainside.com.

###

About Thomas Miller

Thomas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from New York University. At Mountainside, he oversees our Family Wellness program. He develops creative and rich programming to help clients and their families get the treatment and care they need to embrace wellness and maintain long-term sobriety. He has extensive experience in recovery work and treating dual diagnosis clients, and he achieves positive outcomes for the whole family by using a multitude of modalities. Throughout his career, Thomas has devoted his energies to building solid therapeutic alliances with clients and their families to help them move forward in their time of need. He has a special talent for connecting with families, young adults, and LGBT individuals.

About Mountainside Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment Center

Mountainside is nationally recognized for the effectiveness of our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. We offer a complete continuum of care: detox, residential, extended care, and outpatient services. Our Integrative Care Model provides a comprehensive set of treatment and care offerings coordinated by a multidisciplinary treatment team to best fit the unique needs and interests of each client. We are lauded for our ability to partner with each client and the client’s family and healthcare professionals in developing and executing individualized treatment plans that promote long-term sobriety.







Miss USA On Her Recovery From Drug Addiction

USA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

She had been crowned Miss USA, but this did not stop her from falling susceptible to drug abuse. Tara Conner faced an uphill battle to overcome her addiction, according to WYFF.

She made an inspiring speech to a crowded room to mark the 15th anniversary of Greenville County Drug Court, which aims to offer an alternative to imprisonment for the criminals of South Carolina. It hopes their alternatives – which include counseling – have more of an impact on their future than a jail term would. More than 3,700 people have in the scheme at any one time, and Ms Conner believes it’s a life-changing initiative.

Conner was Miss USA in 2006, and owing to her high profile, she had to fight her addiction in an exceptionally public arena. However, she insists that drug dependency didn’t make her a bad person – just someone who was sick and trying to get better.

She told reporters: “Our past and our mistakes don’t have to define the person we become.”

http://www.wyff4.com/news/former-miss-usa-talks-drug-abuse-recovery-in-the-upstate/29689214 (11/12/2014)

Now an ambassador that tries to help youngsters avoid drugs altogether, activists in the region have hailed her powerful story as a deterrent for those who are considering abuse, and an incentive for addicts who feel they are trapped.

Conner believes it’s all about changing perceptions, as not every alcoholic is somebody who is swigging whiskey out of a paper bag. Miss USA claims that this image is something that’s seared as a stereotype in the minds of many Americans.

Throughout the US, many high-profile stars fall into a trap where they are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But the hope is that they can overcome these demons to resume being a role model to the Americans who see them every day. Tara Conner’s story proves that all of this is possible.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

For more information our luxury rehab center, or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.







Miss USA On Her Recovery From Drug Addiction

USA (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

She had been crowned Miss USA, but this did not stop her from falling susceptible to drug abuse. Tara Conner faced an uphill battle to overcome her addiction, according to WYFF.

She made an inspiring speech to a crowded room to mark the 15th anniversary of Greenville County Drug Court, which aims to offer an alternative to imprisonment for the criminals of South Carolina. It hopes their alternatives – which include counseling – have more of an impact on their future than a jail term would. More than 3,700 people have in the scheme at any one time, and Ms Conner believes it’s a life-changing initiative.

Conner was Miss USA in 2006, and owing to her high profile, she had to fight her addiction in an exceptionally public arena. However, she insists that drug dependency didn’t make her a bad person – just someone who was sick and trying to get better.

She told reporters: “Our past and our mistakes don’t have to define the person we become.”

http://www.wyff4.com/news/former-miss-usa-talks-drug-abuse-recovery-in-the-upstate/29689214 (11/12/2014)

Now an ambassador that tries to help youngsters avoid drugs altogether, activists in the region have hailed her powerful story as a deterrent for those who are considering abuse, and an incentive for addicts who feel they are trapped.

Conner believes it’s all about changing perceptions, as not every alcoholic is somebody who is swigging whiskey out of a paper bag. Miss USA claims that this image is something that’s seared as a stereotype in the minds of many Americans.

Throughout the US, many high-profile stars fall into a trap where they are addicted to drugs or alcohol. But the hope is that they can overcome these demons to resume being a role model to the Americans who see them every day. Tara Conner’s story proves that all of this is possible.

At Harbor Village, clients get a luxury drug addiction facility experience. During their stay, they experience hot, fresh meals, relaxing spa-like activities, Internet access, and the most excellent care. The medical staff at Harbor Village is well-trained, caring, and are there to help clients get through the painful and draining parts of their detox and withdrawal processes. Located in warm, sunny southern Florida, clients who seek help at Harbor Village will enjoy the peaceful and private setting of this luxury rehab. With private bedrooms, a great view, and more, Harbor Village aims to provide the most comfortable experience for anybody struggling with an addiction.

The mission statement of Harbor Village is to assist people from all walks of life with their addictions. For the last year, the peaceful and quiet environment of Harbor Village has helped make positive impacts in their lives. For the years to come, they hope to continue to help others see the light in their lives. Those who are looking for a safe, supervised, and peaceful detox process can get everything they are looking for and more at Harbor Village. Here, the goal is to help every client be happy, healthy, and ready to move on to the next step of his or her life.

For more information our luxury rehab center, or call the 24/7 hotline 1-855-290-4261.







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/







New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Which Addiction is the Hardest to Overcome?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 04, 2014

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is asking: which addiction is the most difficult to overcome?

“All addictions are difficult and achieving sobriety is never easy,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, some addictions are harder to conquer than others – including some that may come as a surprise.”

According to A Forever Recovery, addictions that are widely considered to be the most difficult to overcome are:


Alcohol. There are several reasons why alcohol makes the dubious list, including: widespread availability, relatively low price, and integration into everyday life and society. Withdrawal symptoms can include: headache, lack of appetite, nervousness, fever, insomnia, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mood swings, anxiety, depression, heart palpitations, and Delirium Tremens (DTs).

Benzodiazepines (a.k.a. benzos, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium, Versed, Halcion, Tranxene, Serax, etc.). These anti-anxiety drugs were originally meant to replace barbiturates as a “less addictive” option; however, many people grow addicted to them with fatal consequences. Withdrawal symptoms can include: difficulty concentrating, muscle pain and stiffness, tremors, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks, dry retching, nausea, psychosis, heart palpitations, seizures and coma.

Methadone. Created as a synthetic opiate used primarily in the treatment of addiction to opiates such as morphine or heroin, many people who use methadone over a period of time struggle severely to break free. Withdrawal symptoms can include: fever symptoms (e.g. like cold sweats and shivering), agitation, anxiety, depression, abdominal cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, muscle and bone aches, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure.

“Regardless of the substance involved, addicts need to understand that quitting cold turkey is almost always the wrong move – in fact, it can worsen the problem and lead to hospitalization and, in some tragic cases, death,” added Per Wickstrom. “That’s why it’s essential to get the compassionate and qualified help them need from a rehab facility that has been accredited, licensed and certified.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Which Addiction is the Most Difficult to Overcome?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/addiction-difficult-overcome/

About A Forever Recovery

A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.

Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/