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Fun Ways to Have Sober Weekends

Alcohol or drug addiction have often been referred to as temporary fun with permanent consequences.

If you are under the viscous trap of alcohol or drug addiction, it is time you realize the need to quit them and lead a healthy life.

When you quit taking drugs or drinking alcohol, the evident and prompt gain is you are breaking a bad habit. Nonetheless, over time the advantages of sobering up can really become more noticeable as you get fitter and healthier.

However, one problem most quitters often face is how to spend their time post their quitting decision. Following are a few ways how you can have fun on the weekends without the consumption of alcohol or drugs –

  • Take up a sport

It is evident that you weren’t playing a sport when you were addicted to drugs or alcohol as it is not easy to spare time when you are invariably intoxicated or nursing a hangover. Nevertheless, you can indulge into a sport during the recovery period as any form of exercise releases dopamine – an organic chemical in the brain, which can be favorable for you to make the shift away from alcohol or drugs. Further, playing sports can build your confidence and help you develop relationships which in turn would enhance your social skills.

  • Travel and explore the world

Travel might be an expensive option but now that you don’t spend an arm and a leg on alcohol or drugs, you can have the means spared for traveling. Like they say, traveling is the only thing that you buy and it makes you richer. Enrich yourself with new cultures, different people and some divine food. Travel will further help you understand the interconnectedness of the mankind and enable you to experience serendipity.

  • Indulge into music

To some, music is religion. Music is known for clearing the head, pacifying the heart and uplifting the spirit. That’s a reason enough for you to indulge into it. It would take away your mind from the withdrawal symptoms as it directly affects the hormones and reduces any sort of stress. Most drug addicts or alcoholics are often dependent on drugs or drinks for getting an unperturbed sleep. Music is a savior again as it improves the sleep quality.

  • Spend quality time with friends and family

It is essential to spend time with your family and friends as spending quality time with them is the headmost in augmenting a strong relationship. Come what may, family and true friends are always give you a reality check as they are thoroughly loyal and truthful. Further, they don’t judge us on our indulgences, they rather help us in overcoming the same in various ways.

  • Learn anything and everything

An investment in learning definitely pays the best interest. One should never stop learning. Learning could range from a course in interior designing to learning a new language. Learning a new language would give you and edge while traveling as you can communicate with people of different nationalities. Gaining extra knowledge has never hindered anybody’s progress. It always enhances your performance at work and gives you more topics to talk about socially. A person with no knowledge or poor knowledge will never be able to indulge themselves into a meaningful conversation. They’d rather make small talks. Knowing foreign languages

All these tips can be followed at once or chosen based on the one that suits your personality the best.

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Fun Ways to Have Sober Weekends was last modified: August 30th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

How dangerous is ecstasy?

Gone are the days when ecstasy meant a feeling of great happiness or joy.

People now know of ecstasy as 3, 4 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or Molly, a dangerous synthetic drug. It is also referred to as Scooby snacks, Roll, Beans, XTC and E. It is made up of a toxic mix of lab-created chemicals. It is found in powdered form or in the form of pills.

The choice of the new generations have changed. They are always in a hunt of finding the new high. Our country’s vagabond young have found an escape from the tough routine – Ecstasy. Mumbai, Delhi and Goa are the major victims of the lethal drug.

Ecstasy or the Molly drug are much cheaper than other drugs like cocaine but however they do cost about Rs. 1200 per pill. Hence, it is solely responsible for creating drug abuse a dominant and uncontrollable issue among the middle-class and the high end youth of our country. The drug is not available in India. It is imported by smugglers from various countries.

A momentary effect of the drug is the abolishment of various vital physical needs that include eating, drinking, and sleeping. Further, it gives the consumer a rush of energy creating an extraordinarily happy feeling, empathy towards others, emotional warmth, a sense of security and it further cuts down any sort of worry or tension.

