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Are There Alternatives to 12-Step Programs?

There are alternatives to 12-step programs, but finding one with a similar success rate is the challenge. Let’s examine some addiction treatment options. First, let’s talk about the growing problem of addiction: The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that more than 20 million American adults (aged 12 and older) struggle with…

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Exercise and Addiction Recovery

Is there a link between exercise and addiction recovery? Well, for many people in the early phases of treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, regular exercise can be a valuable component of a comprehensive treatment plan. For this reason, many treatment centers offer you access to experiential and adventure therapies. Using drink…

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Heroin Effects on the Body

It should come as no surprise that the heroin effects on the body can be severe and wide-ranging, especially once addiction sets in. Addiction to heroin, formally known as opioid use disorder, is characterized by an array of distressing and unpleasant symptoms, both physical and psychological. For the purposes of today’s brief guide, we’ll focus…

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Men’s Sober Living

If you or a loved one is looking into treatment options for a substance abuse problem, looking into the benefits of gender-specific treatment, like men’s sober living programs can help you make an informed decision. When considering options for sober living housing, the choice between co-ed or gender-specific sober living is a common consideration. The…