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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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After-Rehab Transition: Start With These Tips

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After-rehab life comes with its challenges. When some people hear the word “addiction,” negative images form in their head because of the perceptions that people have about addicts. Unfortunately, many of these assumptions are based on some level of truth. For instance, addicts frequently sacrifice their relationships if that’s what it takes to get their next fix. Moreover, […]

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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 […]

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Addiction Treatment Gap: How Can We Fill It?

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Addiction is a disease that’s very much unlike any other. While most other diseases are either physical or psychological in nature, addiction is one that’s actually both, or somewhere in between. Being so unlike other illnesses poses a very specific problem, which is that there’s no definitive, singular way to treat the disease of addiction […]

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Florida Drug Addiction Treatment Model: Pros & Cons

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Nowhere has there been so much growth in the addiction recovery field as in Florida. Individuals from the farthest corners of the country — and even the world — head to Florida when they’re suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction and in need of effective treatments to recover. The sheer number of treatment facilities rival […]

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Wait, Drug Rehab Centers Won’t Keep Me Sober?!

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One of the biggest myths about drug rehab centers is that they are responsible for keeping you sober. By this logic, if you go to a treatment center and relapse, it is their fault and not your own. Anyone who fails to stay sober must have gone to a bad treatment center. This couldn’t be further […]

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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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Dependence vs Drug Addiction: Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

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Addiction is a very complicated, almost enigmatic disease that we’re only recently beginning to understand. It wasn’t too long ago that the consensus was that addicts were simply being willfully selfish and self-destructive. In short, they were merely being bad people and having a problem with alcohol or drugs was seen as a moral affliction. […]

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Getting Help For People Struggling With Drug Addiction

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There are countless diseases and afflictions in the world, some of which are physical and some are mental or emotional. Although each disease comes with its own set of effects that can have an extensive impact on one’s life, arguably the worst disease is that of addiction. When it comes to struggling with drug addiction, […]

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Why Utah Drug Treatment Demand Is Strong

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It used to be that addiction was considered a moral failing with addicts considered to be selfish and bad people. As a result, addicts were viewed with very little sympathy or empathy and, instead, were often sent to prison because of substance abuse being so highly criminalized. Today, our more enlightened understanding of addiction as […]