Entries by thetreatmentspecialist

Executive Rehab Programs Short Term For Women

Although addiction does not discriminate between the sexes, when it comes to women definite nuances regarding barriers to treatment as well as addiction-related issues do exist. Professional women have additional concerns around a substance abuse disorder, especially involving stigma. A female executive with a drug or alcohol problem may be viewed more harshly than their […]

Acupuncture for Alcoholism and Depression

When battling the dual diagnosis of alcoholism and depression it is helpful to employ all possible tools available. Each of the disorders on their own are difficult and complex, but together they form a very challenging diagnosis that requires some thinking outside the box. While traditional treatment measures can ease symptoms somewhat, eastern medicine, in […]

How To Get Off Narcotics Safely

As maligned as prescription painkillers are in recent years, using these opioids is still the most effective method for managing acute, short-term pain following an injury or surgery. The pain medications are also useful for treating patients with chronic pain when other drugs haven’t been successful, although the risk of developing dependence to them is […]

Stress Overload and Self Medicating with Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant. That means that an alcoholic beverage provides a nice, warm, mellow feeling because it depresses the central nervous system. Used judiciously as an occasional relaxation tool, alcohol is not problematic. The trouble occurs when we overuse alcohol consistently to help manage feelings of stress and anxiety. Among high-level professionals, this is […]

Alcohol Detox What to Expect

Chances are if you have landed on this blog you are seriously considering entering a program for treatment of an alcohol use disorder. By this point, there may be a litany of negative consequences piling up in your life due to the excessive alcohol consumption, prompting real interest in turning things around. Motivation to quit […]

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Alcohol

Alcohol detoxification involves the process of ridding the body of all residual toxins associated with ethanol, the chemical byproduct associated with alcoholic beverages. Alcohol detox can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the severity and longevity of the alcohol addiction. A medically supervised detox is always recommended for someone […]