How Much Recovery Capital Do You Have?

How Much Recovery Capital Do You Have?

Words from a WSTC Therapist By: Tyler Oberheim Recovery capital is defined as the internal and external resources that an individual possesses to help sustain recovery (Granfield & Cloud, 1999; Cloud & Granfield, 2004). There are three main categories of recovery capital...
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06/23 2015
Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient Drug Rehab

The most effective way to help someone recover from drug addiction is through the help of an inpatient drug rehabilitation facility. These facilities offer many levels of treatment that cover the physical, psychological and emotional needs of the patient. Positive feedback and...
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06/23 2015
Top 10 Most Popular Recreational Drugs

Top 10 Most Popular Recreational Drugs

The ten most popular recreational drugs are a variety of substances that produce specific feelings and symptoms. They originate from different sources and are unique in their design, purpose and abuse. Here is a quick snapshot of each drug, its history and/or...
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06/22 2015
Living in Gratitude: Recovery after Drinking

Living in Gratitude: Recovery after Drinking

I’ve spent a large part of my life, even before I started drinking, believing that disaster was inevitably around the corner at all times. I can’t even count the mornings I woke up with negative thoughts already beating down the door of...
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06/19 2015
Alcoholism Rehab by Gender

Alcoholism Rehab by Gender

A person’s gender is an important factor in his/her risk for alcoholism. Although genetic factors could pre-dispose both men and women to want to drink, studies of various cultures have revealed that men are more prone to alcoholism and heaving drinking than...
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06/18 2015
How to Deal with a Loved One Abusing Alcohol

How to Deal with a Loved One Abusing Alcohol

Alcoholism affects millions of people and can wreak havoc on relationships, health, careers and lives. While alcoholism has many negative effects on the person struggling from it, watching a loved one deal with an alcohol abuse issue can also be difficult and...
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06/18 2015
Drug Use by Teens: 15 Most Common

Drug Use by Teens: 15 Most Common

Teenage drug use rates fluctuate according to what type of drug is used. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) conducts surveys to determine what trends are taking place yearly by teenagers. The NIDA website has graphs that reveal yearly drug trends...
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06/16 2015
South Florida’s War on Flakka

South Florida’s War on Flakka

Flakka, a new designer drug, is wreaking havoc in South Florida and also hitting some other States in the U.S. It is most popular among teenagers and young adults and is highly addictive and easily accessible. The drug is marketed on the...
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06/15 2015
Accepting Step One of Alcohol Recovery

Accepting Step One of Alcohol Recovery

When I think back to my last relapse, I can clearly see now the chain of events and behavioral changes that led to my downfall. I’m not going to waste time beating myself up about it though, because first of all I...
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06/12 2015
What to do if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

What to do if Your Loved One is Addicted to Heroin

What is Heroin? Heroin is an illegal, highly addictive opioid narcotic. It blocks the neurotransmission of pain and induces relaxation and feelings of euphoria. Heroin is most often sniffed, smoked or injected and can produce a quick rush (high), occurring within just...
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06/11 2015