You Can Help

    Someone suffering from chemical dependency cannot stop using drugs or alcohol on his or her own. The addict may realize that the situation has spun out of control, but will not be able to change their ways by themselves. Addiction is a disease that needs medical treatment and a strong support system. You […]

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Recovery is a Journey

 “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”  The journey of recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism can be a great journey indeed. People struggling with chemical dependency may see their individual journey through treatment to recovery as a million mile trek through harsh terrain. Addiction, however, is a dark cloud that follows […]

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Meditation in Addiction Recovery

Meditation in Addiction Recovery Finding much needed clarity, stillness, and strength. Meditation factors into each person’s recovery process differently. While some people may find that immersing themselves into a particular religion with formal ritual and prayer is an essential component of a successful treatment and recovery process, others may find non-traditional spiritual forms and practices […]

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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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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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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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The Power of Admitting Powerlessness

THE POWER OF ADMITTING POWERLESSNESS The First Step toward Addiction Recovery   The first step of a 12-step program is to admit that you are powerless over your addiction, and consequently, your life has become unmanageable. For many, this is one of the hardest things to do. While it is important to believe in your […]

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Helping Children Understand Addiction

  Helping small children understand alcoholism or drug addiction in the family can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there is a wealth of advice to draw upon, especially if your loved one has entered treatment. Even if your loved one has not entered treatment, addiction professionals can help small children process and cope with a […]

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4 Reasons to Exercise During Addiction Recovery

Many who abuse drugs or alcohol neglect important components of daily health, wreaking havoc on both emotional and physical well being. It is important to repair the psychological and physical damage of chemical dependency as well as the damaged mind-body connection. Exercise in chemical dependency treatment serves many purposes, but there are some primary benefits […]

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