Dual Diagnosis Treatment: How We Can Help

At Recovery Ways, the therapeutic team takes a Dual Diagnosis approach to treatment. Dual Diagnosis Treatment emphasizes that a person has a mood disorder (such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.) and a substance use disorder simultaneously. When this happens, it is common for the person to struggle to understand the relationship between the two…

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Addiction & Depression

Addiction & Depression There is a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances,” according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. They say that mental health disorders patients are accountable for the consumption of 38% of alcohol and 44% of cocaine. A big cause of this is patients trying to self…

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Complex Addiction

Complex Addiction Many people do not realize that many people who struggle with addiction, struggle with multiple substances. Many people start off using drugs at party scenes where they mix substances. Alcohol and cocaine are a common mix in the party scene. Other people who become addicted to prescription pills are often abusing multiple prescription…

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The Family and Medical Leave Act for Addiction Treatment

The Family and Medical Leave Act for Addiction Treatment The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that took effect back in 1993. FMLA guarantees certain employees up to twelve weeks of unpaid leave in a year for serious health issues or to care for a family member with a serious health…

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How do the 12-Steps Work?

How do the 12-Steps Work? The 12-Step Program is widely known as being associated with Alcoholics Anonymous which began in the 1930s. There are other programs set up that use the same basic steps adjusted to fit the needs of the group such as Narcotics Anonymous and Cocaine Anonymous They even have other programs for…

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Addiction Treatment for Atheists

Addiction Treatment for Atheists Most treatment facilities for addiction are based on the 12-steps that originated in Alcoholics Anonymous. The 12-steps mentions and uses God throughout the steps. So what does that mean for someone who doesn’t believe in a God? Many people just tell them to exchange the noun God with “a higher power.”…

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Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment

Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment During addiction treatment the patient becomes more aware of their addiction, the reasons behind their addiction, and more mindful of their feelings. Many people kept journals or diaries as children but often stop when they become adults and are faced with other responsibilities such as school, work,…

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Marijuana: Is It safe? Is It Addictive?

Marijuana: Is It safe? Is It Addictive? Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the world and often the first illegal drug people use and often leads to harder drugs in the future. For example, the risk of a person using cocaine increases by 104 percent if he or she has smoked marijuana…

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False Facts You’ve Heard About Rehab

False “Facts” You’ve Heard About Rehab With addiction becoming more common, especially with today’s opioid epidemic plaguing the Nation, more and more people are talking about substance abuse rehabilitation. There are many facts out there about treatment centers, some true, and some false. These false “facts” being talked about can be detrimental, especially to someone…

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Treatment Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Treatment Doesn’t Have To Be Boring.  How Recreational Therapy Improves Addiction Treatment. Many people, when they think of recovery treatment, they think about the detox (which is probably the least desirable part), all the individual and group therapies they will have to do, and how boring the sober days are going to be. This is…

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