Celebrity in Recovery Profile: Rob Lowe

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Robert Hepler, better known as Rob Lowe is an American film and television star. He got his fame after appearing in movies such as The Outsiders, Oxford Blues, St. Elmo ’s Fire, and the Austin Powers’ movies. Rob Lowe also was on The West Wing and is currently playing the character Chris Traeger on Parks and Recreation. Rob Lowe has been a famous actor since the early 80’s but more importantly he is a celebrity in recovery.

In 1988, Rob Lowe was involved in a sex scandal over a videotape of him having sex with two women. One of the women was 16 and the other was 22. They were filmed with Lowe right before the night of the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta Georgia. Rob had asserted that he did not know that the second girl was underage and it was confirmed that the two had met at a bar. At the time, Rob was campaigning for Michael Dukakis. Another part of the tape was leaked at the same time as this and it showed Rob Lowe and his friend Justin Morritt, both having sex with a young American model named Jennifer in a hotel room in Paris.

Rob called his sex tape scandal the best thing that ever happened to him because it forced him to get help.

On May 10th, Rob Lowe who is now 49 celebrated 23 years of sobriety. Rob Lowe says his addictions were sex and alcohol. He does have a wife and he describes her as being his best friend and the opposite of an enabler. He credits his wife for helping him successfully battle his addiction. The thing about Rob Lowe was that he was absolutely ready for help when he went to rehab in his 20s.

Rob Lowe spoke with Piers Morgan about his positive experience with rehab while promoting his memoir in 2011.

“It was great. I loved it. Because I was ready. Problem is, people go into rehab and they’re not ready,” Lowe explained. “You want to get sober for your parents, you want to get sober for your job, you want to get sober for the cops, you want to get sober to protect your image. A lot of good reasons, by the way, but unfortunately, the only thing that works is that you have to want to get sober for you. So, I was ready. And so if they told me, ‘Hey, Lowe, you’ve got to go stand in the corner on your head,’ I would have done it. I was ready. And so if they told me, ‘Hey, Lowe, you’ve got to go stand in the corner on your head,’ I would have done it.”

He told Piers that he’s the type of person who just can’t one glass of wine, so he’s abstained from alcohol ever since “If I have a glass of wine, inevitably it’s two glasses of wine, it just begins. That’s how you know you’re one of us or you’re not.”

Sources:

http://starcasm.net/archives/219058

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Lowe

Private Rehab Center

Private Rehab Center

When I write about a private rehab center I am not just writing about the privacy and exclusivity of the rehab center but also of the exquisite and flawless way a private rehab center is run and coordinated. At a private rehab center, privacy is of paramount importance, yes but it’s also about making sure this privacy includes everything a premier treatment facility should provide. A private rehab center should first and foremost protect and make it their mission to instill the amount of privacy for you based on your status and how much cover you want. Going to a rehab center is not something we all can be open and willing to share about. That is why there are rehab centers which deal in privacy and exclusivity such as Luxury Treatment Center.

 

A private rehab center also provides multiple unique treatments that are specifically designed for a high end rehab. If you are a high profile client looking for a private rehab center know that they are readily available and are in a phenomenal location. A private rehab center can allow you to literally disappear and take a vacation to regain your composure again. Private rehab centers are different than most luxury rehab centers in the sense that they cater to your exact needs and wants.

Your recovery at a private rehab center will feel effortless and flawless because all you have to worry and focus on is yourself while the rehab center does the rest. The rest would be your worries about food, transportation, accommodations, groups, work, and amenities. The private rehab centers usually offer unique amenities that are more luxurious and exclusive to a more executive cliental. A private rehab center is ideal in the options they give you. Amenities such as yoga, aromatherapy, spa experiences, equine therapy, golfing, deep sea fishing, gourmet food, limo services, massage therapy, acupuncture, and a fully equipped luxury gym. All these things can be found at luxury treatment center and give you a unique experience that can allow you to do the things you love to do on your downtime or even try something for the first time. The whole point of a private rehab center is to give you the luxury and comfort of home in the most discreet way possible. Private rehab centers are perfect for someone like you because you deserve the best. You have worked too hard for too long to be treated any less, am I right? Come into a private rehab center and make sure you are fully catered too.

