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The Do's and Don'ts of Helping an Alcoholic

July 31, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sobriety
When alcoholism has taken hold of a loved one, their addiction can be overwhelming. Knowing how to help an alcoholic requires a bit of homework and research. At first, families struggle to cope with the lies and self-destructive behaviors, not to ...
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The Power of Group Therapy

July 26, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
How Group Therapy Helps In Recovery During recovery, patients go through several types of therapy. Some of it is done in individual counseling sessions where a single client meets with a therapist or counselor. During these sessions, the counselor c...
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How To Tell Your Significant Other You're an Addict

July 24, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, Sober Living
Confessing anything to a loved one is never easy. It takes a sense of dedication, honesty and coming to grips with the fact that you're not perfect. Knowing how to tell someone you're an addict requires some careful consideration. Substance abuse pro...
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How to Raise Your Dopamine Levels WITHOUT Drugs

July 19, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Understanding how to raise your dopamine levels helps to treat depression, one of the core contributors to addiction. Controlling the release of dopamine is and making those dopamine receptors happy is important to maintain a healthy balance in one'...
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Seven Things Recovering Addicts Want You to Know

July 17, 2018
Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
What Recovering Addicts Want You To Know Recovering addicts are often looked upon with consternation, largely due to misconceptions or generalization. If you ever had the opportunity to sit and talk with someone in this position, here is what recove...
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Recovery and Dating: What You Need to Know

July 12, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships
Dating Someone In Recovery Dating isn't easy at any stage of life. Dating during recovery brings with it a set of challenges on both sides of the relationship. Imagine this scenario: you've been dating for awhile when one day, you find someone wh...
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Millennials, Marijuana and Brain Damage

July 10, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Many years ago, in the 1930s cult classic Reefer Madness, marijuana users were portrayed as violent hooligans.  More recent (and more scientific) examination of marijuana and brain damage suggests that for young people, there are concerns. Stud...
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What Are the Most Common Co-Occurring Disorders With Substance Abuse?

July 5, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Some of the most common co-occurring disorders found in chemically dependent people include mood and anxiety disorders. An even higher percentage of people with severe mental illness also have co-occurring disorders that are substance abuse related. ...
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Recognizing The Risk Factors For Addiction

July 3, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Sobriety
It's been said that most people are predisposed to certain traits or activities. Some people might have bouts with depression, some might have anger issues or some people might be temperamental. Others may have difficulty with anxiety. Still others m...
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