Detox Articles
02/23/2017

The First Step To Becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor

If you’re the type of person who is intrigued by helping the drug community, a drug abuse counselor might be a good fit for you. This article will tell you the first step in getting the job as a substance abuse counselor.  The First Step: Get Educated In order to become a counselor, you’ll need to have experience in the field. Most facilities will look at your educational experience and background, while others will be fine with an associate’s degree. Most of the time, managers will determine if you’re a fit by looking at your resume and experience with drug addiction and mental health. It is encouraged to…

02/22/2017

Stage An Intervention: Do’s and Don’ts

An intervention is something you should take seriously. It should be a planned event, and something you researched a lot about. Hiring an interventionist is a great idea because you will learn from a professional on how to go about the intervention. Interventionists usually start the conversation and guide everyone during the intervention. Besides hiring an interventionist, this article will show you some tips on how to stage an intervention. dodon't Act Out of Love and Respect Intervention is a very serious thing and you want to give the utmost love and respect towards the addict and the situation. Hire An Intervention Professional An intervention professional…
02/21/2017

Hobbies in Recovery: Which Bicycle Fits Your Lifestyle?

Hobbies are a great way to stay clean and sober. They provide the kind of distraction that addicts need to work on their recovery rather than on their relapse (because LBH, it’s one or the other). Bicycle riding is an awesome choice because: You need to be sober to balance on a bike More importantly: You get super in shape while having fun! Pick Your Bike! Fixie/Track Bike Sometimes simpler is better. “Fixies” get their name from being fixed gear, meaning only one row of teeth on each cassette.   Good For: Cruising around town with friends Indoor tracks Style -…
02/20/2017

How Do Pets Make a Difference in Recovery?

How can you say no to an amazingly cute and fluffy pet? Trick question: you can’t. Pets are known to make a significant impact on your health and mind. Not just that, but the impact expands to those around you as well. When you’re walking down the street and you see someone walking their dog, you can’t help but smile and want to pet it. That’s a normal response because pets are happy and energetic and it makes us happy and energetic. Well… maybe not energetic, but you know what I mean. Pets make a difference to all kinds of people. To narrow…

02/17/2017

Inpatient or Outpatient: What’s Right For Me?

What's the difference? Inpatient refers to patients that are admitted to a rehabilitation center. They do on-site groups, meetings, follow-ups, counseling, and look after you and your health while you're admitted. Inpatient targets those who require more attention or who have a riskier health issue.  Outpatient refers to patients that are not admitted to a rehabilitation center. It can be cheaper, and you won't have on-site counseling, meetings or follow-ups. You can continue working at your job, continue your everyday life and not be interrupted by anything. You'll still be able to attend meetings every week and see a therapist, but you'll receive less intensive care compared to…