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Proud to Be Trusted: Why Licensing Matters When You Choose a Drug Treatment Center

Finding a drug treatment center you trust is important. Here’s why licensing matters.   Seeking professional treatment for addiction takes courage. Not only does the decision require a personal commitment to change, but it also takes trust in your drug treatment center to guide your recovery. When you invest in your recovery, both emotionally and … Continued

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5 Alcohol Addiction Statistics to Give You Hope

If you’re concerned about a problem with drugs or alcohol, statistics don’t always provide comfort. But sometimes, the numbers are on your side. These five alcohol addiction statistics offer reason for hope: 1. For Every Year in Recovery, Your Chances of Lifelong Sobriety Increase  If you or a loved one is considering alcohol addiction treatment, … 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 drug & alcohol addiction. Here’s what to know.   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 are increasingly … 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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