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, […]

Codependency

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 […]

elderly substance abuse

Elderly Addicts: Substance Abuse Among Seniors Growing

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Abuse of prescription drugs among the senior population is one of the fastest -growing health concerns in the US. Older adults also have been found to suffer from alcoholism at rapidly increasing rates. Yet despite the rapidity with which the number of senior men and women suffering from these disorders climbs, the issue remains overlooked by the vast […]

benadryl relapse

Benadryl Relapse? Why It May (Or May Not) Be a Thing

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I’ve heard a lot of questions asked by fellow addicts and alcoholics regarding certain aspects of recovery and sobriety – questions that, however sincere, I could deem nothing short of misguided. Most of these questions revolve around what exactly relapse entails, and how long one can dick around in the gray area before actually needing […]

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Sugar Addiction Is Not So Sweet

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During the course of the past 10 years, scientists and addiction specialists across the nation have been carefully studying the affects of sugar on the brain after innumerable individuals have come forward claiming that they are addicted to sweets. The results have been somewhat shocking to many. Studies have shown that sugar very likely affects the […]

rehab romances

8 Reasons Why Rehab Romances Fail

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Starting a relationship while in drug rehab is equivalent to clipping the wings of a baby bird before attempting to teach it to fly. Entering an addiction treatment center for the first time can be terrifying – being forced to look at yourself in sober light for what may potentially be the first time in […]

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Addiction Recovery: There’s An App For That

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Indiana University of Pennsylvania senior Ryan Brannon was concerned by the number of young people suffering from addiction but avoiding seeking treatment based on long-standing stigmas attached to chemical dependency. Several of the college students’ own close friends had experienced drug addiction and alcoholism – and despite having no personal experience with addiction himself, Brannon knew […]

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5 Reasons Why Having a Sponsor Is Essential

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In the not-so-distant past, addiction was widely believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease. Today, we have the benefit of years of research, which have afforded a much better, more enlightened understanding of addiction. We’ve realized that addiction is actually a chronic, progressive brain disease for which there’s no cure. Originating in […]