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Physical Exercise

Why Physical Exercise is Important in Drug & Alcohol Treatment

Because drugs and alcohol are often used as a means to self-medicate and deal with a whole host of things such as depression, low self-esteem, anxiety & anger it becomes especially important for someone who has decided to quit the booze and the drugs to develop some other healthy coping mechanisms. Exercise can help in this.

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Refusing Help

Blocks to alcohol & drug treatment

Behavioural change is key to getting on top of problematic alcohol and drug use but the things we do and the ways we behave often keep us from changing our behaviours

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The family and alcohol addiction

The “Family” and Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Problematic alcohol and drug use are not a one-way street. When a person compulsively uses drugs or alcohol, their behaviours do not exist in a vacuum. The negative behaviours—of which there are many—carry outward in a capacity that heavily, and often dramatically, affects the people that care about them.

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Prescription drugs

Prescription Drugs: A Script for Life?

The historical case of Dr. Conrad Murray, and his relationship with Michael Jackson, highlights how easily a straightforward process can become confused in a way that most patients find hard to understand.In an ideal world one would like to think that getting a prescription from a doctor was a straightforward procedure. You go to the doctor with a complaint and he, or she, writes you out a prescription for medication that will make you better. You feel good because you have been heard. You have validation that you actually were ill and not just imagining it. The doctor feels satisfied that they have sent a patient away with the answer to their presenting ailment. The prescription, the currency of care, gets converted into pills, or ointments, and everyone is happy.

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