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Do Sober Living Homes Accept Insurance?

March 2, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Will Insurance Pay for Sober Living? The short answer is no--at least in the State of California. This is because California does not offer licensed certification for these types of facilities. This also applies to halfway houses or any type of sobe...
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Advice For Parents Whose Child Is Addicted

March 7, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
Advice for Families of Drug Addicts When a child becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, parents often feel helpless. The pain is profound and the frustration mounts over time. Parents worry about the consequences to their child's health, the im...
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Five Tips for Finishing Your Degree During Recovery

March 8, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
You want to graduate, but don’t feel motivated to go to school. After all, you're still in recovery and you want to focus on that. There's all sorts of excuses a person can come up with, but the truth of the matter is that part of your recovery ...
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How to Stay Sober in Six Steps

March 13, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sobriety
Six Steps for Sobriety You’ve taken that first big step and stopped using substances, now what?  If you follow this advice on how to stay sober in six steps, you have a fighting chance. First, congratulations on getting clean! We all know how ...
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The Long Term Effects of Methamphetamine on the Body

March 15, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse
Meth Addiction: A Growing Epidemic Using methamphetamine has numerous effects on all aspects of a person's life and the lives of the people around the addict. The drug causes short term and long term damage that is often irreversible. The problem of...
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What's Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Work?

March 20, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness, Sober living/treatment
Most people know that addiction is a chronic, but treatable, condition. We also know that the right treatment is effective in helping people get sober and stay that way. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been around for some time, but let's dive deepe...
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The 5 Most Common Relapse Triggers (& How to Avoid Them)

March 22, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Health and wellness
Some people believe that addiction relapse is inevitable – but that is absolutely not true. Being aware of common relapse triggers and relapse warning signs is your first step towards long-term addiction recovery. One of most effective technique...
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How to Talk to Somebody You Love About Getting Treatment for Their Addiction

March 27, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Health and wellness
It's always a challenge to talk to someone you love about getting treatment for their addiction. Here are some things to help ensure the greatest chance of success. When someone you love has a drug problem and there are clear signs and symptoms of...
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Xanax Addiction: The Risks and Side Effects of Xanax Abuse

April 3, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober living/treatment
Many people are affected by Xanax addiction. It is a growing problem in the United States. According to information from the Treatment Episode Data Set Report in 2011, nearly 61,000 individuals sought drug abuse treatment for addiction to Xanax and ...
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