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2 Corinthians 5:17

Understanding Addiction

You are not alone in the vicious battle of addiction, Understanding the levels of addiction is key to getting the correct help. Take a few minutes and contact an experienced crisis prevention specialist to help answer some of the hard question you might have. Drugs and alcohol abuse can be treated with the proper treatment plan and level of care. Call Now – 760-887-1632

“One might use but the whole family suffers”

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Does Anger Cause Illness ?

To say that anger causes illness would be to overstate what anger can do. But we know that anger brings about a state of high physiological arousal, and that chronic anger takes a toll on the body. Here are some health problems in which unmanaged anger can play a role, either in the short term or over the long run:

  • Drug addiction
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Headaches
  • Digestive problems, such as abdominal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Mental health problems, such as excessive anxiety and depression
  • Cardiovascular problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and high blood pressure
By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Heroin Dependence

Although heroin dependence is often associated with intravenous use (needles, I.V, shoot-up, slamming) , dependence can occur via any route that produces behavioral or physiological effects. Heroin is about three times as potent as morphine is identical, except that the two acetyl groups increase the lipid solubility of the heroin molecule, and thus the molecule enters the brain more rapidly. The additional groups are then detached, yielding morphine. Therefore, the effects of morphine and heroin are identical, except that heroin is believed to be more potent and acts faster. All this is an educational and understanding that opioid addiction ha a rapid effect, call now for help.

 

  • Morphine – the primary active agent in opium.
  • Codeine – the secondary active agent in opium.
  • Heroin – diacetylmorphine, a potent derivative of morphine.
By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Drug Abuse

Consist of the use of a substance in a manner, amounts, or situations such that the drug use causes problems or greatly increases the chances of problems occurring. The problem may be social (including legal), occupational, psychological, or physical. Call now, for help in areas of drug and alcohol awareness and understanding. Call 760-887-1632.

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Drug Dependence

Refers to a state in which the individual uses the drug so frequent and consistently that it appears that it would be difficult for the person to get along without using the drug.

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Humility

People often wonder humility means or what is the definition of humility. In the Bible, humility or humbleness is quality of being courteously respectful of others. It is the opposite of aggressiveness, arrogance, boastfulness, and vanity. Rather than, “Me first”, humility allows us to say, “No, you first, my friend.” Humility is the quality that lets us go more than halfway to meet the needs and demands of others.

Understanding the drug and alcohol process and how to use the proper coping skills when the desire to drink and use rises. Proper understanding of scripture and how to identify the strength and wisdom it provides gives you the needed coping skill that is currently lacking in your life.

By | December 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Motivation Enhancement Therapy

Attempts to shift the focus away from denial and toward motivation to change.

Stages of change:

  • Precontemplation Stage:
  • Contemplation Stage
  • Preparation Stage
  • Action Stage
  • Maintenance Stage
By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Self Management – Self Development

Self-Development or Self-Management is a relatively recent tool in counseling here at Revival. Self-Management refers to the methods and skills which individuals can use to effectively direct their own activities towards the achievement of objectives. The basic idea or self-management is that the change can be brought about by teaching people to use coping skills in problem situations. Clients are encouraged to accept responsibility for carrying out assignments in daily life. In Self-Management programs people make decisions about specific behaviors they want to control or change. Some common examples include smoking, drinking and drugs. People frequently discover that a major reason that they do not attain their goals is the lack of certain skills. A self-directed approach can provide the guidelines for change and a plan that will lead to change.

By | October 17th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Heroin drug withdrawals comes in many different forms…

Pain Areas: In the muscles

Whole Body: Lethargy, loss of appetite, night sweats, restlessness, shakiness, weakness, clammy skin, cravings, feeling cold or sweating

Behavioral: agitation, crying, irritability and stomach cramps

Psychological: delirium, depression, hallucination, paranoia, severe anxiety

Sleep: insomnia, nightmares, sleeping diificulty

Cognitive: disoriented, mental confusion, racing thoughts

Mood: boredom, feeling detached from self, loss of interest, nervousness

Also common: seizures, sensitivity to pain, slurred speech, teeth chattering, tingling feet, trembling or tremor.

If you are suffering from Heroin/Opioids addiction please call Revival Recovery Services now.

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Alcohol Abuse – Signals and Symptoms

When was the last time you met with friends and family and did NOT drink alcohol? Look back at pictures and post and this will give you a true signal that if you have an alcohol beverage in your hands at all times then you may have a drinking problem. Social, Functional drinkers will convince themselves that they do not have a drinking problem.

Common Denial Statements:

  • I had a rough day or week
  • Maybe I will just have one drink
  • I deserve a drink
  • I am so stressed
  • Blame others
  • Anger, Anxiety, Frustration
  • He or she drinks more then I do
  • Sadness, Fear, Resentment
  • I can stop drinking anytime I want

 

 

 

By | September 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|