Category Archives: Rehab Center

Recovery From Addiction In A Macedonia Monastery

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Macedonia is located in the eastern part of Europe and the country is filled with lush nature. While there are no Ativan drug rehab centers in the area, it is home to a monastery that offers respite from substance addiction that burdens them. The men who are seeking recovery there are mostly addicted from illegal drugs such as methadone and heroin. The monastery has been constructed centuries ago and this is where the men find support as well as safe haven from the temptation of the outside world.

By following the way the monks are living, more than a hundred men every year are able to start anew. Milan Labus is a testament to how the monastery has changed his life around. He used to be a student at the Macedonian Police Academy but he turned to the dark side by selling illegal weapons. He was 22 years old and an orphan when he was sent to prison. This is where he learned how to use heroin and became an addict. After being released from prison, he used the drug daily.

He decided to shift to methadone in order to control the addiction but at the end he was depending greatly on the medication in order to survive. Everything changed for him when he met an ex-user who told him all about the Bigorski Monastery. The monastery which was built in the 18th century is located inside the Mavrovo National Park. The monastery has a program offered for drug users in order to recover and detox themselves. The monks are the ones sheltering those who are determined to change and leave addiction once and for all.

According to Brother Siluan, the men who are staying at Bigorski come from different parts of Macedonia and their stay can be as short as a few weeks while other stay for the whole year. With the capacity of the monastery, they can only cater to a maximum of 30 men at the same time. This is a good alternative for Ativan drug rehab facility which might not be a common institution in the country.

Rehab Facility In Bristol To Shut Down

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A rehab facility called Chandos House located in Redland, Bristol which caters to men who have alcohol and drug addiction is about to shut down because of issues with funding. This is the only remaining drug and alcohol dependency rehab center which operates as a residential facility. According to James Dickinson, the executive director of the place, they might shut down in a number of weeks unless they will be able to come up with £100,000.

In the last year, the center’s operational fund has been cut into half and the staffs have also been reduced to half its original number. The money they are getting from the government, both local and central, are no longer enough to keep it running. In defense, the Bristol City Council said that demand dictates how much fund is going to be sent and this is why the amount is never the same as it either goes up or down.

It was 35 years ago when the facility was established and one of the founders is Mr. Dickinson. He said that the demand from patients who need its services is much higher compared to when it first stared. The problem is that the funding has been reduced therefore they have no choice but to remove 50 per cent of their staff from their payroll.

With the matter of closure at hand, he decided to start a fundraising campaign in order to gather the £100,000 they will need. A fundraising day was held last week with the help of Will Self, a novelist. Dickinson said that they wanted to raise the money in the shortest time possible in order for them to continue operating and provide the necessary support needed by the patients. The money will be utilized while they are finding other ways to get more income and to search for partners as they wanted to remain open for those in need for the next 35 years.

According to volunteers and patients of the drug and alcohol dependency rehab, it would be devastating if the residential center is to shut down because many lives would be at risk.

Local England Drug Clinic To Refocus On Child Eating Disorders

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Elysium Brighton and Hove Clinic in Hove, East Sussex, England, was recently credited with providing Best Outpatient Rehab care to a patient, saving their life. However, the rehab facility is will be ceasing its rehab operations starting on July.

The private rehab facility, which was formerly part of the famous Priory chain in England, will be changing their focus towards helping youth suffering for eating disorders. The facility was recently credited with aiding a recovering alcoholic, who stated that he stayed at the clinic, which he believes saved his life, after services by the UK’s National Health Services were unable to help him deal with his alcoholism.

The former patient, who, despite having talked about his experience, wishes to remain anonymous, paid £15,000 for their 28-day stay at Elysium back in 2016. According to the former patient, he can say, with complete honesty, that without the Best Outpatient Rehab facility’s care, he wouldn’t have dropped the bottle, which he says would’ve killed him, given time.

The former alcoholic describes alcoholism as a progressive, misunderstood condition, a disease that slowly kills people.

According to him, the high cost of the private care from the facility was similar to the amount of money he was throwing away on alcohol, an amount he considered a good trade-off for saving his life. He says that he is grateful to Elysium, and he is against it ceasing its rehab operations, calling it diluting the options available for the public.

A spokesperson from the clinic said that they have seen a notable decrease in their adult private inpatient services have dropped down, with an increase in outpatient and day-care services. With that in mind, come July 2018, Elysium Brighton and Hove Clinic will no longer be providing adult inpatient services, focusing on their day care and Best Outpatient Rehab services, which will continue providing treatment and aid for issues such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, among others.

The clinic’s inpatient facilities, the spokesperson says, will be diverted to care for youth with eating disorders.

Another spokesperson, this one for NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commission Group, says that they are and still are committed to help those suffering from addiction, as well as their families and their careers.