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Dangers of Drinking While Pregnant

Millions of pregnant women in the U.S. consume alcohol, and many of those women binge drink. When you are pregnant, you need to be careful about everything you consume, including medicines, food, and alcohol. Anything that enters your system can have a devastating effect on both you and the fetus. Renaissance Recovery Center will discuss…

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Understanding the Dangers of Mixing Substances

Do you believe a loved one is experimenting with more than one substance? While many may believe that drinking alcohol and using prescription painkillers doesn’t cause any harm, that is not the case. That is why families must understand the dangers of mixing substances. Having this knowledge could help prevent family members and other loved…

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Dealing With Family Problems During Recovery

Bringing Up Old Feelings At some point during the addiction recovery process, things will get very real. Understanding one’s addiction will eventually require some painful self-reflection. You’ll need to look at what caused you to succumb to the temptation that ultimately led to your addiction. Being honest with oneself is the only way to treat…

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How to Stop Being an Enabler

If you’ve had a friend or a loved one who suffered alcoholism or addiction, you may have been guilty of enabling the addiction without even knowing it. Enabling drug addiction is a dangerous proposition as it delays proper addiction treatment, often with deadly consequences. Addicts are experts at covering their addiction or making excuses. Often…

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The History of Outpatient Programs in the U.S.

History of Outpatient Programs Outpatient addiction treatment is not a new concept. In fact, the history of outpatient programs in the U.S. goes back more than 150 years. This makes sense given that psychoactive drugs have been used in some form starting as early as human civilizations began to emerge. Despite thousands of years of…