IF YOU HAVE AN ADDICTION, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

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Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.

Addiction is most commonly associated with gambling, drugs, alcohol and nicotine, but it’s possible to be addicted to just about anything, including:

  • Work – workaholics are obsessed with their work to the extent that they suffer physical exhaustion. If your relationship, family, and social life are suffering and you never take holidays, you may be a work addict.
  • Internet – as computer and mobile phone use has increased, so too have computer and internet addictions. People may spend hours each day and night surfing the internet or gaming while neglecting other aspects of their lives.
  • Solvents – volatile substance abuse is when you inhale substances such as glue, aerosols, petrol or lighter fuel to give you a feeling of intoxication. Solvent abuse can be fatal.
  • Shopping – shopping becomes an addiction when you buy things you don’t need or want to achieve a buzz. This is quickly followed by feelings of guilt, shame or despair.

WHAT CAUSES ADDICTIONS?

There are lots of reasons why addictions begin. In the case of drugs, alcohol, and nicotine, these substances affect the way you feel, both physically and mentally. These feelings can be enjoyable and create a powerful urge to use the substances again.

Gambling may result in a similar mental “high” after a win, followed by a strong urge to try again and recreate that feeling. This can develop into a habit that becomes very hard to stop.

Being addicted to something means that not having it causes withdrawal symptoms, or a “come down”. Because this can be unpleasant, it’s easier to carry on having or doing what you crave, and so the cycle continues.

Often, an addiction gets out of control because you need more and more to satisfy a craving and achieve the “high”.

HOW ADDICTIONS CAN AFFECT YOU

The strain of managing an addiction can seriously damage your work life and relationships. In the case of substance abuse (for example, drugs and alcohol), an addiction can have serious psychological and physical effects.

Some studies suggest addiction is genetic, but environmental factors, such as being around other people with addictions, are also thought to increase the risk.

An addiction can be a way of blocking out difficult issues. Unemployment and poverty can trigger addiction, along with stress and emotional or professional pressure.

GETTING HELP FOR ADDICTIONS

Addiction is a treatable condition. Whatever the addiction, there are lots of ways you can seek help. You could see your GP for advice or contact an organization that specializes in helping people with addictions.

Our Intake counselor can also help you find addiction treatment services in your area:

  • Alcohol addiction services
  • Drug addiction services
  • Stop smoking services

To speak to someone anonymously about any kind of addiction, you can also call the Wits Inn Recovery on (949) 292-2000

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How can I get clean? Tennessee

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I was so distraught all I could do was drink, use and hide. This went on for a few months, I was living in two rooms of my large house the bedroom and the kitchen. I only left to get beer or pills. I was a prisoner in my home and I hated what I had become. call for help 949-292-2000 or text 949-324-3162 http://get.wirecovery.com/2015/02/how-can-i-get-clean-orange-county.html

Alcoholic’s have lost the dubious pleasure of being angry

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Alcoholic’s have lost the dubious pleasure of being angry.

Alcoholic’s have lost the dubious pleasure of being angry

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Alcoholic’s have lost the dubious pleasure of being angry
In meditation samadhi. Staying above the manusha is my Divine flow moment by moment, the worldly becomes ever less important. My dear friends let our thoughts be unconfused by stressing of politics or the war du jour. Know this …. I am, you are, god is, all there is.
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Are you at Wits End with your addicted loved one

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(949) 292-2000
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The Intervention Process: Your Questions Answered
Pre-Intervention
The intervention begins at the Family Meeting. The counselor holds a planning, education and therapy session with the intervention group the night before the intervention. Each member of the intervention group will be asked to write a letter about their experiences in order to help the treatment staff later work through the issues the client will be faced with. The counselor leads the group toward a presentation of one unified message: “You have a problem, we have a solution. We offer all of our collective support for your recovery and will no longer tolerate, or enable, your addiction in any way. We love you so much we have had difficulty saying no to you. We have now brought in a professional to guide us in setting boundaries and consequences. We will not go back to the status quo. Today is the day the abuse stops.”
We understand that everyone has been worried and has differing thoughts of what should be done. The professional interventionist polls everybody’s energy and gets it all moving in one direction. We discus and eliminate all of the reasons the addict will have for not going to treatment. We delegate the client’s daily life tasks among the participants (ie taking care of the kids, pets, the house) to alleviate this stress from the addict. We also deal with employment issues. We also decide as a group what we will do for the client while they are in treatment, and what the consequences are if they try to refuse this gift.
Wit’s Inn Recovery has a 98% success rate.
The Intervention
As an informed, educated, and organized group in agreement with our goal, we meet with the client. We do not have to solve all family problems, nor do we have to know how the addiction can possibly be healed. We go to the addict with one common understanding: our loved one must have professional help, or may soon die. Treatment is essential. We have done our homework and made the best arrangements, and today is the day. We are here with all of our love and power to stop the downward spiral here and now.

