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How To Support A Loved One Through Treatment

With all the millions of people affected by some form of substance abuse or another, it’s not surprising if most people know someone in this situation. In fact, substance abuse may have touched your family. If that is the case, you may wonder how to support a loved one through treatment. It’s critical to provide…

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Do I Need Family Therapy During Treatment?

Drug addiction leaves its marks on everyone who gets involved with it. It ravages the body, steals your time, harms people’s relationships, and busts up careers. Drugs can ruin a life in no time at all. Furthermore, addiction doesn’t leave families untouched. In fact, sometimes families can suffer the most, and putting all the pieces…

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How to Ease Methadone Addiction Withdrawal Symptoms

The synthetic opiate Methadone is commonly used to help people addicted to opiates to break the cycle of addiction. Essentially a form replacement therapy, methadone has had success in helping people who have cravings to eliminate their need for opiates. Methadone can do this without delivering the detrimental effects of narcotics. However, there is a…

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What Are the Different Types of Alcoholics?

In 2007, there was a report released from National Institutes Of Health which, at the time, was led by Dr. Howard B. Moss, who served as the Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research at NIAAA. This report identified five different types of alcoholics. This report has served as a guideline in the evaluation process…

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How Does Outpatient Therapy Strengthen My Recovery?

If you or a loved one is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, you may be reviewing options for rehabilitation programs. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your addiction, you may be looking for medically assisted detox or inpatient care. You might even be searching online for “outpatient drug rehab near me”. Each program is…

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What’s the Benefit of Gender-Specific Treatment?

The Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment Programs Addiction is a disease that affects both men and women. However, that doesn’t mean each gender benefits from exactly the same approach to treatment. Since the sexes have some inherent differences, it stands to reason that their experiences with substance abuse will differ. Gender-specific treatment programs have some definite…

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Does Addiction Treatment Require a Higher Power?

Addiction treatment is an area already engulfed in many debates as to what approach is most effective, but no debate has been more heated than the discussions on the controversial role of 12-step programs. For those looking for non-religious AA programs, the 12 step program is a touchy subject. Learn more about the question, “Does…

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How to Repair Broken Relationships in Recovery

Knowing how to repair broken relationships in recovery is a skill you will need to master. While it won’t happen overnight, with hard work and commitment, consistent, positive and healthy behaviors can help fix a relationship. Once you’ve completed an addiction treatment program and have achieved sobriety, there are many things you can do to…

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How to Overcome Loneliness in Addiction Recovery

The period that follows drug or alcohol rehab is the time to start building or rebuilding your social support network–sometimes, it means starting over completely. Overcoming loneliness in recovery depends upon how willing the individual is to reach out to others to make meaningful connections. This process is daunting and feelings of loneliness can creep…