In the United States Prescription Drug overdose rates have more than tripled since 1990, and have never been higher. Everyday in our country at least 100 people die from drug overdoses, and 36,000 die each year, with a majority of these accidental deaths caused by prescription drugs.
Most people don’t know what to expect when going to a residential treatment facility for the first time; it can be very overwhelming, and in some cases hindering your want to go at all. We are going to take a look at the main things to expect, and hopefully alleviate some fear of the unknown.
Dr. Indra Cidambi, M.D. explains that when treating addiction patients, recommending they keep a journal is very helpful. She uses it as a powerful tool to help clients achieve and maintain recovery. She suggests using it as a way to practice expressing feelings, and to examine ways to avoid relapse. She suggests that instead of writing a synopsis of your entire day, the more effective way is to reflect on the conflicts that impact you or a family member during the day.