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Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: Rebuilding Family Relationships

How Addiction Can Cause Strain in Family Relationships If you’re struggling with addiction, you have most likely already experienced how negatively it can affect your family relationships. Even if you started using drugs or alcohol in the…
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5 Common Myths of Sobriety

“It’s too late for me.” People believe myths surrounding a lot of things, but myths about sobriety and recovery can be especially damaging. These myths unfortunately can lead people with a drug and alcohol problem to feel like there is…
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Complex PTSD and Substance Abuse

What is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, has increasingly made headlines since the beginning of the War on Terror in 2001. People have suffered from stress related to traumatic events since the dawn of time and symptoms have been…
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Society and Substance Abuse: Nature vs Nurture

The Nature vs Nurture Argument and Substance Abuse The debate between nature and nurture goes back as far as the dawn of time. As long as humans have been curious, debates about the origin or cause of such problems as substance abuse have existed. And…
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How to Talk About Your Child’s Substance Abuse Addiction

Addiction comes with its own stigma. Just the word can cause feelings of unease or an inability to understand the concept of the disease. But the reality of the situation is that addiction is a family disease and those who have seen your child…
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Cycle of Substance Abuse Addictions: Active Addiction to Recovery

When did this happen? When we first realize we, or someone we love, has an addiction, it’s one of the first questions that pops into our minds. While you may never be able to answer this question specifically, understanding the cycles of addiction…
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Children & Substance Abuse: Teaching Destructive Coping Mechanisms

Children of substance abusers typically find themselves in an abnormal role in the family. Many times older children sacrifice a normal childhood to take care of younger siblings. Shy, quieter children retreat into themselves to avoid negative…
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Common Health Problems Associated with Substance Abuse: STDs

Human bodies are designed for self-sufficiency. It doesn’t need outside help to function unless it becomes damaged or sick. Substance abuse adds an element to this well-oiled machine that complicates its intricate system. These complications…
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What to Expect During Your Loved One’s Treatment

Addiction grabs a hold and doesn’t let go easily. Once you make the decision to beat it, the unknown can seem unnerving. Just knowing what to expect can calm nerves and settle doubts. Below, we talk about what you can expect from addiction…

60 Days Drug & Alcohol Treatment- A Parent’s Guide

Learning About Drug and Alcohol Treatment “Never look back unless you are planning on going that way” – Henry David Thoreau What they will experience their first sixty days and how to help: After 60 days in rehab, your son or daughter…