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Jail or Rehab? Why Prison Doesn’t Cure Drug Addiction

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Only relatively recently have we begun to see addiction as a disease of the brain, chronic and progressive and deadly. Some years ago, the consensus was that addicts were merely selfish, weak of will and character, substance abusers due to being bad people. As such, individuals who suffered from the disease of addiction were also […]

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The 3 Unique Stages of Recovery at an Alcohol Rehab Center

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Addiction to alcohol, or alcoholism, is an all-consuming disease that profoundly affects every aspect of one’s life. No individual chooses to become an alcoholic; instead, a combination of biological susceptibility and environmental factors make one’s alcohol consumption especially dangerous. Over time, an individual who had been a social or casual drinker begins to consume larger […]

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An Overview of the Oxford House Model

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The disease of addiction causes a number of different, profound effects. Addicts experience the deterioration of physical health including the destruction of a number of bodily functions and organs, the decline of mental and emotional health, the damage or loss of important relationships, and a number of other effects that are the direct result of […]

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Why People Leave Addiction Treatment Early

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The process of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is complicated, time-consuming, and takes a lot of individuals’ efforts. Although there are a number of individuals who complete a treatment program and remain abstinent indefinitely, the reality is that there are many who will require more than one round of treatment before a sober lifestyle […]

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Indiana Drug Rehabs: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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The addiction epidemic is in full swing, both nationally and globally. Individuals are developing alcohol and drug dependencies at higher rates than ever before, making substance abuse a problem in even the smallest communities. Despite the prevalence and accessibility of addiction treatments nowadays, it’s still estimated that only one in every ten individuals suffering from […]

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What Is the Florida Model of Addiction Treatment?

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Years of research and study have led to the enlightened understanding of alcohol and drug addiction as a disease. More specifically, addiction is a chronic, progressive disease of the brain, causing individuals to obsessively, compulsively relapse back to harmful behaviors. Most commonly associated with substance abuse, addiction often begins as curiosity about recreational intoxication. However, […]

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What Makes Luxury Rehabs Different?

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The disease of addiction is unique in that it affects individuals in a number of different ways. The physical, psychological, emotional, social, and even spiritual effects of alcohol and drug addiction are diverse and oftentimes profound with each addict manifesting a set of symptoms that may not reoccur in any other individual. For instance, some […]

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Recipe for Rehabilitation: If Recovery is a Cake, Treatment is the Flour

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The journey toward addiction is different for everyone. For some, addiction begins as experimentation with substance abuse, perhaps with a legal substance like alcohol. A couple evening cocktails are fine until it’s not enough anymore. The social drinker develops a physical dependence on alcohol that leaves him or her in a state of sickness after […]

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing an Addiction Treatment Facility

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People aren’t born addicts. Through a combination of biology, environment, and development, the disease of addiction grows out of substance abuse habits, becoming steadily more severe as individuals develop physical and even psychological dependency on alcohol and drugs. As substance abuse disorders degrade the physical health of those who have become dependent on alcohol and […]

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Halfway Legal, Part 2: Identifying High-Quality Sober Living Facilities

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Contrary to the common misconception, recovery isn’t complete upon one’s graduation from the initial inpatient or intensive outpatient addiction treatment program. Recovering from addiction is a lifelong process that involves continuous, sustained effort on the addict’s part. However, the good news is that over time, sobriety and abstinence become easier and easier as individuals get […]