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5 Ways to Reset Your Mind for Recovery in 2020

Committing to sobriety is a great first step toward recovery, but expecting overnight results can lead to disappointment. Here’s how to put yourself in the right frame of mind.   With a new year comes the promise of a fresh start and a chance to reset your mind for a healthier year ahead. If you … Continued

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Is Addiction a Disease? The Science Behind Addictive Behaviors

Why is it so hard to quit using addictive drugs? Science has the answer, and it has nothing to do with willpower. Although once hotly debated, science has confirmed what medical professionals have suspected for years: addiction is a disease. Those who suffer from addiction don’t lack willpower, and they aren’t morally flawed. We now … Continued

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5 Ways Mindfulness Fuels Self Recovery from Addiction

Mindfulness and addiction recovery can be a powerful combination. Here’s how slowing down your thoughts can help you heal. For many who struggle with addiction, cravings and withdrawal aren’t the only challenges on the road to recovery. The force of habit can be equally powerful. When an action becomes routine, whether it’s a daily coffee habit … Continued

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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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Outpatient Treatment for Addiction: What to Expect

Many who struggle with addiction benefit from the flexibility of outpatient treatment. Here’s how to tell if it’s right for you.   For many people who suffer from addiction, starting treatment is more complicated than deciding to stop using. Despite a strong desire to rebuild a healthy life, taking that first step can feel overwhelming. … Continued

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Medical Detox vs. Rehab: What Addiction Treatment is Right for You?

What is a medical detox? How is it different from rehab? Here’s what you need to know.   If you suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, starting recovery can be difficult. It’s easy to become overwhelmed about your options or feel confused about the kind of treatment you need. Fortunately, you don’t need … 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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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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