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Latest A Forever Recovery Blog Post Explores the Link Between Addiction and Depression


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 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 exploring the dangerous link between addiction and depression.

“About 20% of Americans who are afflicted with depression are also addicted to alcohol, drugs or both,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, these two very serious ailments are also linked in another insidious way: they are both widely misunderstood – even by people who are afflicted by them – and as a result many people each year put their health and lives at risk because they don’t have access to the information, support and programs they need. Hopefully, our blog post will raise some awareness and inspire people to ask questions – rather than assume answers.”

According to the A Forever Recovery blog post, individuals suffering from depression, addiction or both should keep the following in mind:


Never self-medicate to try and treat depression or addiction – even if it’s with seemingly harmless remedies such as those found on drug store shelves or health food stores. Individuals should speak to their doctor as soon as possible and follow his or her advice.

Many drugs – including prescription drugs – trigger depression-like side effects. Again, individuals should speak with their doctor about these symptoms to determine whether a different medication and/or different dosage is warranted.

Going “cold turkey” to tackle a drug addiction may seem courageous, and in fact it may be what some well-meaning friends and family members advise. However, it is categorically not advisable, since withdrawal can trigger depression along with many other dangerous side effects.

Added Per Wickstrom: “A holistic rehab program can help individuals address the root cause of their depression or addiction – or both – and empower them to build a strong, sober life!”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Tough Truths About a Dangerous Combination: Addiction & Depression” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/tough-truths-dangerous-combination-addiction-depression/

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/







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 Prescription Opiate Zohydro Has Strong Potential for Abuse Warns Aid in Recovery


(PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center, released a statement today regarding the potential for abuse of a dangerous new painkiller, Zohydro, which is marketed to chronic pain sufferers. The drug, an extended-release painkiller that contains hydrocodone, is available in doses up to 50 milligrams, which is much higher than many similar hydrocodone prescription pills.

According to the manufacturer, Zogenix, the drug was created to avoid liver damage, which is a risk with drugs that contain both hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Zohydro contains no acetaminophen, and so negates that risk.

The drug is meant to release small dosages of hydrocodone to the body over time. However, Zohydro contains no abuse-deterring properties, so addicts can easily crush up the drug and snort it to receive the entire dosage of hydrocodone immediately. The potential for abuse is alarming, and since there are so many other choices for pain medication, many of which already contain abuse-deterrents, Zohydro is a particularly dangerous and unnecessary medication. Even Zogenix’s page on Zohydro warns of addiction and abuse risks, “even at recommended doses.”

Aid in Recovery calls for heavy FDA scrutiny of Zohydro, and believes that the best solution is likely the removal of the drug from the market. Instead, medication manufacturers should focus on the creation of pain creams and other non-addictive pain solutions with limited potential for abuse.

“Zohydro is just another drug that can further prescription and opiate abuse in this country, which in recent years is such a rapidly growing epidemic,” said Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “We need more common sense products that don’t worsen this trend, not more drugs that feed addiction and introduce new users to opiates.”

Aid in Recovery will continue to monitor the news surrounding Zohydro, and hopes to see a resolution that keeps new drugs out of the hands of prescription drug and opiate abusers. For more information on treatment and addiction programs available at Aid in Recovery, visit them at http://www.aidinrecovery.com/

About Us

Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our approach is defined by recognizing each clients need for a personalized drug and alcohol treatment program. We aren’t a hospital-like institution and there’s a good reason for that. We believe that treating each client as an individual is crucial to delivering the best possible patient care. At a busy clinic-like program, it simply isn’t possible for a therapist to truly get to know each client and understand their specific needs. To best meet the needs of each patient we treat, we offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on both mind and body designed to meet the individual. We treat every patient as an individual and we work with one patient at a time and guide them to a new life in recovery. To learn more about the specifics of our program, please visit our program details page.

View our drug and alcohol treatment services or give us a call at 1-855-223-6171.







Latest A Forever Recovery Blog Post Explores the Link Between Addiction and Depression


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 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 exploring the dangerous link between addiction and depression.

“About 20% of Americans who are afflicted with depression are also addicted to alcohol, drugs or both,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, these two very serious ailments are also linked in another insidious way: they are both widely misunderstood – even by people who are afflicted by them – and as a result many people each year put their health and lives at risk because they don’t have access to the information, support and programs they need. Hopefully, our blog post will raise some awareness and inspire people to ask questions – rather than assume answers.”

