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Are There Alternatives to the 12-Step Program?

April 5, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Are there alternatives to the 12-step program? Of course there are alternatives to the 12-step program, but finding one with a similar success rate is the challenge. Let's examine some options. First, let's talk about the growing problem of addic...
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What's Adventure Therapy and How Can It Help With Recovery?

April 10, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
The Purpose of Adventure Therapy The District Recovery Community (TDRC) integrates many forms of adventure therapy into our clients’ lives, including adventure therapy. Adventure, camaraderie and character building is instrumental in early recover...
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How to Support a Friend Who Is In Recovery

April 12, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Family and Relationships, For Parents, Health and wellness, Sober Living
How To Support a Friend During Recovery One of the most asked questions we get from friends of addicts is how to support a friend during recovery. It's only natural to want to be helpful and supportive, but you may feel at a loss as to what can be ...
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What Are the Effects of Heroin on the Body?

April 17, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, For Parents, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
What are the effects of heroin on the body? Heroin enters the brain rapidly and binds to opioid receptors on cells located in many areas, especially those involved in feelings of pain and pleasure and in controlling heart rate, sleeping, and breathi...
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What Are The Different Stages of Addiction?

April 19, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships, For Parents
The Stages of Addiction The use of alcohol and other drugs is a topic that has been studied by many experts over many, many decades in an effort to identify the stages of addiction. Over the years, some clear patterns have emerged and while the indi...
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What are the Different Drug Treatment Options?

April 24, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober living/treatment
What are the Different Drug Abuse Treatments Options? Drug abuse treatment options vary depending upon a variety of factors including the patient's history, evidence of mental illness, existing health conditions, availability of government or insura...
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The Link Between Prescription Pills and Heroin

April 26, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sobriety
The Link Between Pain Medication and Heroin The link between heroin and prescription pills has long been discussed. We've all heard that there has been a rise in overdose deaths from heroin, or prescription pain pills. In fact, the increase has been...
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Cocaine vs. Crack: What Are The Differences?

May 1, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse
We Exam The Differences Between Cocaine and Crack To many, cocaine and crack are the same thing. So what are the differences between cocaine and crack? They are both drugs created from the coca plant but the primary difference is that each has its o...
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Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction

May 5, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Understanding Drug Addiction and Abuse For most people, understanding drug abuse and addiction is simply beyond their comprehension. Over the years, people often get trapped in the mindset that those with substance abuse issues lack moral principles...
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