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9 Tips for Building Self Esteem During Recovery

In recovery, many people have a wide range of feelings about the past, including guilt, shame, remorse, self-judgment, worry, and even fear. Depending on your experiences, you might struggle with self-confidence and self-esteem. In fact, commonly, substance use helps to mask those feelings of insecurity and self-doubt. But without the use of substances, those feelings… Continue Reading 9 Tips for Building Self Esteem During Recovery

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Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

Among American adults, the prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community is significantly higher than that of the general population. A major reason for this is that historically, people who identify as LGBTQ have experienced greater discrimination and other familial and societal challenges than those who identify as heterosexual. Individuals who identify… Continue Reading Addiction in the LGBTQ Community

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How to Confront Your Addiction Diagnosis

When dealing with an addiction, the struggling individual might be the last person to admit that they have a problem. Often, their family and friends will express concern first and might even stage an intervention. While family members or friends may not be physicians or licensed mental health professionals, the concerned party will usually cite… Continue Reading How to Confront Your Addiction Diagnosis

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9 Ways to Keep Your Recovery on Track

Addiction is a chronic disease and a chemical dependency. When someone who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction begins the journey to recovery, one of the first steps is to begin primary treatment. This is followed by detox and rehabilitation. Primary treatment programs typically take place over a period of four to six weeks, although… Continue Reading 9 Ways to Keep Your Recovery on Track

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What Is Outpatient Drug Rehab?

Millions of people suffer from drug and alcohol abuse and addiction. While abuse and addiction may look the same, they are different and usually call for different treatment approaches. Substance abuse and addiction treatment generally fall into two categories: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient rehab involves intensive, 24-hour supervised treatment in a residential setting. Outpatient rehab… Continue Reading What Is Outpatient Drug Rehab?

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Learning More About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Monday, March 22 to Sunday, March 28, 2021, is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW). The goal of NDAFW is to create awareness among teenagers to combat the myths about drugs and alcohol that they are faced with daily from friends, music, TV, social media, movies, and the internet. Started in 2010 by scientists… Continue Reading Learning More About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

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Where Can You Find a Private Rehab Center?

Those who are suffering from substance abuse issues often go to great lengths to hide their addiction from friends, family, and co-workers. While it is widely acknowledged that addiction is a disease and needs to be treated as such, for many, there is still a strong stigma associated with substance abuse. This stigma, along with… Continue Reading Where Can You Find a Private Rehab Center?

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What to Look For in a Private Drug Rehab

Reaching out for help can be challenging. If your loved one struggles with addiction, understanding their options for treatment can help you give them a way out. A private inpatient drug rehab center can offer support and a high level of care for their journey to recovery. Addiction can carry a stigma, and many of… Continue Reading What to Look For in a Private Drug Rehab

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Important Questions to Ask During Recovery

Recovery happens after an individual completes their primary treatment and detox programs. Typically, the recovering individual moves to a transitional living facility like a sober living house. At the residence, therapists, trained staff, physicians, sponsors, and wellness experts help guide them through the various phases of recovery. There are a number of questions that can… Continue Reading Important Questions to Ask During Recovery