It’s difficult loving someone with an addiction, especially once you’ve accepted that you have no control over their behaviors. You can bargain with them to stop using drugs or alcohol, even coerce them into treatment, but until they’re intrinsically motivated to get better, they’ll likely continue their destructive behaviors. Sometimes people can find this motivation…Details
By Jack Gilbert, LCSW, Clinical Director at Clarity Way It’s very common for your life and needs to be off balance when you love someone with an addiction. This can lead to high levels of emotional and physical stress and put you at risk for developing your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual problems. Not…Details
Drunk driving too often results in life-ending or life-altering tragedy. In 2016, Pennsylvania State Police arrested 19,518 drivers for DUI, a 3.8% increase from the prior year. The good news is in 2016, the number of people killed in alcohol-related crashes in the state dropped to its lowest level in 20 years.
By Jack Gilbert, LCSW, Clinical Director at Clarity Way Recovery from drugs and alcohol doesn’t begin and end in residential addiction treatment. It’s a lifelong journey that takes persistence and hard work. It’s one that doesn’t typically follow a straight line, but zigs and zags, curves, meanders and sometimes changes directions.Details
By Robert Matylewicz, DO, ABAM, Medical Director at Clarity Way The term “moderate drinking” gets thrown around a lot these days. Seems like every time you turn the corner, there’s a new study proclaiming alcohol’s health benefits or warning of its dangers. Just like any substance that has potential for abuse and addiction, it’s a…Details
Holistic drug rehab is a unique treatment approach that aims to treat all aspects of those recovering from addiction. It’s a little different than traditional addiction rehab because this approach strives to treat and unify the mind, body and spirit with a variety of therapies, rather than simply treating the symptoms of substance use disorder.
Treating addiction often creates ethical challenges. If you could get somebody off heroin, would it be worth it? Even if it meant risking the potential of them getting addicted to another substance? What if using that substance was much safer than using heroin? Would that change your answer?
Going to drug and alcohol rehab in order to overcome an addiction marks the beginning of a new way of life. When you go to an addiction treatment facility, you will go through detoxification, which will break your physical dependence on drugs or alcohol. You will then begin to learn what you need to do…Details
Many people think that substance abuse rehab should be a one-time cure for addiction, but the reality is that everyone’s rehab experience is different. While certain therapies—like cognitive behavioral therapy—are highly effective for most people who enroll in drug rehab programs, they do not always work for every single person. In fact, mental health professionals…Details
Addiction is a complex combination of physical and psychological factors that all add up to loss of control over a substance or behavior. Addiction psychology sheds light on what can be a confusing process, helping people better understand the dynamics that underlie addiction.