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4 Reasons a Regular Routine is Good for Addiction Recovery
4 Reasons a Regular Routine is Good for Addiction Recovery

One thing you will likely notice about life in an addiction treatment center or even in a sober living home is that routines are important. There’s a regular time for everything. You get up, you eat, you go to group, you meet with your therapist, you get some exercise, and you go to bed at…

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3 Ways Your PTSD Can Affect Your Child
3 Ways Your PTSD Can Affect Your Child

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition caused by some traumatic event. Although it’s typically associated with combat veterans, it’s actually far more common among civilians. Common causes of PTSD include accidents, assault, robbery, natural disasters, or the unexpected death of a loved one. While it’s normal to experience symptoms for a few weeks…

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4 Ways to Overcome Perfectionism
4 Ways to Overcome Perfectionism

Perfectionism and substance use often go together. Perfectionists often have unrealistically high expectations for themselves and then are extremely hard on themselves when they don’t meet those expectations. Perfectionists are often harshly self-critical. Their unyielding attitude can lead to anxiety, depression, and addiction. Perfectionism can also make recovery much harder, since as with other things,…

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How a Warm Bath Might Help with Depression
How a Warm Bath Might Help with Depression

Depression affects about 16 million American adults every year. Common symptoms include persistent sadness, fatigue, lack of motivation, disrupted sleep, body aches, feelings of hopelessness, poor concentration, and thoughts of death or suicide. If you experience several of these symptoms for more than two weeks, see a doctor. Depression is typically treated with a combination…

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Bouncing Back After a Relapse
Bouncing Back After a Relapse

Sometimes we view our relapses as evidence of our failure. We believe that because we weren’t successful with our recovery this time, we won’t ever be. Sometimes we use a relapse as an excuse to start actively using again. Bouncing back after a relapse means taking inventory of where you got off track, identifying what…

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insurance for addiction treatment
Using Insurance to Pay For Treatment

People suffering with addiction often do not seek help because they think that they cannot afford it. Family members of those suffering with addiction often worry about how they will be able to pay for treatment or how they can help financially. One of the best ways to pay to for treatment is using your…

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microdosing lsd
Microdosing LSD for Business

There is a new trend in business, especially in the booming Silicon Valley. Professional business men and women with degrees from prestigious colleges are using something to get them through the work day and help them get the “creative juices flowing,” small doses of hallucinogens, like LSD and magic mushrooms. The National Institute on Drug…

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opiate addiction in tennessee
Opiate Addiction Issues in Tennessee

It is no new fact that the nation is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. While it is true that the entire Nation is facing this, there are some states that are harder hit. Tennessee is one of those states. In 2015, doctors wrote more than 7.8 million opioid prescriptions, which is equal to…

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What is Vivitrol?

Opioid addiction is an epidemic in this country. Thousands of people abuse opioids and thousands of people overdose and die because of opioid use each year. Opioids affect the nervous system by attaching themselves to opioid receptors and reduce the perception of pain. They come from the opium poppy with morphine being the active substance.…

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socially accepted addiction
Socially Accepted Addiction

Since we are young children many of us watch our parents pour a glass of wine with dinner or open a beer to watch the football game. Most family barbecues consist of hamburgers, hot dogs, and booze. We watch people drink to have fun, drink with food, and drink to relax. As teenagers we can’t…

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