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Assisted Recovery of Georgia Announces the Opening of its Newest Facility in Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 27, 2004

Assisted Recovery of Georgia in Savannah is proud to announce the opening of its newest facility, Advanced Treatment Solutions – Atlanta. The new location was developed based on the population seen in our Savannah office in the past few years (32% of our clientele live in the Atlanta area). We decided it was time to expand, and offer our innovative program to the residents of Atlanta.

The success of Naltrexone in reducing the craving for alcohol has received national attention, most recently in an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Healthy Living section on Tuesday, July 27, 2004 page E5 titled “Drugs for alcoholism could lift stigma” (by Hilary Waldman of the Hartford Courant. The article explains how making medication like Naltrexone available for the treatment for alcoholism, helps reduce the stigma of the illness in very much the same way that anti-depressant medication did for the treatment of Depression.

Assisted Recovery and Advanced Treatment Solutions are the only programs of its kind to offer this cutting edge medication, as a part of a complete treatment program that includes ambulatory detox, (if necessary), and outpatient counseling. This combination has been found to be highly effective in helping our clients maintain sobriety and prevent chronic relapse. Different than the traditional 12 Step Model of treatment, Assisted Recovery and Advanced Treatment Solutions offer a highly individualized program that involves modern medication and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

In addition, we also work to help those with opiate based painkiller addiction. Our intensive program uses Suboxone to reduce the symptoms of withdrawl from painkillers, and aid the individual in returning to a more stable condition. The success of this medication combined with counseling has helped many who had lost hope of ever quitting their dependence on prescription drugs like Percocet, OxyContin, Loricet, Methodone, etc. Whether your problem is alcohol or painkiller related, we can help.

We work primarily with professional men and women, who demand quality care. Our clients tend to be successful business people who have stayed away from traditional treatment. Our programs specialize in working with those who have demanding careers, (or whose spouses do), whether they are a CEO, doctor, athlete, musician, or driven self starter. We are located in a lovely spot tucked away in quaint Tucker, Georgia just outside the Perimeter (Highway 285). It is discreet, because it is out of the mainstream, yet, convenient to all in the Atlanta area. Please call us at: (678) 534-1715, or visit our website at: http://www.ats-ga.com anytime to arrange for a confidential assessment. A future free of cravings is waiting for you.

Sincerely,

Terry L. Bruce, CEO

Media Contact:

Rebecca Olson

678-534-1715

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Gulf Breeze Recovery Holds Special Workshop for Clients


Gulf Breeze, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2015

In less than two years, Gulf Breeze Recovery has risen to become one of the leaders in the non-12 step drug and alcohol rehabilitation field. Combining a new approach with other proven methods, the waterfront facility has been operating at capacity for many months.

One of the mission statements of the treatment center is to continue to enhance their services and their own learning as well. Most recently, they participated in a series of workshops provided by renowned counselor, teacher and facilitator, Mavis Karn, MA, LSW. She has a private practice in St. Paul, MN and routinely works with individuals and families, as well as organizations such as hospitals, police forces, businesses and other groups. Ms. Karn often works with Joe Bailey, who is another consultant for the facility and author of “The Serenity Principle.”

Ms. Karn is a leader in one of the fields of psychology used at Gulf Breeze Recovery, and one of the concepts discussed was the need to focus more on what’s right with ourselves than what’s wrong. The desire to cultivate the innate wellbeing is a shared concept of many, and in the case of addiction, transformation can sometimes occur in an instant.

“We were deeply impressed with Ms. Karn’s ability to help us all find simplicity in our thoughts and actions, and our guests benefited greatly from her teachings,” commented Gulf Breeze Recovery founder Barnett Gilmer. “She shared some wonderful insights that will forever be ingrained in many of our minds.”

One of the statements in Gulf Breeze Recovery’s 15-part pledge says that they will hold themselves accountable and are committed to a quality assurance program designed for continuous improvement. Bringing in outside consultants to work with staff as well as clients is part of that commitment.

To learn more about the program, see the facility and watch videos of staff and clients, visit http://www.GulfBreezeRecovery.com. For questions about enrollment, call 1-855-400-6190 today.







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Per Wickstrom Interviews Chef Alex Fioroni on Recovery from Addiction through Proper Nutrition at 2015 Oscars Roll-Out


Hollywood, California (PRWEB) March 20, 2015

On Februrary 21st, 2015, Per Wickstrom, the founder of Choices Recovery, sponsored Durkin Entertainment’s EcoLuxe Lounge, a gathering of several of the world’s premier providers of eco-friendly and socially conscious products and services, and the “Salute to the Oscars” pre-award party honoring the 2015 Oscar nominees. Held in the Stardust Penthouse on the rooftop of the luxurious Beverly Hilton Hotel, the EcoLuxe Lounge saw many Hollywood notables in attendance to enjoy the rustic American décor overlooking the impressive Los Angeles skyline and to learn more about the ecologically sound, natural and holistic goods and services featured there.

