Tough Love and Tough Choices

Tough Love and Tough Choices Making the Tough Choice to Persist with Tough Love A patient’s family or friends sometimes have to show tough love so that the truth of substance abuse comes out. It is a way to show you love someone enough to stop supporting their destructive habits and start supporting their health. […]

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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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Athletes with Addiction

Drugs and Alcohol in the Intense World of Sports Whether at the high-school, collegiate, or professional levels there is tremendous pressure on athletes to be the best. Fans, family, coaches, and teammates push the already competitively natured athlete to become seemingly super-human. Some, even those who never thought they would, turn to drugs as performance […]

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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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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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Interventions

Interventions What to do when a loved one has a drug or alcohol problem. Perhaps a family member or a friend of yours has a drug problem and you are concerned about them. Maybe you have witnessed this person go through some depression or health problems, trouble at work or school or even an accident […]

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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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