one of the most common concerns that are mentioned to the therapist is the concern of side effects.
Support for Friends, Family, and Concerned Individuals who are Impacted by Other’s Drinking and Drug Use
There are different paths to recovery.
Taking the first steps and finding a recovery path that works for you is the goal.
Check out Milieu Therapy—an approach where the social environment is incorporated as the therapy.
Living as an addict can feel lonely, and this does not need to define you. In fact, the term “addict” can be offensive, especially when you are struggling with substance use or relapse.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends screening children starting at age 9 for substance-use. In mental health outpatient settings such as CARE Counseling, concerns are assessed for all children, with screening done for children 10 and older.
Relapse is the recurrence and worsening of a condition that has previously improved. For individuals who are in recovery, relapse and even multiple relapses are common. Due to the addictive and chronic nature of drug and alcohol dependence, there is not a quick and easy “cure” but rather an ongoing journey of recovery.
Keeping in mind that relapse is common, it is so important to remain focused on recovery after a relapse.
When relapse occurs during the treatment of substance use disorders, it is an indication that additional support is needed. You are not a failure.
There is incredible power in sharing one’s story. There are various characters that are part of story. The settings and plot change. There is a beginning, middle, and end as well as elements of conflict and resolution.