Eating disorders are no longer just isolated to teens and college age women, and really they never were. Now more than ever, there are cases of men and women well over 50, into their golden years, still struggling with an eating disorder. This is only more proof the eating disorders do not discriminate by race, gender and especially not age. A recent HuggingtonPost.com article offers this information on the subject:
“A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders found that 13 percent of women 50 and over experienced symptoms of an eating disorder over the past five years, according to the National Eating Disorder Association. But while the overwhelming majority of people with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 26, those suffering later in life still deserve the same help.
Equine therapy has long been proven to treat people with a variety of disorders. Horses are said to mirror people’s emotions, so the simple act of being around certain creatures can put people at ease. Those suffering from anxiety disorders, stress, behavioral problems, and even autism can be treated with equine therapy. Because this type of therapy has been so successful, it’s now used to treat addiction patients as well. Those going through drug rehab in Sacramento and all over the world can benefit immensely simply from being around and engaged with horses.
There are psychological studies that have been conducted that show that being around horses can change human brainwave patterns, which is why it can be especially helpful for those going through addiction recovery.
Over the last few years, research has shown that the neurological effects of long-term alcohol abuse can be extreme, and sometimes irreparable. While many may associate alcohol abuse with liver damage, the damage to your brain can be just as extreme, and sometimes even more life threatening. Alcohol can especially impact a developing brain. That means adolescents and young adults who drink excessively, and always have, are even more susceptible to its damage.
There are a number of neurological effects that can be externally seen by alcoholics. For instance, trouble walking or standing, slurred speech and impaired vision are all things that noticeably happen to an intoxicated person. While this may seem harmless, and some even consider it laughable at the time, these are all signs that your brain is being damaged. Brain cells can be repaired after a night of heavy drinking, but long-term abusers run the risk of permanent damage to their brain.
“In the United States, up to 24 million people suffer from some kind of eating disorder. Eating disorders are characterized by an unhealthy, often life threatening relationship with food. While many associate eating disorders with restricting your food intake, a binge eating disorder is characterized by over eating for emotional or other psychological issues. “Emotional eating,” means that those who feel stress, anxiety, depression or other negative emotions might use food to subdue or alleviate those feelings. People who suffer from this disorder might feel like food is their only “friend.”
There are also several social stigmas to binge eating disorders. The pressure these days to be thin, and the shame one feels for being overweight can contribute to the emotional distress that causes a binge eating disorder.
One of the most important parts of Sacramento rehab is the need for pain management without the use of prescriptions drugs. If you are a recovering drug addict, you must find ways to deal with pain without taking opiates, as these are extremely addictive and counterproductive to the rehabilitation process. Luckily, there are other ways to manage pain. Whether you are involved in an inpatient or outpatient program, there are steps you can take for pain relief during the detox and recovery process. Here are a few ideas for how to handle pain without medication.
Massaging the joints and muscles is one of the best ways for pain relief. Having quality massage can also relax the muscles and ease the tension in your entire body. When your entire body is relaxed, pain is less severe, and the likelihood for increased pain decreases. Massaging the lower back and other focal points of the body can reduce pain in any area.
“Heroin accounts for 17 percent of Sacramentans seeking treatment at county clinics. Heroin use is on the rise in many smaller cities throughout the United States, and Sacramento is no exception. Heroin is one of the most addictive substances and while it was once isolated to the low-income areas of larger cities, it is now commonplace throughout suburban, middle class and higher end areas. Along with the increase in drug addiction, the need for detox in Sacramento is also growing.
There are various reasons for the increase in heroin use in Sacramento, and other areas. Many believe it has a lot to do with the abuse of prescription opiates such as OxyContin, Vicodin and Norcos. Often, when these drugs are abused people become addicted and aspire to reach a greater high. Because the high is similar to heroin, it can sometimes be used as an economic substitute.
When it comes to dealing with those who suffer from a substance or chemical addiction, there are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to treatment. And with the variance of plans that different clinics offer, you never really know what you’re going to get, quality wise. Does one clinic have a specialty or do they encompass the full range of addicted behaviors? The questions go on and on. Below is a bit of information you should consider when looking for a Sacramento recovery option.
Program accreditation and licensing is one of the primary objectives to account for when considering a treatment facility. There are a lot of independent agencies and organizations that offer services that have no foundation or educational credibility.Any legitimate facility that offers effective services and treatments should have no problem producing information regarding licensing and accreditation.