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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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Common Signs and Symptoms of Drug Abuse

Posted in drug abuse on August 13, 2014 | by bill

Sometimes it is not easy to recognize that you or a loved one are struggling with abusing drugs.  It is important to pay attention to the many signs and symptoms that drug abuse and addiction can bring.  Here are some things to look out for: -You are experiencing problems in your relationships. -You are neglecting Read more

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Healthy Relationships & Recovery from Drug Addiction

Posted in Addiction on August 11, 2014 | by bill

After you fully commit to your sobriety and recovery, the next step is to say goodbye to any old harmful relationships and build new healthy ones. Here are some of our tips for purging the toxic relationships from your life. Since not everyone has the ability to move to a new city and start completely Read more

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Avoiding Triggers Post Rehab

Posted in Addiction, recovery on July 24, 2014 | by bill

As strong as an ex-addict’s will to recover may be, the draw of relapsing is often even stronger. What helps separate those successful in recovery from those that aren’t is the ability to recognize relapse triggers, and avoid them accordingly. While numerous triggers exist and they differ dramatically from addict to addict, here’s a look Read more

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Treating Trauma Helps Treat Addiction

Posted in Addiction, cravings on July 19, 2014 | by bill

It is very common for people that suffer from addiction to have a history of trauma. Trauma does not have to be a life-crushing event. Different types of trauma can include abuse, neglect, a death-loss, or serious illness. Addressing small traumatic events with a mental health professional can help the recovery process get started. Good Read more

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Spotting the Signs of Opiate Addiction

Posted in Addiction, drug abuse, recovery on July 11, 2014 | by bill

While America’s addiction with opiates has reached epidemic proportions, the face of the opiate addict is not as easy to spot as you may think. While some illegal drugs have obvious physical signs such as extreme weight loss or open sores, the signs of opiate abuse can prove harder to pinpoint. If you believe that Read more

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The Role Co-Dependent Relationships Play in Recovery

Posted in Addiction, recovery, Treatment, treatment alternatives on July 9, 2014 | by bill

Codependency, or behaving in a manner that helps sustain the addiction or negative behavior of another, can have catastrophic effects on a recovering addict. The first step in combating co-dependent behavior is learning how to recognize it, so here are some of the things to ask yourself if you believe that your codependent relationship is Read more

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Enjoying Sobriety without Sacrificing Your Life

Posted in Addiction, cravings, recovery on July 1, 2014 | by bill

Numerous people in recovery from addiction find it almost impossible to never be near an alcoholic beverage in their lifetimes. Instead of hiding from the world, find alternatives to alcohol in a variety of settings. You Can Still Dance All Night Long Replace a vodka tonic with tonic water with lime, or enjoy a mocktail. Read more

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