Addiction to pain pills currently affects over two million Americans, and the numbers are growing.
The main medical purpose of opioids is to relieve pain. They work to diminish the effects of painful stimulus in the brain by targeting brain receptors and altering emotions. What you may not know, is that opioids target the same brain receptors as heroin, causing temporary euphoria. As such, the risk of opioid addiction is very real.
What is Involved in a Rehab Program?
Many people get the idea that drug rehab has to be this serious thing where you sit in a room and tell horror stories from your life of drug addiction and then endure the long-lasting terrible pains of detox in a strange, clinical hospital dormitory. If this is what you picture drug rehab to be like, then you’ve got it all wrong!
Holistic Rehab Includes Healthy Activities
It’s important to remember that rehab itself is just another part of your life. It’s a very important part, and can be extremely challenging and hard, but it doesn’t need to be all tears and pain.
Think about it like this: Shakespeare’s most famous dramas are very sad and powerful, but he makes them so much more powerful by adding in comic relief. Without the comic relief—a breath of fresh air—the story is too depressing, and loses depth. The same thing goes for drug rehab.
You need to get outside and do fun activities with your recovery group. This will help remind you that rehab is just a part of life, and to find balance, you need to eat well and exercise and—well, why not go horseback riding on the beach or listen to some live music?
In Florida, Drug Rehab Can Be Fun!
Where can you find a rehab program that incorporates fun activities? If you’re tired of hearing about how rehab isn’t supposed to be fun and that it’s only tears and misery, look for a program that tries to incorporate some lightheartedness into it. For instance, The Shores Treatment and Recovery includes all of these activities and more into drug rehab:
- City tours
- Trips to art and history museums
- Canoe days
- Music festivals
- Trips to the movies
Drug Addiction Recovery: Living Outside the Box
The Shores incorporates healthy activities into its recovery programs to promote balance and self-discovery. The fact is that rehab is partially about getting over drugs, but the main thing is for you to live a better life. Find your better life at The Shores Treatment and Recovery.
Meth Addiction is Ruining Lives: Recover in Florida
Where can I find rehab for my meth addiction? Methamphetamine is also known as tweak, glass, ice, tina, chrissy, speed, crank, chalk, and many more street names. Meth is famous for being so highly addictive that many people become addicts after the first time they use it. Meth is famously produced in secret meth labs by following precise chemical processes. The hit television show on HBO, Breaking Bad, has brought meth lab production and sales into the forefront of American media. While the show displays the ups and downs of the industry and the dangers of meth, it could be argued that people are starting to consider meth more socially acceptable because of the popularity of the show.
Crystal Meth and Deadly Addiction
What can I do about addiction to meth for my loved one? Whether you or a loved one is experimenting with meth, you absolutely must know the realistic dangers of the drug. If you think meth is sexy and interesting because of how it’s portrayed in popular culture, movies, and music—think again. Take a couple minutes to scroll through a google image search of “meth addiction” or “meth teeth” and see if that convinces you to rethink using meth. There’s no such thing as hiding a meth addiction: everyone around you sees it because your appearance is drastically changed. Your teeth rot, your skin sags, your face gets pockmarks and sores, your eyes go yellow and get beady. If you dare, click here to see some pictures of what meth does to addicts.
Recovery from Meth Happens in Florida
Where can I find the help I need quitting methamphetamine? However scary all of this talk about the effects of meth addiction is, there’s a happy ending! Meth addiction recovery is possible, and it has worked for thousands of people. With a magical combination of detox, nutrition, exercise, rehab, counseling, and prevention planning, you can be back on your feet, clean, and in control of your life again. Imagine holding your meth addiction up to the light, facing it, and overcoming it. Empower yourself, and find your true and healthy self with meth addiction rehab.
In Florida, Meth Addiction is History
Where can I go to kick my addiction once and for all? The Shores Recovery is the perfect rehab center for eliminating meth addiction. There’s no better place for recovery than Florida beaches, and no better time than now. Click here to begin your life after meth.
Nearly 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers.
In 2010, 1 in 20 people in the US (age 12 or older) reported using prescription painkillers for nonmedical reasons in the past year.
Enough prescription painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month.