According to the A Forever Recovery blog post, individuals suffering from depression, addiction or both should keep the following in mind:


Never self-medicate to try and treat depression or addiction – even if it’s with seemingly harmless remedies such as those found on drug store shelves or health food stores. Individuals should speak to their doctor as soon as possible and follow his or her advice.

Many drugs – including prescription drugs – trigger depression-like side effects. Again, individuals should speak with their doctor about these symptoms to determine whether a different medication and/or different dosage is warranted.

Going “cold turkey” to tackle a drug addiction may seem courageous, and in fact it may be what some well-meaning friends and family members advise. However, it is categorically not advisable, since withdrawal can trigger depression along with many other dangerous side effects.

Added Per Wickstrom: “A holistic rehab program can help individuals address the root cause of their depression or addiction – or both – and empower them to build a strong, sober life!”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Tough Truths About a Dangerous Combination: Addiction & Depression” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/tough-truths-dangerous-combination-addiction-depression/

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/







Latest A Forever Recovery Blog Post Explores the Link Between Addiction and Depression


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 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 exploring the dangerous link between addiction and depression.

“About 20% of Americans who are afflicted with depression are also addicted to alcohol, drugs or both,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, these two very serious ailments are also linked in another insidious way: they are both widely misunderstood – even by people who are afflicted by them – and as a result many people each year put their health and lives at risk because they don’t have access to the information, support and programs they need. Hopefully, our blog post will raise some awareness and inspire people to ask questions – rather than assume answers.”

According to the A Forever Recovery blog post, individuals suffering from depression, addiction or both should keep the following in mind:


Never self-medicate to try and treat depression or addiction – even if it’s with seemingly harmless remedies such as those found on drug store shelves or health food stores. Individuals should speak to their doctor as soon as possible and follow his or her advice.

Many drugs – including prescription drugs – trigger depression-like side effects. Again, individuals should speak with their doctor about these symptoms to determine whether a different medication and/or different dosage is warranted.

Going “cold turkey” to tackle a drug addiction may seem courageous, and in fact it may be what some well-meaning friends and family members advise. However, it is categorically not advisable, since withdrawal can trigger depression along with many other dangerous side effects.

Added Per Wickstrom: “A holistic rehab program can help individuals address the root cause of their depression or addiction – or both – and empower them to build a strong, sober life!”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Tough Truths About a Dangerous Combination: Addiction & Depression” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/tough-truths-dangerous-combination-addiction-depression/

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/







Latest A Forever Recovery Blog Post Explores the Link Between Addiction and Depression


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 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 exploring the dangerous link between addiction and depression.

“About 20% of Americans who are afflicted with depression are also addicted to alcohol, drugs or both,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “Unfortunately, these two very serious ailments are also linked in another insidious way: they are both widely misunderstood – even by people who are afflicted by them – and as a result many people each year put their health and lives at risk because they don’t have access to the information, support and programs they need. Hopefully, our blog post will raise some awareness and inspire people to ask questions – rather than assume answers.”

According to the A Forever Recovery blog post, individuals suffering from depression, addiction or both should keep the following in mind:


Never self-medicate to try and treat depression or addiction – even if it’s with seemingly harmless remedies such as those found on drug store shelves or health food stores. Individuals should speak to their doctor as soon as possible and follow his or her advice.

Many drugs – including prescription drugs – trigger depression-like side effects. Again, individuals should speak with their doctor about these symptoms to determine whether a different medication and/or different dosage is warranted.

Going “cold turkey” to tackle a drug addiction may seem courageous, and in fact it may be what some well-meaning friends and family members advise. However, it is categorically not advisable, since withdrawal can trigger depression along with many other dangerous side effects.

Added Per Wickstrom: “A holistic rehab program can help individuals address the root cause of their depression or addiction – or both – and empower them to build a strong, sober life!”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Tough Truths About a Dangerous Combination: Addiction & Depression” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/tough-truths-dangerous-combination-addiction-depression/

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/







Just What To Investigate For In A Xanax Rehabs And Substance Recovery Center

In today’s fast-changing and fast paced society, some people pick up different kinds of diseases that originate from their failure to handle with the transitions all around them. Sadly, some people manifest their lack of ability to cope with stress and the demands of everyday life by falling into the trap of addiction.

Many individuals who suffer from addiction are the ones which encounter unrestrainable behavior, which can be frequently the result of depression and anxiety. By and large, these people are not aware their addiction until it has entirely taken control over their lives.

There are actually various institutions offering support and the much needed attention for many who want to discover a cure for their addiction and depression. Addicts can count on rehab centers such as Xanax rehabs Center to provide them a holistic recovery approach that will not only allow them to encounter their personal painful emotions but in addition help them learn the very best ways to manage their own negative views and behaviors.

