Category Archive for "Drug Abuse"

The Cost of Rehab

The Cost of Rehab Finding the right rehab can be a stressful time, especially when it comes to finances. While most insurance companies cover some or all of the costs of treatment, many people are either underinsured or not insured…
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Change Your Environment, Change Your Life

Back in the 1970s when U.S. soldiers were coming home from Vietnam, it was discovered that nearly 20% of them were addicted to heroin. Before they returned, it was decided that they would detox in Vietnam to be healthy when…
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5 Precautions for Prescription Painkillers

You have just discovered that your son is addicted to painkillers. He grew up in a good, loving home and had a stable family life. He graduated college and has a great full-time job. So what happened? Why is he…
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The​ ​Importance​ ​of​ ​Vulnerability​ ​in​ ​Recovery

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“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” –Brené Brown Vulnerability. The word itself might have a deeply unsettling meaning to some people. It means to be seen in our scariest, darkest moments. It means sharing those moments…
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Asking for Help

“You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you,…
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Four Signs You Are a Functioning Alcoholic

It’s about to be another stressful day at work, and all you can think about is coming home and having a drink. But instead of waiting, you go ahead and take a shot before work. It calms your nerves, and…
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The Full Spectrum of Care for the Addicted

Getting Everything You Need After a weekend on vacation in the mountains, your car needs a wash. The local carwash, like many of its kind, offers services based on how thoroughly you want your car cleaned. You can get the…
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What is Substance Abuse and How Do I Find Treatment?

Is it Substance Abuse, or Not? Scenario 1: A middle-aged man walks into his favorite bar almost every week night. He sits on a stool for a couple of hours and talks comfortably with the other regulars. He always nurses…
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How Kindness Can Be Helpful In Drug Addiction Treatment Leading to Sobriety

Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAKW) was celebrated from February 12 to February 18, 2017. This is a week-long celebration that is observed worldwide. It inspires people to act selflessly to cheer up or assist an individual through acts of…
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Building Strong Willpower

Why do you get high? Is it because of stress? The day is too long, the car horns are too loud and the family is just too needy. There has to be some release, some way to balance the day…
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