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Cigna Quits Fla. Exchange, Cites Addiction Treatment Facility Abuses

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The Affordable Healthcare Act has been a tremendous blessing for  people who are under insured or uninsured since its 2010 inception. The ACA has especially been of great help to those who are struggling with substance abuse issues since many insurance providers provide partial or full coverage for drug treatment and related services needed for addicts to […]

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Teaching Twelve Steps to Other Addicts in Recovery

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Those who’ve made it to the final step of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous know that the twelfth step is all about paying it forward: teaching Twelve Steps to other addicts so they can reach their spiritual awakening, too. It’s an important aspect of life in recovery that helps you incorporate the Twelve Steps […]

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Step Eleven: Establishing a Closer Connection with God

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Though it tends to take individuals by surprise, the development of an addiction to alcohol or drugs doesn’t occur overnight. Influenced by a number of seemingly disparate factors, becoming addicted is a cumulative process that results from such likes as possible biological predisposition, exposure to substances and their abuse, personal choice and development, and so […]

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Gambling Addiction: When All Bets Are Off

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When you think of addiction, your first thought may be a dependence on drugs or alcohol. It’s a widely known fact that substance abuse is a huge problem worldwide. You may be able to see how someone can be addicted to a substance, especially a substance like heroin or alcohol, which produces a physical dependence. But […]

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5 Recovery Myths That May Surprise You

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Addiction and recovery are full of myths and misinformation. This is partly because we are far from knowing all there is to know about addiction, the brain, how to best treat addiction and the process of recovery. The more we know, the more questions we have. A lot of the information that continues to circulate […]

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Insomnia in Early Sobriety: Catch Some Z’s!

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It is exceedingly common for those in the early stages of addiction recovery to struggle greatly with simply sleeping through the night. Insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns can lead to fatigue and exhaustion during the day, both symptoms that can be detrimental to those working towards maintaining sobriety. Most individuals find that after they have […]

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Best Time to Go to Rehab: Some Signs to Know

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Coming to terms with a substance abuse problem isn’t easy. There is still a lot of stigma associated with addiction, and this fact alone often keeps people from reaching out to their families, friends, employers or doctors when they suspect they have a problem. But that’s not all that stands in the way. The nature […]

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Health and Nutrition for Recovering Alcoholics

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Years of chronic alcohol abuse takes a heavy toll on the body. Alcohol robs the body of the vital nutrients it needs to function properly, and the complications that can result from malnourishment can be severe and even life-threatening. When recovering alcoholics enter drug treatment, they receive valuable nutritional intervention and support along with other essential treatment […]

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Precovery: Making the Decision to Become Sober and End Your Addiction

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“Precovery” is a moment in a person’s addiction when they come to a crossroad in their life and make the decision to become sober. For the first time in a long time, the addict is having clear revelations regarding the negative impacts of substance abuse in their life. The addict may realize they can no longer […]

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Sober New Year’s Eve Ideas That Let You Have a Blast

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Having a sober New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be dull and uneventful. It can still be a joyous time of year when family and friends come together to celebrate the love and close bonds they have with one another. While it is customary to celebrate New Year’s Eve with plentiful amounts of alcohol, there […]