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The 5 Most Common Relapse Triggers (& How to Avoid Them)

Some people believe that addiction relapse is inevitable – but that is absolutely not true. Being aware of common relapse triggers and relapse warning signs is your first step towards long-term addiction recovery. One of most effective techniques for preventing relapse is to identify your personal relapse triggers and make a detailed plan on how…

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What’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How Does It Work?

Most people know that addiction is a chronic, but treatable, condition. We also know that the right treatment is effective in helping people get sober and stay that way. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been around for some time, but let’s dive deeper into this and other forms of therapy to find out which treatments are…

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Advice For Parents Whose Child Is Addicted

Advice for Families of Drug Addicts When a child becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, parents often feel helpless. The pain is profound and the frustration mounts over time. Parents worry about the consequences to their child’s health, the impact on their personal relationships, their schooling or their jobs. As the addiction escalates, addiction can…

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Do Sober Living Homes Accept Insurance?

Will Insurance Pay for Sober Living? The short answer is no–at least in the State of California. This is because California does not offer licensed certification for these types of facilities. This also applies to halfway houses or any type of sober living environment or facility. However, some outpatient and treatment centers can offer discounted,…

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary or Genetic?

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain, affecting the reward and motivation centers. “Is alcoholism genetic or hereditary?’ is a question that has turned to science for answers. Indeed, scientists have argued about the genetic and hereditary influences on addiction for decades. To truly understand the influence of genetics and heredity, we must understand…