8 Words of Wisdom from Recovering Alcoholics

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Many Americans struggle with an alcohol addiction. After all, this is one of the most addictive substances in America. If your alcohol use has graduated into abuse or even an addiction, it’s time to take action. Chronic alcohol abuse can lead to a wealthy array of physical and mental consequences. Quit drinking to heal your […]

5 Reasons Why an Inpatient Rehab Center Is Best for Your Recovery

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Inpatient rehab centers offer treatment programs that are usually a minimum of 28 days long. These programs can span over 90 days. Drug addicts with a more severe addiction will usually opt for a longer program length. This gives them ample time to reset and retrain their brain. After all, addiction is a chronic disease […]

5 Features to Look for in a Substance Abuse Counselor

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Seek help from a substance abuse counselor if you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction is no stranger to America. Approximately 1 in 3 Americans has a substance use disorder that involves drug use only. 1 in 8 Americans has a disorder that involves both drugs and alcohol. Getting sober may not […]

Freedom From Drug Addiction

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Often times, it’s hard for drug addicts to understand how much of their life is run by their drug of choice. Signs of drug addiction can be hard to spot when an addict is so attached. They have been consistently participating in substance abuse. Signs of mental illness can also be very hard to spot. […]

Avoiding Triggers In Your Alcohol Program

Life probably hasn’t been perfect lately. You’ve gone through a lot with your addiction.  Years of binge drinking make drug or alcohol addiction especially difficult. The ups and downs of chronic alcoholism and drug addiction have finally got you beat up pretty badly. You’re taking steps in the right direction, but there’s going to be […]

Pros And Cons Of Going To An Alcohol Detox Facility Close To Home

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When choosing an alcohol detox facility to go to, there’s a lot to consider. There are so many kinds of drug detox centers and even more kinds of alcohol detox centers. You have to consider if you want to go to inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab.  You have to take into account dual diagnosis and […]

A Look At Why A 12 Step Substance Abuse Recovery Program Is Effective

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The 12 step substance abuse recovery program is basically an advanced version of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). This type of support group actually dates back to the 1930s in Akron, Ohio. While Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and other support groups are faith-based, the 12 step substance abuse recovery program is spiritual-based. Members believe […]

Getting Into A Romantic Relationship In Recovery

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Getting into romantic relationships in recovery can be a difficult thing to do. You’ve probably heard many recovering addicts or experts recommend waiting. After all, it’s no secret that most experts recommend waiting until you’re at least a year into recovery. The recommendation is made because recovery takes up a lot of time and effort. […]