Transport 6
We get the client ready and willing, and then take them to treatment. The power and intensity of the intervention opens a window of opportunity. The client is emotionally transcended into a state of willingness. Whether this state of willingness is brought about by the presentation of love and concern, or the fear of consequences, the result is the same. It’s a short window. We must continue in action immediately, before the denial mechanism takes control again. The message at the end of the intervention is you have 20 minutes to pack, our flight leaves in about an hour. At this point we keep the stimulus very low. The client most likely is in a reflective state of mind and does not want much interaction. We need an independent means of transportation to the airport, or a family member who will not elicit any farther confrontation from the client.
When the intervention is over it is over. We stop the confrontation and let the client lean into the impartial professionalism of the counselor.
I am also a recovering addict. The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel. The interventionist and the client fly or drive to the treatment center together.
Transition
The counselor completes the transition from the intervention into the treatment admissions process. We make every effort to introduce them to the staff and explain the process of making themselves comfortable.
The interventionist explains to the counseling staff the disposition of the intervention and the reports of the family in an effort to educate the treatment staff as to the truths the client needs to face and work through. The intervention letters are given to the staff for the client to use later in therapy.

One goal of treatment is to break down their denial of the severity of the disease. Another treatment goal is to resolve and let go of resentment. Reviewing the intervention letters with a sober head and the guidance of a therapist is done to bring about an understanding of the love involved in the gift of intervention and recovery. We do recover.
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Fit for Recovery

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(Vegan Peace to all who lives) today Organic Brussels Sprouts from my co-op – quartered and steamed till bright green – shocked in ice….. Combined walnuts, 1 kiwi, 1/2 quartered lemon (rind and all to include the zest) 1/2 cup veggie broth, 2 inch ginger root, pepper & very little iodized sea salt & a teaspoon of Ground flax seed – in the food processor — poured it over the warmer Brussels sprouts https://www.facebook.com/pages/Addicts-Do-Recovery/265130883530881?ref=ts

Alcohol Abuse Treatment Orange County

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Alcohol abuse treatment is a process, because alcohol abuse treatment is tackling a powerful disease known as alcoholism. “Alcohol abuse treatment” has many different aspects and stages to it. Alcohol abuse treatment saves lives daily. It is extremely important that any alcoholic get admitted to some type of alcohol abuse treatment. There are a few different types of alcohol abuse treatment.

There is short-term and long-term alcohol abuse treatment. There is inpatient and outpatient alcohol abuse treatment. But no matter what form of alcohol abuse treatment is used they are all trying to tackle a big problem, alcoholism. This is a problem that has plagued the globe for years. Causing deaths, fatal car accidents, broken homes, and broken people.

In alcohol abuse treatment there are many different stages. The first stage is detox. Being that alcohol is a toxin it is important to the body to get rid of it. The detox process is difficult but necessary in alcohol abuse treatment. This is the first step.

After detox the next step of alcohol abuse treatment begins. This is called recovery. This is when the alcoholic begins to work on himself emotionally. Many alcoholics have emotional problems that amplify their drinking. When these emotional problems are taken care of, the person has a good chance of staying sober.

We know that no matter how long the alcoholic stays sober, the dis-ease does not go away. This is why before clients are released the last stage of treatment begins.

We set them up with meetings in the particular area they live in. We help them get in contact with other alcoholics and begin to fabricate an extremely strong support group. This is their best defense against the disease of alcoholism. With a strong network of people the alcoholic has somewhere to turn to once his/her alcohol abuse treatment is completed.

Alcohol abuse effects are numerous and alcohol abuse effects are deadly. Alcohol abuse effects range from legal troubles to cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol abuse effects also can be put into two categories- short term and long term. There are alcohol abuse effects that can clear up in the first year or two of sobriety. Some times alcohol abuse effects will never clear up.

When use of alcohol becomes abuse of alcohol a few things occur. The first and most apparent is the want of more alcohol. This obsession sets in shortly after abuse begins. The obsession will grow and grow the more and more alcohol is abused. It is an endless cycle of alcoholism.

Shortly after the obsession has set in, the damage begins. The first thing to go is concentration level. The alcohol abuser will become more scattered in thought as time goes on. This is the first sign of short-term memory loss.

Another alcohol abuse effect is blackouts. Blackouts are occurrences where the user loses time. It is as if the abuser is in a dreamless sleep, but to everyone else he/she is awake and acting as if fully conscious. Blackouts are an extremely dangerous alcohol abuse effect. During these times alcoholics can do things and not even remember.

Both short-term memory loss and blackouts are mental alcohol abuse effects. There are numerous physical alcohol abuse effects. Alcohol is a poison to the body. The endocrine system of the human makeup treats it as such. Therefore it runs through the liver during natural detoxification. Being that it is a poison it erodes the liver causing cirrhosis. Cirrhosis can then lead to liver failure, which will eventually result in death.

There are also the alcohol abuse effects that happen outside of the body. These consist of legal troubles and relationship problems. Many alcohol abusers experience difficulty in managing their lives. This unmanageability leads to destruction. This destruction comes in many forms. Some users lose jobs, while others lose spouses. These all lead the drinker to more drinking. More drinking leads the user to more physical problems and more physical problems lead to death.

Alcohol abuse effects are devastating. Some alcoholics will drive drunk and accidentally kill someone. Some alcoholics end up in jail or homeless. No matter how you look at it, alcohol abuse leads down a road that you don’t want to take. Stop going down that road before you become so lost that the cycle continues. Mend the broken ties of alcohol with alcohol treatment. Stop alcohol abuse effects from growing worse.

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