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Top Four Foods to Avoid While In Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2014 | by bill

While in recovery, it is important to avoid certain foods that trigger urges and cravings, potentially leading to a relapse. Your diet should be one of the life changes you make in your daily routine once you have entered recovery. Keep in mind the saying “you are what you eat” and remember that everything you Read more

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Warning Signs of Relapse in Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2014 | by bill

Relapse is a very common part of the Addiction Recovery process. Fortunately, relapse does not just happen, it is a process. Once you fully understand the process of relapse and the warning signs, it will be become easier to overcome on your road to recovery. Self-awareness is a key component to avoiding relapse, when you Read more

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Can I Drink While I’m In Recovery?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2014 | by bill

Many new people in recovery often wonder if they are allowed to continue to drink once they have successfully completed medical detox and substance abuse treatment. Almost all addiction professionals will tell you to avoid alcohol and other drugs in their entirety when moving forward. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Smart Recovery, and Rational Read more

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Four Top Leading Environmental Causes of Addiction

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2014 | by bill

Most research about the cause of addiction is focused on a combination of genetics and environment, but recently it has been discovered that environmental factors alone may be responsible. The four top leading environmental causes of addiction are: 1. Abuse 2. Peer Pressure 3. Stress 4. Parental Involvement Positive coping skills and proper psychological care Read more

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Health Risks When Using Spice

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2014 | by bill

Many people think that because Spice aka synthetic marijuana is legal, that it is safe. What many people do not know is that Spice is one of the most dangerous drugs on the market right now. Spice can cause permanent psychosis, along with a number of other health risks which include: -Heart Attack -Increased Heart Read more

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Helping an Addicted Loved One

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2014 | by bill

Learning that a loved one is suffering from addiction is never easy. Sometimes it is hard to spot the signs and symptoms of addiction, but the most important thing to look out for is daily use of any alcohol or drug. This could mean that there is a psychological dependence present and they will need Read more

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The Power of Prayer in Recovery

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, recovery on September 2, 2014 | by bill

One of the first things that you will learn in recovery is the importance of prayer and the impact that the belief in a “Higher Power” can have. You must have faith, a belief in something greater then yourself, and a spiritual path to follow on your road to recovery. Once you find this, you Read more

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The Addiction Rehabilitation Process

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, healthcare, recovery, triggers on August 26, 2014 | by bill

So you have committed to making a change and getting help, what is next? There are 4 Steps to the Addiction Rehabilitation Process. Step One: Intake. It is important to choose the best facility for you and your specific needs. At intake, you will be assessed and diagnosed based on your family history, the severity Read more

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11 Steps Leading to a Relapse

Posted in Addiction, cravings, recovery on August 25, 2014 | by bill

Relapse is a very common part of the drug and alcohol addiction process. It is important to fully know and understand these 11 signs, symptoms and steps of the Relapse process: Step 1: Change in Attitude Step 2: Elevated Stress Step 3: Reactivation of Denial Step 4: Recurrence of Post-acute Withdrawal Symptoms Step 5: Behavior Read more

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Robin Williams Addiction

Posted in Addiction, Celebrity Addiction, drug abuse on August 19, 2014 | by bill

We were all in shock when we found out about Robin Williams death, but it was not suicide that got him, it was his life-long battle with addiction and depression. Robin Williams talked openly about his struggles with alcohol and cocaine. After his best friend John Belushi died from an overdose, Robin Williams stopped everything Read more

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