Break Up with Your Friends

Entering recovery from addiction also means you need to break up with friends who are involved with drugs and alcohol. This may be a temporary separation from your party-going buds, or permanently leaving behind people in the thick of drug culture. It is hard to give up people who seem to care for you, but necessary. […]

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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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3 Things to Know About the Heroin Vaccine

After Time magazine published an article on Kim Janda’s heroin vaccine, there’s been a renewed interest in getting this drug. Before you go out looking for a panacea for addiction, take a moment to read this. 1. Your Doctor Cannot Give You the Heroin Vaccine The vaccine has yet to be approved by the FDA. Kim […]

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Drinking More After Retirement

After years of hard work, many people celebrate retirement with raised glasses, toasting to a successful career and to a future of relaxation. When everyone goes home and the cake is cleaned, some retirees don’t put the glass down. A recent Cornell University study has shown retirees at high risk for alcohol abuse. An estimated six […]

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Five Tips to Heal a Family

Parenting a teenager is demanding enough. A teen in treatment for alcohol and drug abuse adds a whole new set of challenges.  Addiction has altered your family’s life. Things will not be as they were before drugs and alcohol. Your lives will continue to undergo transformation as your teen undergoes treatment. Take time to heal […]

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Holiday Season Relapse Prevention

The holiday season put pressure on people to indulge. Maintaining a sober lifestyle becomes more difficult, especially for those in early recovery. These five steps will help you manage stress and pressure of holidays. Take action before cravings start, and you’ll have a greater chance of preventing relapse during the holiday season. (CLICK IMAGE TO VIEW […]

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Young Adult Substance Abuse

All too frequently, parents are not aware of the extent their young adult’s alcohol and drug use. They easily dismiss illicit substance use as “kids being kids,” and refer to their own youthful experimentations. However, ignoring a young adult’s drug or alcohol use could lead to a serious substance abuse problem that spirals out of control. Rather […]

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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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Recovery Coaches

  Recovery Coaches: A Beacon of Hope and Guidance Sometimes in life, a situation requires more effort than a single individual is capable of producing. Addiction is one of those situations. Support groups for treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug addictions often provide a coach that can give someone that additional help they need. […]

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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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