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Pet-Friendly Sober Living and Recovery

Pet-friendly sober living homes allow you to step down from residential rehab or to engage with outpatient treatment if your living environment is unsupportive and you have a pet you need to bring with you. Animal-assisted therapy for addiction, when used in combination with evidence-based treatment, can help many people break the cycle of substance…

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Substance Abuse and Homelessness

Substance Abuse and Homelessness For years, scientists, government agencies and others have been studying the link between substance abuse and homelessness. The two are directly related and studies reaffirm this. For example: substance abuse can lead to homelessness and vice versa. That’s probably no surprise to anyone, especially if you’ve seen celebrities struggle with addiction.…

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Signs Your Teen Suffers From Drug Addiction

Discerning whether your teen suffers from drug addiction can be challenging. Adolescence is normally accompanied by new emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Therefore, you might interpret your teen’s shift in behavior as typical adolescence while it is a result of drug addiction. You can find out if they are indeed using drugs by asking direct questions.…

Signs of Substance Abuse in Youth

Youth substance abuse can increase the likelihood of a teen developing an addiction to drink or drugs when they reach adulthood. Substance use disorder is becoming more prevalent in schools as shows and media demonstrate false glorification of the effects of drug usage. It’s important, though to make a distinction between the routine use of…

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Rehab for Teens

The most effective rehab for teens utilizes evidence-based treatments personalized for the specific needs of young people. That said, many teenagers successfully engage with addiction treatment in a regular drug and alcohol rehab center, assuming the program is tailored to their requirements.  When it comes to treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder,…

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How to Help Someone in Recovery

Learning how to help someone in recovery can be the difference between their sustained sobriety and relapse.  With the recently published NSDUH 2020 reporting that 40 million adults in the United States have substance use disorder and 28.5 million have alcohol use disorder. With so many people grappling with substance use issues, there is every…