Ecstasy is considered to be extremely harmful because of the troublesome effects that it causes. The ill effects may last up to a week or probably longer than that. Ecstasy is a major threat to the brain as it hinders the functions of serotonin – a chemical compound found in the brain and blood platelets which is responsible for carrying signals between and along the nerves. Serotonin further affects the pattern of learning, sleep and emotions.

The habitual users of ecstasy may experience a problem with their memory too. They are often in a state of confusion, depression and are perpetually craving the drug. Fever, hallucination, sweating/chills, and blurred eyesight are some of the other harmful effects that are caused to the body by the consumption of the Molly drug. The same drug has also been reported to cause kidney failure, heart failure and arrhythmia – irregular beating of the heart, either too fast or too slow.

In the hours after consuming the drug, Ecstasy creates powerful reductions in the mental abilities of the consumer. The changes, especially those affecting the memory, can last for up to a 7 days, and possibly longer among the consistent users.

The fact that the Molly drug or ecstasy distinctly damages the information processing highlights the possible dangers of performing complicated and skilled activities, such as driving a car or a bike, cycling, swimming, gyming, running while under the influence of Molly drug.

Considering the above mentioned risks and ill effects the Molly drug causes to the human body and brain, there is a dire need to get the youth of our country out of this dangerous drug.

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How dangerous is ecstasy? was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

Dealing with Emotions in Recovery!


Emotions are complicated psychological conditions, which cut across culture and nationality. Some of these include anger, fear, sadness, disgust, happiness, surprise, satisfaction, shame, embarrassment, contempt, etc.  The question is how do different people handle these emotions? Do they express them freely or do they try to suppress them?

Addiction recovery is a situation when you realize the need to change your lifestyle and have better plans for your future than just wasting your time in alcohol or drugs. The process of addiction recovery needs support, time and inner motivation; hence its connected with emotions. How does the single factor of ‘emotions’ affect your addiction recovery?

A lot of us have grown up to know that men should not publicly express some of their emotions as the society might consider them to be weak. As a result of this, they just go on killing their feelings. In addiction recovery process, keeping your inner responses curbed is not only unhealthy for you, but it can further complicate the situation. Do you know that there were some emotional situations that have driven you into your present state of drug addiction for which you are seeking recovery? If you don’t face reality and come to terms with it by identifying such emotional challenges, you cannot successfully recover. Irrespective of your desire to be free from the substance addiction, without the inner drive or force to be sincere with yourself, you will not be able to get out of it. This is why drug addicts are advised to be honest with themselves.

In a more specific sense, do you know that the process of addiction recovery is characterized with emotions? Have you thought about the feeling of loneliness and isolation associated with your decision to turn over a new leaf? What happens when you remember your past; time wasted in alcohol, your reaction to siblings and frustrated parents? Can you put all that aside and think the recovery is just a decision that will take its natural course? No. You have to realize that all these are emotionally capable of affecting the entire process of your new decision. The truth here is you’ve got to admit the complexity of the whole process in relation to your emotions. A lot of people like you have struggled with this reality.

Escaping your emotions is dangerous for the recovery process because if you are unable to express your negative emotions, it will be difficult for you to express the positive ones. Successful change is hinged on your ability to discover and express joy. How will you be able to do that if you practice emotional escapism? Look at the price you have paid getting addicted to alcohol because of the numbed feelings. Don’t go that way again. Now that you have decided to have a change of lifestyle, reawaken your emotions and be more expressive. It is a gradual process; learn to share and express your feelings to a confidant. He or she, in turn, will support you and further help you.


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Dealing with Emotions in Recovery! was last modified: August 12th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

How To Rebuild Trust In Addiction Recovery

Addiction causes turbulence in the Family. A study proves that a couple dealing with addiction have four times the risk of divorce than those who don’t. The damage that people cause due to addiction is major and beyond repair. No matter how hard you try, your partner wants to call it quits because for them it might be impossible to forgive or trust you again.
It’s important to realize that you can’t expect to get back the same relationship you had prior to your addiction – after all, there’s no changing what’s happened or forgetting the hurt and anger. You can create a new marriage, however, that’s based on mutual support and respect, solid communication and trust – but doing so will take time and effort on both your parts. Similarly, chances are good that you’ll need to work on any unresolved issues and problems your relationship had prior to your addiction.
Each day of recovery is one more brick in the foundation of a new reliability that the family will come to trust and believe in. Each day sober speaks louder than a thousand promises.
– Lara Okoloko

Steps to regain trust.