It is crucial for addicts to understand where their damaging thoughts and destructive habits are originating from. This is where most drug rehabilitation centers vary. Some rehab centers focus mainly on the individuals unfavorable behavior and neglect to provide more awareness of exactly what actually brings about their depression and altered thinking.

The best treatment is one that enables the addicts to confront their agony and convey their feelings. Xanax rehabs Center moves one step further by allowing the addicts to direct their valid emotions toward an even more innovative approach.

By providing recovering addicts the means to convey themselves creatively, Xanax rehabs Center successfully brings them to the most effective road to recovery. This alternative procedure for addiction recovery educates addicts to assess their feelings and deal with their hardship by getting more in touch with their own senses.

There are seven senses that evaluate info in a person’s surroundings, and these send out related signals to the brain. When addicts turn out to be more conscious of their senses (sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing, balance, and internal sensations), they at some point recognize that they can’t feel their thoughts. They discover that their depression and damaging thought processes are nothing but physical sensations.

By paying close focus on what they sense from their surroundings, addicts can easily find the origin of their stress. They learn that every time they fret, their thoughts send impulses to their brain. It is actually not the thought that they are feeling but their bodys reaction to the physical sensations induced by the thought itself.

This is how it works. Whenever a person starts to get worried, he or she transmits a thought which the brain identifies as a threat. The brain then transmits signals to the body to defend itself by releasing chemicals such as adrenaline and cortisol. The human body responds appropriately to the signals sent by the brain, signals which are generally activated by the feelings of a person who started stressing.

Simply by knowing this, addicts realize the significance of paying closer focus on what they sense from their surroundings. They figure out how to manage their thoughts far better in order to avoid the possible body responses that can trigger their anxiety and depression. It is this kind of addiction recovery approach that sets Xanax rehabs Center apart from the rest since it is where addicts learn how to be far better linked to their own humanity.

In case you’d like to learn far more about Xanax rehabs please get in touch with Hawaii Island Recovery at 866-515-5032

New Prescription Opiate Zohydro Has Strong Potential for Abuse Warns Aid in Recovery


(PRWEB) August 28, 2014

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center, released a statement today regarding the potential for abuse of a dangerous new painkiller, Zohydro, which is marketed to chronic pain sufferers. The drug, an extended-release painkiller that contains hydrocodone, is available in doses up to 50 milligrams, which is much higher than many similar hydrocodone prescription pills.

According to the manufacturer, Zogenix, the drug was created to avoid liver damage, which is a risk with drugs that contain both hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Zohydro contains no acetaminophen, and so negates that risk.

The drug is meant to release small dosages of hydrocodone to the body over time. However, Zohydro contains no abuse-deterring properties, so addicts can easily crush up the drug and snort it to receive the entire dosage of hydrocodone immediately. The potential for abuse is alarming, and since there are so many other choices for pain medication, many of which already contain abuse-deterrents, Zohydro is a particularly dangerous and unnecessary medication. Even Zogenix’s page on Zohydro warns of addiction and abuse risks, “even at recommended doses.”

Aid in Recovery calls for heavy FDA scrutiny of Zohydro, and believes that the best solution is likely the removal of the drug from the market. Instead, medication manufacturers should focus on the creation of pain creams and other non-addictive pain solutions with limited potential for abuse.

“Zohydro is just another drug that can further prescription and opiate abuse in this country, which in recent years is such a rapidly growing epidemic,” said Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “We need more common sense products that don’t worsen this trend, not more drugs that feed addiction and introduce new users to opiates.”

Aid in Recovery will continue to monitor the news surrounding Zohydro, and hopes to see a resolution that keeps new drugs out of the hands of prescription drug and opiate abusers. For more information on treatment and addiction programs available at Aid in Recovery, visit them at http://www.aidinrecovery.com/

About Us

Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our approach is defined by recognizing each clients need for a personalized drug and alcohol treatment program. We aren’t a hospital-like institution and there’s a good reason for that. We believe that treating each client as an individual is crucial to delivering the best possible patient care. At a busy clinic-like program, it simply isn’t possible for a therapist to truly get to know each client and understand their specific needs. To best meet the needs of each patient we treat, we offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on both mind and body designed to meet the individual. We treat every patient as an individual and we work with one patient at a time and guide them to a new life in recovery. To learn more about the specifics of our program, please visit our program details page.

View our drug and alcohol treatment services or give us a call at 1-855-223-6171.







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/