It can be very difficult to live with an alcoholic, regardless of your relationship to them. The problem becomes even more difficult if the alcoholic is a close family member of yours, such as your daughter. You will likely be dealing with a difficult emotional situation, and it’s natural to wonder what you can do
How Bad Is Heroin Withdrawal?
If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably heard some of the nightmare stories regarding heroin withdrawal. Heroin withdrawal is commonly believed to be among the most uncomfortable of drug withdrawals, and there is a good reason that people believe this. While heroin withdrawal will rarely kill you, unlike the withdrawal from certain GABAergic drugs like
How Are Tolerance and Withdrawal Related to Drug Abuse?
Drug abuse causes many different changes in a person. It affects the way an individual thinks, feels, down to how they process food, and their heart pumps blood. Perhaps the largest area of impact that drugs or alcohol have is in the brain and nervous system. There, substances change a person in their brain, in
Can I Go to Medical Detox and Then Back to Work?
One of the hardest parts of the recovery process is going through withdrawal. For some people in withdrawal from drugs or alcohol, extra help and support are necessary. They may have other health conditions or could have been using for so long that their bodies need those substances to function. Medical detox is available in
How Can I Help My Drug Addicted Son?
A parent’s love for their child knows no bounds. They often say they would die for their kids, and the vast majority of them actually do mean it. One of the hardest things for a parent to go through is to watch their son struggling with drug addiction. It is scary, frustrating and leaves parents
How Long Is Rehab For Drugs?
The length of stay in an addiction treatment program varies greatly. Some programs last only a few days up to a week. Other long-term programs can last months. How long someone stays in rehab is dependent upon many factors and differs from patient to patient. Common factors for determining a treatment plan are: History of
Simon’s Journey of Recovery
I love my life. More importantly, I love myself. I never once thought I would say that let alone believe it. I am a firm believer that the words I use to describe myself and my situation influence my thinking and my perspective of myself, others, and the world around me. I am also a
6 Questions to Ask When Looking for Addiction Treatment
Receiving quality addiction treatment is important to long-term sobriety and overall health. It would be nice if there were a guarantee of addiction recovery; however, statistics show 40-60 percent of people relapse. This is why Stepping Stone Center for Recovery offers two high-quality addiction programs focusing on specialized treatment to meet individual needs. Successful long-term sobriety is
Flu Season: Are You Ready?
Although it is already the end of February, we still have one old threat about to hit us hard – again! Viral illnesses, like the Flu, are classically quick to spread, and a lot of folks get them in a short period of time. Symptoms are particularly severe for the first 1 to 3 days,
Stepping Stone Center for Recovery Announces Program Changes
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (February 25, 2019) – Stepping Stone Center for Recovery announced changes to its treatment program aimed at providing more specialized care to patients seeking treatment for substance use disorders. The facility will now offer two high-quality addiction treatment programs for patients seeking safe detoxification and stabilization, or relapse recovery to get them on