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New A Forever Recovery Blog Post Reveals Why Addicts are So Good at Manipulation


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) October 23, 2014

Friends, family members and other loved ones who want to go behind the scenes and discover why addicts are so good at manipulation, should head to A Forever Recovery’s website and check out their must-read new blog post.

“There are a couple of ways to experience life as living hell,” commented Per Wickstrom, the CEO of A Forever Recovery. “One way is to become an addict. The other is to live with an addict. However, with the right understanding, it’s possible to avoid a great deal of pain and suffering, and I hope that our latest blog post sheds some light on how addicts learn to manipulate people close to them so they can continue feeding their addiction.”

According to A Forever Recovery, family members who want to avoid getting caught in a web of lies – and instead offer live changing and potentially life-saving support – should keep the following in mind at all times:


Despite what they claim, addicts are controlled by their addiction, and their ability to reason and rationalize their behavior is wildly distorted. To an addict, anything that serves their addiction is fair game – and this often includes lying, cheating and hurting those closest to them.

Driven by extreme need and self-interest, addicts in effect “specialize” in exploiting other people’s weakness and vulnerabilities; in particular family members who may think that they’re making deals and forming compromises, when they’re almost always simply adding fuel to the fire. Addicts don’t make deals: they buy time.

Addicts aren’t just lying to others – they need to constantly lie to themselves as well. In other words: the manipulation is not exclusively directed towards others. Even addicts who seemingly boast about their excessive alcohol consumption or illicit drug use are, essentially, trying to manipulate themselves into believing that they’re in control – when they aren’t.

“Family members can be very reluctant to admit that they’re being manipulated, because it cuts right to the heart of their identity as a family,” added Per Wickstrom. “It’s as if there is this unspoken belief that, as long as the manipulation remains unacknowledged, that the addiction isn’t real and isn’t a problem. However, it’s definitely real, is certainly a problem, and it will only get worse and worse until the addict winds up in jail, the hospital or the morgue. Families who need help should call a local certified and accredited rehab facility for practical guidance on how to be part of the solution now – not later.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Manipulation: Why Are Addicts So Good At It?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/manipulation-addicts-good/

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 Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/







New Best Drug Rehabilitation Blog Post Looks at 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes that Addicts Can Make


(PRWEB) October 08, 2014

In its latest blog post, Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is looking at the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make.

“The road to recovery is less of a road and more of a voyage from the addict that someone used to be, towards the sober person they’re striving to become,” commented Best Drug Rehabilitation’s CEO Per Wickstrom, who struggled with addiction in his youth. “However, as joyful as it is to see someone get sober and reclaim their dignity, self-respect and self-esteem, the hard work doesn’t end there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. I’m hopeful that our latest blog post can help people avoid a relapse or, at the very least, help them recover from one as safely and quickly as possible.”

According to Best Drug Rehabilitation, the eight biggest recovery mistakes that an addict can make are:

1. Giving into a craving. Temptations will happen; and some days will be much harder than others. However, recovering addicts give themselves a much better chance of warding off a craving if they promise not to give in.

2. Quitting a support group. As the name suggests, a support group is only useful if given a chance to provide support. Recovering addicts need to have faith that others can and will be there to help them make it through a difficult time.

3. Spending time with the wrong peer group. While many old friends will hopefully support a recovering addict’s new drug and/or alcohol-free lifestyle, there may be others who don’t. It’s vital to be surrounded by peers who are going to be part of the solution.

4. Prematurely leaving therapy. Some recovering addicts make meaningful progress in working with a therapist and decide to leave before a solid foundation of sober living has been put in place. This is like removing a cast on a broken arm too early: it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

5. Not getting enough family support. Addiction doesn’t just take a toll on addicts; family members are often emotionally, financially and physically scarred by the experience. Recovering addicts have to ensure that their family can provide the support they need. If they cannot – for whatever reason – then an adjustment must be made, which could include living apart.

6. Expecting perfection. Many recovering addicts feel a deep sense of shame when they experience negative emotions or feel the “same old temptations.” These are normal and nothing to be ashamed about. What’s more, they can often be safely managed and controlled by appropriate post-recovery treatment.

7. Being overconfident. While achieving sobriety is truly triumphant and should be celebrated, it’s one step on the road to recovery (albeit a major one). Recovering addicts should certainly feel confident, but stop short of feeling overconfident – which could sabotage their recovery.

8. Giving up. The most crucial part of recovery is that fateful moment when an addict says to him or herself: “With the right help, I have the power to reclaim my life and be as happy, healthy and productive as anyone else.” Beyond that point, as mentioned above, the voyage towards sobriety will have twists and turns, ups and downs. Sometimes, this will include relapses and setbacks. No matter what, recovering addicts must resolve to never give up! As long as they are willing to be part of the solution, then success is merely a matter of time.

The full text of Best Drug Rehabilitation’s latest blog post entitled “The 8 Biggest Recovery Mistakes an Addict Can Make” is available at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/blog/prevention/8-biggest-recovery-mistakes-an-addict-can-make/

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Amber Howe, Executive Director BDR, at (231) 887-4590 or ahowe(at)rehabadmin(dot)com.

About Best Drug Rehabilitation

Best Drug Rehabilitation offers treatment programs, and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful. Led by CEO Per Wickstrom, Best Drug Rehabilitation also understands that recovering from an addiction is an intense emotional and physical challenge, and as such provides clients with a comfortable and private space that is safe and free of anxiety. Ultimately, Best Drug Rehabilitation offers recovery geared to the personalized needs of each client, which is an option that makes the chance for long-term success much more likely.

Learn more at http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/