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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Getting treatment for a mental health condition like borderline personality disorder is often part of the recovery process. That is why understanding how mental health can impact substance use is critical and why finding a facility that offers treatment for co-occurring disorders is so important. What Is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder is a… Continue Reading What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

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9 Celebrities in Addiction Recovery

Addiction does not discriminate. Many celebrities have struggled publicly with addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are many in recovery, though, that use their fame to raise awareness. Consider the following nine well-known individuals in addiction recovery and reach out to an addiction treatment center near you today. What Celebrities Are in Addiction Recovery? 1.… Continue Reading 9 Celebrities in Addiction Recovery

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Understanding Fentanyl and the Need for Sober Help

Across the nation, many people are suffering from addictions to opiates. However, more powerful than heroin and morphine is the drug fentanyl.  Acetyl Fentanyl is an opiate that is mixed into street drugs and marketed as heroin. In fact, just a small amount can be fatal. Users typically use it intravenously as a direct substitute… Continue Reading Understanding Fentanyl and the Need for Sober Help

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The Dangers of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

Last popular in the 1990s and early 2000s, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) has made an appearance back on the party scene as a recreational drug. Taken in small doses, this substance causes feelings of relaxation and euphoria and an increase in sociability, which can make it appealing in social settings. However, GHB can also be incredibly… Continue Reading The Dangers of Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid

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Finding the Right Sober Support to Heal from Addiction

Addiction is an illness that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Depending upon the drug, addiction can do severe harm to the body. It’s very common for individuals to ignore their nutritional needs by eating poorly or hardly eating at all. Addiction can also change the brain in ways that can make them believe they… Continue Reading Finding the Right Sober Support to Heal from Addiction

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10 Things to Ask a Treatment Center Before You Are Admitted

For those who are struggling with substance abuse issues, starting a program at an addiction treatment center can be one of the most important steps they ever take. If you are looking into centers near you, you might feel overwhelmed by options. There are a number of program options, types of therapies, and amenities that… Continue Reading 10 Things to Ask a Treatment Center Before You Are Admitted

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Quitting Drugs and Drinking Isn’t Just a Matter of Willpower

Many people don’t have a full understanding of addiction. They might believe, for instance, that a person lacks inner strength or willpower. People tend to believe that a person has some sort of personal flaw that is driving them to drink or use drugs again and again. People also tend to believe that a person… Continue Reading Quitting Drugs and Drinking Isn’t Just a Matter of Willpower

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Manage Impulsivity Before It Leads to Drinking and Drug Use

Impulsivity can be a lot of fun in the right moments. For instance, let’s say you’ve put your time into your job and you feel like you’re caught up with everything. On the way to work on one sunny and beautiful day, you have the idea to call in sick, call a friend, and go… Continue Reading Manage Impulsivity Before It Leads to Drinking and Drug Use

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Simplify and Structure Your Day When You’re in Early Recovery

If you’re new to recovery, there are some very basic steps you can take to ensure your sobriety is a lasting one. It’s difficult for anyone to go from addiction to sobriety. Often, the vow to never drink or use drugs again is impractical without taking concrete steps to re-organize one’s life. As you may… Continue Reading Simplify and Structure Your Day When You’re in Early Recovery