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Working While in Recovery

May 16, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Working While in Recovery: Can it be done? The short answer is - it depends. Since there are different stages of recovery, let's focus on which stage of recovery is most conducive to working while in recovery. First, let's quickly cover the stages ...
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10 Signs It's Time To Go To Rehab

May 9, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
When is it time to go to rehab? In life, some things are crystal clear, others are a bit blurred. In the case of substance abuse, the signs are easy to spot if you're paying attention. For those who continue to live in denial or proclaim that they '...
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7 Shocking Statistics About Opioid Addiction

May 2, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships
New Statistics on Opioid Addiction Have Been Released Every year, millions of Americans use opioids to manage pain. Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain—and reliance on opioids has led to the worst d...
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What Is MAT?

April 24, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living
MAT, or Medication Assisted Treatment and its Role in Recovery. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies for the treatment of substance use disorders. A combination of medi...
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Addiction Recovery for Women

April 17, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, For Parents
Addiction is a disease that affects both men and women, but that doesn’t mean that addiction treatment for women shouldn't be optimized for dealing with issues unqiue to women. That's not to say that each gender would benefit in different ways to t...
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Is My Teenager Smoking Weed?

April 10, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sober living/treatment
Looking Out For Signs Your Teen is Using Marijuana Marijuana is the most commonly used drug among teenagers. With the advent of social media, the use of marijuana is considered "cool" by many teens, and many teens don't even consider it to be a ...
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Paying for Treatment with Medicare or Medicaid

April 3, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober living/treatment
What are Medicare and Medicaid? Depending on the type of addiction treatment program you've selected, many of them offer the option to use government funded healthcare programs. Inn fact, one of the most commonly used methods for paying for drug ...
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The Link Between Prescriptions and Opioids

March 26, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness
The Link Between Prescriptions and Opioids: What Studies Have Shown The link between prescriptions and opioids is a natural area to explore given that so many people have reported that they believe their addiction started only after a doctor prescri...
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How to Tell Friends & Family You're An Addict

March 20, 2019
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
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...
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