What to Do if Your Partner is Addicted to Drugs

At Sanctuary Health Group, we know that addiction is a disease that not only affects the person in the grips of drugs and alcohol, but also has a negative impact on the addict’s family members. It is especially hard for spouses. If you have a husband or wife addicted to heroin, alcohol, prescription drugs or any other substance of abuse, chances are that your relationship is strained and may even be at risk of ending. You may be asking yourself questions like,

“What happened to the person that I married?”Read More

3 Essential Qualities to Look for in a Rehab Facility

When you are seeking a drug rehabilitation facility, there are many key factors to consider. There are the obvious or initial criteria you might consider, including location, pricing and if a center accepts your health insurance, and a center’s notoriety or reputation. While these are important considerations, the most vital criteria come down to how a rehab center is going to help you recover from drug or alcohol addiction, and aid you in the journey.Read More

First 5 Steps You Should Take When You’re Addicted to Drugs

When you are suffering from substance addiction, you may have a lot of thoughts and emotions running rampant – fear, uncertainty, shame, and feeling out-of-control. The good news is that all these feelings are not you – you are not a bad or a flawed person. You are simply suffering from the disease of addiction, and these emotions are connected to specific behavior patterns you’ve engaged in. By taking steps in the right direction of recovery, you can override past behavior patterns, instill new positive habits, and experience a shift in the way you feel about yourself and experience life. This is tied in with behavioral psychology, and it is the basis of the recovery approach we take at Sanctuary Health Group. Below are the first steps we recommend taking when you or a loved one is addicted to drugs.Read More