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Depression during Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2014 | by bill

Depression is a common side effect of addiction recovery and can be accompanied with feelings of shame, guilt, and resentment. Almost all addiction treatment programs address these feelings and offer effective ways that will allow you to move forward on your road to recovery. It is important that you speak to your counselor about not Read more

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Getting Help For Your Alcoholism

Posted in Uncategorized on October 21, 2014 | by bill

Excessive drinking and binge drinking is increasingly becoming a problem in The United States. Consequences can range from personal issues, to issues with family, and even legal problems. Rising alcohol use has made many people start to question whether or not they have a problem with drinking. If you have to ask yourself, “I can’t Read more

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The Difference Between OxyContin And Oxycodone

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2014 | by bill

Although OxyContin and Oxycodone are both in the opiate family, they are not the same exact drug. Both are used for pain relief and are the most frequently prescribed pain pills by doctors. Many people think that OxyContin and Oxycodone are the same thing, but there are many differences between them. 1. OxyContin’s main component Read more

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The Importance of Positive Thinking in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2014 | by bill

Positive thinking during addiction recovery is an essential part to living a sober and clean lifestyle. You cannot have a positive life with negative thoughts. Although addiction recovery is filled with ups and downs, it is important to remain positive at all times and to surround yourself with other positive peers in your recovery group. Read more

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The Benefits of Helping Others in Addiction Recovery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 14, 2014 | by bill

In the early stages of recovery it is important to establish a good support system. A positive, effective, compassionate, and understanding support system will help you feel confident on your journey to recovery and will help you know that you are not alone. There are numerous people who are going through addiction recovery, so reach Read more

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Benefits of Sweating During Addiction Treatment

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2014 | by bill

Sweating is a great way for your body to eliminate waste and is recognized as a sign of purifying your body from all toxins. Since sweating is one of the most common symptoms of addiction withdrawal, why not speed up the process before you enter detox? Since some drugs can stay in your system for Read more

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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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