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Tips to Stay Sober Through New Year’s Holiday

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Developing an addiction to alcohol or drugs is easy. It’s getting sober again that’s the hard part. Although there are countless resources available, part of the complex nature of addiction is that recovery requires so many different components, and even after receiving treatment it takes ongoing conviction to stay sober. However, it’s not actually as […]

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Step 12 – Service in Sobriety: Helping Others Through 12 Steps

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It wasn’t long ago that addiction was seen as a moral affliction rather than as a disease. At the time, anyone who exhibited problematic, habitual substance abuse was deemed to be weak in character and will, lacking in a close relationship with God and willfully choosing not to exercise self-control. Instead of treating those individuals […]

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Methadone: Maintenance Drugs for Opioid Addiction

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While methadone maintenance is a common treatment option for opioid addiction, there are dangers of methadone that clients should know beforehand. This technique is typically used in programs in which clients are given a drug like methadone as part of a maintenance program. As such, the following will present a description of how methadone is used […]

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Addiction Stigma: Shattering Judgment in Recovery

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Because of addiction stigma, addicts were widely punished rather than treated, and although we have a much more enlightened and refined understanding of addiction based on direct observation, it seems that attitudes from less informed times continue to pervade today’s culture. Before we realized that addiction was a disease, the consensus was that anyone who […]

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What Is a Halfway House?

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Achieving sobriety is only part of the victory of getting your life back again after addiction. Maintaining it is the other part, and support is needed to help people in recovery bridge the gap between where they once were to where they want to be. Fortunately, there are several housing arrangements that allow them to […]

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I Don’t Have Health Insurance… What Now?

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There’s been a number of people who have resigned themselves to remaining in active addiction because they don’t have health insurance and can’t afford drug treatment. These individuals assume that overcoming addiction will require an addiction treatment program that they wouldn’t be able to afford, so they end up writing off the prospect of recovery […]

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Pay for Drug Rehab: Common Questions About Treatment Coverage

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There are a wealth of resources available that inform people about the nature of addiction. In school, adolescents and teens are taught the dangers of alcohol and drugs and ways to resist the peer pressure. For adults, there are entire television shows that offer one cautionary tale after another, helping to divert many of those […]

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Teen Marijuana Use: Causes and Effects

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Despite recent legalization initiatives, studies of the effects on teen marijuana use are occasionally published, asserting that the drug is more toxic than most would believe. Additionally, it seems that younger populations are the most susceptible to any negative effects of marijuana, which is concerning due to the fact that adolescents and teens are still […]

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The Twelve Days of Sobriety

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You’ve heard of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” so get ready for Drug Treatment Center Finder‘s “Twelve Days of Sobriety.” In light of the holidays, we have created our own recovery-themed interpretation of the famous Christmas carol. Instead of turtle doves and partridges in pear trees, our version includes working steps and second chances.  There […]

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War on Drugs: Marijuana’s Role in American History

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When it comes to the war on drugs marijuana isn’t the obvious culprit. While Reagan made labeled the war on drugs on crack, it first started with weed. The United States has fought countless battles over the years. We fought England for independence in the Revolutionary War, we fought with ourselves over slavery in the […]