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Outpatient Treatment and Sober Living

According to The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 19.7 million Americans aged 12 years and above struggle with substance use disorders every year. These numbers are alarming, and every member of society should play a part to ensure the trend stops. As such, people who are struggling with addiction should…

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What Are Sober Living Homes? All You Need to Know About Sober Living

If you’re looking for a facility to transition you from rehab into the real world, you may ask – what are sober living homes? Primarily, these sober living homes ease those recovering from substance abuse into normal life. Sober living facilities are useful as they offer a stable and drug-free environment, which ensures long-term recovery.…

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Stages of Addiction

Addiction can develop in stages as drug or alcohol use becomes more problematic and dysfunctional. The stages of addiction listed below are a roadmap, but like with any disease, an individual’s personal experience will be unique. Experimentation and Initial Use The first steps toward addiction generally involve an initial use of alcohol or drugs and…

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What is Sober Living?

Although addiction is a chronic disease, recovery is possible. Treatment helps teach you how to manage your symptoms and cope with cravings, as well as how to repair damage caused by your addiction. Treatment can include options like residential treatment, partial hospitalization, and sober living. But what is sober living, and how can it help…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Sober Living

One of the biggest hurdles to recovering from an addiction or substance abuse disorder is that you can continue to experience symptoms long after your last use. Relapse is common during recovery, as 40%-60% of people recovering from addiction experience at least one relapse. A relapse occurs when you begin abusing drugs or alcohol after…

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Top 10 Famous Addiction Recovery Stories

There are millions of addiction recovery stories, but not enough are covered in the media – except when it involves a celebrity. Here are some of our favorite famous addiction recovery stories. Celebrities are humans, just like us, and despite their fame, money and cool occupation, many celebrities have gone on to suffer from an…

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Opioid Deaths Have Fallen – Or Have They?

Preliminary data shows that opioid deaths have fallen (maybe) by 5 percent in 2018 — the first drop in overdose deaths since the country’s opioid epidemic began in the 1990s. The statistics about opioid abuse in general are shocking. The data, first reported by the New York Times, seems like good news. A 5 percent…

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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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When to Call Your AA Sponsor

When to Call Your AA Sponsor Knowing when to call your AA sponsor is sometimes difficult and confusing. We’ve put together the top 10 times you should call your sponsor. 1. If you find yourself stressed out by friends, family, work, school or in any situation (ex. during the holidays), you should pick up the…

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Questions to Ask Your Treatment Provider

Questions to Ask Your Treatment Provider If you’re thinking about going to or sending someone into treatment, you need to know what questions to ask your treatment provider. This is the minimum amount of due diligence that must be done to ensure any reasonable chance of success. There are many reasons that getting it right…