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What is rehab? Inside inpatient treatment.

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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How to help a friend through drug addiction

8 Ways to Help Your Friend Through Drug Addiction

It isn’t easy to watch a loved one struggle. Here’s how you can help a friend through drug addiction.   The National Institute of Health claims that 10% of US adults will experience a drug disorder at some point in their lives. The agency also details  that three in four of those adults report not … Continued

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Addiction Recovery

Am I an Addict? How to Tell When You Need Treatment

The signs of addiction aren’t always obvious. Here’s how to tell when you need treatment, and how to find the road to addiction recovery.   Can you be an addict and not even know it? For many who suffer from addiction, the signs of a problem rarely appear overnight. More often, the process is gradual, … Continued

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Subacute Rehab Is Less Intensive but Highly Effective

For patients recovering from an addiction, there is a distinction to be made between subacute rehab and acute rehab. Sub acute rehab is less intensive but highly effective. Patients in subacute are required to receive only several hours of daily therapy. They can expect excellent support for needed medications and therapies. Patients who qualify for … Continued

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What You Should Expect from a Comprehensive Alcohol Detox

Millions of people in the country currently have some type of alcohol abuse disorder. As of 2014, almost 87 percent of people ages 18 or older had an alcohol problem at some point in their life. However, the fact remains that only a fraction of those people will ever seek help for their abuse or … Continued

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