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Why You Should Get A Houseplant After Leaving Rehab

Posted on: November 1st, 2021 by admin No Comments

My therapist in rehab advised me to get a houseplant. She said that once I’d owned a houseplant for a year, I should consider getting a pet. Only after a year of pet ownership should I consider a romantic relationship. At the time, this made little sense to me. It felt like a test. Like […]

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Why Do Doctors Still Prescribe Addictive Drugs?

Posted on: October 21st, 2021 by admin No Comments

Most people associate drug addiction with illegal substances like cocaine and heroin. However, the reality is that a large proportion of drug addiction starts with prescription drugs. In fact, prescription drug abuse accounts for the largest percentage of fatal drug overdoses. In the face of the evidence of prescription drug abuse, the so-called “War on […]

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The Most Common Misconceptions People Have About Addicts

Posted on: September 29th, 2021 by admin No Comments

There are a number of stereotypes about addicts, which are perpetuated by pop culture. Even people who are struggling with addiction often buy into these misconceptions, comparing themselves to the stereotype to prove they are doing fine. However, these misconceptions are unhelpful at best. Much of the time, they are a destructive force, preventing people […]

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How Likely Am I To Relapse After Rehab?

Posted on: September 27th, 2021 by admin No Comments

Every addict who enters rehab asks the same question. How likely am I to relapse after I leave? It is a tough question and it seems very compelling. But is there an answer at all? It is no secret that many recovering addicts relapse more than once. People who are skeptical of rehabs point to […]

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5 Types Of People To Avoid After Rehab

Posted on: August 23rd, 2021 by admin No Comments

On leaving drug and alcohol rehab, many recovering addicts assume that they need to avoid any location where alcohol is served. They avoid parties where people are likely to drink or do recreational drugs. While avoiding places like these can help you maintain your sobriety, the amount of danger more often depends on the people […]

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Why Are Millennials At Such High Risk For Substance Abuse?

Posted on: June 20th, 2021 by admin No Comments

Over the past fifteen years, we have seen a disturbing trend when it comes to millennials and substance abuse. American millennials are now at higher risk than anyone else for substance abuse disorders than any other generation. While generational divides are often vague and sometimes overblown, the evidence is clear in this case that rates […]

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Is It Worth Going To Rehab In Your Later Years?

Posted on: June 3rd, 2021 by admin No Comments

Inpatient rehab is the most effective way to treat alcohol and substance abuse disorders. But is it worth starting treatment in your later years? My mother was sixty-eight when she could no longer deny she was addicted to alcohol and sleeping pills. She was admitted to hospital, where she got detox treatment. However, when we […]

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Top Programs For The Families Of Addicts In Recovery

Posted on: May 29th, 2021 by admin No Comments

Addiction is often described as a family disease. This is only in part because the actions of the addict negatively impact the family. The reality is that when a member of a family becomes addicted to substances, the entire family system is altered. This can be seen most clearly in the case of codependent relationships. […]

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3 Mindfulness Techniques To Help Reduce Cravings

Posted on: May 24th, 2021 by admin No Comments

Mindfulness is intrinsically linked to addiction treatment, regardless of treatment philosophy. After all, recovering addicts need to resist or simply get through cravings, and mindfulness provides the primary tools to weather the moment. Mindfulness teaches you to be present, to feel your emotions and physical sensations rather than avoiding them, and to observe them without […]

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What I Learned From My Dad’s Gambling Addiction

Posted on: May 14th, 2021 by admin No Comments

At the age of fourteen I did not know much about addiction or gambling. All I knew was that my dad was out of work and somehow still never home. My family worried about him when he failed to come back until late hours, but when asked he brushed us off, saying he was “out […]

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3 Creative Outlets To Try Without Spending Money

Posted on: May 3rd, 2021 by admin No Comments

Creative pursuits provide ideal outlets for recovering addicts. They give you space to do something entirely for yourself, and can become incredibly meaningful. With time, you can begin to understand yourself better by expressing what is inside you without your mind getting in the way. However, many recovering addicts never pursue creative outlets, even though […]

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Why Is Addiction Such A Problem For Military Veterans?

Posted on: April 29th, 2021 by admin No Comments

Over the past couple of decades, it has become increasingly clear that alcohol and substance abuse is high among military veterans. Addiction and veterans are even associated in many TV series and movies these days. But why is this the case? It seems strange to many civilians that veterans would struggle with addiction. After all, […]

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