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What You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction

  What You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction Alcohol addiction is far more common and dangerous than most people realize. Many people do not consider alcohol to be dangerous because it is legal, but alcohol is said to be one of the most deadly substances in the country. There are more alcohol related deaths than… View more

Beginning a Life in Addiction Recovery

Beginning a Life in Addiction Recovery For those recently out of treatment, relationships can be challenging to navigate. It’s likely that the relationships of an individual in recovery suffered damage while still in active addiction. When working the steps to recovery, it is recommended that relationships be repaired. It should be mentioned that repairing relationships… View more

What You Should Know About Dual Diagnosis and Addiction

What is dual diagnosis? Dual diagnosis treatment, also known as co-occurring disorders, is a method used for a patient diagnosed with both a mental disorder and an addiction. Nearly 8.9 million Americans are affected by co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Dual diagnosis treatment was invented in the early 1990’s for people experiencing… View more

The Importance of Relapse Prevention

The Role of Relapse Prevention in Addiction Treatment Relapse is defined as when an individual who has undergone a period of abstinence from drug or substance abuse returns to using a substance or drug. Approximately 40-60% of addiction patients will relapse.  In addiction, relapse is not uncommon and is a very real danger for an… View more

Drug Abuse and Addiction – Signs and Symptoms

Drug Abuse and Addiction One of the best things you can do to help a loved one suffering with addiction is to educate yourself. Learning the signs and symptoms of addiction allows you to have a better understanding of the problem and the best ways to deal with it. Addiction begins for each person differently and… View more

Tips for Choosing a Sponsor in Recovery

Choosing a Sponsor in Recovery In early recovery attending an intensive outpatient program or outpatient program is a common next step after completing detox. Many patients also choose to attend 12-step based meetings as part of their continued recovery process. It is recommended that immediately upon entering treatment individuals begin the process of choosing a sponsor… View more

The Importance of Relapse Prevention

The Importance of Relapse Prevention In addiction, relapse is when a person who has undergone a period of abstinence from a drug or substance returns to using any drug or substance again. It’s estimated that 40 to 60% of drug addiction patients will relapse. Relapse is not uncommon and is a very real danger for an… View more

How to Identify Signs of Alcohol Abuse

  Identifying Signs of Alcohol Abuse The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism states that in 2014, 87.6 percent of people ages 18 or older reported that they drank alcohol at some point in their lifetime – up from 86.8 percent in 2013. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United… View more

Tips for Choosing a Sober Living Facility

What to Look for When Choosing a Sober Living Facility After taking the steps to detox off substances or attend treatment, the next step is to continue recovery in a sober living environment. A sober living facility, also known as a halfway house or sober home, provides individuals with continued support in recovery following treatment… View more

Tips for Breaking Enabling Behaviors in Addiction

What is enabling? Enabling is defined as giving someone or something the authority or means to do something. More specifically with addiction, enabling is seen as assisting an addict with something that they are capable of doing and by all means should be doing themselves. Drug addiction is a complex disease that affects the user,… View more