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Do you really need rehab treatment?

You need rehab if you are suffering from substance abuse or addiction, whether with drugs or alcohol. Determining whether someone has these conditions is not easy to do when that person is yourself. As with most things, it is difficult to be self-objective. There are ways to identify substance abuse or addiction in yourself, however. Knowing you have a problem is the first step in conquering your addiction, with the next step being to get sober.

Substance Abuse

The easiest way to self-diagnose a substance abuse problem is if the substance is disrupting aspects of daily life. Aspects include your employment, relationships, health, and everyday living. If you find yourself still engaging in behavior that is damaging yourself or loved ones, you most likely have a substance abuse problem.

Substance abuse is a complex disorder that is progressive in nature. Substance abuse will eventually become a full-on addiction if left untreated. The only treatment for a substance abuse problem is a professional intervention and the successful completion of a detox and rehab program. This kind of therapy has freed millions from the compulsive grip of their substance abuse problems.

Addiction

To know if a substance abuse problem has grown into the devastating disease known as addiction, test the user’s behavior. Addiction is most characterized not just by the compulsive seeking of drugs or alcohol, but also by its increase or escalation. If you are actively seeking out these substances or increasing the amount of them, that is addiction. Addiction is a chronic disease that needs professional help to treat. Almost all cases require an out-patient rehab program with an after-treatment program. The rehab facility’s quality and type of therapies offered dramatically impacts the long-term recovery from addiction.

Substance abuse problems or addiction usually require rehab. These problems quickly escalate and spiral out-of-control. A frequent mistake is in questioning whether a substance problem or addiction is severe enough to require rehab in the first place. Many decide against treatment due to thinking their situation is not bad enough. But truthfully, if you are questioning whether you need help getting sober, you do, and this is especially true regarding addiction to heroin and other opioids.

According to SAMHSA’s 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, only 10 percent of those struggling with substance abuse or addiction received the treatment they needed. The best time to get sober was yesterday, and the second-best time is right now.

Understanding Addiction Severity Levels

As previously stated, if your life or relationships are affected by your substance use, that is probably addiction. When you call, our treatment navigators will ask questions to determine the severity of your addiction. Along with additional information on your situation, knowing your addiction severity helps our navigators find the best rehab facility for you. Rating your addiction’s severity is done using the 11 criteria for addiction to rank from mild, moderate, or severe. These criteria include:

  • Lack of control
  • Desire to quit but unable
  • Spending time trying to obtain the substance
  • Cravings
  • Lack of responsibility
  • Problems with relationships
  • Loss of interest
  • Dangerous use
  • Worsening situations
  • Tolerance
  • Withdrawal

Friends Might Not Acknowledge Your Addiction

Commonly, those suffering from substance abuse or addiction have friends whom they may want support from when deciding to get sober. But rarely are our friends supportive of this decision. Usually, this is because they either have a similar problem themselves or do not understand the extent of your addiction.

If your friends or loved ones have a substance abuse problem or addiction themselves, it is rare to get support from them toward your sobriety. This lack of support is often to avoid the potential loss of their friend or avoid admitting their problem to themselves. All good friends will support your decision to get sober because it is what is best for you, and the best way to support them is to get sober yourself first.

The other common reason you may not receive support from your friends or loved ones when seeking recovery is they do not understand. This is common as those suffering from substance abuse or addiction usually conceal the extent of their problem from those important to them. Know that those suffering from addiction often hurt their loved ones in ways they may not realize. Remember also that it is difficult for people to grasp addiction’s darkness if they have never experienced it. Take this opportunity to be honest and open with your problem and your need to seek help.

Your Addiction Will Get Worse

As previously stated, many decide against treatment due to thinking their situation is not bad enough. Though accurate that a mild addiction is not as bad as a severe one, addiction is a chronic and progressive disease. It will get worse. If you have a mild case right now, it will become moderate or severe in the future.

As a chronic disease, as with asthma, hypertension, or diabetes, seeking treatment now is the only way to prevent your addiction from getting worse. You do not have to have a severe case to need treatment, and addiction, especially, can quickly spiral out of control. Getting help before it gets out of hand is massively important. The converse is true too. Even with a severe case, it is never too late to get the help you need. As low as you may think you have gone, addiction has no rock-bottom and will get worse.

Hiding Your Addiction Will Not Last

Fulfilling your family and professional duties and maintaining relationships while having a drug or alcohol addiction is known as a high-functioning addict. But the double life created by addicts maintaining a level of success professionally and socially while battling their addiction is not permanent.

Denial is what keeps these addicts from seeking sobriety. They feel in control due to their life remaining relatively normal. However, their addiction is often worse than they know and is a ticking time-bomb for their ‘normal’ life. Some addicts can struggle with their addiction for years before the facade falls apart. And it will eventually fall apart. Most of the time, it is a life-changing event such as a DUI or an accidental overdose that brings the addiction to light. Do not make the mistake of waiting for the life you built to fall apart before seeking help. Seeking recovery now is the only way to avoid the consequences of untreated addiction.

Your Best Chance Is Rehab

Beating a substance abuse problem or an addiction to drugs or alcohol requires ending the physical dependence and healing the psychological aspects of addiction. Quitting cold turkey will not change the psychological dependence and behavior issues associated with addiction. Real recovery comes addressing the psychological side of addiction, requiring help from a professional rehab facility.

Addiction is a lifelong disease. But a detox and rehab program at a high-quality treatment center can free you from the harmful effects of addiction and help you achieve long-term sobriety.