“We were honored to have a place at the EcoLuxe Lounge,” Per Wickstrom commented after the event. “It gave us a chance to get the word out about what the program at Choices Recovery has to offer, which is holistic options in the treatment of substance abuse.”

One of the providers featured at the EcoLuxe Lounge was Certified Nutrition Specialist and Chef Alex Fioroni, who was there as a guest showcasing some of his wonderful food, like his “Mini-Meal Bars”, delicious and nutritionally balanced snacks perfect for people on the go. Per Wickstrom had the opportunity to speak with Chef Fioroni about the importance of proper nutrition and a balanced diet in the treatment of substance abuse. “You are working from the inside out (with nutritional therapy),” says Alex, “and in the psychological part, you are working from the outside in. The two together are incredible.”

Choices Recovery – A South Bend Rehab at the 2015 Oscar’s

Choices Recovery, a holistic treatment center for drug abuse and addiction, places great emphasis on the physical wellbeing of those that come to their rehabilitation facility seeking help with overcoming their addiction. “The first phase of the program is nutrition and physical fitness,” says Per, “because if you don’t get those two right, how are you going to confront someone’s underlying issues when they feel miserable and they can’t sleep?”

Other products and service providers at the EcoLuxe Lounge included: with a styling bar, organic spray tans and makeup touchups from OC Hair & Makeup, glamping vacations to Yellowstone, Glacier Park and The Moan Desert from Under Canvas, CanaDog Supply pet items, and much more.

For more information please visit http://www.perwickstrom.com.







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Latest A Forever Recovery Blog Post Asks: Can I Be Addicted to My Anxiety Medication?


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

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 a critically important question in its latest blog post: Can I be addicted to my anxiety medication?

“As we become more aware of the debilitating and potentially life-threatening effects of anxiety disorders, more individuals each year are being prescribed medication to help them manage their condition and lead healthy, productive lives,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “However, anxiety medication abuse and addiction are also on the rise. In fact, in recent years there has been an alarming 300% increase in the number of people seeking treatment for addiction to anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Librium, Rohypnol, Ativan, Serax and other drugs that fall into the enzodiazepines class.”

According to the A Forever Recovery blog post, an individual may be addicted to anxiety medication if they experience any of the following signs and symptoms:


Difficulty controlling use
Seeking multiple prescriptions or “doctor shopping”
Other “drug seeking behavior”
Concurrent use of other addictive drugs, like alcohol
Preference to drug use over other activities
Signs of withdrawal (described above)

“Given the rather severe withdrawal issues associated with addiction to anxiety medication, individuals are strongly urged not to try and quit cold turkey,” added Per Wickstrom. “The best route is to seek inpatient treatment at a certified local facility, where they can get the around-the-clock medical care and support they need to handle both the detox and the vulnerable post-recovery phase.”

The full text of A Forever Recovery’s latest blog post entitled “Can I be Addicted to my Anxiety Medication?” is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/addiction/can-addicted-anxiety-medication/

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/







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Phil Valentine begins an Incredible Journey to Carry the Message of Recovery


Hartford, CT (PRWEB) March 23, 2015

For years, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Executive Director, Phil Valentine of Manchester, Connecticut has devoted himself to sharing his recovery from alcohol and other addiction in an effort to help others.

On March 19th, 2015, exactly five years after Phil was diagnosed with stage four cancer of the tongue; he stepped off Springer Mountain, GA and embark on a half-year long journey, walking the Appalachian Trail, spreading the powerful message of recovery throughout the nation. He needs to travel an average of 12-15 miles per day to finish the hike at Mt. Katahdin, ME, a distance of 2189 miles or about 5,000,000 steps. Along the way, Phil will speak with local community leaders about recovery along the route.

With his cancer now in remission and in his twenty-eighth year in recovery from drugs and alcohol, Phil is living proof that with daily recovery and a positive outlook, you can overcome any obstacle.

As Phil puts it, “This is the biggest adventure I have taken in my life. I have no idea whether I can do the whole thing; I have no idea what it is going to be like, but I have a lot of people rooting for me and a lot of support. I like my chances.”

March 19th, 2015, Phil will step off the southern terminus, located at Springer Mountain Georgia and make his way north, 2,185 miles. Phil has calculated that to be about 5,000,000 steps up and down mountains for about 6-months, putting a face and a voice on recovery.

