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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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Long-Term Effects of Heroin

The long-term effects of heroin are not only damaging but often deadly. In one long-term UCLA study, half of the participants addicted to heroin died during the 33-year study. Those death rates were up to 100 times higher than in those without heroin use disorder. Habitually using heroin brings about changes to both the physical…

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Rock Bottom Addiction and Getting Help

Rock bottom addiction myths suggest someone abusing alcohol or drugs must reach the point of no return before committing to recovery. Not only is this concept flawed, but it’s also potentially dangerous. So, if you have been putting off getting the treatment you need because things don’t seem that bad, today’s guide should help you…

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How to Rebuild Relationships After Rehab

Addiction to drink or drugs doesn’t just affect the life of the person using the substance, but it also impacts the lives of everyone around them. In this sense, addiction is a family disease. The question is, how to rebuild relationships after rehab? From families torn asunder by crack addiction and best friends estranged because…

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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. …

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How to Build Confidence in Recovery

Self-esteem is the way you perceive yourself, and having appropriate levels of self-esteem can help you build confidence in recovery. The Importance of Self-Esteem in Recovery Research shows there is a high correlation between low self-esteem and substance abuse. Addiction is widely recognized as a chronic and relapsing mental health disease. Self-esteem and mental…

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How to Stage an Intervention That Works

If you have a loved one abusing alcohol or drugs and are in denial of the problem, perhaps you’ve thought about learning how to stage an intervention. It is important to understand that the intervention is just the first step in the process, from there, clients will have to go through inpatient or outpatient treatment,…