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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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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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After Drug Rehab… What Comes Next?

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It wasn’t long ago that addiction was believed to be a moral affliction rather than a disease with addicts seen as sinners who were consciously selfish, whose actions and behaviors were self-serving. As a result, substance abuse was widely criminalized, which resulted in many individuals being thrown into prisons or insane asylums due to their […]

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Drug Rehab Centers Close to Home: What Are the Pros and Cons?

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Drug rehab centers close to home may seem like the obvious starting place for people looking to get addiction treatment, but not everyone can benefit from staying in the same city they started using. Addiction treatment doesn’t follow a one-size-fits-all method, so it’s important to consider personal factors of the potential client when researching for […]

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8 Reasons Why Dating 12-Step Newcomers Is a Terrible Idea

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The recovery journey is an incredibly emotional time. While in active addiction, people often numb themselves or dilute their emotions with alcohol and drugs; therefore, early recovery often involves a flood of emotions that may take a while to stabilize. In fact, it can take months or even years to find one’s emotional equilibrium. However, […]

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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 […]

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Bills Address New Jersey Addiction Treatment

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A few days ago, we posted an article on some new developments for New Jersey addiction treatment. There were efforts to provide better access to addiction rehab centers at both community and government levels. As was said then, addiction has become a part of life in New Jersey. Drugs — especially heroin and painkillers such as […]