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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… Continue Reading How do the 12-Steps Work?

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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,… Continue Reading Journaling: How Does It Help With Addiction Treatment

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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… Continue Reading False Facts You’ve Heard About Rehab

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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… Continue Reading Treatment Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

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Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction)

Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction) Addiction: The National Institute on Drug Abuse says it’s a chronic disease. It knows no boundaries of socioeconomic class, gender, race, intelligence, or age. Addiction affects people all across the globe, from movie stars and political leaders to grandparents. Addition is a relapsing brain disease that… Continue Reading Is Your Loved One Addicted (How to Spot Addiction)

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President Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

On Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.  According to the CDC, the opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in American history, killing about 90 people every day.  While Trump’s declaration doesn’t release any new money to help solve the opioid crisis, it does shift some federal money to help… Continue Reading President Trump declares opioid epidemic a public health emergency

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How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Rehab

How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Rehab You have made the decision to get yourself the treatment you need for your substance abuse and have got everything set in order. The only thing left is to tell your children where mommy/daddy is going. This can seem like a difficult conversation. In many… Continue Reading How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Rehab

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Intensive Outpatient Programs Vs Outpatient Programs

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides treatment which will empower patients to function more independently and responsibly, while preparing them for the community with the skills and abilities to lead successful lives. It  can be designed to work in conjunction with your daily career to prevent a period of absence from your occupation and can allow… Continue Reading Intensive Outpatient Programs Vs Outpatient Programs

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