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Rockers In Recovery Mission

by on Apr.15, 2012, under Home

Rockers In Recovery Mission

Rockers In Recovery Mission

Since 2008, the mission of Rockers In Recovery has been to lend support to musicians and music lovers who are in recovery, or support recovery If you would like more information click here or call 954-826-4920.

Rockers In Recovery is dedicated to music, news, interviews, events,videosand festivals taking place within the clean and sober community.

Rockers In Recovery offers different platforms to carry the message of hope in an exciting new way. RIR news letter, magazine, (in print and online), RIR Addiction Talk Radio, RIR TV, and RIR Live Concert and Event Streaming , makes it easy to reach hundreds of thousands of people globally with just a click of a mouse.

Musicians who are in recovery can spotlight their music through interviews, calendar of events, and a featured artist section in each issue. RIR  news letter/magazine is a safe arena to share and receive feedback from the RIR readers as well as announce upcoming concerts, festivals and new music releases to music lovers who are in or support recovery. (continue reading…)

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Effective Resources for Employees in Distress

by on Mar.04, 2012, under Home

Heroin Detox and Treatment

Heroin Detox and Treatment 

RIR Addiction Recovery NetworkDrugs like OxyContin and other Opiate drugs such morphine, codeine, Dilaudid, methadone are not illegal and don’t carry the same stigma as heroin.  These Opiate drugs are now the new starter drugs that our kids are finding in the family medicine cabinets. Once the supply is gone they move on to street drugs. Heroin an “Opiate” is considered to be one of the most addictive drugs sold illegally today. Next thing you know years later if they are lucky enough not to die or end up in prison.  The now 18-25 year old’s are showing up in opiate detoxs/drug rehabs as full blown Heroin and Opiate addicts after years of abuse.

Heroin Addiction

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Someone who is addicted to Heroin will go to any length to obtain it. Moreover, when such a person stops taking the drug he or she will suffer serious physical consequences of withdrawal. A detoxification for heroin addiction is usually necessary to get this drug out of the users system. There are many excellent detoxes for Heroin addiction and the drug rehab Center works as part of a treatment network with many of them.

Treatment for Heroin addiction will vary according to the length of time which someone has been addicted , to their physical symptoms and medical condition in general and to whatever other drugs , including alcohol, which they may have been mixing with their use of Heroin. People generally will use heroin in two ways, either snorting or injecting. The first time a person uses Heroin the drug causes a feeling of extreme euphoria ( and sometimes paranoia ) and this is intoxicating. The drug also has noticeable effects on the user physically ; heaviness all over his body, skin flushes, and dry mouth. Heroin also affects the brain of the user including the central nervous system. In truth, Heroin causes symptoms which mimic in many ways those of a person having a mild stroke, such as a very slow gait, and a hard time talking and impaired physical movement of the extremities.

There are also long term consequences of Heroin addiction.

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Long time repeated use of Heroin can cause damage to the lungs and weaken the circulatory system. It can also cause clogging of the blood vessels which affects vital organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. The drug can be deadly if use continues.

Treatment for Heroin addiction is deigned to help the user stop taking the drug which will hopefully mean that his or her physical damage will repair itself with time. Also, since a long time Heroin user will likely have ruined his or her relationships with family and friends and have experienced other negative social , legal and career consequences from the addiction treatment is also designed to begin the process of restoring the person back into normal society. With time in recovery ,away from the drug , the former user can be restored to a hopeful state of mind and body.

Rockers in Recovery is partnering with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Rehab Center is an addiction treatment rehab facility which can help the Heroin addict find freedom from the addiction. Rehab helps people in the recovery process from this addiction as we start to case manage the addict right from the beginning during the detoxification process, known to be the hardest phase during heroin addiction treatment.

Heroin addiction rehab is a place of healthy re entry back into normal life. Recovery provides a spiritual environment for the recovering person to meditate, relax, and learn why he or she has sought drug use as an escape from life. Someone in treatment at a drug rehab will receive one-on-one, group, and family counseling with the goal being to restore this person back to a healthy normal life, restoring relationships with their loved ones, accepting behaviors, consequences and actions of the past, and being inspired by the struggles and triumphs of other addicts in recovery.

Family’s are struggling with this issue all over the united states. If you or a loved one need help with Heroin or Opiate(opiods)drug abuse. Let us help you find the right individual treatment solution by calling Rockers In Recovery Addiction Network at 877-799-8773 or got to our Addiction Detox and Treatment page  Click Here

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PTSD – Do Something!

by on Mar.03, 2012, under Home

PTSD – Do Something!

By   –  

Jim Bevell
As we all sit back and watch the various layers of the U.S. war effort unfold, it is hard enough for us to conceptually grasp the level of loss and violent despair unfolding each minute for our troops in the middle east. Even for family members of soldiers, who risk their lives daily, they may have a different perspective on the madness, but nothing can or will ever compare to the horror each individual soldier experiences.

PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The reason I bring this up is to shed a little light on a situation we are all facing that is certain to explode like a hidden IED, tripped by an unsuspecting soldier. Four letters we’ve all heard before but you better be ready for since they are about to change the world we live in…PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a bomb being constructed in the middle east as you read this and will be triggered to explode gradually over the next 20 years. Believe me, if you think I’m being dramatic, watch the approaching explosion and think back to this post if you survive it. (continue reading…)

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Triggers to Binge Drinking

by on Mar.02, 2012, under Home

Triggers to Binge Drinking

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Triggers to Binge DrinkingThere are certain times in our lives that we are more prone to binge drinking. Someone struggling with alcohol abuse or alcoholism should be especially aware of these times and avoid them or find a way to manage their urge to drink.

Binge drinking is defined by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration to 0.08 grams or above. About 75% of the alcohol consumed by adults in the United States is in the form of binge drinks, and binge drinking can be responsible for accidents, injury, alcohol poisoning, and liver disease, among other things. (1)

The situations listed below are kinds of triggers that for some people, mean it’s time to start binge drinking. There are many other triggers that are specific to individual people, but these situations happen in most everyone’s life and cause many people to drink.

A night out with friends.

 Even though we claim peer pressure is a teenage thing, it really can still affect us our entire life. A fun night out with friends is often a time to drink. Even moderately responsible individuals can be tempted to binge drink when out enjoying time with good friends.

After a stressful day.

We are really good at feeling entitled to do things to make us happy. If we suffer through something, we want to reward ourselves. If we feel hurt or wronged, we want to make ourselves feel better. We’re not always good at handling stress and problems in a healthy way. Many of us, instead of relaxing after a hard day in a healthy way, will have a drink or two. When done in moderation this may not be harmful, but for someone prone to alcohol abuse or who is an alcoholic, drinking away one’s stress can be dangerous.

Being alone.

 Being alone can have negative consequences on us. There are times when having some peace and quiet are welcome. However, if someone must spend time alone when they don’t want to, it can be a risky time, because loneliness can make us do things we wouldn’t normally do. We might self-medicate our cares away by drinking. The problem with this situation is that there is no one around to see what we are doing or to stop us, and the result is that lonely drinking can be more damaging.

Family gatherings.

People may joke about how hard it is to spend time with family, but for many families this is very true. Even anticipating a family get together can drive some people to drink, because of the stress and dysfunction this time can bring. Other people wait until they are at a family gathering and then negative interactions with family members can cause them to drink.

Binge drinking can cause injury or death, and should be taken seriously. If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol abuse, consider getting help.

Sources

(1) Binge Drinking

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations trigger binge drinking

Alcoholics Life

http://www.treatmentsolutionsnetwork.com/?cpao=304

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One in Ten Children Raised in Alcoholic Home

by on Mar.01, 2012, under Home

One in Ten Children Raised in Alcoholic Home

By   –  February 22nd 2012 

One in Ten Children Raised in Alcoholic HomeWhat are we doing to our children? As more and more Americans develop alcohol dependence problems and choose not to get help, more of our country’s children are suffering.

Alcoholic Parents

Parents are the ones who are supposed to protect children, the ones who talk to them about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, the ones who provide a stable living situation for kids to come home to. But unfortunately, many parents are failing at that task. A new report released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) paints a bleak picture of family life in the United States. On average, 7.5 million children — about 10.5 percent of the country’s under-18 population — lived with a parent abusing alcohol during any given year between 2005 and 2010. (1) Some 6.1 million children live in two-parent households where one or both parents suffered from alcohol abuse. The remaining 1.4 million lived in a single-parent home where the adult had a drinking problem. (2)

Effects of Alcoholism

This means that one in 10 children are being subjected to the effects of alcoholism in their own home. We certainly can’t expect that these children are getting a very good anti-substance abuse message in their home; How can we expect these kids to stay away from alcohol when they are exposed to it every day in their home? Children of alcoholics are at greater risk for anxiety disorders, depression, and academic delay. They are more likely to suffer abuse or neglect, and they are more likely to become alcoholics themselves someday.

Many alcoholic parents feel they are functional and that they are sparing their children from the worst details of alcoholism because they can still hold down a job and put food on the table. This is a serious problem though. No child should have to live with an alcoholic parent, and the prevalence of this, according to the study, is alarming.

SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde said, “The enormity of this public health problem goes well beyond these tragic numbers as studies have shown that the children of parents with untreated alcohol disorders are at far greater risk for developing alcohol and other problems later in their lives.” (3)

Helping Children of Alcoholics

Last week was Children of Alcoholics Week. This event hasn’t exactly caught on across the country yet, because it still doesn’t make many news headlines, but we should make it a point to dedicate time and resources to solving this problem for our youth. “SAMHSA and others are promoting programs that can help those with alcohol disorders find recovery – not only for themselves, but for the sake of their children. SAMHSA is also playing a key role in national efforts to prevent underage drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse,” Pamela Hyde added. (3)

Sources

(1) Alcoholism: One in 10 U.S. Kids Have Alcoholic Parent

(2) 1 in 10 kids have an alcoholic parent, according to U.S. government study

(3) Alcohol Problems

1 in 10 US children has alcoholic parent

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Listen Up Florida Lawmakers

by on Feb.29, 2012, under Home

Listen Up Florida Lawmakers

By   –  February 23rd 2012 

Thanks to more budget cut proposals, upwards of 37,000 Floridians may not receive treatment for their substance abuse this year. The Daytona News Journal recently reported on the state Senate subcommittee’s recommendations that were sent off to Florida’s Senate Budget Committee on February 15th — and these recs produced some pretty scary numbers. Frightening, actually. Members of the community, and drug treatment centers like ours, fear many people in need will be left in the lurch in 2012 and beyond.

According to the Journal:

“…Overall, the relatively small budget item of adult substance-abuse treatment — $124.2 million within a $69.3 billion budget — could see cuts of up to $31.3 million…”

And it gets worse…

“If just 5 percent of these 37,000 people have children who end up in foster homes, the association warns, the new cost to the state could be more than $18 million. And if some of these people are incarcerated? The average prison term for a drug offender is 3.15 years, costing about $52,000 per offender. Prison is not cheap or a desirable course of treatment.“ (continue reading…)

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Recognizing Video Game and Internet Addiction

by on Feb.28, 2012, under Home

Recognizing Video Game and Internet Addiction

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Imagine that something takes hold of your child’s mind so forcefully that you can’t get through to them any more. Some kids suffer from addiction so severe they don’t want to do anything else all day. Many parents go through this with their child who is a drug addict, but it’s not just drugs that pull kids in so tightly. Today we are talking about computers and kids who are addicted to video games and the Internet.

Losing Control because of a Video Game

The stories may surprise us. Parents seem to lose all control over their child who is addicted to the Internet. The kids will skip school, stay up all night to play, and become violent when their parents try to turn off the computer. While these parents would benefit from learning some parenting techniques to keep from getting to that point, the fact is that the Internet and, in particular, online games are so addicting many people find it hard to stop.

It does not just affect kids and young adults; parents themselves and others have been known to neglect their duties because of Internet addiction. “The Internet and its functions have proved to be overwhelmingly positive, empowering and enjoyable allowing millions to connect, be informed, and entertained like no other technology before,” psychiatrist Philip Tam said. “However, for a small but significant minority this … can lead to social, educational and behavioral difficulties. This particularly seems to appear in young people and in those with predisposing mental/behavioral vulnerabilities.”

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Heroin Detox and Treatment

by on Feb.27, 2012, under Heroin Detox and Treatment, Home

Heroin Detox and Treatment

Heroin is considered to be one of the most addictive drugs sold illegally today.

Heroin AddictionSomeone who is addicted to Heroin will go to any length to obtain it. Moreover, when such a person stops taking the drug he or she will suffer serious physical consequences of withdrawal. A detoxification for heroin addiction is usually necessary to get this drug out of the users system. There are many excellent detoxes for Heroin addiction and the drug rehab Center works as part of a treatment network with many of them. (continue reading…)

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Marchman Act

by on Feb.26, 2012, under Home

Marchman Act

We will be talking about how to help loved ones who don’t want help. It’s called the Marchman Act ..

Marchman Act Information…IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION APPLIES TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA ONLY.*What is a Marchman Act?Marchman Act

How are voluntary and involuntary Marchman Act admissions different?

A voluntary admission is when a person who wishes to enter treatment for substance abuse applies to a service provider for voluntary admission. (continue reading…)

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Different Modalities

by on Feb.25, 2012, under Home

Incorporate many different modalities in treatment of the body, mind, and spirit

“ADD ACUPUNCTURE FOR GREATER WEIGHT LOSS”

Incorporate many different modalities in treatment of the body, mind, and spiritObesity in America has reached what might be considered epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of people who meet the definition of obesity has more than doubled over the past two decades. Approximately 65 million American adults could be considered to be clinically obese.Acupuncture is being researched for its benefits in aiding weight loss. Previous studies have shown mixed results. A 2003 study found Acupuncture to be effective in weight loss treatment. In that sample, weekly ear acupuncture helped women loss weight more effectively.

An Australian trial has added credibility:

To the idea that Acupuncture can help in the fight against obesity. The results of the trial, published in a recent issue of MedicalAcupuncture, suggest that Acupuncture can be effective when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program in helping obese people lose weight. It produces benefits beyond those experienced by diet and exercise alone. (continue reading…)

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