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How to Approach Addiction Recovery as an Executive

Anyone who has made it to an executive role in a company has worked hard, making sacrifices along the way. For many executives, work/life balance is simply unattainable. Work always seems to take over. As such, they start using alcohol and substances to deal with stress or to give them a boost. Addiction is therefore
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What We Can and Can’t Learn from Troubling Rehab Statistics

It is impossible to say how many people leave rehab having successfully recovered. Addiction is not a simple illness and it can be extremely difficult to measure recovery. However, there are experts who put the number of people who find success at rehab at just 5%. This is a number that has become fairly well-known,
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Do Addiction Treatment Centers Need To Modernize?

Many addiction treatment centers take a very traditional approach to treatment. They use systems like the 12 Step Program which was created decades ago. Now, there is a lot of evidence that these programs work to some extent. But should we have moved beyond them in the twenty-first century? The question of whether addiction treatment
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3 Ways to Fight the Stigma around Addiction

In 2022, there is still a stigma surrounding mental illness but it is less significant than ever before. People are far more aware of how common mental illness is and that it is not a sign of weakness. However, the stigma around addiction is still very strong. Addictions, or substance use disorders, are mental illnesses.
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What Kind Of Mindfulness Do You Learn In Addiction Treatment Centers?

When you enter addiction treatment centers, you expect to get the most modern treatment, backed by science. For this reason, many people struggle to understand the place of mindfulness in rehab. Mindfulness is an ancient Eastern practice. Can it really help Americans in addiction treatment centers in 2022? The explanation lies in the kind of
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These are the 5 Most Addictive Substances

Do you know what the most addictive substances in the world are? You may have some idea, based on media reports and what you've seen among your own friends and family. But the top 5 most addictive substances might surprise you. Especially since you and many people you know have probably tried at least two
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What are Natural Healing Centers for Addiction Treatment?

If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, you may have heard of Natural Healing Centers. These are recovery centers that promise a natural holistic approach to addiction treatment. Are natural healing centers capable of treating addiction? Here’s what you need to know. What are Natural Healing Centers? Natural healing centers take the
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Why Do Doctors Still Prescribe Addictive Drugs?

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

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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Why Are Millennials At Such High Risk For Substance Abuse?

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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What I Learned From My Dad’s Gambling Addiction

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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Why Is Addiction Such A Problem For Military Veterans?

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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