January 17, 2019

My Anxiety Keeps Me From Reaching Out, Can You Help?

Anxiety and Addiction Many people with anxiety are also living with addiction. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, about 20 percent of Americans with an anxiety or mood disorder have an alcohol or other substance use disorder. In addition, about 20 percent of those with an alcohol or substance use […]

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January 15, 2019

How Addiction Impacts Families

Addiction is a Family Disease What many people don’t understand is that addiction is a family disease. When a loved one is suffering from addiction, it is important that the whole family comes together and takes a hands-on approach in their recovery. However, this can be difficult for many people, given the impact that the […]

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January 10, 2019

What is Medically Assisted Detox?

What is Detox Like? When a person is ready to get sober from drugs or alcohol, one of the first things they will experience once they’ve entered treatment is the detoxification process. The good news is, medically assisted detox is available to help make it easier. Detox is the process of the body getting rid […]

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January 10, 2019

Why Should I Choose Medicated Assisted Detox?

What Can I Expect? Becoming sober from drugs and alcohol is not a cut-and-dry process for the many people around the world suffering from addiction. It is a more involved process including therapy, aftercare and ongoing work. The first stages of becoming sober can often be the most feared and difficult. This includes making the […]

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January 4, 2019

Why Trust Matters in Recovery with Treatment Providers

Why Does Trust Matter? When in a drug or alcohol treatment center, many clients feel as if all they need to do is go through the motions. This includes going through detox, doing their therapy and staying sober. However, treatment is much more than that. Immersing yourself and putting trust in your treatment providers is […]

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December 28, 2018

I have Depression and I am Addicted, What Gets Treated First?

Depression and Addiction If you are suffering from addiction, you are more than likely also suffering from another trauma, as well. This can include such things as mental illness, like depression. Mental illness and addiction often work together to exacerbate the other. Do you find yourself reaching for a drink or drugs if your depression […]

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December 21, 2018

Can I Get Back What Addiction Has Made Me Lose?

Breaking free from addiction When someone is experiencing active addiction, many casualties come along the way. This can mean severely fractured relationships with loved ones, including: spouses, children, parents and siblings. Careers become less of a priority, so the likelihood that a job has been lost is very high. When someone loses a job, they […]

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December 10, 2018

Role of Spirituality

The Basics The 12 Steps were developed in the 1930’s by Bill Ebby, who underwent a powerful spiritual experience once he learned from a doctor that his alcoholism was going to soon kill him. Bill decided to abstain from drinking and surrender himself to his spirituality and higher power, which worked successfully to keep him […]

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