Drug Abuse and Addiction

Motivational Interviewing - Stages of Changes

Motivational Interviewing: Stages of Changes

A Look at the 5 Stages of Change Achieved in Treatment at Icarus Are you struggling and looking for new hope? Have you tried to heal your substance abuse disorder to no avail? If more traditional therapies have not brought you long-term success, please don't give up. The next best move...

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ACEs and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

ACEs and Addiction: A Recovery Guide

Getting Help at Icarus for Childhood Trauma Causing Addiction as an Adult The burden of traumatic childhood events can linger well into adulthood and often the cause of attempts to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. If you or a loved one have come to this blog, wondering about the connection and perhaps...

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Can You Force Someone into Rehab in New Mexico

Can You Force Someone into Rehab in New Mexico?

Getting Answers and Support for a Loved One at Icarus If you have a loved one with a mental health or substance use disorder, you want what’s best for them. You are likely rightfully worried about what will happen if they do not seek appropriate treatment. Unfortunately, many people who need...

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Why Do I Keep Relapsing

Why Do I Keep Relapsing?

A Personal Story of Relapse and Recovery The addiction recovery process is not always easy or fun. In my experience with drug addiction, relapse has unfortunately been a big part of it. I've relapsed multiple times, and each time it happens, I feel like a failure. I've been to multiple recovery...

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What is the Turning Point of Recovery

What is the Turning Point of Recovery?

Marking the Milestones in Getting Clean and Sober Do you - or a friend or loved one - struggle with substance abuse? You might be at rock bottom, often the first turning point of recovery. While you struggle with a substance use disorder that hurts your physical or mental health, you...

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Addiction Recovery Tools

Addiction Recovery Tools

Choosing Your Recovery Toolbox to Support Staying Clean Addiction is a lonely and isolating illness that does a good job of convincing you that everything is okay. Nobody believes that they have a problem while they’re experiencing an addiction, including me. It was a battle for my mind that I was...

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What is the Heroin Recovery Rate

What is the Heroin Recovery Rate?

A Closer Look at the Statistics for Opiate Addiction Treatment A recent spike in drug abuse has many asking this question - what is the heroin recovery rate? The illicit substance has infiltrated communities across the United States from large to small. Heroin addiction leaves utter devastation - overdose injuries and...

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How Long Does It Take to Detox from Fentanyl

How Long Does It Take to Detox from Fentanyl?

Get to Know the Process of Starting Fentanyl Recovery Many people who are entrenched in drug addiction, particularly those who have become hooked on fentanyl, want to know what to expect if they decide to embark on the path to recovery. Fentanyl withdrawal symptoms can sometimes be quite severe, but knowing...

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Will Rehab Help My Court Case

Will Rehab Help My Court Case?

Seeking Treatment at Icarus to Avoid Jail Time My struggles with substance abuse led me to a life of criminal behavior and risky decision-making. After many years of drug abuse, I was in and out of jail, and constantly dealing with legal issues. When I was given one last chance to...

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