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

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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 […]

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Florida Drug Rehab Centers: A Hidden, Dark Underside

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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 […]

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When Clients Leave Rehab AMA, They Hold Recovery Back

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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 […]

Do Alcohol Rehabs Actually Differ from Drug Rehabs

Do Alcohol Rehabs Actually Differ from Drug Rehabs?

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Many have wondered whether alcohol dependence and drug addiction can be treated in much the same way or if they require separate treatments at separate facilities. Despite the underlying similarities between alcohol addiction and drug addiction, the risks that are associated with each type of substance abuse can differ significantly. The severity of the addiction […]

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Should Treatment Centers Use Suboxone?

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The disease of addiction is very complicated and all-consuming, causing both physical and psychological deterioration to men and women of all ages, from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, and from all over the world. When a person begins abusing alcohol or drugs, the self-destructive habit quickly begins taking over the individual’s life. As he or […]

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Don’t Let a Drug Rehab Myth Stop You From Getting Treatment

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Too many people who need addiction treatment don’t get it because they believed in some drug rehab myth. According to statistics, roughly 1 out of every 10 Americans over the age of 12 is currently suffering from addiction. Yet only about 1 in 10 addicts receive any sort of treatment for their addictions, indicating just […]

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How Drug Use Progresses from Liking to Craving to Addiction

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An addict may start off with recreational drug use, but then come to form an active addiction. Despite being completely aware of the risks, each substance abuser believes that they will be able to maintain control of their substance abuse. They believe they are able to stop before becoming addicted. Unfortunately, that’s very rarely the case. […]

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How Drug Rehab Centers Treat Heroin Addiction

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Now more than ever is necessary to treat heroin addiction, especially with so much of the country being heavily affected by the drug. While there’s no such thing as a “safe” drug, there are some substances that are inherently more dangerous than others. A substance like marijuana isn’t really lethal while narcotics like heroin and […]

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How Family Therapy Can Help You

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Addiction is very unique and complicated compared to most other diseases. While many diseases are either physical or psychological, addiction has attributes of both, affecting individuals on physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual levels. However, it wasn’t until relatively recently that we actually began to understand this very complex illness. The recovery methods we utilize […]

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What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs

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My Name Is Fiona, and I’m an Addict It took me far too long to say those words. It took me even longer to mean them. My road to recovery from substance abuse began the first time I made myself vomit. See, before I could imagine getting better, I had to get worse. Growing up, […]