1. Make up for the damage created 
It’s hard to admit when you’ve said or done something wrong or hurtful. But acknowledging the truth of what you said or did shows that you are growing as a person. Your loved one sees that you are taking the steps to becoming a better version on you and helps restore their trust.
2. Honesty is the best policy.
When in addiction, there would have been no lie that you would not have said to get what you wanted. Even as you’re dealing with trying to trust yourself, your partner is working on trusting you again, too. Initially, it may seem difficult, if not impossible, for trust, respect and love to be re-established. It might help to create a system that works for both of you and agree to honor it.
3. Self Forgiveness
As you work towards reconciling with your spouse and creating a new, happier and healthier marriage or relationship, don’t forget yourself. Make sure you each take the time to indulge your own interests and take time alone to do what makes you happiest. If either partner wants to participate in individual counseling, the other should support that decision. Some people in your life may find they’re not able to let past transgressions go, and that’s something you cannot change. But you can work on unburdening yourself of the guilt, shame and regret over your past deeds. 
4.Take accountability for your actions
It’s hard to admit when you’ve said or done something wrong or hurtful. But acknowledging the truth of what you said or did shows that you are growing as a person. Your loved one sees that you are taking the steps to becoming a better version on you and helps restore their trust. You can also use writing as a way to communicate with your spouse. If you’re finding it tough to talk through what you want to say, you’re definitely not alone. After months or even years of emotional pain, frustration and rage, as well as lying and hiding, it can be very difficult to switch gears and become open and communicative almost overnight. If talking about tough issues is too hard at first, write it down in a letter. Once the two of you have begun communicating through letters for a while, it should become easier to have face-to-face discussions.
5. Patience is the key
You know you’re changing, but they might be cautious. Understand that your loved one has gone through a lot for a long time. He or she needs time to build trust. Showing empathy (putting yourself in their shoes) and patience goes a long way and helps you as well.  Involving your spouse in the process to some extent can also be helpful for your marriage. As mentioned above, consider including some couples therapy sessions so you can start rebuilding your relationship as you learn to live sober.Contact us for guidance in recovery. Your privacy is our priority.
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How To Rebuild Trust In Addiction Recovery was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

Acceptance of Addiction : Most Important

Every human being has flaws and deficiencies, and there is no work around for it. However, when addicted he/she becomes more intensify when addicted to drugs and alcohol. For many addicts, its the drugs that keeps them covered from such insecurities.
Once they attain sobriety, they are left to deal with these flaws and then the rollecoaster of emotions that they go through is very difficult for them to accept. 
When we enter the Treatment process in solemn, there definitely are moments in which one feels uncertainty. We have many disclosures about what kind of person we are, and we may not want to face that side of ours. Perhaps, the biggest realizations we have is that were all are somewhere aware of our imperfections and flaws. 
Throughout the process of recovery, it becomes extremely crucial that we adopt an attitude of acceptance in order to curb the negativity that can sabotage our efforts to get sober. If we are to start our journey of recovery on solid footing, we need to learn how to cultivate acceptance for ourselves.
The Importance of Self- Acceptance in Recovery
If you have not worked on developing acceptance in your sobriety, any recovery you do achieve will more than likely be short-lived, and it is more likely that you will encounter relapse on a regular basis. As alluded to earlier, the inability to fully accept who you are and where you are at means that you are engaging in self-sabotage. Instead of doing the right thing because you want to do it, you end up doing it because you allow negatively to run riot in your head.
When you practice self-acceptance in sobriety, the goal is for you to accept that you are what you are in the here and now–and you ultimately have the capacity and power to change how you view your current situation. Acceptance also means that you are going to work hard to overcome your flaws in the future because they need to be addressed in order for you to become a better person. When you deal with yourself and your situations with compassion, you are giving yourself a much better chance at succeeding in your sobriety for the long haul.
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Acceptance of Addiction : Most Important was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

You need to take the decision! You can always overcome addiction.