Celebrity in Recovery Profile: Russell Brand

 

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Russell Brand, born Russell Edward Brand in 1975 is a British actor, comedian, writer and also; recovered drug addict. He is one of the most outspoken and passionate celebrities to date about his own recovery and the recovery for other people. It has been ten years since Russell Brand has used any mood or mind altering substance but before all that he was just another heroin junkie.

Russell Brand was born in Grays, Essex, England and was an only child. Brand’s parents divorced when he was very young; only six months old and he has described his childhood as being isolated and lonely. When he was seven years old he was sexually abused by a tutor and when he was eight his mother contracted uterine cancer and then breast cancer one year later. While his mother underwent treatments, Russell stayed with his relatives. When he was 14 he suffered from bulimia nervosa and when he was 16 he left home because of his mother’s live-in partner. His mother had lymphoma at the time. This is when he began to use illegal drugs such as weed, amphetamines, LSD and ecstasy. Of course from that point on his drug addiction progressed.

Brand’s first significant stand-up appearances came in 2000, the same year he also became a video journalist for MTV, a job which he was subsequently fired from. Shortly after that his agent John Noel forced him to visit Focus 12 residential rehab in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. After getting clean in rehab and begging to attend 12-step fellowships he continue on with his work and became who he is now.

Continuing to work both in TV and stand-up, he debuted his one-man show Better Now, an account of his heroin addiction, at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004. Brand became a popular British television star by appearing on Big Brother and hosting his own talk show and numerous other series, and in 2008 became world famous as the rocker Aldous Snow in the hit comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

 “It is ten years since I used drugs or drank alcohol and my life has immeasurably improved. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and generally a bright outlook.

The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational. Recently for the purposes of a documentary on this subject I reviewed some footage of myself smoking heroin that my friend had shot as part of a typically exhibitionistic attempt of mine to get clean.”

Since he got sober Russell Brand has been an advocate for those in recovery and for those still in addiction too.

“This is the reason I have started a fund within Comic Relief, “Give It Up”. I want to raise awareness of, and money for abstinence based recovery. It was Kevin Cahill’s idea, he is the bloke who runs Comic Relief. He called me after reading an article I wrote after Amy Winehouse died. Her death had a powerful impact on me I suppose because it was such an obvious shock, like watching someone for hours through a telescope advance towards you, fist extended with the intention of punching you in the face. Even though I saw it coming it still hurt when it eventually hit me. What was so painful about Amy’s death is that I know that there is something I could have done. I could have passed on to her the solution that was freely given to me. Don’t pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple, it actually is simple but it isn’t easy, it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring. Not to mention that the whole infrastructure of abstinence based recovery is shrouded in necessary secrecy. There are support fellowships that are easy to find and open to anyone who needs them but they eschew promotion of any kind in order to preserve the purity of their purpose, which is; for people with alcoholism and addiction to help one another stay clean and sober.”

Russell Brand also has a new documentary out entitled Russell Brand: Addiction to Recovery and it is said he attends at least 3 AA meetings a week.

Sources:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/4483138/Death-of-billionaire-Eva-Rausing-shows-desperation-drugs-induce-in-people.html

http://www.russellbrand.tv/2013/03/give-it-up/

Celebrity in Recovery Profile: Robert Downey, Jr.

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Robert Downey, Jr. is one of the most iconic actors of our generation. We most recently saw him in the new Iron Man and almost everyone knows; Robert Downey, Jr. is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict.

Robert Downey, Jr. The Addiction

From the years of 1996 to 2001, Robert Downey Jr. was in the heat of his addiction. Downey was arrested numerous times for drug related charges including cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. He went several times through drug treatment programs trying to beat his addiction and did so unsuccessfully. He tried to explain his relapses and his addiction to drugs through the fact that he had been addicted since he was eight. He said his father was an addict and had been giving them to him.

In April 1996, Robert Downey, Jr. was arrested for the possession of heroin, cocaine and an unloaded .357 Magnum handgun while he was speeding down Sunset Boulevard. A month later he was on parole and trespassed into a neighbor’s home while under the influence and fell asleep in one of the beds. He was sentenced to three years of probation and required to undergo drug testing. In 1997, he missed one of the drug tests and had to spend four months in the Los Angeles County Jail. Downey missed another drug test in 1999 and was arrested again. Despite efforts to keep him out of jail he ended up serving a three year prison term at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran, California.