If you need help finding the right treatment program for you and your situation, please contact us today.

For professional, effective addiction rehab centers Psyclarity Health provides compassionate healing care and treatment.

 

Originally written and posted by Carl Yazbek of Addiction Healthcare Services

 

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HIFU Arizona EVU Center

In the Unitted State, men diagnosed with prostate cancer now have another effective treatment to consider. High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has shown effectiveness as an non-invasiveHIFU Arizona EVU Center method of battling prostate cancer.

HIFU sends high-frequency ultrasound waves through the walls of the rectum.  This generates sufficient thermal energy to destroy diseased prostate tissue. HIFU is intended to keep the gland intact, preserving urinary and sexual functionality.

The FDA has approved this form of treatment, which has been called a lumpectomy for men, for the removal of tissue. HIFU uses soundwaves 10,000 times more tha is used for producing images through diagnostic ultrasound.

Since the procedure is performed by going through the rectum it is considered noninvasive since no incision is required, whereas other methods use laser energy, requiring passage of a probe through the perineum to the inside of the prostate in order to transport energy to the prostate.  For more information about HIFU Arizona EVU Center is the first place to call.

The ideal patient for HIFU is man with localized prostate cancer and low-intermediate risk, and who have low volume, unilateral tumors. Also, patients suited for HIFU have tumors that are posterior and lateral in location, prostate glands that are 25-30ml in height, no previous injury, scarring or disease to the rectum, and no calcifications in the prostate. These criteria present the patients that have the best use of HIFU, although others may benefit from HIFU, as well.

Although HIFU does have less side effects than some other treatments used to treat prostate cancer, there are still some of which to be aware. After HIFU treatment, some men have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, although that may fade over time. Some men also have trouble urinating, or may leak urine between trips to the bathroom.  Some men experience pain between their testicles and rectum, which is usually handled with medication. There’s also a risk for blood in the urine, a urinary infection, and an infection in the testicles.

If you or a loved one find you they have a need for HIFU Arizona EVU Center is tops in their field.

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Vasectomy Gilbert EVU Center

A vasectomy may be the answer for those couples who have the family they want and would like a more permanent solution to birth control. In simple terms, a vasectomy involves cutting or vasectomy gilbert evu centerblocking two tubes, called the vas deferens, so that sperm can no longer get into the semen.

A vasectomy is likely the most effective form of birth control. A very small amount of couples become pregnant the first year after a vasectomy, usually one or two out of a thousand. It is also a safer alternative than a tubal ligation for the woman.

A vasectomy is usually done in your doctor’s office or in an outpatient center. The procedure takes about thirty minutes. You will be awake during the procedure.  You will receive a local anesthetic to numb the scrotum. Once the area is numbn, your doctor will perform a very small puncture on one side of your scrotum and pull out part of the vas deferens on that side.  You may feel a sensation of some tugging and pulling.  A small section of the vas deferens will be removed, and sealed with small clamps. Then it’s time for the other side.  there will be no stitches – the small puncture will heal without them. If you are considering a vasectomy Gilbert EVU Center is the perfect spot for your procedure.

After the procedure, you experience some pain, swelling, and bruising in the area where the surgery was performed. They will slowly disappear within in a few weeks.. Youwill receive for care after surgery. That may include wearing tight-fitting, supportive underwear, use of an ice pack to help reduce pain and swelling, limited activity until healed, and rest.

If you have a job that requires little physical activity you should be able to return to work after a few days. If you do physical labor, or walk or drive a lot, discuss a plan and time frame with your doctor.

Do not consider a vasectomy unless you are completely sure you don’t want to have children in the future.  Some vasectomies can be undone but the surgery is hard, expensive, and must be performed in a hospital.

When you are ready for that vasectomy Gilbert EVU Center makes it easy and effortless for you.

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Coolsculpting Beverly Hills I Glow Med Spa

Coolsculpting is a non-surgical and non-invasive procedure. It reduces the fat content of the area treated through controlled cooling of the tissues. Usually, it is used to eliminate areas that havecoolscuuplting beverly hills i glow med spa some fat accumulation that just won’t go away no matter how much you diet orand exercise. These fat accumulating areas are the arms, waistline, thighs and the abdomen, and under the chin.  I

Coolsculpting has become very popular as a non-invasive treatment to remove excess fat. Coolsculpting works by controlled cooling of the skin to temperatures. The scientific name is cryolipolysis.  That cooling forms ice crystals in the fat cells, which damages the fat cells in the treated area. Your body will then metabolize the fat, healing and repairing the treated area. When you are ready to try coolsculpting Beverly Hills I Glow Med Spa is a leader in the field.

Typically, a twenty to thirty percent gradual loss of fat in the treated areas can be expected.   Within a couple of months, you should experience your best results.  We do not produce new fat cells, so the number of fat cells that die is permanent.  You should be aware that is still possible to gain weight. Surrounding fat cells can still enlarge with weight gain, so the best long term results are best achieved with a consistent diet and exercise plan in addition to coolsculpting.

Coolsculpting can yield excellent results in the right patient, which is why it is such a popular option for someone looking for re-contouring without having the invasive procedure of liposuction. That patient is someone is in reasonably good shape and health with extra fat pockets without too much skin elasticity.  Coolsculpting is a very safe technique.  However, there may be side effects such as pain, bruising, numbness, redness or tingling in the treatment areas.  These side effects are only temporary.

To find out more about coolsculpting Beverly HIlls I Glow Med Spa is the first place to see.

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