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Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

It is not uncommon for folks entering recovery to ask, “Why do I need alcohol abuse counseling?” Sometimes, people with an alcohol problem will try recovery on their own at first. However, more often than not, this isn’t a very successful way. Unfortunately, drinking is usually a symptom of a deeper issue. Simply not drinking… Continue Reading Why Do I Need Alcohol Abuse Counseling?

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Benefiting From Individualized Care In Recovery

As you set out on your journey of sobriety, you will find that individual care is very important. Benefiting from individualized care in recovery is not meant to exclude or reduce the importance of group therapies. Instead, individual care works together with group therapies to zero in on a patient’s different needs. Every Recovery Journey is… Continue Reading Benefiting From Individualized Care In Recovery

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Drugs, Alcohol, and a Compromised Immune System

Essentials are cleared from shelves. Many social scenes are being ordered shut to minimize the congregation while COVID-19 is spreading across the United States. Social media and the news are constantly reporting the horrors of this new mutation of the flu virus. Entire restaurants and bars are closing. People are being forced off of work… Continue Reading Drugs, Alcohol, and a Compromised Immune System

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Substance Abuse and Anxiety Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to hit people battling a substance use disorder (SUD) really hard. Those with an anxiety disorder or prone to using drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety symptoms may also wind up needing anxiety treatment during this time. Meanwhile, widespread panic continues… Continue Reading Substance Abuse and Anxiety Treatment During the COVID-19 Crisis

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Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the world. As it happens, more people are being asked every day to stay home to stop the spread and to flatten the curve, or surge, in cases. With that in mind, consider your unique situation. Perhaps you have drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you are facing a very challenging… Continue Reading Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real

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Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Co-occurring disorder diagnoses have been steadily on the rise in the United States over recent years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, approximately 47.6 million Americans struggle with at least one mental health disorder. Sadly, approximately 9.2 million of those people also live with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. If you’ve… Continue Reading Do I Need Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

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Fighting Relapse Triggers is Easier With Quality Help

Once you get through treatment and into recovery, one of the struggles you may still face is fighting relapse triggers. With the right coping skills and quality help from dedicated professionals, though, you can reduce the chances of a relapse. That lowers your risk of future problems, and every time you practice your new skills,… Continue Reading Fighting Relapse Triggers is Easier With Quality Help

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What is the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

Recovering from substance abuse is serious. It can take time, and it takes effort. But it’s also worth it to live a clean and sober life. If you or a loved one is struggling with a heroin addiction, you might be wondering what the heroin addiction recovery rate is. While the rate varies depending on… Continue Reading What is the Heroin Addiction Recovery Rate?

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Types of Addiction

People are familiar with addiction to drugs and alcohol. These are the first thing people think about, not realizing many types of addiction don’t involve abusing a substance. Addictions can be substance addictions, behavioral addictions, or impulse control disorders. There are some things that all addictions have in common. All involve cravings for the substance… Continue Reading Types of Addiction