Category: Addiction and recovery

How to Tell Friends & Family You're An Addict

March 20, 2019

How to Tell Someone You're an Addict Many addicts struggle with this. There is a much simpler way to look at this: When the time comes for you to get serious about getting sober, you'll realize that you don't want go through this alone - and that's the perfect time to tell someone you're an addict. If you're ready to tell your family that you miss being a part of the family, that's the time. When you want to make amends for the ways you...

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What Does a Sober Living Home Do?

March 11, 2019

The role of a Sober Living Home Research highlighted in PsychCentral suggests that it can take up to 66 days to create just one new habit. Until all of your drug habits shift, you’re at risk for a relapse to addiction. How can you keep yourself safe during that time? Assuming you've gone through Rehab/detox, you've probably been told that continuing your recovery through an IOP, PHP or sober living facility will significantly increase your...

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Addiction Treatment in Southern California

February 28, 2019

Why Addiction Treatment in Southern California is a Good Option If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, you should look at addiction treatment in Southern California for many reasons. For starters, many of the best treatment professionals and facilities call Southern California their home. Of further consideration is the number of opportunities for those who succesfully complete their treatment and choose get a job or continue...

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The Advantages of Traveling for Sober Living

February 18, 2019

Sober living homes offer a unique living environment that supports abstinence from drugs and alcohol and helps maintain a healthy recovery lifestyle.1 Sober homes offer people in recovery a safe place to transition into independent living, and many people decide on traveling for sober living, rather than staying close to home. Let's take a look at why leaving your hometown may be best. Traveling for Sober Living Offers More Options When you're...

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How To Prevent Relapse

February 11, 2019

How To Prevent Relapse The best way to prevent a relapse is by having a plan. Once rehab is complete and it's time to go home or stay in a sober living home, a recovering addict may be wondering how to prevent relapse. They need to prepare themselves to handle temptation in social situations. Doctor Howard Samuels, a recovering addict himself, has several relapse prevention strategies. 1. Prevent Relapse by Using Your Willpower Research...

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What Is IOP?

February 5, 2019

IOP and Its Place in Recovery An estimated 24 million people suffer from addiction or dependency on drugs and alcohol in the United States. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that only 11 percent – 2.6 million – receive the treatment they need. In general, there are two main types of addiction treatment: inpatient and outpatient. With an inpatient or residential program, clients enter into a...

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The Connection Between Anxiety and Drug Addiction

January 28, 2019

Anxiety and Drug Addiction Estimates are that more than 40 million American adults are suffering from some degree of an anxiety disorder. For those that fit into this category, you have a double or even triple likelihood of also having a substance use disorder. Showing a clear link between anxiety and drug addiction, this coincidence had to be studied further. “There’s a huge overlap between the two,” says Petros Levounis, MD, chair of...

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What's After Rehab?

January 19, 2019

Knowing What's After Rehab is Critical to the Recovery Process The goal of treatment is always to pass to you the the skills you need in life to live a sober life and to manage stresses and challenges. Success after rehab means that these skills are vital to your success. Unfortunately, some people think that completing rehab means they're recovered. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rehab (aka "detox") is nothing more than purging the...

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5 Ways Sober Living is Worth The Struggle

January 11, 2019

Five Benefits of Sobriety Sobriety can be life-changing. Through feedback we get from former client, we hear over and over that their new, sober life is the greatest life our clients have ever known. If you are currently struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, however, sober living may not seem like greener grass on the other side. It may not look like that light at the end of the tunnel. Rather, it may look boring. It may...

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Workaholics: Do Certain Jobs Create More Risk for Addiction?

January 5, 2019

Drug Abuse and Addiction Though there are a number of professions that come with high rates of drug abuse and addiction, some of the highest risk jobs or industries include: Health care professionals. With easy access to prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, and a number of drugs used for anesthesia, it can be difficult to withstand the temptation to use these drugs if addiction is an issue. Nurses, doctors, anesthesiologists, and...

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