A great Hollywood comeback story, Robert Downey Jr. is now one of the most bankable and highly paid actors in show business, starring in blockbuster comic book films like Iron Man and The Avengers. But not so long ago, he was practically unhireable, due to his drinking and drug abuse—not to mention the time his addictions landed him in prison.

Both show business and addiction run in the Downey family. The cult filmmaker Robert Downey Sr., also an addict, allowed his son to try marijuana at the age of six. According to a 1996 People article, drugs facilitated an emotional bond between father and son. This apparently led to Downey becoming a daily drinker.

A Rising Star in Hollywood

Despite his active drug and alcohol addiction, Downey Jr. made a name for himself as a young actor in the mid- to late ‘80s. After a season in the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” he scored film roles in the likes of John Hughes fare such as Weird Science, and he co-starred opposite Molly Ringwald in The Pick-Up Artist in 1987. That same year, Downey also gave a memorable performance in the film adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero, playing a rich kid whose life went off the rails amid a severe heroin addiction. Downey’s off-screen life would soon uncannily resemble that role.

Downey’s performance in the 1992 biopic Chaplin earned him an Academy Award nomination, and his career seemed to be on an upward trajectory until 1996, when he was arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine. As reported in a 2003 interview with the New York Times, Downey was arrested multiple times for drug offences and cycled in and out of jail.

A Cycle of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

One of the more disturbing incidents involved an intoxicated Downey wandering into a neighbor’s house and passing out in a bed. After repeatedly missing court ordered drug tests, Downey was sentenced to a three-year prison stint in 1999, but only ended up serving a year in California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison.

In 2001, while on parole, Downey was found barefoot, wandering around Culver City, California and was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence. That incident led to him being fired from his role on the TV show “Ally McBeal,” in addition to other film and stage jobs. Instead of being sent back to prison, the now-broke actor was ordered to rehab.

The Turning Point

Downey’s wife Susan Downey (née Levin) told Harper’s Bazaar that he quit drugs for good in 2003 after she gave him an ultimatum. Apparently, it stuck. According to a 2013 Daily Mail article, the actor credits a combination of 12-step programs, yoga, meditation and therapy with keeping him sober.

His career didn’t pick up again until Mel Gibson personally underwrote Downey’s liability insurance…

He also credits sobriety for the phenomenal career momentum he has enjoyed over the past few years. In the early aughts, it was practically impossible for Downey to get hired since most filmmakers wouldn’t—or couldn’t—pay the exorbitant insurance bonds it required to have him on set. His career didn’t pick up again until Mel Gibson personally underwrote Downey’s liability insurance so that the actor could star in 2003’s The Singing Detective.

From there, Downey started working steadily, appearing in films such as GothikaA Scanner DarklyZodiac and Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang.

Downey’s star-power rose in 2008 when he starred in the summer blockbusters Iron Man and Tropic Thunder, earning his second Oscar nomination for the latter. Downey then starred in The Avengers and subsequent Iron Man movies, making him a critical player for Marvel.

The fact that Robert Downey Jr.’s career seems to improve the longer he stays sober makes his comeback one of the most impressive and inspiring stories.

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You need to take the decision! You can always overcome addiction. was last modified: July 11th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

Understanding Addiction: The disease of free will


Addiction is characterized by the impulse to continue using despite the negative consequences. Addiction happens when there is physical and/or psychological dependency to any substance; alcohol or drug. People with an addiction often do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using. Their addiction may reach a point at which it is harmful.
It is imperative that we understand the difference between habit and addiction. With a habit you are in control of your choices, with an addiction you are not in control of your choices. Many of us can use substances or become engaged in activities without any significant problems. Some people, however, may experience damaging psychological and/or physical effects when their habit becomes an addiction.

