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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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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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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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Detox and Long-Term Recovery

Addiction is a complex brain disease and, like other chronic illnesses, relapse is all too common. This requires the need for detox and long-term recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) between 40 and 60 percent of patients who go through a detox treatment program relapse. ”Every American is acutely aware of…

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Children and Addiction

There are an estimated over 24 million Americans who struggle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. And that’s not to mention other addictions, such as gambling, sex, tobacco, shopping, pornography, food, and many more. Children of Addicted Parents When a parent struggles with addiction, it affects the entire family. Palmetto offers family counseling for addiction…

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Alcohol Addiction and the Treatment Options Available

Alcohol abuse is the term used to describe the habit of drinking unhealthily every day or consuming large quantities of alcohol at a time. It can be very destructive and ruin your relationships, render you unemployed because of absenteeism from work, or make you break laws such as DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol).…

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