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8 Benefits of a Residential Addiction Treatment Center

Entering a residential treatment program is an important step in addiction recovery, but an inpatient setting can feel daunting. If you’re considering seeking treatment for yourself or a loved one, but aren’t sure whether an inpatient program is right for you, consider these eight benefits of a residential addiction treatment center:       1. … Continued

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Pain Awareness Month

September Is Pain Awareness Month

Chronic pain affects more people than you might think. Pain Awareness Month raises awareness for this important issue.   For those who suffer from chronic pain, daily life can be a struggle. Consistent pain can disrupt concentration, interfere with sleep, and even lead to depression and anxiety. To complicate matters, many of the prescription medications … Continued

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September is National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month increases awareness of mental health and addiction, and celebrates the people who recover.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 25 million Americans, or about 9.5 percent of the population, used an illicit drug in the past month. Sadly, as this number continues to grow, drug abuse and addiction … Continued

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Recovery from addiction

Recovering From Addiction for Life: The Importance of a Fluent Process

Recovering from addiction is hard, but it’s worth it. Here’s how to navigate the road to lifelong recovery.   Recovering from addiction is often a long road, and it can involve many stages. Inpatient drug rehabilitation is often the first crucial step. If you struggle with addiction and have tried other options unsuccessfully, inpatient care … Continued

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What Is Rehab Really Like? Here’s What to Expect at an Inpatient Treatment Center

Inpatient treatment is often the first crucial step toward recovery. Here’s what to expect.   For many who suffer from addiction, entering rehab can be a daunting experience. Recovery not only takes the courage to admit a problem, but a willingness to trust in the help of others. If you’ve considered rehab but haven’t been … Continued

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Bipolar disorder and addiction recovery

You’re Not Alone: Battling Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction

Many people suffer from bipolar disorder and drug addiction. The right treatment approach can help you achieve lifelong recovery.   When drugs and alcohol enter into many people’s lives, the reasons can vary greatly. Drug abuse can be a means to cope with a traumatic event, day-to-day stressors, or even boredom. However, in many cases, … Continued

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Recovery and relationships

Recovery and Relationships: How to Talk About Your Addiction

Starting a new relationship in recovery can be difficult. These tips can make it easier.   Starting a new relationship can be difficult. There’s a lot to learn about one another, and it’s important that priorities and values align. With recovery and relationships, things become even more complicated. Talking about the past can be difficult, … Continued

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5 Intervention Mistakes to Avoid

Interventions help loved ones overcome addiction, but they aren’t always easy to plan. Here’s how to avoid common intervention mistakes.   Interventions are a common approach for helping a loved one overcome addiction. They are helpful for a myriad of concerns such as drug abuse, alcohol addiction, and even eating disorders. However, people may not … Continued

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Personalized addiction treatment

Why You Need a Customized Treatment Plan for Addiction

Because addiction is a medical illness, a one-size-fits-all approach rarely leads to long-term recovery. Here’s why personalization is important.   For individuals who suffer from addiction, taking the first step toward recovery is often the most difficult. Of the 20 million Americans who experience problems with drug abuse at a given time, only 1 in … Continued

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