Monday, March 29, 2010

'If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking'

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

(by: Emily Dickinson)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Road Not Taken Poet: Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Opiate Drug Detox Facts

"Sudden abstinence from opiates induces yet another traumatic disorder known as ‘withdrawal syndrome’...Known opiate-based prescription painkillers include OxyContin®, MS Contin®, Suboxone® (Buprenorphine), Methadone, Vicodin®, Darvocet®, Percocet®, hydrocodone, tramadol or any other opioids, similar to codeine, morphine, and heroin."(

Some facilities use a program called 'Rapid Detox' to help people overcome their addiction and return to a normal life faster. But "Rapid detox only treats the physical aspect of addiction, not the psychological side, which is a major component of addiction. After rapid detox, you need extended psychological counseling to treat the mental aspect of addiction, otherwise there is great risk of relapse." (

Finding a facility that does all this and more is key to your full recovery and entry back into a normal life. "...After detox, the rest of your treatment should be in a peaceful and comfortable setting. Privacy is important. If you’re worried about others knowing the details of your stay, you won’t be able to focus completely on your recovery. And luxury can help you truly recover, by keeping you from having to worry about anything but your therapy..." (Luxury Drug Rehab)

Do not 'be drawn in by the unproven promises of “rapid opioid detox.”'(debunking rapid detox) A great man, Herbert Kleber wrote in 1982 "The history of the treatment of narcotic withdrawal is a long and dishonorable one. The trail is strewn with cures enthusiastically received and then quietly discarded when they turned out to be relatively ineffective or even worse, productive of greater morbidity and mortality… Any claim for a new method should be put forward modestly and viewed with skepticism until amply documented by careful experimental procedures.'

At Luxury Drug Rehab, "we refer you to facilities that offer painless drug detox so that it’s easier for you to find the right one. We understand the pain of addiction, and know how hard it can be to find the right rehab. A rehab has to be a good personal fit for each person, like a pair of shoes. It’s a personal decision, and what works for someone else might not work for you. And it’s an important decision, too. Choosing the wrong facility could be as bad as not seeking treatment at all. We don’t want to see that happen to you, so we refer you to only the best, most gentle detox facilities"

Monday, March 15, 2010

15 years old....a recovering Meth user

I am 15 years old, and I started using Meth when I was 11, you know right around that time where kids are learning to 'Say NO to Drugs'. I figured that it didn't hurt anybody, I was the one using it. I just didn't think it could hurt anybody, I was wrong. It hurt my family more than I could have ever imagined.
I lied to my family, I stole from them and somehow I thought I wasn't hurting them. Can you even imagine thinking that doesn't hurt someone. I was really messed up. I have been clean for about 6 months. I turn 16 next month. And no I wont be getting my license. I hurt my parents so bad they don't trust me to drive yet. For now we agreed when I become a senior. And the fact that I haven't been held back in school is a miracle.
I don't have a huge story to share, just wanted to get the word out that using drugs hurts everybody, and get help. Don't be afraid to get help, go to rehab for yourself and for everyone you love.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Alcohol Rehabs

Addiction isn’t predictable. One abuser’s obsession is of no concern to another’s. While many fall victim to substance abuse, still others struggle with psychological addictions and behaviors as dangerous as any drug or drink.

Alcohol addiction: It’s the most commonly abused chemical in the world. Studies show that kicking it alone is virtually impossible. We’ll connect your with an alcohol treatment method that truly works.

Choosing between different alcohol rehabs can be confusing and frustrating. There are so many different luxury treatment centers to choose from, that it’s easy to give up before you ever make it into addiction treatment. Here at Luxury Drug Rehab, we want to make the choice easier for you. We only refer you to alcohol rehabs that we’ve personally audited and examined. Instead of just providing a long list of alcohol rehabs for you to choose from, we recommend the ones that we know to be excellent. You do need to look into each one personally before making the decision to treat your substance abuse at that center. Just because it worked for someone else, doesn’t mean that center is the right one for you. Be sure to confirm that their approach matches your philosophies, and that they offer the things that are important to you.

But our referrals can help you narrow down a huge list of alcohol rehabs to the ones that merit a look. Luxury treatment centers do have many similarities. But we’ll point out the differences to you so you can more easily choose the one that’s right for you. You might need meals made for a special diet, like a diabetic or vegan diet, for instance. You’d want to be absolutely sure that your treatment center will provide meals for your dietary needs or wishes. If you feel it’s important to stay in contact with friends and family, be sure to check their policy on outside contact during your stay. Then you compare the answers among the alcohol rehabs you’re looking into and pick the best one for you. If you need further help, please call us at 1-888-488-0088.

(Articles courtesy of Luxury Drug Rehab)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Someone Actually Cared....

Jean G's story shows that there are still people, and company's out there that think of people and their needs as individuals and not as a paycheck. If you are here reading this then you either are looking for such a place or doubt that it can exist, 'that’s why Luxury Drug Rehab specializes in connecting every person who calls for help with the treatment they need'...

'I gave up hope of ever becoming sober. I decided to drink myself to death. It didn't work.

After destroying my kids' lives and losing our home, car and my job, I became temporarily sober for periods of 6 months or so -- never lasting more than a year on the wagon.

I gave up. There was no reason left to drink -- nothing left to lose -- everything was already gone.

After 12 years of off-and-on-again drinking (mostly on again), I entered treatment for the third time. This time, I had insurance so the facility was a bit up-scale.

Figuring I had a free three-week stay in a place with good food, air conditioning, and friendly counselors, I settled in for a vacation from the hell I'd been living.

At the end of week one, the counselor told me my insurance wouldn't pay for more time there. I figured, 'okay, it's been fun, now they're kicking me out.' I'm familiar with being thrown out.

Then, the counselor told me "we're keeping you, anyway."

Shocked, I decided to enjoy the ride. But, something happened inside me. These people cared. I was more than an insurance payment to them. They kept me three more weeks -- then insisted I continue in out-patient therapy with them, for the entire year.

It has been 10 years since I've had a drink. Someone actually cared enough to help when I could no longer care about myself.

Today, if I even think of alcohol, I remember, with gratitude, the people who stuck their necks out and stayed with me when all hope was gone from my heart.'

~From Jean G. April 05, 2004