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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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The Stress of Online Learning on Teens

Online learning is more stressful for some families than it is for others. And when teenagers are the ones learning online, problems often become more frightening than they would otherwise. Teens are notoriously social creatures, and when they must learn from home, they may feel lonely or cut-off from the rest of the world. For…

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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 Dangers of Alcohol Detox at Home

Do you or someone you love have a problem with alcohol? Alcohol use disorder is different from other forms of addiction because it rarely feels like a disease. There’s no need for furtive behavior because it’s perfectly legal to buy for anyone over the age of 21. Generally speaking, drinking is socially acceptable. Having a…

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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…

a group of people try to convince their friend to find an addiction treatment center

How to Talk to Your Loved One About Seeking Addiction Treatment

Addiction affects everyone who interacts with the person who has a problem. When you love a person who has a problem with alcohol or drugs, you want to help them in any way possible. You can’t decide to get help for them. That decision has to be something they willingly make. However, you can try…

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3 Benefits of a Faith Centered Treatment Program

Programs like AA and NA offer a 12-step, faith-based treatment. This model of addiction recovery has been around for longer than most other programs. Faith-centered treatment is also one of the most popular in rehab centers. Why do so many seek out a faith-based program, and what benefits does faith-centered treatment offer over other programs?…

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How to Choose an Addiction Rehab Center for Your Loved One

Your loved one has made the brave decision to get help for their addiction. Now you want to help them find the best addiction rehab center possible to help them get clean. How can you do this? If you haven’t known anyone who went through the program, you can’t rely on personal recommendations. Choosing the…

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The Dangers of the Current Benzo Shortage

Many doctors prescribe benzos to address addiction and other mental health conditions. In addition, those going through alcohol withdrawal may use the medication to help ease symptoms. COVID-19 has caused an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for anxiety. In the meantime, the supply chain has been interrupted, and it is becoming more…