Are you addicted?

Addiction often begins with casual or occasional behaviour that increases in frequency and intensity over time. If you feel like there is some latent force constantly overpowering your decision making and challenging the better of you, you might be addicted. To now better, you can judge from the various signs and symptoms of substance addiction, that include:
Physical Signs of Addiction

• Over-active or under-active (depending on the substance)
• Repetitive speech patterns
• Dilated pupils, red eyes
• Excessive sniffing and runny nose (not attributable to a cold)
• Looking pale or undernourished
• Weight loss or weight gain
• Change in eating habits
• Unusual odors or body odor due to lack of personal hygiene

Behavioral Signs of Addiction

• Missing work/school and important engagements
• Disrupted sleep patterns or Insomnia
• Relationship/marital problems
• Financial difficulties
• Conversations dominated by using or drug/alcohol related topics
• Constant effort to maintain a good supply of the substance
• Continued use despite awareness of health problems
• Engaging in risky activities
• Increasing contact with people who are also addicted

Emotional Signs of Addiction

• Irritability/Argumentative
• Defensiveness
• Unwarranted frustration, anger, bitterness or resentment.
• Inability to deal with stress
• Loss of interest in activities/people that used to be part of their lives
• Losing temper at small things
• Obsessive traits
• Requiring the substance to deal with problems
• Secrecy, solitude and withdrawal from relationships

What happens if you are addicted?

Addiction is a disease, and it can pose a series of negative consequences on a person’s well-being, physical health and professional life. There are many forms of addiction, and each one poses its own series of risks.

Health Risks

Compulsive cravings combined with prolonged substance abuse can prompt physical consequences throughout the body. Most substances will cause strain on the organs, as well as the venous and respiratory system after prolonged use.

Heath risks of Substance Abuse Include:

· Organ damage
· Hormone imbalance
· Cancer (caused by nicotine or steroid use)
· Prenatal and fertility issues
· Gastrointestinal disease
· long-term neurological impairment
· mental health problems such as Depression, Anxiety, Memory loss, Aggression, Mood swings, Paranoia, Psychosis

The ultimate health consequence of substance abuse, of course, is death – either caused directly by a situation such as an overdose or heart attack, or eventually through the development of drug-induced cancer or AIDs.

Legal Risks

Many addictive substances are highly regulated and, in certain situations, even banned by local and federal governments. Being caught with a large quantity of drugs could result in a prison sentence, civil lawsuits, large fines, probation, suspension, etc.

Social Risks

Addiction is hard to hide. As chronic substance abuse continues, it will affect almost every aspect of the user’s life. Drug or alcohol addiction usually causes tension among family and friends, job loss, suspension from regular activities, divorce & more. An addict may only find comfort when around other people who abuse substance and his relationship dynamics with non-users change sooner or later.

Mood swings can become unpredictable and hard to control, and other health issues such as chronic fatigue can make it hard to function in many facets of society. Loneliness, anxiety, depression are all factors which cause social circle to shrink and in the worst case scenario may also lead to suicidal thoughts and overdose on purpose.

Get help for your addiction: the sooner, the better

In much the same way your brain is able to adapt to unhealthy patterns based around addictive behaviour, it can reverse those and establish new, beneficial ones. Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be managed successfully. Treatment enables people to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects on the brain and behavior and to regain control of their lives.
With treatment, you will find that not only can you gain power over your addiction recovery can be an enjoyable and affirming part of your life.

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Understanding Addiction: The disease of free will was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

Why You Should Consider A Rehabilitation Centre

Rehabilitation becomes necessary when a situation falls into disrepair, and needs to be restored to a better condition. Rehabilitation becomes necessary for humans after an accident or surgery or when they are learning to live without drugs or other addictive substances or behaviors. In a rehabilitation centre where treatment and training for rehabilitation are provided, clients are given physical, occupational and or vocational therapy according to their needs.

