Midwest Recovery Centers Blog
Multiple studies support the finding that those in recovery from an AUD often experience sleep disturbances that last up to months or longer, and that getting to sleep was the most reported challenge. The lack of quality sleep poses a threat to recovery, as it may be associated with adverse health effects or relapse.
To all our client’s families and clients at Midwest Recovery Centers, all of us are paying close attention to the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus. At Midwest Recovery Centers, we’re vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols for the safety of our clients and staff.
EMDR is based on the premise that past trauma is strongly associated with mental disorders and that by resolving negative emotions related to the trauma, the mental disorder also improves. More recently, EMDR has also been recognized as an effective therapy for substance use disorders.
Addiction affects the way the brain communicates, causing dysfunction in the way messages are sent, received, and acted upon. The damage caused to the brain by drug use makes breaking the hold of addiction challenging.
Presently, kratom is legal to buy and use in Missouri, although just over the border, Alton and Jerseyville have banned it. Earlier this year, St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson counties considered regulating or banning kratom in their jurisdictions. To date, only St. Charles County has imposed any restrictions.
Any eating disorder can cause physical or psychological health problems and can be life-threatening. Those suffering with eating disorders may have accompanying anxiety, depression, and substance abuse issues. The earlier an eating disorder and co-occurring disorder is detected and treated, the greater the chance for recovery.
It’s hard for friends and family to understand how their loved one, who may have been honest and forthright before their addiction, has now become an accomplished liar. They don’t understand that addicts are sick and suffering, with an overwhelming craving for the one thing that makes them feel better.
Alcohol delirium tremens, widely known as DTs, is the most dangerous result of AWS, affecting 3-5% of those going through alcohol withdrawal. Those who have been heavy drinkers for at least 10 years run the highest risk of developing DTs upon withdrawal from alcohol.
There have been many documented cases of individuals dying from heroin withdrawal. This is especially true for addicts recently incarcerated, or others undergoing non-medically supervised detoxification.
Fentanyl is a synthetically produced opioid prescribed to control pain during surgery, treat severe post-surgical pain, and to treat chronic pain in those for whom other opioids are no longer effective. It is a drug that can be used relatively safely and effectively when used as prescribed, but one that can be deadly when misused or used illegally.