Robert Downey, Jr. spent nearly a year in that drug treatment center and was unexpectedly freed when a judge ruled that his collective time in incarceration facilities had qualified him for early release. After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000 for drug charges, Robert Downey, Jr. joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal playing Calista Flockhart’s love interest. His performance in Ally McBeal gave him a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film. His character had been written when Robert Downey, Jr. was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program Robert Downey, Jr. following this, he moved from addiction into recovery.

Robert Downey, Jr. Recovery

After five years of substance abuse, arrests, rehab, and relapse, Robert Downey Jr. was finally ready to work toward a full recovery from drugs and a return to his career. In discussing his failed attempts to control his own addictive behavior in the past, Downey told Oprah Winfrey in November 2004 that “when someone says, ‘I really wonder if maybe I should go to rehab?’ Well, uh, you’re a wreck, you just lost your job, and your wife left you. Uh, you might want to give it a shot.”

He added that after his last arrest in April 2001, when he knew he would likely be facing another stint in prison or another form of incarceration such as court-ordered rehab, “I said, ‘You know what? I don’t think I can continue doing this.’ And I reached out for help, and I ran with it. You can reach out for help in kind of a half-assed way and you’ll get it and you won’t take advantage of it. It’s not that difficult to overcome these seemingly ghastly problems…what’s hard is to decide to do it.”

Downey says he has been drug-free and in recovery since July 2003, thanks to his family, therapy, meditation, twelve-step recovery programs, yoga and the practice of Wing Chun Kung Fu. He has described his religious beliefs as “Jewish-Buddhist” and in the past has been interested in Christianity and the Hare Krishna ideology

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Downey,_Jr.

 

Buprenorphine Detox

Buprenorphine Detox

Buprenorphine Detox

Close to a million individuals in US are addicted to opioids and yet less than 20% receive any treatment for their addiction. The best management for these chronic addicts is medical treatment which decreases their addiction and improves their social status in society.

The drug buprenorphine is a narcotic painkiller that works in the brain and the central nervous system to decrease pain. Buprenorphine is also known as Suboxone or Subutex. Although it is prescribed for moderate acute pain and moderately chronic pain in certain individuals, buprenorphine is more commonly used in the treatment of opioid addiction in what is known as a buprenorphine detox. Buprenorphine itself is a semi-synthetic opioid. A buprenorphine detox allows individuals who have become addicted to opioids such as heroin or morphine to discontinue using with very little effects.

Despite the fact that buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid it is a partial agonist that merges with the opioid receptors of the brain, digestive tract and spinal cord. IT can cause the normal effects of a partial opioid agonist but not as great as the effects caused by a full agonist such as heroin, methadone or morphine. The full agonist has the risk of abuse, addiction and side effects. Buprenorphine has a lower risk factor and can help with the negative side effects of full opioid agonists such as morphine and heroin.

This is why buprenorphine detox is so essential to those withdrawing from opioids. Buprenorphine can significantly reduce heroin withdrawal symptoms as well as morphine withdrawal symptoms. Lower doses of buprenorphine help opiate addicts to stop abusing illicit street drugs such a heroin and buprenorphine detox also allows those dependent, addicted or abusing opiates to endure the withdrawal symptoms that are so characteristic of an opioid detox. There is typically a peak that can be reached with buprenorphine, this is when the agonist effects peak making buprenorphine overdose very unlikely in comparison to its sister drugs heroin, morphine or methadone.

There are three stages of buprenorphine detox known as induction, stabilization, and maintenance phases.

  • Induction phase of buprenorphine detox is when buprenorphine is medically administered within 12 to 24 hours after the last known opioid use
  • Stabilization phase of buprenorphine detox is when the cravings for opioids have ceased, usage of the opiate has decreased significantly or stopped altogether and side effect have decreased considerably or are no longer apparent at all.
  • Maintenance is the part of the buprenorphine detox stage where the individual’s use of an opiate has completely stopped and the dosages of buprenorphine have ended completely or are now administered steadily.

Buprenorphine detox is very common today for those individuals who are addicted to any kind of opiate and the buprenorphine makes it possible for those individuals to withdraw successfully from any and all opiates with little to no pain. With a buprenorphine detox individuals who were addicted to opiates can slowly withdraw and taper down off the buprenorphine with minimal discomfort and then begin to live their life free of any and all substances.

