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Life After Treatment

You already made the decision to get sober, you went through the treatment, and now you are ready to start your sober life. This can be scary for some patients, they may feel worried or overwhelmed. The important thing to remember is that you always have help and support and you can do this. Aftercare…

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7 Things Not to Say to an Addict

A majority of the calls treatment centers receive come from family and friends looking for help for someone they love. They understand the challenges family and friends face as they attempt to assist a loved one caught in the vicious cycle of a debilitating addiction to alcohol and/or other drugs. The frustration and loneliness associated…

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Recovery after Relapse

Treatment centers understand that addiction is lifelong disease. While they do their best to give patients all the tools they need to manage stress, triggers, and cravings for their addiction, sometimes things are still too much for them or they have a moment of weakness and relapse. Relapse is when an addict has been clean…

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Heroes in Recovery

Heroes in Recovery is a movement started by the Foundations Recovery Network and people who are in recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders. There are 23 million people every year who need addiction treatment but only three million actually get help. Heroes in Recovery is an effort to reach the other 20 million, who may…

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Recovery is a Journey

Starting the recovery process can seem intimidating and unpleasant, especially knowing that this is just the beginning of the journey. Take the time to realize and understand that if you do not start this process you can/will lose those you love the most, lose control, and can possibly lose your freedom by being arrested, and…

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Pregnancy and Addiction

Many women dream of the day when they can become mothers. Many look forward to the wonderful miracle of creating and growing another life to love and cherish for the rest of their lives. However, there are some women who become pregnant while still in the throes of addiction. Pregnancy and addiction are very serious…

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What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?

What is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy? Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) created in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan as a comprehensive, evidence-based treatment to better help those diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Since it was developed it has been used as treatment for other mental…

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Addiction in Small Towns

For centuries substance abuse and addiction has been a problem, usually in cities with large numbers of people and discrete dealings. Dealers are able to easily hide amongst the vast numbers of residents and even visiting tourists. So how then are the numbers of those abusing, addicted, and overdosing so high in rural small towns?…