It is in the light of the above definition, that Safe House Wellness Retreat’s latest blog will consider cogent and very important reasons why you should consider a rehab as soon as possible, if you need to. The following are some of the reasons:

Addicts are helped to get off drugs or alcohol

Perhaps the most important reward an addict gets for enrolling in a rehabilitation centre is that he or she is taught how to get off the hook of addiction and stay free.  When a person is free from addiction, living a normal life in the society becomes easy and interesting.

Proper Guidance and Supervision are provided in Rehab

In a rehabilitation centre, there are members of staff who are adequately trained and competent to offer proper guidance to clients. The supervision system in such centers are designed and programmed to give anyone who enrolls in the facility the appropriate help which they might not get at home or when they are alone. With such an encouraging atmosphere, clients’ recovery process will be smoother and easier.

Treatment and Therapies are diversified

During the rehabilitation process, there are diverse therapies available for treating addiction. Such treatments are designed in a way that the psychological status of clients is regulated and definitely out of all the treatment types available, a client will get one that will suit him or her perfectly.

Emotional and Mental health concerns are addressed

The services offered in a rehabilitation centre cater for the mental and emotional challenges a person might have. This is so because clients will be treated by specialist and issues such as depression, anger and anxiety are properly addressed.

Good habits are encouraged

At the heart of a successful rehabilitation process is the adoption of good routines by the addict. This ensures that the risk of suffering a relapse is minimally reduced. By the information made available to them and the activities and programmes implemented in a rehab, clients are made to choose positive habits which will ultimately help them stay free.

Addicts are taught how to deal with relapse

Knowledge about suitable tools, how and when to put them to use are critical for an addict trying to recover because even after going through a rehabilitation treatment, an addict may still suffer a relapse. To solve this, most centers equip their clients with strategies and skills of dealing with a relapse when it occurs. With such powerful information, addicts can comfortably gain knowledge of addiction and how to get over a relapse and move on with their normal life even without the need to be re-admitted.

The atmosphere is stable and controlled

For the fact that the environment during rehab is steady and controlled, an addicts is able to stay away from things that can trigger addictive behaviors and eventually, such an addict will be able to totally do away with such triggers. Having such a controlled atmosphere might be impossible for an addict when he/she is at home.

Availability of and access to qualified Personnel

In most approved rehabilitation facility, members of staff who know their onions are the people in charge. There are counselors, therapist, medical doctors and other related professionals who attend to clients as at when due. With the presence of such professionals, addicts can be sure they will be in safe hands and get a very good attention if not the best.

Peers are provided an avenue to support one another

One common denominator for people who are resident in a rehabilitation centre is that they all are at varying degree of addiction and have come in for help. In other words, they all belong to the same group. With those unifying characteristics, addicts undergoing treatment can offer various kinds of support to one another such as encouragement, sharing of practical experiences and even monitoring.

Patients are made to go through necessary routine

As a matter of compulsion, clients are made to go through necessary daily routines such as fitness session, group therapy, alternative and one on one therapy during rehabilitation process. They also attend lectures and talks on various germane topics and issues.

Crucial and necessary laws are enforced

There are certainly relevant laws put in place and enforced by the authorities during the rehabilitation process. For example, a patient is not permitted to come into the facility with banned substances such as alcohol or drugs because the usage of such substance can thwart the whole recovery process.  When anyone is caught with such substances, he or she might as well be ready to exit the treatment programme and facility.

Patients’ privacy is guaranteed

Keeping the privacy of clients is something core to the services provided during a rehabilitation process. The managers of such facilities know this and the knowledge guides the way information of clients are handled. So, when you register for rehab, you can be sure that your privacy is taken care of as the staffs there are professional in their mode of operation.

You are not abandoned after you complete your treatment

Everything that has a beginning must surely have an ending. This is very true for a treatment process. The good thing however is that after your treatment process is completed, you are not left all alone. Being professionals, care-providers know the very importance of post- treatment care and they do all that is within their reach to ensure that an addict stays free indeed.

