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Facing Trauma

By Aaron Jordan, LPC   Trauma can be defined in many ways. We know of the obvious traumas that people undergo such as physical and sexual abuse, rape, neglect, accidents, war, terrorist attacks, and natural disasters. But what about the soul wounds that people endure from abandonment, neglect, emotional and spiritual abuse, grief and loss,…

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what to do if you relapse during the pandemic?

Staying Faithful to Addiction Treatment During the COVID-19 Lockdown

COVID-19 has created unprecedented circumstances of isolation that can spell disaster for those undergoing or considering addiction treatment. With multiple states and cities issuing shelter-in-place regulations and enforcing social distancing policies, it’s time to discuss the realities of dealing with addiction treatment during the coronavirus pandemic.  While many business and public places have been shut…

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Addiction Affects the Whole Family

Experts in the field of chemical dependency have defined addiction as a family disease. The disease significantly impacts each member of the family, not just the person using the alcohol or drugs. When chemical dependency begins to take control of a person in the family, other members of the family instinctively adjust their own behaviors.…

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How Covid-19 is Affecting Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic has been a stressful time in many people’s lives. Fear and anxiety about the disease itself as well as the impacts on daily life can be overwhelming. Quarantine and social distancing can make people feel isolated and lonely which increases stress and anxiety. These actions are necessary to reduce the spread of…

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inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment?

Inpatient vs Outpatient Addiction Treatment: Options for Recovery

  The need for inpatient vs outpatient addiction treatment depends on the severity of the addiction problem. Without question, inpatient rehab programs offer the most intensive level of care, while outpatient rehab programs offer the least intensive level of care. However, they both play an important role in the recovery process. INPATIENT TREATMENT Inpatient Addiction…

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what to do if you relapse during the pandemic?

What to Do If You Relapse During the Pandemic?

What to Do If You Relapse During the Pandemic Staying sober during the pandemic has proven to be a challenge as meetings moved online and isolation became the new normal. If you have slipped up on your sobriety, you are not alone, but what you do next matters. Someone who has relapsed may show the…

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What are the Different Types of Addiction?

There are two broad types of addiction. These are substance addiction and process addiction, also known as behavioral addiction. Research has shown a surprising amount of similarities between the two along with positive responses to addiction treatment. Similarities Between Types of Addiction There are some common indications of addiction that apply to substance addiction and…

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a doctor telling their patient about the truth about addiction treatment

The Truth About Addiction Treatment

Treatment for addiction encompasses a range of variables and stages that work together to address the challenges that one faces when starting the road to their recovery as well as providing help for the loved ones that are also affected along the way. The treatment process is different for everyone and is determined by the…

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a woman trying to find connections between her relationships and addiction

Relationships and Addiction

Being addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and being in a loving relationship is like putting a match to dynamite. The combination can be explosive and deadly to a relationship. The destruction doesn’t stop there either but goes on to affect children, parents, siblings and beyond. Learn more about how relationships and addiction affect everyone around…

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