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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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Florida Halfway Houses to Be Regulated

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The development of an addiction involves a rather complete transformation with the individual experiencing a deterioration of physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual health. However, addiction doesn’t develop overnight. Becoming an addict is a confluence of an individual’s choices and behaviors over a period of time. Before becoming an addict, an individual must first be an […]

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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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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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5 Reasons to Consider Gender-Specific Rehab

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Nobody ever intends to become an addict. In fact, many substance abusers continue to believe they’ll be able to stop their consumption behavior before they become fully addicted. However, the point of no return quickly comes and goes as substance abusers become full-blown addicts. Fortunately, addiction is a treatable illness with addicts having a number […]

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Free Rehabs vs. Luxury Rehabs: What’s the Difference?

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The disease of addiction is a very complicated affliction, especially when compared to other diseases. It’s neither a physical nor a psychological disease, but rather somewhere in between. It is also a disease that affects an individual’s family nearly as much as the addict him or herself, which is why it’s often referred to as […]