With all the points highlighted above, I believe you now do know that a rehabilitation centre is not a place to avoid when you need help. Rather, it is a place you should run to because they got you covered.


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Why You Should Consider A Rehabilitation Centre was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

Before you register in that de-addiction centre…

• Establish the kind of treatment you need beforehand
This seems to be the foundational issue to consider before you approach any centre for help. This makes sense when you consider the fact that what you need may not be present in a particular centre. Therefore, when you confirm what degree or type of treatment you need, it will help narrow down your search. Ascertaining the kind of treatment you need should be easy if you will get an objective appraisal from a body or individual who do not know about the de-addiction centre you want to enrol in.
• Find out the qualifications of the centre staff
‘You can’t give what you don’t have’ seems to be very true and relevant about de-addiction centres and you need to find out what qualifications members of staff of a particular centre have. When you have an idea of their qualifications, it will surely help you determine whether or not the selected location can provide the services or treatments you need. A quick check on the website of the place should reveal the qualifications of its staff and you may want to choose centres that have specialists in the very areas of your need.
• Arrange to Meet Specialists in the centre
Most de-addiction centres allow you to have a one-on-one chat with their specialist before you enrol. This is to your advantage because it will give you the chance to get a good grasp of what strategies the specialist will adopt to treat you. This is necessary because treatment in de-addiction centre ideally should not be generalized. Every patient should be treated in according to what they need. So when you discus with them during the meeting and the details of the treatment are spelt out for you, you can make up your mind if the chosen location will be right for you or not.
• Confirm the Various Types of Treatments Available in the Centre
Consequent upon your meeting with a specialist or the representative of the centre, it is apposite that you ask and confirm the different types of treatments available. Should there be just one type of treatment in that location for every manner of patient, you may choose to opt out because clients are different and their needs differ. On the other hand, you may want to consider the area if it has diverse and modern types of treatment techniques. Having varieties of options gives you more advantages.
• Read Their Success Stories
A centre that claims to have helped addicts get out of addiction should have stories about real people to tell. You should therefore log on to the website of the centre to find out about how many people they have helped and the percentage of the success they have.
• What are the charges involved?
No de-addiction centre is free except they are running on charity. For selected places where you have to pay, you need to know the details of the cost involved. If a centre is trying to make it a secret or known for bringing up certain hidden charges, you may want to re-consider because your knowledge of how much to pay at the beginning is important to know whether or not you can stay in the centre.
• How long does treatment last?
How long you stay determines how much you pay for the services, and most locations will give you a clear picture of what you will be expected to pay for the whole process. You should find out the length or duration of the treatment. When you know this you can determine if you have the time at the moment or you need to reschedule it for some other time.
• Are there people on de-addiction waiting list?
While it is not uncommon for good centres to have a list of people who are waiting to get treated in them, it may not be helpful to have to wait for so long before you are attended to. Therefore, while you make researches about the place you want to choose, please confirm how long their waiting list is, if any). If it is too long to the extent that you cannot be attended to until after months, then you might want to find another alternative so that the addiction does not become complicated.


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Before you register in that de-addiction centre… was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat

Facts about Alcohol and Alcoholism


Over the years, the use and consumption of alcohol have been very common in many societies and among different categories of people. This is because alcohol is socially accepted in virtually all the countries. Its acceptance has therefore made it one of the most frequently abused substances.

It is; however, very important to know that alcohol is a depressant that depresses the activities of humans’ Central Nervous System. When your central nervous system is thus affected, your judgment and perception of issues are seriously impeded and your reaction to things is also altered.  The dangerous dimension to the consumption of alcohol is that generally, alcoholics develop a yearning or a strong push for more drinks even though they are aware that problems are being created because of the habit. Furthermore, alcoholics suffer from impaired control, and become physically reliant on alcohol.

