September 10, 2020
drug relapse

Drug Relapse: Does Drug Rehab Work the Second Time?

When you’ve gone through rehab and have sworn off substances, going through a drug relapse can be especially painful. You’re discouraged after putting work into getting clean that you’re using drugs again. You may feel like you’ve let down friends and family.  You may be feeling a mix of emotions, but the last thing you should feel is defeated.  The truth of […]
August 31, 2020
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How to Choose a Long Term Rehab Program for Substance Abuse

There are numerous drug and substance abuse centers available, so you have many options in choosing a long term rehab facility. Here's how to choose.
August 23, 2020
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How to Convince Someone to Go to Rehab

Do you have a friend or loved one who seems to be in need of drug or alcohol rehabilitation? Convincing an addict to get help is no small task, and you’re likely in for a big argument. It’s hard to know how to convince someone to go to rehab without a fight or a lot of pushback. People who need […]
August 22, 2020
how to deal with withdrawal

What Is Withdrawal: 5 Key Tips to Know

Are you looking to get sober from alcohol and drugs? If so, one thing you probably have on your mind is what is withdrawal? For many people, withdrawal can be the hardest part of overcoming their addiction. Withdrawal often comes with severe side effects, which can range from nausea to headaches to hallucinations. Luckily, there are things you can do […]
August 21, 2020
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Rehabilitation Pros and Cons

In 2017, almost 20 million Americans over the age of 12 suffered from a substance use disorder. Are you battling a drug or alcohol addiction? If so, you know how much havoc a substance use disorder can wreak. Luckily, there are many programs available to help individuals recover from this disease. Are you thinking about rehabilitation? Let’s look at the […]
August 18, 2020
what to do when you relapse

The Ultimate Guide on What to Do When You Relapse

Are you a recovering alcoholic or drug addict? Are you on the road to recovery, but worried about relapsing? A relapse can happen at any stage during the recovery journey, so it’s perfectly normal to be worried about a relapse happening. If you do experience a relapse, it’s important to understand what to do when it happens. Check out this […]
August 14, 2020
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9 Warning Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

Sick and tired of searching for signs you have a drinking problem? If that’s the case, you are not alone. Surprisingly enough, almost 6% of adults in America have the same problem. Although it may not sound like much, that adds up to just under 15 million people. Are you looking for the early signs of alcoholism? When it comes to […]
August 8, 2020
benzodiazepine rehab

7 Signs That Someone Needs to Go to Benzodiazepine Rehab

The concern mounts as more and more doctors prescribe benzodiazepines to their patients. Between 2014 and 2016, benzodiazepines were prescribed during an average of 66 million doctors’ appointments per year. Benzodiazepines are sedative medications that are often prescribed for severe anxiety, chronic pain, or sleep disorders. While they may provide some relief for patients, they are also one of the […]
July 21, 2020
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7 Mindful Group Activities to Help With Addiction Recovery

Imagine waiting in a long line at the movie theater. You are feeling bored, and a bit stressed from having to be patient around a bunch of strangers. You reach for your phone to play an internet game, or nosh on some Cheetos you have stored in your purse. Pleasure-seeking behaviors are known as escape mechanisms, and they are often […]