Alcohol Abuse or Alcohol Addiction?

 The casual drink has become a popular pastime for many people. They have a nice dinner, they drink a few glasses of wine and the conversation livens up. There are dish towels in storefronts that read, “Wine is the answer, what was the question?” There’s a popular song whose lyrics read, “I can’t stop drinking […]

The Types of Bodily Damage Alcoholism Can induce

  There’s a lot of buzz about how alcohol abuse can affect mental health. We talk about how binge drinking can cause family problems. We talk about the social risks of binge drinking. Have you taken the time to think about the physical aspects of binge drinking and alcoholism?     The World Health Organization reports that the […]

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. […]

Finding A Meaningful Support Group In Your Alcohol Abuse And Drug Program

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You did it! You made the choice to go to alcohol or drug rehab. You’re on the way to a healthier and happier lifestyle. Going to a treatment center is an amazing choice. Recovery programs are shown to be very successful. As an addict or alcoholic, it does take some getting used to though. Alcohol […]

Recovery Begins With Surrendering To Your Addiction

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In order to recover from something, you have to accept it as a problem. Drug addiction is a deadly problem. Admitting that you’ve lost all control over your mind and body can be really tough, but such an admission is the start of your journey to healing. When you have an active addiction here are […]

A Guide to Common Recovery Terms

When first exploring treatment options, many find themselves overwhelmed by terms they do not understand. A number of common addiction recovery terms seem intuitive to those of us who already know them; however, those outside of the recovery community will not find the vernacular so accessible. These may include terms relating to the specifics of […]

Addiction Recovery in New Hampshire | How Can I Stay Productive at Work?

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Drug and alcohol addictions can make you lose your job, but drug and addiction recovery in New Hampshire can help you keep it.  However, staying productive at work while embarking on the journey towards lifetime sobriety is often easier said than done. Just remember that you CAN do it. Keep reading for some helpful tips […]

Drug Rehab in Massachusetts | What You Need to Know Doctor Shopping

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Have you ever head of doctor shopping? No, it’s not the process of searching and selecting the best doctor for you and your specific needs. That’s completely legal. Meanwhile, this doctor shopping is NOT legal. Rather, it’s a crime that not only yields serious legal consequences but helps fuel your loved one’s dangerous drug addiction […]