What To Do When You Suspect a Loved One Has an Addiction

September 20, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships
Helping a loved one with an addiction problem isn't easy, nor is the decision to confront them. Although each situation is unique, there are some general guidelines that will help you approach this task. Whether their issue is drugs or alcohol, addic...
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Five Books To Get You Or a Loved One Through Recovery

September 18, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Health and wellness, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Not everyone likes to read - we understand that. However, there are some great books about recovery that should compel you to want to take it up again. After all, if you're sitting in rehab or undergoing substance abuse treatment, you've probably got...
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Tips For Visiting a Loved One In Sober Living

September 13, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
When a loved one is recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, chances are pretty good that they'll end up in a sober living facility at some point. In Southern California for example, one finding a sober living facility in Orange County is easy. Wh...
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What We Mean When We Talk About Sobriety

September 11, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment, Sobriety
How To Truly Define Sobriety "Sobriety" is a word whose 12-step misuse now pervades our entire culture, along with ruining addiction treatment. To truly define sobriety means putting conventional definitions in their place and taking a fresh (and of...
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Six Alcohol Related Diseases You Need to Know About

September 6, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Sober Living, Sobriety
Alcohol related disease is a very real threat for those who abuse alcohol.While the debate continues to rage over how much alcohol consumption is good vs. how much is bad, few topics have been studied more thoroughly or for a longer period of time. ...
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How to Find The Right Drug Rehab Counselor For You

August 30, 2018
Addiction and recovery, For Parents, Sober Living, Sober living/treatment
Knowing how to find a drug rehab counselor isn't something that is public knowledge. To this day, addiction is a disease that has been stigmatized, largely by people who simply haven't researched its causes and effects. In fact, for decades, drug add...
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Is Marijuana Addiction Real?

August 28, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, Family and Relationships
Is marijuana addiction a possibility? Studies point to some interesting findings. Back in early 2018, National Institute on Drug Abuse released findings that suggest 30 percent of those who use marijuana may have some degree of “marijuana use ...
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Signs and Symptoms of Narcotic Addiction

August 18, 2018
Addiction and recovery, Drug and alcohol abuse, For Parents
Recognizing an Addiction Problem Identifying the signs of narcotic addiction isn't difficult provided you know what to look for. Unfortunately, most people have no idea what those signs look like because they've never been around p...
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What Are Designer Drugs?

August 16, 2018
Addiction and recovery, For Parents, Sober living/treatment
The Early Days of Designer Drugs Designer drugs made their debut back in the 1990s. They're more appropriately described as synthetic drugs. While chemically similar to actual drugs, the formulations have been changed just enough to escape regulatio...
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