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Should My Family Be Involved in My Addiction Treatment Program?

If you or your loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, this may be a frightening time for you. You know you need to seek addiction treatment, but you’re concerned about your family as well. You’re wondering if you should choose an addiction treatment program that involves your family or whether you or your…

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3 Benefits of Residential Treatment

Finding an effective treatment program is essential when you or a loved one struggles with alcohol or drug addiction. Residential treatment programs provide a caring environment where those who have an addiction can count on receiving plenty of support. These programs have patients stay in a facility in order to get care around the clock for a…

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5 Crucial Life Skills for Addiction Recovery

Life skills are a vital part of addiction treatment because they enable you to adapt to a drug-free lifestyle without any issues. Substance use disorders can ruin different areas of your life, like relationships, work, and school. After a successful treatment, you need these skills to face the challenges you encounter in your day-to-day activities.…

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How to Enjoy the Holidays While Sober

For those in recovery from substance use disorder, the holidays present enormous challenges. The media promotes Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve as a prime time for happy families. But many people aren’t that fortunate. Pangs of loneliness may loom exceptionally sharp during what’s supposed to be a merry time of the year. And the…

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How to Choose a Rehab Program for Yourself

Individualization is a guiding principle of addiction treatment. Generally, this means that an addiction rehab program must suit the needs of the individual. What works for your friend may not work for you, in other words. To choose the right rehab program for yourself, explore the many options available, and make your decision based upon…

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Impact of Online Learning on Parents in Recovery

Structure plays a huge role in recovery from addiction. As a result, when children must transition from a regular school day to online learning, it can throw parents in recovery quite the curveball. When you’re used to waking at a certain time, making breakfast, and putting children on a school bus, sudden changes may be…

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The Addiction Definition

Addiction isn’t always about drugs and alcohol. Substance use disorder is the one we hear about most, however. As a result, when someone mentions having a friend or family member who struggles with addiction, we may first assume they’re battling a dependency on opioid drugs, alcohol, or methamphetamine. In truth, someone with the right risk…

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4 Signs of Self-Medication in a Loved One

Do you worry that your loved one may experiment with self-medication? Generally, this is the act of taking a chemical substance or prescription medication without a doctor’s direct order. If you’ve ever taken a friend’s tranquilizer to calm yourself before a big meeting, you’ve self-medicated. Likewise, if you’ve ever watched a friend try to drink…