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Treatment Options for Alcoholism

Much has been written about alcohol addiction treatment largely because there is no one solution that’s right for everyone. For alcoholics, this can be especially frustrating because they’re looking for a one-stop-shop and a quick remedy. The simple fact of the matter is that addiction doesn’t happen overnight and as such, there’s no overnight cure.…

women celebrating overcoming helplessness during recovery

Overcoming Helplessness During Recovery

Overcoming helplessness during recovery requires one to look holistically not only at oneself but to those around him or her who might be playing a role in these feelings. Look for the source of your learned helplessness. Your learned helplessness may have taken root due to the circumstances of your development. Try to find the…

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Media That Glamorizes Substance Abuse

It’s never too early to start talking to your children about substance abuse and addiction. The general consensus is that you should start these conversations as soon as children start asking questions about drugs, drug-related phrases, or when they happen to catch glances of this activity in social media or in mainstream media. This holds…

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How To Support Your Friend or Loved One in a Sober Living Home

The Role of a Sober Friend During Recovery With 23 million Americans in recovery, chances are pretty good that almost everyone knows someone that has been in recovery or is in recovery. In fact, we may know recovering addicts without ever knowing that they were addicts to begin with. As a sober friend, you’re going…

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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…

four women celebrate the benefits of gender specific treatment

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…