If you or a loved one are in need of luxury drug and alcohol rehab please give our addiction specialist a call 24/7 at 800-845-6827.

Yoga At Luxury Rehab

Yoga at Luxury Rehab

Yoga at luxury rehab is part of an overall wellness program to put full focus on your peace of mind and well-being. From gourmet, healthy, and nutritious foods to chauffeurs, luxury rehab can offer the utmost in peaceful and tranquil rehabilitation; participating in yoga at a luxury rehab center is the beginning of that.

Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary or alternative medicine practice. That is why many holistic luxury treatment centers use it in their overall wellness plan. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve peacefulness of not only the body and mind but also soul. It can help with relaxation, to manage stress and lessen anxiety. This is why yoga at luxury rehab is so paramount to an overall wellness plan that ensures recovery from drugs and alcohol.

Yoga is a practice that combines stretching exercise, controlled breathing and relaxation. Yoga has many proven benefits such as its ability to help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and even improve heart function. Not only that, but almost anyone can do yoga.

When we first enter into a luxury treatment center we are surrounded by a beautiful environment and every luxury is provided to us. But because of our drug and alcohol use we are unable to appreciate all the things being offered to us to become well again. When we are sick or unhealthy inside the outside doesn’t look as good anymore. Yoga at luxury rehab is a part of many different treatments and practices that can restore wellness on the inside. With yoga’s benefits that are mentioned above anyone at luxury rehab can engage in its practices and begin to not only calm themselves and relieve stress they can also physically strengthen their body. When we were out there using drugs and drinking we were doing a copious amount of damage to our bodies. While we may have been holding it together we were slowly killing ourselves with drugs and alcohol. Yoga at luxury rehab helps to reverse some of the damage we have done to ourselves by drinking too much, using drugs, not eating well, not engaging in physical activity and not being present. Yoga at luxury rehab can also help with the anxiety, stress, and pain that comes along with stopping the use of drugs and alcohol because it can be painful for some people but it doesn’t have to be.

Yoga at luxury rehab is one of the most versatile and enlightening practices a luxury rehab has to offer because it incorporates so many spiritual principles as well as meditation and little bit of physical activity. With yoga at luxury rehab you can learn to embrace where you are in life, not compare yourself to other people, find intention, find peace, find serenity, and get the added benefits of strengthening not only your muscles but your overall sense of well-being.

Yoga at luxury rehab is a key to unlocking a whole new set of tools required for staying sober it is just a matter of using it.

If you or a loved one are in need of luxury drug and alcohol rehab please give our addiction specialist a call 24/7 at 800-845-6827.

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy

         Acupuncture and Massage TherapyAcupuncture & massage therapy are two types of holistic health care practices used to treat addiction. These practices aid in physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Studies have shown that treatment protocols that involve even one holistic practice are three times more effective than those that don’t.

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy: Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that involves the insertion of needle into various parts of the body. Generally, the needles are very thin, and their placement is based on the condition that you are trying to treat.

From a scientific standpoint, it seems that the needling of acupuncture stimulates the nervous system. This stimulation sets off a biochemical cascade that promotes healing. Some acupuncture sites are frequently used, and their stimulation may set off a “whole body” healing process. Other sites may promote healing for a specific disease or injury.

Acupuncture is neither substitute for drugs and alcohol, nor a cure for addiction. It is a complementary treatment giving addicts a better chance at recovery. It has been shown to both ease withdrawal symptoms and decrease cravings. Research has demonstrated that acupuncture can influence the neurochemical pathways of the brain, in particular the area involved in the mechanism responsible for reward and pleasure, which is closely tied to addiction.

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy: Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been utilized since the beginning of medicine to treat various conditions. Massage therapy reduces pain, soothes tired muscles, and reduces inflammation. Medical research has shown that massage therapy releases endorphins and can improve the outcomes of people suffering from depression. Massage has even been shown to reduce blood pressure and anxiety.

Incorporating massage into a substance abuse program is advantageous in all of the stages of quitting an addiction: withdrawal, detoxification and abstinence. The physical, emotional and spiritual components of recovery all can be directly benefited by the healing power of massage therapy.

