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Drug and Alcohol Detox: Don’t Do It Alone

It is often said that the first step in getting sober is to accept that you have a problem.  While that’s true, another essential first step is drug and alcohol
The Benefits of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse

The Benefits of Group Therapy for Substance Abuse

Group therapy can take on several forms during substance abuse treatment.  Group therapy for substance abuse may be a group of individuals seeking treatment; alternatively, it may be the family
pros and cons of couples drug rehab

Pros and Cons of Getting Sober With Your Partner

You and your partner do everything together, and now you’ve realized you both have a problem with drugs and alcohol. After taking some time to review your options, you both
Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement

Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement: A Small Victory

If you’ve watched or read the news in the last few weeks, you’ve likely heard or read about the Purdue Pharma Opioid Settlement.  You might be wondering who Purdue Pharma
How to Avoid Relapsing From Drugs and Alcohol

How to Avoid Relapsing From Drugs and Alcohol

You’ve gone to treatment, done the work, and gotten sober. You may be feeling a tremendous sense of accomplishment, an overwhelming sense of fear, or a combination of both.  Having
Four Signs of Heroin Use and Addiction

Four Signs of Heroin Use and Addiction

Understanding drug addiction becomes more complicated because not all drugs are the same.  You may hear terms like opioids, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, and more to describe the kinds of drugs
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Let Go of Anger in Addiction Recovery

Early recovery has often been compared to living on an emotional roller coaster.  After numbing your emotions for so long, you may not remember what it feels like to feel
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Is Drug Addiction a Mental Illness? Dual Diagnosis Explained

Addiction can be hard to understand.  Beyond understanding the disease, the terminology is always changing.  Is someone an alcoholic, an addict, or both?  Do they have a substance use disorder? 
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Myths About Addiction Debunked

Without personal experience, individuals may make some incorrect assumptions about addicts, the substances they use, and addiction itself.  Sadly, this is seen not only in the general public but also
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