Phil will be documenting his experience in real time via social media and plans to write a book about his journey. You can follow Phil Valentine and his adventures on the Appalachian Trail on his website AT4Recovery.org, as well as follow him on Instagram (@PValentine59) and Twitter (@PValentine59).







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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/







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New A Forever Recovery Infographic Reveals Shocking Facts About Benzos (Benzodiazepines)


Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) October 08, 2014

A new infographic from open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program A Forever Recovery is revealing shocking facts about the psychoactive drugs commonly known as Benzos (Benzodiazepines).

As the infographic points out:


Benzos reduces the activity of neurons that cause stress and anxiety
Benzos are variously classified as sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-convulsants drugs and muscle relaxants
Benzos are typically known by their brand names, which include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Halcion and Klonopin
Benzos are typically prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic attacks, alcohol withdrawal, and early stages of dementia
Many people are abusing Benzos by using them as tranquilizers
Recent studies have suggested that a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s increases by 50% when Benzos were used for more than 3 months.

“Around the world, dementia affects approximately 36 million people,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “And now that there appears to be a link between Benzos use and increased risk for Alzheimer’s, it’s extremely important for anyone with elderly parents to find out exactly what medication they have been taking, and for how long. If that list includes Benzos, then they should speak with a physician to discuss risks and alternatives.”

A Forever Recovery’s new infographic that reveals shocking facts about Benzos is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drug-abuse/shocking-facts-will-help-avoid-benzos/

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/







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Narconon Arrowhead Offers New Tips For Heroin Addiction Recovery


Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Heroin addiction has gained a strong foothold in America today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a link between heroin use, and opioid painkillers.

Heroin Addiction Today

The 1990s birthed the treatment of chronic pain with drugs such as Percocet, Opana and OxyContin. Recent federal and state coordinated crackdown efforts to shut-down opiate dispensing “pill mills” resulted in a scarcity of opiates.

The alternative to opioid use is the cheaper and often more easily obtained drug, heroin.

According to the CDC, three-fourths of heroin abusers began with pills.

Heroin Treatment Today

Heroin addiction treatment today is primarily a pharmacological approach, where the addict’s dependency on heroin is substituted for another chemical dependency on a drug such as Subutex, Methadone or Naltrexone. The focus is on inhibiting or suppressing the addict’s heroin withdrawal symptoms and/or heroin cravings.

Using substitute drugs does not identify, address or resolve the underlying reason or cause for the individual starting down the road to addiction to begin with.

Behavioral therapies which focus on modifying the behavior related to the heroin addict’s drug use, and on increasing skills to cope with life is another approach to heroin addiction treatment. Though some life stresses may be alleviated, or an addict may be influenced to change to a greater or lesser degree, this approach doesn’t necessarily equip the person to accurately identify or accurately address the underlying cause.

In an effort to provide effective heroin addiction treatment, a pharmacological-behavioral therapy combined approach is also used.

A Different Approach

Narconon Arrowhead takes a different approach to heroin treatment, one which is based on an understanding of addiction, its life cycle and mechanics. This approach is broadly workable, and can help an addict understand the facts of chemical dependency.

Addiction has a life cycle:


    It begins with problem. It can take the form of a discomfort, or some form of emotional or physical pain physical.
    The person experiencing the problem has no immediate solution.
    The person feels that the problem is major, persistent and without relief or solution.
    Despite the addictive potential, this is the reason the he person will begin to use drugs or alcohol.
    The person feels relief for using the drugs or alcohol.
    Even though relief is temporary, the person adopts the drugs or alcohol as a solution to the problem.
     Value is assigned to the drug or drink by the person—the reason to use again.

Peer pressure is an influencing factor in addiction. Another is the fact that the individual in some way felt bad before using a drug or alcohol, and afterwards felt better. The relief gotten has value to the individual.

Tips for Heroin Addiction Recovery

Narconon Arrowhead delivers a drug-free and evidence-based approach to treating heroin addiction. The Narconon drug rehabilitation treatment program is an effective and workable alternative treatment.

Narconon Arrowhead shares the following tips for heroin addiction recovery:

    There is hope.
    It is possible to get through a drug-free heroin withdrawal with minimal discomfort.
    It is possible to markedly reduce or eliminate the physical and mental drug cravings which drive you to use again.
    It is possible to understand what caused you to start using drugs in the first place.
    It is possible to make-up the damage you have caused yourself and others due to your heroin abuse and the addiction lifestyle you lead.
    It is possible to learn the life skills tools you may be missing, or need to have to enable you to live your life drug-free.
    It is possible to make a new beginning, to restore some of your dreams and goals, and create a sober and productive life.
    Make the decision to get clean.
    Act on your decision.

For more information call 800-468-6933 or log onto http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.

Source:

http://projects.huffingtonpost.com/dying-to-be-free-heroin-treatment