Stress, whether internal or external in origin, is a major obstacle to the recovery process. Stress can cause feelings of anxiety and lead to a sense of being overwhelmed. This compels the individual to seek an escape, which often results in the downward spiral of addiction. Many studies have been undertaken to prove the efficacy that massage therapy has on stress reduction and also on reduction of cravings, depression, agitation, and pain. Massage therapy can also create mind-body awareness as well as connect with and release pent up emotions.

Acupuncture and massage therapy have both been shown so effective in the treatment of addiction that their use among addiction professionals has become almost commonplace. Acupuncture and massage therapy are utilized in many different treatment centers around the country. However, acupuncture and massage therapy are not enough on their own. Most addiction experts agree that these practices should be combined with traditional addiction treatment practices, like counseling and 12-step programs. This combination has been shown to have the highest rate of success in setting a person on the right course for long-term sobriety.

If you or a loved one are in need of luxury drug and alcohol rehab please give our addiction specialist a call 24/7 at 800-845-6827.

Private Drug Rehab

Private Drug Rehab

Many people prefer going to a private drug rehab when looking into treatment options.  When they begin their search, they quickly discover that there are many private drug rehabs available for them to choose from. Many treatment centers will boast being private drug rehabs when really they don’t fit the criteria, many are actually private drug rehabs with some of the characteristics and others actually fit the bill. Private drug rehab describes drug and alcohol treatment centers that have more amenities, a more relaxed and at home like environment in a small or secluded area and are more often private pay. This doesn’t mean that insurance won’t cover private drug rehab it just all depends on the individual drug and alcohol treatment center.

The most important part of a private drug rehab though is the fact that it has the added benefit of a private service which keeps the client’s identity and status safe from those who could use it to harm them. For instance, at a private drug rehab the client doesn’t have to worry about losing their job or status in society due to attending a drug treatment center. With a private drug rehab everything is kept 100% confidential.

A private drug rehab provides a lot more than a traditional drug rehab aside from privacy. A private drug rehab provides things such as one on one therapy during the week, nutritious or gourmet food, varied options for exercise and extracurricular activities, and many holistic methods such as equine therapy, acupuncture, art therapy or massage therapy. Private drug rehab also will be in an environment that is peaceful and tranquil. There are many benefits to attending a private drug rehab in comparison to a traditional drug rehab and all of these benefits not only make a private drug rehab exclusive but also effective. Some of the other added benefits of private drug rehab are things like:

  • A smaller sized facility so that means more attention from the staff
  • Beautiful environment in a secluded and peaceful area
  • Added nutritional value through gourmet foods and many food options
  • Comfortable accommodations that are meant to feel like home and are well designed
  • More options when it comes to the type of therapy and activities to engage in to help the overall wellness of the client.

Private drug rehab centers also offer more than just rehab. Private drug rehab offers treatments such as private detox, therapies, drug education as well as unique and specific drug treatment plans. Private drug rehabs as well as any drug rehab put in the extra effort to treat all clients and people with dignity, respect and kindness.

Getting sober can change any addict or alcoholic’s life and it can be done in comfort and ease with a private drug rehab. No person should have to worry about their information getting out, their food being less than nutritious, and their wellness plan being generalized. At a private drug rehab everything is unique to the individual client so they can get the most out of their recovery and their life long after their time in a drug rehabilitation center is complete.

If you or a loved one are in need of luxury drug and alcohol rehab please give our addiction specialist a call 24/7 at 800-845-6827

Source: http://www.solutionsforaddictions.com/advantages-private-drug-rehab/

What makes our luxury rehab program different?

What makes our luxury rehab program different?

There are many things that make our luxury rehab program different from traditional treatment. Luxury rehab programs are designed to allow you to recover in the utmost comfort. Our luxury rehab program offers luxurious accommodations and amenities in a resort-style setting, all the while offering the most up to date addiction treatment protocols.

Traditional rehab environments offer treatment in drab, hospital like settings. They employ a philosophy aimed at treating the highest number of patients and focus less on individualized care. However, every client is different, and sometimes this standardized program ignores the specific needs of individuals.

Our luxury rehab program is different. Instead of creating a standard program for all clients, our luxury rehab program offers personalized care aimed specifically at the needs of each individual client. The program is designed during the intake process and it is continually reevaluated throughout your stay.

