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Recent News & Addiction & Recovery Information

Types of Addiction

Types of Addiction - addiction 101 on blackboard - waypoint recovery centerThose in the field of recovery are not surprised by the many different and deadly types of addiction that are plaguing our communities.

Defined as a “primary, chronic disease of the brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry,” addiction is characterized by the inability to abstain from using (more…)

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program - therapy - waypoint recovery centerWhen it comes to addiction treatment, there are essentially two types of programs.

Residential treatment, also called “inpatient,” is designed for individuals who require around the clock care in a supervised setting while they are receiving addiction treatment. The need for medical detoxification is often a deciding factor. (more…)

The Disease of Addiction

The Disease of Addiction - chronic disease of addiction - waypoint recovery centerAddiction is a powerful and complex disease that disrupts regions of the brain responsible for motivation, reward, learning, judgment and memory.

It involves a compulsive use of one or more substances, despite serious health concerns or negative consequences. The disease of addiction effects can be devastating to families, (more…)

Life in Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Life in Alcohol Addiction Recovery - man standing by lake - waypoint recovery centerMaybe you are considering seeking help for an alcohol addiction issue, or maybe you already have made treatment arrangements and you have some questions.

One of the biggest questions people have when they are going into addiction recovery is centered around what life in alcohol addiction recovery will be like. (more…)

What to Expect During Family Visitation

What to Expect During Family Visitation - family visit - waypoint recovery centerFamily interaction while in rehab is an important part of the recovery process.

By the time your loved one has taken this step for rehab, there has more than likely been a disintegration of your relationship with them. You may be feeling angry, disappointed, confused, in fear and even unsure if it will work. (more…)

Chronic Relapse Prevention

chronic relapse prevention - relapse prevention wheel - waypoint recovery centerWhether you are dealing with substance addiction as a personal issue, or as the loved one of an addicted person, it is likely that you will have some experience with relapse.

When it comes to addiction recovery, there isn’t a straight and smoothly paved path that leads directly to full recovery. (more…)

Can DBT Help with Substance Abuse?

Can DBT Help with Substance Abuse - woman receiving therapy - waypoint recovery centerTreatment for drug and alcohol addiction has come a long way over the last 50 years.

With so many individuals addicted to substances in the U.S. alone, addiction professionals have had their hands full. Fortunately, new ideas have been developed to try to help those addicted to drugs and alcohol. One of these treatment methods is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). (more…)