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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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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The Three Benefits of Residential Treatment

Residential treatment (inpatient) of drug or alcohol addiction is often more successful than outpatient care. Being in a program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week may seem daunting, but this sober environment is essential to battling drug or alcohol addiction. People who go through residential treatment have a better chance of getting to long-term […]

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Overcome Obsession

Addiction is both a physical and psychological condition. More often than not, addressing the physical aspects of your addiction is far more straightforward than contending with the psychological components. That is why overcoming the obsession of using drugs and/or alcohol is largely a psychological and emotional process. When you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, […]

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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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An Addiction Recovery Community

The value of recovery community in alcohol and drug addiction cannot be understated. Hearing others communicate their feelings, challenges, and ideas becomes invaluable to the recovery process. Studies show that effective group therapy can make the difference between recovery and relapse, especially after treatment has ended. Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism requires a safe, clean, and […]

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Your Personal Inventory

As the philosopher George Santayana said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Conducting a personal inventory can be a useful way to acknowledge what you have been through, and help you plan your happy, healthy life. Reflecting on the past can be very hard and bring up memories you wish […]

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Family Involvement in Addiction Treatments

Chemical dependency doesn’t just affect the person with the substance problem – it affects the entire family (a loose term, which usually includes close friends). Quite often, family members do not realize how much their loved one’s addiction has affected their relationships, finances, domestic life, and external appearances. Once the extent of the damage is […]

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