Our luxury rehab program understands that the same treatment protocols don’t work for everyone. Our luxury rehab program is able to provide a wide range of treatment options. Cognitive behavioral therapy, holistic treatment protocols, career and relationship coaching, and trauma resolution are just a few of the options available in our luxury rehab program.

Many traditional rehab programs require that you share accommodations with several other people as well as perform menial tasks like cleaning and cooking. The lodging is usually utilitarian, and does not focus on ambiance or comfort.

Our luxury rehab program understands the need for a soothing, calm environment while you focus completely on your recovery. It aims to provide the most comfortable, serene conditions that eliminate the stressors of the outside world. You will have private accommodations as well as chef, cleaning, and laundry services.

Clients at traditional rehab programs are usually given one-size-fits-all treatment and very little one-on-one time. Most of the therapy is given in groups, and clients must participate even if the particular group topic doesn’t apply to them. Many hours of valuable treatment time are wasted this way, and sometimes the specific problems of individuals are overlooked because there is so little one-on-one time.

Because Our luxury rehab program caters to fewer clients, they are able to offer more one on one attention. Besides the one-on-one time with your therapist, the nurses, techs, and other staff will be able to offer you individual attention. If there is a problem or concern with your stay, staff members will be able to respond immediately at any time of day or night! In our luxury rehab program, you are the first priority.

By offering more one-on-one time our staff is able to direct your needs directly, identify problem areas immediately, and alter your treatment plan to give you the best possible care. Our luxury rehab program is designed for people who have addiction issues, but who may not have the educational, financial or legal issues faced by people in less expensive programs. They certainly need help for their addictions, but they may not need the same kind of help as people at lower income levels.

If you or a loved one are in need of luxury drug and alcohol rehab please give our addiction specialist a call 24/7 at 800-845-6827

Disconnection Is Necessary For A Healthy Mind

Disconnection Is Necessary For A Healthy Mind

Today we are constantly “plugged in”. Most of us have mini computers in our pockets or purses known as our cellphones – and when we aren’t on our cellphones we are what are recently known as “trolling” the Internet. We have tablets, smart phones, laptops, and desktops; and while the progression of technology is truly astounding it may not be having a positive effect on our minds; especially if we are trying to stay sober.

It seems like more studies are being conducted on the effects the Internet and “connectivity” have on our health. Most of us have forgotten the times when we didn’t have a smart phone, tablet, or laptop with us to check our email, Facebook, or Instagram and this isn’t necessarily a good thing. In fact it may just be another addiction. When we enter into recovery we are trying to stay clean and no longer engage in addictive behaviors. Unfortunately, for some this includes checking Facebook, email, etc., in order for the mind to fully heal and be healthy total disconnection is necessary. That is why many rehab facilities including luxury treatment centers will recommend, if not make mandatory, that no electronics be used for the duration of a client’s time in treatment.

It has recently been shown that receiving and answering a notification actually results in dopamine being released in the brain. So not only is disconnection necessary for a healthy mind but it is very important to beginning sobriety. Dopamine is the chemical neurotransmitter that is associated with motivation and reward in the human brain. Dopamine is also released in the brain when someone has sex and uses drugs. This release of dopamine can create an actual “internet addiction.” In order for someone with addiction to heal from it, they must put down everything that could distract them or keep their brain from healing entirely and this means electronics too. Disconnecting is absolutely necessary to a healthy mind and by gaining a healthy mind a person can gain a health spirit and body too.

Many people today come into rehab and the last thing they want to do is disconnect for a little while. Their phone is their contact with the outside world and it also a guaranteed way to feel good. And that’s the whole point of why someone goes to rehab; to stop using outside things, substance, people, and places to make them feel good. Feeling good has to come from the inside naturally and radiate outwards. Disconnecting from the phones, computers, and tablets allows that to happen by giving each person a chance to find their own inner feel good without needing to check their Facebook every five minutes.

Have you ever noticed what you do when you’re bored?

Do you check your Facebook?

Maybe hop on Instagram?

That may be the first sign that you need to disconnect. Disconnecting is key to a healthy mind and a healthy sobriety.

If you or a loved one are in need of luxury drug and alcohol rehab please give our addiction specialist a call 24/7 at 800-845-6827