Ironically, even when an alcoholic stops alcohol consumption after a period of heavy use, several unpleasant consequences (withdrawal symptoms) are experienced. These include: nausea, sweating, shakiness and anxiety. Alcoholics further build up a bigger tolerance for alcohol and they realize that they need to consume greater amounts of it to get satisfaction. It is also not uncommon for alcoholics to seek out by all means opportunities to consume alcoholic beverages; most times, neglecting other activities and taking solace in alcohol consumption when there are issues and challenges in their homes or workplace. When this stage has been reached, it can be described as ‘addiction’.

Addiction And How It Sets In

Being addicted to alcohol or any other substance has a lot to do with the brain. Addiction can be described as a very intricate disorder which is characterized by uncontrollable use of substances. It is true that each substance a person uses has different effects on the brain and continual use of such substances has the capacity to change the way the human brain functions. Now let’s take a look at some of the ways alcohol sends messages to the brain, causing addiction to set in:

  1. When you take alcohol or any other recreational substance, there is a degree of pleasure which is triggered by the surge in the levels of a chemical substance occurring in the brain (dopamine). Each time your brain remembers these feelings, it wants it repeated and you follow it with a physical action. Your brain remembers these feelings and wants them repeated.
  2. When you continue the use of alcohol and other substance, it takes on a very important part of your survival activities such as eating and drinking and you can’t seems to avoid it.
  3. The moment these changes are stored in your brain, your ability to think clearly, provide sound judgment, control how you behave and act normally without the influence of the substance is negatively affected.
  4. Addiction gives you a craving that becomes greater than every other thing else such as your career, spouse, family, health and what have you.
  5. You mind begins to deny or provide explanation why you must continue to use the drugs and why it is ‘good’ for you.
  6. Due to the addiction, you may end up underestimating the quantity of drugs you use and its impact on your health.

Determinants of Addiction in Individuals

Peradventure you have observed that some people use alcohol and they seems not to be ‘negatively affected’ or addicted unlike some others. This is because just like many other conditions, people’s level of vulnerability to this habit differs. The interplay of several factors determines how susceptible you are to it. As we continue in this article, we are going to examine some of the risk factors that increase your susceptibility? They include:

  1. History of this challenge in one’s family;
  2. Previous experience of sexual abuse, trauma or negative experiences;
  3. Physical and mental disorders;
  4. Drug and alcohol usage from a tender age
  5. Proximity to alcohol or other substances

The Process of Addiction Development

Since no one develops it overnight, it is very important to examine how it develops. This is very necessary so that you can do an appropriate self examination because very many individuals who use alcohol continue in the act because they claim it makes them feel good. In several cases however, quite a number of addicted folks do not even know they have crossed that line and getting to know how the process develops will open your eyes. The following are some of the ways:

  1. Gradual increase of alcohol use ‘unconsciously’. Due to the fact that you move with a certain group of people who are fond of taking few bottles of alcoholic beverages every day after work, you may gradually be getting used to it and you are becoming addicted..
  2. Reliance on alcohol to fulfill a void. You may realize that each time you have an hot argument with a colleague or your spouse, taking some bottles of alcoholic beverage ‘helps’ you or you discover that before you go for a presentation or any social event, you have to take some shots of alcohol to enhance your performance or make you confident, you are gradually becoming addicted and will need to work on your social skills and other necessary things to avoid this.
  3. Deterioration in performance. This habit may be setting in when you realize that at work or in school, your performance level is dropping due to the fact that you now spend your productive time on alcohol consumption rather than dealing with productive issues in your job or family.
  4. You seem not to have control over your use of alcohol and other substances. When, over time, you see the need to stop using alcohol and you attempt to but each time you have an issue, you find solace in alcohol consumption, and it seems you are powerless in confronting it. When what you started as a voluntary choice has turned into a physical and psychological need, addiction has set in.

There is Hope

Probably, you have observed any of the things mentioned above; all hope is not lost as you can overcome. There are programmes and activities designed to get you out. There are quite a number of rehabilitation centres and de-addiction centres that you can benefit from. Safe house wellness retreat is a good example of places you can get all the help you need to break that habit!

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Facts about Alcohol and Alcoholism was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Safe House Wellness Retreat