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June 2013

Alcohol abuse is widespread, and those who misuse it are inflicting terrible harm on themselves, their loved ones, and society. Consider these facts:
Being Cruel to be Kind with Addicts
A rehab facility might seem like a scary place but in reality, the drug rehab staff wants to see you succeed and is there to help.  After you decide that you want to enter treatment at a rehab, you might want to talk to a friend or family member and get their support. Having support outside of the drug rehab facility will be very important in your recovery. In fact, treatment centres like Hope Trust offer intensive support for the affected family members which leads to a wholesome recovery for the entire family.
(Based on a recent lecture at a workshop)
What is the personality of an addict? He or she is:
Strategies for Helping Addicts and Alcoholics to Get the Help they Need

When it comes to dealing with an addict or alcoholic, it is apparent that some persons are more prone to substance abuse than others.
Getting help for your addiction helps empower the addict and alcoholic to overcome their addiction. There are two different ways of getting help for addiction: one is you are the addict/alcoholic and you are seeking ways to get help or two is that you are a friend or family member of someone who is struggling with an addiction and you want to know how to help them.

May 2013

It is a known fact that addiction is highly relapse-prone. In fact, sobriety can be described as nothing but 'preventing a relapse'. In some ways, the hardest part of establishing and maintaining long-term recovery comes when the initial, intensive part of treatment has been completed.
The Hope Family Support Program is a strong, effective support system.
We have earlier posted about the impact of addiction on a family; in this post we look at what happens when a loved one finally gets help at a rehab, and what the family can expect.
So what happens when a loved one finally gets help and what can the family expect?

In 1980, when the term “adult child of alcoholic” (ACOA) was coined, ACOAs literally came out of the woodwork, testifying in droves to confusion, resentment and hurt that the child within them still hung onto. They reported feeling, at times, like “children walking around in the bodies of grownups.”
15 Reasons Why Treatment at Hope is a Bargain of a Lifetime! 
(Previously published in The Hindu)
        -Rahul Luther
       - Rajeshwari Luther
Substance abuse is the use of alcohol, a drug or other substance for a non-medical purpose, to produce a mind altering stated in the user. Substance abuse refers to the abuse of alcohol or illegally produced substances, as well as the use of legal medications for a different purpose to the one the medication is meant for. In most cases, the substance in question is used in excessive quantities.
For many people, drinking alcohol is nothing more than a pleasant way to relax. However, some people drink excessively and cause damage not only to themselves, but also those around them. Alcohol problems can become a threat to one's life, but therapies are at hand to help those who suffer from alcohol addiction.
It is normal for family members to believe that they cannot be okay when someone they love is sick or miserable. It is normal for them to think it would be betrayal to be alright in the midst of a beloved's illness or discomfort. However, that is exactly what is called for in the case of familial addiction.
Find out if you're becoming addicted to being needed, and what to do about it.
Dual diagnosis means that an individual has two separate but very interrelated diagnoses: 

All addictions, whether to substances or to behaviors, involve both physical and psychological processes. Each person's experience of addiction is slightly different, but usually involves a cluster of some of the following symptoms of addiction. You can still be addicted even if you do not have all of the symptoms.
One of the great gifts of the addiction recovery movement is the concept of detachment with love. Originally conceived as a way to relate to an alcoholic family member, detachment with love is actually a tool that we can apply with anyone.
Your Encouragement and Support is Important! 
Having a member of your family in rehab like Hope Trust for drugs or alcohol means that you're inevitably facing, and perhaps even struggling with a lot of concerns, questions and maybe some misconceptions about how professional treatment works. The following may answer some of those questions.

February 2013

The members of a family are interdependent on each other. Therefore, when there is stress, the whole family readjusts

January 2013

Some of these strategies for helping addicts are more about you then they are about the addict themselves.Taking care of yourself,

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