Midwest Recovery Centers Blog
Codependency describes a dysfunctional relationship where one person is enabling the other’s addiction, immaturity, or irresponsible behavior. Although the enabler may have well-meaning intentions, they are often unconsciously reinforcing addictive or other negative behaviors.
The American Medical Association classified alcoholism as a disease in 1956, but it took until 1987 for drug addiction to receive that same classification. Both diseases are now clinically known as substance use disorders (SUD).
Missouri has multiple state programs in place to address substance abuse and mental health problems and provide recovery resources for residents.
Quitting marijuana delivers substantial benefits. Some positive changes happen right away, while some may take a few weeks or months.
Scientific studies attest to the effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). While similar, each has a slightly different focus.
State lawmakers, families, and communities recognize that getting individuals the treatment they need and deserve is the key to saving lives. To this end, many states have enacted involuntary commitment laws applicable to those over age 18.
Each person entering drug rehab has unique needs, so the duration of rehab varies in order to meet those needs.
According to the National Health Council, the most prevalent chronic conditions in the U.S. include cancer, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, pulmonary conditions, and mental illness (which includes alcohol and substance use disorders).
There is no uniform standard used by rehab centers to measure success. Some rehabs consider success to be the completion of the program, while others consider follow-up statistics. Clients may receive follow up for a few months after treatment, while others may be followed for years.
When education and family counseling are combined with support group participation, family members stay healthier, and are better equipped to guide their addicted loved one to treatment and through recovery.