New Years Resolutions

8 Great Recovery-Related New Year’s Resolutions

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Whether it’s because of all the money being spent on gifts, the pressure of having to get so much decorating and cooking done, or the volatility of putting dozens of members of a boisterous family together in a small space, the holidays can be downright stressful sometimes. For people in recovery, holiday stress can be dangerous, […]

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Living in Gratitude: Take Your Sobriety to the Next Level

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Being in the throes of active addiction is a very, very dark time. Even when a person is a so-called “functioning addict” who has managed to hang onto a job, a home, and his or her relationships, there will have undoubtedly been many effects from the chemical dependence, whether it’s the sudden feeling that life […]

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Codependency in Addiction: Knowing When to Put Yourself First

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Here at Drug Treatment Center Finder, the disease of addiction is typically the main focus. However, you can’t really discuss addiction without discussing some of the afflictions and situations that tend to befall those who suffer from addiction. Codependency in addiction often an issue with people who use, and it’s an especially concerning when you consider […]

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4 Common Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Myths

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When it comes to misconceptions about addiction, they appear to be more widely taken as facts than the actual facts, but this isn’t just limited to the people who have little experience with and knowledge of addiction. Even the people who are addicted to alcohol and drugs have a number of misconceptions and misgivings concerning […]

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Shame vs. Guilt: What’s the Difference?

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Before we realized it was a disease, addiction was actually viewed as a conscious, willful behavior while addicts were seen as bad people who were selfish and self-destructive. As a result, people with addiction were punished, which often meant they were imprisoned or confined in asylums for the mentally insane. The idea was that the […]

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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 […]