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    Prelapse: Knowing the Signs of an Oncoming Relapse

    What is Prelapse? A prelapse is the period of time before you relapse into the behaviors of an old addiction. During this period of time, you ...

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    Addicted to Chaos: When Life in Sobriety Seems Boring 

    People that enter drug treatment do so with a tremendous amount of baggage. Drug and alcohol addiction has thrown their lives into total disarray, and through the treatment services and expert care provided at a drug rehab facility they can begin to piece their lives back together. When those new in recovery leave treatment and transition back home, they have the tools  they need to restore calm, structure and order in their lives. While newly recovering individuals feel a strong sense of empowerment and excitement in building a new life in recovery, danger can lurk beneath the surface. For those who are newly sober, they will encounter many obstacles in their recovery journey­­ and many of them are mental in nature. Perhaps the most common mental obstacle is the perception that recovery is boring . There is no doubt that recovery brings stability, but for some newly recovering addicts, they may not know how to handle the newfound peace that comes with stability. Despite all the good that is happening in their lives, they will seek out drama at every turn. In these cases, it can be said they have replaced an addiction to drugs and alcohol with an addiction to chaos. What Does It Mean To Be Addicted to Chaos? An addiction to substances is often seen as being the tip of the proverbial iceberg in regards to the deeper issues an addict has experienced in their life. For many, they come from a background where there is great dysfunction. Whether it is personal trauma, family issues and history with addiction, or mental illness, many who experience this type of environment can come to view it as a normal part of everyday life­­and they will resort to substance use in order to help “make sense of things”. When the addict undergoes drug treatment and starts to get sober, a couple of things can occur. First, the addict experiences anxiety in regards to the scope of the deeper underlying issues that lie at the root of their addiction. Secondly, they may gravitate towards any drama that may be occurring in their lives as a coping mechanism to deal with that anxiety. If underlying issues go unresolved during treatment and carry over into their recovery outside of rehab, those new in sobriety will continue to seek out chaos­­and in many ways can be addicted to chaos. The concept of chaos addiction  may be more difficult to grasp due to its abstract nature, but the addictive patterns it demonstrates in a person’s behavior can have similarities to more commonly­known addictive behavior. Because of these similarities, people who are in recovery can take steps to minimize the phenomenon of chaos in addiction. Tips to Managing An Addiction to Chaos Seek Professional Mental Health Help For those who may be showing the signs of chaos addiction in their recovery, the first thing that must be done is to seek the help of an experienced mental health provider. These professionals can perform comprehensive evaluations in order to identify any underlying disorders that may have gone undiagnosed. With a proper diagnosis, the appropriate mental health interventions can be implemented along with any complimentary substance abuse interventions. Engage in Mindful Meditation Practices Learning mindful meditation techniques  have long been a staple of life and coping skills education at many drug rehab centers. Easy to master, meditation allows people dealing with anxiety and stress to focus their thinking in the present moment. When someone engages in meditative practices, it invokes a parasympathetic response from the body which lowers heart rate, blood pressure and it decreases the production of stress hormones in the body. Learning to Identify Relationships, Environment and Circumstances That Promote Chaos People in recovery who find themselves becoming addicted to chaos need to have the same mindset they adopted during treatment, which is to avoid the people, places and things that cause chaos in their lives. There needs to be a clear identification of what causes dysfunction in one’s daily life. While it may not be possible to avoid these situations, those who are in recovery from substance abuse need to find healthy and proactive ways to deal with the stress and anxiety that accompany chaos. Learning to Set Boundaries A common thread for those who are addicted to chaos is the fact they were raised in a home environment in which personal boundaries were not respected. To minimize chaos in recovery, those who are newly recovering need to learn ways to set limits where others are not able to overstep their bounds. For example, if someone is speaking to a person who is highly negative of themselves or others, they must learn to redirect the conversation to a more positive place or leave that conversation altogether. Chaotic Behavior Needs to Be Seen as Relapse Behavior There are many in recovery­­especially early in recovery­­ who view a relapse has a sudden event. In reality, relapse is the result of a myriad of behaviors that occur for a significant period before the actual relapse event. For those in recovery who allow chaos to control their life, they need to immediately recognize that the anxiety and stress they are feeling are telltale signs that a return to active substance use may be near. With that recognition, they can take the necessary steps to get stable. Has Your Life Spiraled Out of Control Because of Drug and Alcohol Addiction? Call Valley Hope Association Today! Has your drug and alcohol use creating a cycle of dysfunction in your life that is too overwhelming to handle? Don’t wait another day to address your substance abuse issues; take back control of your life and call the addiction professionals at Valley Hope Association. For nearly 50 years, Valley Hope Association has provided addicts with the proven and effective treatment programming and expert care they need to break free from substance abuse for life Make your recovery a reality today by calling Valley Hope Association toll­free at 1-800-544-5101

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    Questions to Ask When Looking for a Halfway House

    What Should I Look For In a Halfway House? There are a number of questions you should ask when you're looking for a halfway house, and ...

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    Why You Crave Sugar and Nicotine Early in Recovery

    If you have some solid time in recovery, the following scenario is all too familiar. After years of substance abuse, you have slowly come to ...

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    Teenage Drinking: “Everyone Is Doing It” 

    If you are the parent of a teenage son or daughter, you know these formative years are marked by significant physical, mental and social growth and ...

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Addiction Treatment Admission

When treating addiction, time is of great importance. That is why representatives with the Valley Hope Association are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by telephone. We are here to help answer all your questions about addiction treatment and to assist through the addiction treatment admission process. Whether you, a family member, an employee, a best friend or a co-worker is experiencing problems with alcohol or some other drug, Valley Hope wants to be of service to you. Our addiction treatment services are designed for people who are experiencing addiction regardless of economic status, race, national origin, political affiliation, sex or disability.

We have treated individuals ranging from ages 16 and up in an integrated treatment approach that we believe mirrors life in the real world, but there are state-license age limitations at some Valley Hope addiction rehabilitation facilities. It is a goal of the Valley Hope Association to remove as many barriers to drug and alcohol addiction treatment as possible. You will find our staff ready and willing to listen in an effort to help find the best placement for you or your loved one. If for some reason it is determined that treatment is not appropriate at one of our addiction treatment facilities, we will assist you with an appropriate resource to contact.

The Valley Hope Association can accommodate addiction treatment admission at most of our addiction treatment facilities regardless of where the individual fighting addiction resides through our Fly to Recovery Program. Regional and national companies and individuals are discovering that the Fly to Recovery treatment option offered by the Valley Hope Association works to their advantage.

Our rates for residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment are substantially lower than the industry average even with the cost of airfare added to the total. Valley Hope will assist with making your flight arrangements and include the cost of the flight in the final bill upon discharge. Addiction treatment facilities offering the Fly To Recovery service include:

To learn more about the addiction treatment admission process or addiction treatment services offered through the Valley Hope Association, please contact us today.