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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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The Benefits of Being Sober

While the benefits of sobriety are well-publicized, many people with active alcohol use disorder find even the abstract idea of sobriety terrifying.  Many myths and misconceptions surrounding addiction serve to worsen this problem, to the extent that only 10% of those with substance use disorder get specialist treatment. Some people feel you must hit rock bottom…

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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…

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How To Support a Sober Partner or Loved One

If your loved one has gone through an addiction treatment program and is perhaps in a sober living home, you may want to know how to support a sober loved one and how you will be able to contact them when they are in a sober living home. While sober living homes in Orange County…

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Going Back to Work After Rehab

Going back to work after rehab doesn’t need to be a headache, and there are acts and laws in place to protect you.  Perhaps you’ve been avoiding getting treatment for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder because you fear it might harm your career, or even prevent you from getting hired by other employers. …