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Why Do Rehab Centers Separate Men And Women?

May 13th, 2015

They say men are from Mars and women are from Venus…or maybe vice versa. For years, we’ve known, regardless of the metaphor, that the males and females are different in many ways. Originally, treatment facilities were developed for men, by men. Nowadays, however, the rehabilitation field is undergoing changes. We know much more now about […]

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Relapse Prevention: The Importance Of Choosing Good Meetings And People Who Take Recovery Seriously

May 12th, 2015

Being able to communicate with others who are also struggling with addiction is a valuable tool when working on recovery. A support system made up of others who have “been there” can make a person feel like they’re not alone in their efforts to overcome dependency on drugs and alcohol. Addiction is isolating and lonely […]

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What Should I Do With My Kids While I’m In Rehab?

April 30th, 2015

It’s a question many parents are forced to ask, and there’s no easy answer. Most people suffering from addiction want their family to be together, and some refuse to seek treatment for this exact reason. Women, in particular, worry that their kids will be taken away from them as soon as they admit to being […]

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Dispelling The Myth That Recovery Is Boring

April 24th, 2015

Dopamine And Perception Of Boredom However, without professional support and guidance, recovery may feel boring for the formerly drug or alcohol addicted individual. When addicted to drugs and alcohol, the body grows accustomed to a built-in incentive or reward system with the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine is pretty great. When released, it’s that […]

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What Kinds Of Holistic Therapies Are Used In Addiction Treatment?

April 3rd, 2015

In addition to reducing drug cravings, some holistic approaches have been shown to relieve physical discomfort and pain, at the root of many drug cravings. Types of holistic therapies used to treat addiction include: acupuncture chiropractic care massage Tai Chi Ayurvedic medicine Chinese medicine herbal medicine Reiki yoga guided meditation homeopathy naturopathy osteopathy exercise A […]

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How Motivational Interviewing Is Used For Treating An Addiction

March 25th, 2015

Humans aren’t prone to change because someone tells them to change, especially when it comes to the disease of addiction. Change has to come from a decision and all-out commitment to fight the addiction and that’s not something that requires a commitment coming from within. Instead, therapists treating drug or alcohol addiction employ a tactic […]

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Alcohol And Your Body Infographic

January 22nd, 2015

Taking into account the ways in which alcohol intake affects the body, with specific insight toward responses of the mind, physical being, and expected aftermath of elevated consumption. An understanding of alcohol use, standard units of intake, blood alcohol levels, legal drinking limits, and the metabolic differentiation of men and women. Learn more about the […]

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Benefits of A Long-Term Addiction Treatment Program

January 13th, 2015

Both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a minimum of 90 days for the treatment of addiction to drugs and alcohol, as this period of time more accurately reflects the time required to overcome substance addiction. Long-term addiction treatment affords a more comprehensive approach to […]

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The Dangers Of Two People In Recovery Starting A Relationship

January 7th, 2015

It’s natural to want to share your recovery with someone else. You’re making positive strides, you’re experiencing a life outside of your addiction for the first time in months or years. It feels like a time to celebrate, but there are many threats to sobriety when two people in recovery begin a relationship. Knowing the […]

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The Benefits Of Online Recovery Support Groups

November 26th, 2014

Benefits Of Recovery Support Groups Following Drug Treatment There are many benefits to support groups, in general. They help someone feel less isolated as they learn to cope with day-to-day routine. Support groups also highlight aspects of recovery that may not be covered during treatment, including the nuances of returning to life post-treatment for drug […]

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Being Supportive Of Your Partner During Rehab Infographic

November 21st, 2014

Learn more about Being Supportive Of Your Partner During Rehab illustrated with a visually stunning infographic that is easy to read and has a PDF version for you to download. Download PDF

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What To Look For When Choosing An Inpatient Drug Rehab Center

November 19th, 2014

What Makes Inpatient Drug Rehab Successful The intensity of the experience is what makes inpatient drug rehab so successful. Someone undergoing an inpatient treatment program will have access to support 24/7 for a period of 21 days or longer. A person in inpatient care will attend both individual and group counseling sessions, often on a […]

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