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Am I an Alcoholic?

Am I an Alcoholic? How to Tell When You’ve Crossed the Line

As the impact of Covid-19 lingers, alcohol consumption is on the rise.  According to a survey by data company Morning Consult, 16% of Americans report higher rates of drinking. Maryland researchers found that parents of school-age children, in particular, are drinking more than they did pre-pandemic.  With kids facing another school year at home, the … Continued

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is addiction a disease

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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addiction recovery support system

Life After Rehab: How to Build Your Support System

Transitioning from rehab back into everyday life can be incredibly difficult. However, the journey is easier if you have a strong and reliable support system in place. When you have a network of people who want to help you succeed, it gives you a sense of security and confidence. During recovery, that can make a … Continued

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Affording addiction treatment

Can I Afford Addiction Treatment?

Have questions about paying for addiction treatment? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. Many treatment centers accept insurance, but this isn’t the only option Flexible options, like Intensive Outpatient Programs, can help Recognizing the overall cost of addiction can also put the cost of treatment in perspective If you suffer from … Continued

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Certified Peer Recovery Specialists

Finding a Family: Alumni Share How Sprout Made a Difference

Sprout Alumni become Certified Peer Recovery Specialists to Help Others Heal   When Malinque Haskins started treatment at Endeavor House, one of Sprout Health Group’s two facilities in New Jersey, he knew this time would be different. At each of the other five facilities he had gone through, a part of him would hold on … Continued

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How Drug Testing Actually Works: It May Not Be What You Think

Drug testing is incredibly commonplace. Many employers require new hires and employees to participate in drug screening regularly. However, many people don’t know how drug tests work. If you’d like to find out, here is everything you need to know. Have questions about drug testing? Call us at 866-278-6311 to speak with a recovery specialist. … Continued

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What Is a Sober Companion? For Some, They’re the Missing Piece to Recovery

A sober companion is a hired support person who assists with life after treatment There are three types: live-in, on-call, and sober escorts Companions differ from sponsors, who typically focus only on the 12-step program   Addiction treatment is an incredible achievement, yet many people who complete rehab programs worry about heading home. Even with … Continued

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What is a Halfway House?

What Is a Halfway House? How Transitional Living Impacts Your Recovery

Restarting life after recovery is difficult. A halfway house can make the transition easier.   Addiction treatment doesn’t end with detox. The journey is much longer and takes ongoing effort. While that may seem daunting, it isn’t a road people have to travel alone or ill-equipped. There are tools, like halfway houses, that can help … Continued

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Depression and Addiction: What’s the Link?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), about 50% of people who develop an SUD will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives. Likewise, 50% of people who start with a mental health issue will go on to develop a substance abuse disorder. But what’s the link between depression and … Continued

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