Tag Archives: drinking problem

Subtle (and not-so-subtle) Signs that You May Need Alcohol or Drug Rehab Treatment

“Admitting that you have a problem and may need alcohol or drug rehab treatment is very difficult for most people. It’s hard enough to admit it to yourself – and even harder to let others know you need help. But, unless you take that courageous first step, you’ll continue down a path of self-destruction that may have dire consequences for yourself – as well as for those you love.” –Elements Behavioral Health

Chances are if you are asking yourself the question you may have a problem. It is important to have an accurate assessment of your alcohol and drug use in order to determine if some sort of substance abuse treatment is indicated.  The first step in addiction recovery is the hardest to take. If you think you or a loved one is abusing alcohol or drugs please give as a call we can help you determine what kind of help would be best. -Debbie Bayer, BHH

Read the full article here.

Penn State Neuroscientists Investigate Addiction Through MRIs

I spoke to a client recently who is unable to stop drinking and is wreaking havoc on his family. He insists that “he has been to treatment twice, it doesn’t work.”  I hear this all the time and nothing could be further from the truth.  Following your discharge plan to the letter is what it takes to maintain abstinence.  Behavioral Health Hawaii offers comprehensive outpatient services for the addicted individual and their families. Many people need to go to treatment several times before they are able to stay clean and sober.   -Debbie Bayer

“Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania hope they are on to something. Using MRIs, they have worked to isolate and study parts of the brain at various stages of addiction and treatment. By measuring the response of the reward system at these stages, scientists may be able to predict which treatments would prove most effective for individual addicts.

Read the complete research article here.