Outpatient Treatment after Rehab

Why You Need Outpatient Treatment (IOP) after Rehab

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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

Coping Skills You Need in Recovery

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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…
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Why Alcoholism Runs in Families

And What You Can Do About It If you grew up in an alcoholic family, you may have promised yourself that once you got out, you’d never make the same mistakes as your parents. You may even have sworn never to put your kids through what you…
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Recovery Versus Reality

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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…
support system after rehab

Why You Need a Support System after Leaving Treatment

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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…
quit drinking

I Don’t Want to Quit Drinking But I Need To

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There is a multitude of reasons why a person might have developed an 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 they…
non 12 step smart recovery

Non 12 Step SMART Recovery

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Introduction One of the most important protective factors against relapse following addiction treatment is the active participation in the recovery community. Because engaging in recovery meetings is so intrinsic to recovery success, it is…
accidental drug overdose

Treatment for Accidental Drug Overdose

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In the past, a drug overdose was a somewhat rare occurrence. An occasional news report of a celebrity drug overdose death or a neighborhood rumor about a local overdose might emerge, but these incidents were not common. How dramatically things…
Adderall Withdrawal

Residential Detox for Adderall Withdrawal

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As with many prescription drugs that are misused, Adderall finds itself in this camp. Adderall is a combination of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine that belongs to the class of stimulant drugs. The drug is often prescribed for treating individuals…
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Fentanyl Patch Addiction and Treatment Options

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Fentanyl is a powerful prescription opioid derived from morphine, and often marketed under the brand name Duragesic. The drug is very potent, at least fifty times more so than morphine. Fentanyl is typically reserved for cancer patients who…