Starting Fresh: Life After Treatment as an Ex-Offender


Life after treatment is an opportunity for a fresh new start. It’s a time to focus on rebuilding relationships, maintaining your health, and bettering yourself as a person. That is, of course, if you have the luxury of no responsibility, which isn’t the case when you’re a recovering addict with a history of felonies and […]

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5 Recovery Myths That May Surprise You


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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Health and Nutrition for Recovering Alcoholics


Years of chronic alcohol abuse takes a heavy toll on the body. Alcohol robs the body of the vital nutrients it needs to function properly, and the complications that can result from malnourishment can be severe and even life-threatening. When recovering alcoholics enter drug treatment, they receive valuable nutritional intervention and support along with other essential treatment […]

After-Rehab Transition

After-Rehab Transition: Start With These Tips


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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Addiction Recovery Jokes Can Help Address Past Substance Abuse


Addiction is a devastating disease that we’re still learning about. Whereas most other diseases don’t change a person on such a profound, intimate level, addiction robs people of their physical health while turning them into shells of their former selves. More specifically, it causes major deterioration of a person’s overall health and wellness by weakening […]

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Addiction Recovery Quotes Offer Perspective, Honesty


The disease of addiction does not discriminate – substance dependency is blind to gender, age, social status, and race. It does not avoid successful businessmen nor favor the less fortunate. In fact, many of the great minds we as a society admire have been afflicted themselves. But there is life after addiction, and some wise […]


Codependency in Addiction: Knowing When to Put Yourself First


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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Shame vs. Guilt: What’s the Difference?


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 […]

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Tips to Stay Sober Through New Year’s Holiday


Developing an addiction to alcohol or drugs is easy. It’s getting sober again that’s the hard part. Although there are countless resources available, part of the complex nature of addiction is that recovery requires so many different components, and even after receiving treatment it takes ongoing conviction to stay sober. However, it’s not actually as […]

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8 Reasons Why Rehab Romances Fail


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 […]