Is it a Slip or Relapse

Is it a Slip or Relapse in Substance Addiction? Is a slip and relapse the same thing? Many people in recovery hear the terms slip and relapse, and wonder if they are the same thing. Sometimes slip and relapse are used interchangeably, so it can be confusing. Some addicts see them as the same thing, […]

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How to Support those in Recovery

  How to Support Those in Recovery Learn, Listen, and Love When our loved ones enter addiction recovery, we want to do everything we can to prevent a relapse. Through learning, listening, and loving you can provide the support your loved one needs. 1. Learn You should not only support your loved one’s efforts to […]

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Damaged Organs in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

There are 10 major organ systems in the human body, and unsurprisingly, drug and alcohol abuse affects each of them negatively. When one or more of these organs are damaged, you risk serious chronic conditions and death. Below is a short synopsis of what happens to major organs when alcohol and drugs are abused. Skeletal […]

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Pain Management and Chemical Dependency

  Pain Management and Chemical Dependency A chemical dependency to prescription medication can develop whether or not you have a history of addiction. In particular, medications for pain management can quickly become addictive. These prescriptions contain opioids that treat acute pain after an operation or injury and the severe, chronic and debilitating pain associated with illnesses such as […]

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Substance Abuse vs Addiction?

  Substance Abuse vs Addiction? Understanding the Difference Between Abuse and Addiction Substance abuse and substance addiction are often used interchangeably. In reality, people addicted to substances and people who abuse substances are different. While both have adverse effects on an individual’s life, knowing the difference between abuse vs addiction will help you understand and […]

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Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace

How to Contend with Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace Drugs and alcohol in the workplace are more common than people realize. For those in recovery and in the throes of addiction, these substance abuse opportunities are tempting and at times irresistible. Whether you have substance abuse issues or not, you may be confronted with […]

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Beyond Nutrition

Beyond Nutrition The Importance of Eating Healthy in Addiction Recovery A person struggling who has had a substance addiction has a fragile body systems. Because of this, treatment centers have focused on healthy eating and customized nutrition plans for patients. By replacing toxic substances with healthful food, the person can begin to heal body, mind, […]

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Atlanta Rehab Center Alternatives

Atlanta Rehab Center Alternatives Bradford Health Services in Birmingham Drug and alcohol addiction grab a hold of people from Atlanta, Georgia for a variety of reasons in numerous ways. Once the disease has sunk its teeth into a person, however, it affects each individual just as dangerously. Family, friends, work, health, and even a sense […]

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Extended Care for Addiction

Extended care addiction treatment is designed to address more complex substance abuse issues. For those who are unable to achieve or maintain sobriety after participating in a more traditional treatment program, extended care provides additional support and time for those struggling with addiction. The program examines more closely the internal and externals that hinder a […]

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