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Why Being Thankful Is Great for the Recovery Process

As Thanksgiving approaches, we like to encourage our residents and patients to take the time to reflect on what they’re thankful for. This isn’t just a holiday tradition – gratitude is actually a scientifically-backed practice that can help tremendously in the recovery process. For people in recovery, gratitude is an essential tool for continued sobriety…

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Substance Abuse in College: Combatting Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Substance Abuse in College: Combatting Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse Parents are constantly trying to protect their children, no matter their ages, from the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, no matter how hard they try, their loved ones will ultimately come into contact with one of the substances at some point in their life.…

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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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young woman staring out cafe window curious about different types of addiction

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 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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a pile of pills and a container during a discussion of teens and oxycodone abuse

Teens and Oxycodone Abuse

Oxycodone is a legal prescription drug that teens often view as a harmless way to get high. Many teenagers are introduced to the drug by friends at school who have access to the drug because it is a legally prescribed drug and found in many home medicine cabinets, making it easily accessible for teens. Needless…

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a person going through the 5 stages of addiction

The 5 Stages of Addiction

Addiction follows a very specific process. It does not matter if you are addicted to over-the-counter medication, heroin, marijuana or alcohol, the addiction process remains the same. Understanding the 5 stages of addiction may help you enter into recovery faster or help save someone that is suffering from an addiction. Step 1 – Experimental Process…

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