Deaths from prescription painkillers* have reached epidemic levels in the past decade. The number of overdose deaths is now greater than those of deaths from heroin and cocaine combined. A big part of the problem is nonmedical use of prescription painkillers: using drugs without a prescription, or using drugs just for the “high” they cause.
Although most of these pills were prescribed for a medical purpose, many ended up in the hands of people who misused or abused them.
Improving the way prescription painkillers are prescribed can reduce the number of people who misuse, abuse or overdose from these powerful drugs, while making sure patients have access to safe, effective treatment.
* “Prescription painkillers” refers to opioid or narcotic pain relievers, including drugs such as Vicodin (hydrocodone), OxyContin (oxycodone), Opana (oxymorphone), and methadone.
What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free treatment approach to changing the existing frequency in the brain wave pattern to allow the brain to work more efficiently. Neurofeedback retrains and rebalances the brain by interrupting the inefficient patterns identified by the brain mapping assessment and helping the brain to re-establish healthy brain patterns for optimal efficiency.
The Shores treatment & Recovery utilizes a neurofeedback system which can help restore the brain to optimum levels of Delta, Theta, Alpha and Beta and rebalance the brain with the proper frequencies. Over time, the brain learns to make these optimal patterns. This neurofeedback technology entrains the brain using visual and audio stimulation. When the brain is functioning, the body responds.
Who can benefit from Neurofeedback?
The brain is amazing and can be re-trained to improve performance. Research has shown that retraining unhealthy brainwave patterns may improve symptoms of:
ADHD, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia, Chronic Fatigue, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, Memory Loss, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Autism, and other psychological or neurological conditions.
One benefit of neurofeedback is that the therapeutic effects occur unconsciously. Virtually no effort is needed. There are no supplements to take, no lifestyle changes to put in place, major shifts in dietary regimens or unpleasant therapies. For the very young and the older folks, who are less capable of taking responsibility for these interventions, neurofeedback is a simple solution. Also, for those who are unable or unwilling to work through their problems in psychotherapy, which often includes most of those in the younger and older age brackets, neurofeedback is a great option because it requires very little effort or active participation of the patient.
So can you imagine what happens when the effects of neurofeedback are added to the benefits of our other treatment approaches?
How Does Our Neurofeedback System Work?
Well, do you have trouble relaxing after work? Does it take you more than 15 minutes to fall asleep? Do you struggle to focus on a specific task during the day?
The various things we do during a normal day require different levels of consciousness and awareness. Your brain needs tremendous flexibility to shift from one “mode” to another. The heightened state of awareness necessary to complete a work task is obviously not the best state for sleep. That’s why brain flexibility is so important.
It trains your brain to be more flexible and resilient. Without pushing it in any specific direction, the neurofeedback interacts with your central nervous system in a way that improves neural plasticity. A mind that is more flexible adapts and responds quicker and more appropriately to changes in your environment. The more easily your brain adjusts to changes encountered in a normal busy day, the better you feel. A lack of brain fitness, on the other hand, can leave you drained and stressed at the end of the day.
Neurofeedback can also help build brain resilience, or an increase in the central nervous system’s ability to “bounce back” from a negative event. Negative feelings associated with a personal conflict or bad day at work can hover hours after the actual event has passed. The destructive effect of nervousness, repetitive or self-critical thinking is magnified in more severe events such as physical or emotional trauma or the loss of a loved one. Instead of staying stuck in the negativity of these events, the resilient brain will snap back and return to its normal baseline more quickly. Individuals with a more resilient brain report feeling happier and enjoying a more profound sense of peace.
Our system monitors your brainwaves and alerts your central nervous system when it is not functioning smoothly.
When brain activity shows signs of turbulence, the music within the neurofeedback software is momentarily interrupted. This subtle cue alerts your brain that it is operating inefficiently. With repeated training sessions, the brain learns to “reset” itself and function more smoothly. All of this learning is non-invasive and happens outside your conscious awareness. Over time, the system adjusts itself automatically in response to your brain’s activity, individualizing the training microsecond by microsecond to your own brain’s functioning.
As you get better, the level of brain training difficulty increases automatically. With practice, your brain fitness (i.e. brain flexibility and resilience) naturally improves and becomes more natural and efficient. As a result of the training, you can maintain a healthy brain and become more effective in your personal and professional life.
Feel free to contact us for more information.