Finding the Best Drug Rehab Program

Finding the Best Drug Rehab Program

If you have a loved one who needs help in overcoming their addiction, then you will require information on what type of treatment programs are available. As new research progresses, treatment programs are updated. There are no pre-packaged, one-size-fits-all, treatment programs. Finding...
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12/23 2015
How to talk to Loved Ones about Addiction Recovery

How to talk to Loved Ones about Addiction Recovery

Addiction impacts the family unit on many levels. Even if you do not share a living environment with family members, addiction can still affect your relationship with them. And, just as addiction is not an isolated disease, the decision to pursue sobriety will...
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12/22 2015
How to Avoid a Relapse during Christmas

How to Avoid a Relapse during Christmas

There is a familiar phrase among alcoholics that is known as HALT. It is a reminder to alcoholics that they should “try to never be too Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired.” This is especially true during holidays such as Christmas where there...
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12/21 2015
Family Addiction and the Holidays

Family Addiction and the Holidays

Having a loved one who is struggling with addiction is a challenge for any family. During the holiday season it can become even more stressful to cope with. While dealing with family addiction and the holidays can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have...
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12/18 2015
How to Avoid Drinking During the Holidays

How to Avoid Drinking During the Holidays

Trying to stay sober during the holidays can be a difficult endeavor for a recovering alcoholic. Most people celebrate with food and drink at holiday parties and events. If you have been alcohol dependent, it is a challenge to remain sober when...
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12/16 2015
10 Tips for Starting the New Year Sober

10 Tips for Starting the New Year Sober

New Year’s Eve is known as the time of year when most alcohol is consumed. It also has the highest annual rate of drunk-driving accidents. Although some people may survive an automobile crash on New Year’s Eve, many are arrested for DUI....
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12/15 2015
Art Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Art Therapy In Addiction Recovery

Art therapy is one of the alternative treatment models used in addiction recovery that helps patients express thoughts and feelings. Sometimes the addict has difficulty articulating and expressing difficult emotional issues that they struggle with. Art therapy in addiction recovery has been shown to be...
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12/14 2015
Myths about Drug Treatment

Myths about Drug Treatment

Misconceptions about drug abuse and the treatment process can keep people trapped in the cycles of addiction indefinitely.  The most damaging myths are those that perpetuate the stigma of addiction, feelings of hopelessness and of ever getting free from the compulsive use...
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12/11 2015
The Danger of Replacing One Addiction for Another

The Danger of Replacing One Addiction for Another

Replacing one addiction for another is a common behavior pattern among recovering addicts. Once an addict stops using alcohol or their drug of choice, they usually pick up another obsession. The new addiction can be anything that is able to take the...
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12/10 2015