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Wait, Drug Rehab Centers Won’t Keep Me Sober?!


One of the biggest myths about drug rehab centers is that they are responsible for keeping you sober. By this logic, if you go to a treatment center and relapse, it is their fault and not your own. Anyone who fails to stay sober must have gone to a bad treatment center. This couldn’t be further […]

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5 Life Hacks for Those New to Recovery


Those who are suffering from alcoholism, drug addiction, or even one of a number of behavioral addictions have a variety of recovery resources available with which they can achieve lasting sobriety. Most experts have determined that the most effective way to become sober is to enroll in an inpatient or residential treatment program with one’s […]

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After Drug Rehab… What Comes Next?


It wasn’t long ago that addiction was believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease with addicts seen as sinners who were consciously selfish, whose actions and behaviors were self-serving. As a result, substance abuse was widely criminalized, which resulted in many individuals being thrown into prisons or insane asylums due to their […]

Drug Rehab Centers Close to Home

Drug Rehab Centers Close to Home: What Are the Pros and Cons?


Drug rehab centers close to home may seem like the obvious starting place for people looking to get addiction treatment, but not everyone can benefit from staying in the same city they started using. Addiction treatment doesn’t follow a one-size-fits-all method, so it’s important to consider personal factors of the potential client when researching for […]

8 Great Movies About Addiction

8 Great Movies About Addiction Available to Stream Now


Most people’s perceptions of addiction come from the most extreme cases that they hear about in news reports; however, this doesn’t give an accurate portrayal of what it’s like to live in the throes of active addiction. Instead, these reports inspire more judgement and discrimination rather than empathy and understanding. While the news may be […]

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How Do Drug Rehabs Deal with Chronic Pain?


There are many reasons why a person might begin abusing alcohol or drugs. Many individuals begin their recreational substance abuse due to using alcohol or drugs to cope with pain, whether emotional or physical. In terms of the latter, it’s actual the treatment of physical pain with highly addictive opiate painkillers that caused such an […]

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How Cocaine Affects the Brain


The following will be a concise discussion of cocaine use, explaining what the substance is, its effects on the brain, and why it’s a difficult addiction to overcome. What Is Cocaine? Mind-altering substances are divided or categorized into different classes according to their effects. While heroin and painkillers are opioids and alcohol is a depressant, […]

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Twelve-Step Programs Used in Drug Rehabs: Good or Bad?


When it comes to treatment, twelve-step programs take domain as the basics of maintaining recovery. Many have experienced much success in recovery by joining twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous; however, researchers often assert that evidence-based addiction treatment programs offered by quality rehabilitation facilities are the optimal route toward a lasting recovery. Most […]


Florida Drug Rehab Centers: A Hidden, Dark Underside


There are so many Florida drug rehab centers, that the state has become the “Recovery Capital” of the US, but there is a dark side to this industry. In places like Florida where there are an exceptionally high number of treatment centers located in a relatively small geographic space, it’s more like that one will […]


When Clients Leave Rehab AMA, They Hold Recovery Back


For those who know someone who has been in and out of rehab, you may have heard the term, “leave rehab AMA.” Some individuals leave rehab before they’ve actually completed their treatments, which is dangerous for a number of reasons. The following will explain what it means to leave rehab “AMA,” the reasons why a […]