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Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







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/







Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented This Month Underscores The Importance of Recognizing Process Addictions


Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) October 30, 2014

Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex , shopping and even Internet addiction. This month, Newsweek reported the first documented case of ‘internet addiction disorder’ brought on by excessive use of Google Glass has been treated by doctors in the U.S. Navy’s substance abuse program.

According to media reports, the man had been checked into the U.S. Navy’s program for alcohol addiction treatment but was also displaying symptoms that indicated he was also going through withdrawal from an electronic device he had been using at work for 18 hours a day for just over two months. Aside from the physical tics mimicking the motions required to activate the device, he also displayed other standard signs of withdrawal from addictive behavior, such as frustration, irritability, aggression, short term memory loss and cravings. In fact, reports indicate that the patient said that his withdrawal from the device was even harder than his withdrawal from alcohol.

“This revelation highlights the importance of recognizing process addictions and having quality treatment options available to treat these conditions,” says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination Hope, a nationally recognized drug rehab in Florida.

“Although internet addiction is not yet listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, it is definitely something that quality drug rehab programs need to take into consideration when planning their clients’ treatment for substance abuse. We’re seeing more and more process addictions coming through the door,” says Brafman.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, commonly referred to as the DSM, is the book of standard diagnostic criteria for the classification of mental disorders.

The term process addiction describes an addiction to an activity that does not involve taking a brain-affecting substance. Commonly recognized process addictions are gambling, sex, self-harm and now internet addiction. Some substance abuse professionals insist that a problem like internet addiction may be just a symptom of a greater underlying psychological issue that needs to be treated, others argue that it might actually be a primary problem requiring its own recovery program. In either case, insists Brafman, we can’t afford to ignore these behaviors.

“Addiction is a complex issue to tackle and often if a client is admitted to a treatment program for one kind of addiction, such as alcohol, it’s not surprising if it turns out they are struggling with other addictions or with other behavioral health issues as well,” says Brafman. “In order to successfully embark on the road to recovery, all of these need to be carefully dealt with in a professional rehab program.”

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Destination Hope is a full service addiction, drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues. Florida drug rehab treatment programs include: drug rehab, alcohol rehab, outpatient rehab, prescription drug rehab, dual diagnosis therapy to treat depression, anxiety and PTSD, family therapy programs, and aftercare. Destination Hope and its partner program, Destination Hope: The Women’s Program, provide gender specific therapy in an intimate treatment environment. For more information on the center or substance abuse and addiction treatment, please go to http://www.drugrehabfl.net.







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/