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Understanding Drug Addiction

Understanding Drug Addiction and Abuse For most people, understanding drug abuse and addiction is simply beyond their comprehension. Over the years, people often get trapped in the mindset that those with substance abuse issues lack moral principles or willpower. These same people think that beating addiction is easy as choosing to do so. In reality,…

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What’s After Rehab?

Knowing What’s After Rehab is Critical to the Recovery Process The goal of treatment is always to pass to you the the skills you need in life to live a sober life and to manage stresses and challenges. Success after rehab means that these skills are vital to your success. Unfortunately, some people think that…

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7 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Staying Sober For The Holidays Here are some tips for protecting your sobriety, preventing relapse and how to handle delicate situations. There’s a tendency to approach the holidays with unrealistic expectations and the normal holiday festivities can be more complicated for everyone if you don’t set some boundaries and expectations. Just traveling over a holiday…

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What are the Different Drug Treatment Options?

What are the Different Drug Abuse Treatments Options? Drug abuse treatment options vary depending upon a variety of factors including the patient’s history, evidence of mental illness, existing health conditions, availability of government or insurance aid and in many cases, the family’s financial position. Generally speaking, drug addiction treatments generally include one or more of…

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Workaholics: Do Certain Jobs Create More Risk for Addiction?

Though there are a number of professions that come with high rates of drug abuse and addiction, some of the highest risk jobs or industries include: Health care professionals. With easy access to prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, and a number of drugs used for anesthesia, it can be difficult to withstand the temptation to use these…

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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…