lying about addiction
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Lying About Addiction to Family and Friends

One of the characteristic signs of addiction is lying about addiction to friends and loved ones. For example, those with an alcohol use disorder will often downplay the amount they consume in hopes of detracting from their actual consumption.…
Outpatient Treatment after Rehab
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Why You Need Outpatient Treatment (IOP) after Rehab

Outpatient Treatment after Rehab Anyone battling addiction will tell you that the initial detox process can be difficult. Get through that, and you’ve taken an enormous step towards living a healthy life without alcohol or drugs. Attending…
Coping Skills in Recovery
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Coping Skills You Need in Recovery

Coping Skills You Need in Recovery If you’re in recovery for drug or alcohol addiction, one of the cornerstones is learning new coping skills. If a person has been turning to substance abuse to numb pain, or deal with complex emotions, they…
non 12 step smart recovery
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Recovery Versus Reality

The truth about conquering your addiction Many people are reluctant to admit they have an addiction, or go to a rehab facility because of the myths surrounding treatment. Before you give up on recovery altogether, get the facts so that you…
non 12 step smart recovery
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Why You Need a Support System after Leaving Treatment

Leaving treatment for alcohol and drug abuse can feel like breath of fresh air – a new start. You’ve faced your problems, conquered your demons, and all the hard work is over. Right ? Well, yes and no. One of the biggest steps – admitting…
Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis
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The Dangers of Occasional Drinking with Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease of the liver that can be caused by chronic alcoholism. As the liver attempts to repair itself, after exposure to alcohol consumption, scar tissue forms. Over time, this scarring within the liver can ultimately lead to…
Opana Withdrawal
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Oxymorphone—Opana Withdrawal Symptoms

Opana, the brand name for oxymorphone hydrochloride, is a powerful narcotic used to manage moderate to severe pain. As with other prescription opioids, Opana is a highly addictive drug. Even those patients who take Opana as prescribed can find…
angry alcoholic husband
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What to do About an Angry Alcoholic Husband

Alcoholism can have devastating effects on a marriage. Spouses who contend with the impact of alcohol abuse in the home can recite a long list of issues that harm the marriage. These include financial difficulties, shame, anxiety, frustration,…
quit drinking
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I Don’t Want to Quit Drinking But I Need To

There are a multitude of reasons why a person might have developed their addiction to alcohol. Alcohol can fill an empty space, a void in one’s life, providing a sense of comfort and peace…at least for a while. Some turn to alcohol when…
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