When Death Looks Appealing

Brett Young looked at himself and saw very little worth saving. Addiction had taken control of his life. His successful career did not matter to his addiction. His growing family did not matter to his addiction. The harm he caused to himself and others did not matter to his addiction. Brett knew his drug use was […]

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Begin Meditating

Do you think meditating is only for certain kinds of people? Like the Zen master sitting by a placid lake. Or perhaps you think of the quiet monk meditating behind old walls. Or maybe, you think of a New Age retreat, with people sitting in a circle meditating. Meditation is for all these people, and […]

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Benefits of a 28 Day Treatment

While there are a few different approaches to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs the 28 day treatment model is perhaps the most well-known. It originally focused on alcohol abuse and the 12-step program advocated by Alcoholics Anonymous. Now, the 28 day treatment is applied to other substance abuse issues. It is a multi-tiered method that […]

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Tennessee Rehab Centers

Tennessee Rehab Centers Tennessee has a lot of different things that make it stand out: Rock City, Music City, Atomic City, and let’s not forget Graceland and Pigeon Forge. However, the diverse interests and culture of Tennesseans don’t make them immune to addiction. In 2007, it was estimated that 485,000 Tennesseans needed but weren’t receiving […]

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Family Members Hurt by Addiction

For the family members of a patient, the ravages of disease can causes a tremendous amount of trauma. When the disease is substance addiction, it can cause a crisis in all aspects of a family’s life, including physical, psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual.  Addiction is like a wildfire destroying everything around it as it grows. Fortunately, professional […]

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What is Denial?

What is Denial? Denial is a defense mechanism that becomes a huge obstacle to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. While outsiders can see the damage drug and alcohol abuse, the person with an addiction seems completely blind to ruin in their life. Both sides feel blame and resentment, making reconciliation seem impossible. Don’t lose […]

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Are Women Less Likely to Become Addicted?

VIDEO: Ellen Ovson, M.D. speaks on women and drug use. Nine Quick Facts: Women are more likely voice concerns at the Doctor’s office, and therefore are more likely to receive addictive prescriptions. Anti-depressents, painkillers, and ADD/ADHD are the most commonly abused classes of prescription medication. Over 1.2 million women abused prescription drugs for the first […]

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Overcome Resentment

Resentment comes from holding negative feelings, such as anger or displeasure, towards someone or something because of bad situation actually or thought to be caused by that person or thing. Clinging to resentment effects individuals emotionally and physically, and damages relationships with others. With someone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, resentment may be a […]

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Overcome Denial

It is very easy to minimize the severity of a substance abuse issue, and until an addict overcomes denial, the addiction persists and frequently deepens. Overcoming denial is not as easy as asking “Am I in denial about my substance use?” Fortunately, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) developed a simple seven question test so you […]

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