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Addiction is a debilitating disease which carries a huge social cost destroying lives, families, and entire communities. It is a social and socioeconomic problem, but first and foremost, it is a human problem - a disease like any other - chronic, progressive, and ultimately fatal, that must be treated on an individual level. It is our sincere hope that the information contained in the following articles can help educate the public, families, and addicts and alcoholics themselves about the methods and services available for treatment of addiction.

Addiction Treatment

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 24 October 2012 Published: 09 August 2007

Addiction treatment is available everywhere in our society, from the inner-city to isolated mountain tops and the serene beaches of Malibu, California. With millions of people worldwide struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol, addition treatment is no longer an uncommon undertaking, stigmatized by state funded, run down so-called "treatment" facilities in deep urban neighborhoods. Addiction treatment has become readily available, socially acceptable, and sought by some of society’s best, brightest, and most charismatic people.

Sex Addiction Treatment

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 24 October 2012 Published: 15 November 2010

Sex addiction may not be as well known or as highly documented as drug abuse, but it does exist. Sex addiction is a type of behavioral addiction, a disease in which a person cannot manage their sexual behavior.  Unfortunately, there is still some debate over whether or not this is a "real" addiction. Over the years, the nature and validity of sex addiction have been hotly debated. Some feel that it is an addiction similar to alcohol or other drug abuse. Others believe it is a form of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and refer to it as sexual compulsivity. Still others believe that sex addiction is a myth.

Addiction Treatment Centers

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 24 October 2012 Published: 01 May 2008

An addiction treatment center is a place where alcoholics and drug addicts go to find recovery from addiction. Some addiction treatment centers also treat other addictions such as sex addiction, gambling addiction, and food addiction in addition to drugs and alcohol. Other centers specialize in dual diagnosis treatment. In all cases, the recovery process must begin by carefully assessing the patient's case, and customizing the right treatment services to effectively help the patient to recover. To learn about different centers and the services they offer, visit our treatment center directory, or call our 24/7 helpline at 1 .

Understanding Addiction Treatment

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 25 July 2012 Published: 01 May 2008

The National Institute on Drug Abuse states: “Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain's structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why drug abusers are at risk for relapse even after long periods of abstinence and despite the potentially devastating consequences.” It is important to note that there is virtually no difference between alcoholism and addiction and, in fact, the two are interchangeable in terms of definition, obsession and long-term consequences.

Nutritional Therapy

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 28 July 2014 Published: 28 July 2014

Nutritional Therapy

Those with alcohol or drug addiction are generally malnourished and have suffered a number of blows to their body, such as liver damage. Nutritional therapy attempts to reverse this damage by fulfilling nutrition and eliminating toxins. Zinc and Vitamin C are both great nutrients that can aid in detoxification. Antioxidants are also beneficial as they can neutralize free radicals. Antioxidants include beta-carotene, Vitamin C and E, zinc and selenium.

Alcohol addicts generally suffer from low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. To reduce the symptoms of hypoglycemia, it can be helpful to increase the intake of unrefined complex carbohydrates, avoid all sugars and reduce the intake of refined carbohydrates.

What Going Through Addiction Treatment Feels Like

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 26 October 2012 Published: 26 October 2012

What drives most fear is the unknown, so the obvious step to take to calm fears is to educate oneself. This is especially useful around the topic of drug and alcohol treatment. The fears around entering a treatment facility can be nothing short of debilitating. Unfortunately, this fear keeps many people from moving forward with life-saving treatment.

If you are one of those people for whom the word "rehab" or "treatment" strikes fear deep into the heart and immobilizes you. Here is what really happens once you enter a program in a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Signs You Might Be Ready for Drug Treatment

Parent Category: Treatment Category: Addiction Treatment Articles Last Updated: 26 October 2012 Published: 26 October 2012

For anyone who has struggled with drug addiction, the road has been undoubtedly long and difficult. In addition to the life experiences that led to the addiction; most commonly trauma and abuse (verbal, mental, emotional, physical or sexual). The addiction also affects friends and loved ones; can compromise school work or jobs; and the inevitable mental, emotional and physical side effects of the disease.

These negative consequences of addiction further compound personal feelings of guilt, shame and self-loathing, driving a person deeper into his or her addiction. Indeed, the addiction acts as a dysfunctional coping mechanism – often the only reliable source of comfort and distraction from feelings and circumstances for which the person does not feel sufficiently equipped to deal.

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