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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 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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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