Tips to Help Cope with an Addicted Loved One

People in the grasp of active addiction can be intolerable. From mood swings to a mindset that blames anything and everything for their using except themselves, being around an active addict can make anyone want to lose their mind. Torn between…
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Heavy Drinking in College: Bad Habits Influence Alcoholism

College is truly the gateway to adulthood for millions of Americans. At college, students can learn to thrive and discover what they are interested in and passionate about. Unfortunately, many students also discover the habit of drinking alcohol,…
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What are 12 Step Program and Do They Really Work?

Putting your active addiction behind you is a serious life-changing decision, and it can be difficult to know what road to recovery is right for you. Everyone is different. Some pray to God for strength to overcome cravings and some need more…
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What are Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorders?

It can be difficult for your doctor to diagnose co-occurring disorders and all the challenges you might face with this type of condition. Read on to learn more about co-occurring disorders and the kind of treatment that’s best for your recovery…
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Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: 6 Addictive Behaviors in Society

Behavioral Addiction: What Is Addictive Behaviors and How Does It Work? Most people might not know what behavioral addiction is or they don’t really qualify it as a real addiction. They might even think these people can control their actions…
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What is the War on Drugs and Did it Succeed?

From the early 19th century to the present day, America’s relationship with drug use has been through a rollercoaster of events. Despite America’s constant efforts to diminish the use of drugs throughout the nation, almost 200,000 prisoners…
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The Importance of Service in Recovery

What is Service? Service, simply put, is helping out in a group. In addiction we become so focused on ourselves that we lose the habit of considering what others need. In early sobriety, getting involved in helping others can be critical and…
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What You Need to Know About 12-Step Recovery Fellowship Conventions

If you are new in recovery, you may be looking for events and activities to fill up your weekends. You may even wonder if you’ll ever find something that’s fun to do without having alcohol or drugs involved. If you already go to 12-step…
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Top 3 reasons to be JAHCO accredited

At A Better Today, we understand the importance of substance abuse treatment centers that continuously strive to grow and offer the best care possible. Out of the 13,339 addiction treatment centers that responded to the National Survey of Substance…
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