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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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Stress, Isolation and Addiction

The Negative Effects of Stress and Isolation Human beings are social animals; we are designed to live and work with others. Without a community, individuals are prone to stress associated with isolation as the innate need for human connection…
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Self-Care and It’s Importance in Recovery

What is Self-Care? Self-care is one of the most important aspects of life—every living thing requires some form of self-care and people are no exception. In addiction many people become accustomed to ignoring basic human needs. Looking for…
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Preparing to Welcome Home a Recovered Loved One

Receiving a loved one home from treatment can be a confusing time for the individual in early recovery and his or her loved ones. The love and support of friends and family members significantly enhance the potential for long-term abstinence…
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Addiction and Natural Disasters: The Dangers

During a natural disaster, the choices and behaviors of those who are struggling with addiction can surely seem illogical and irrational to those who have never experienced addiction themselves. What many do not realize is that addiction is…
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Commonly Abused Drugs Across Age Groups

Most Commonly Abused Drugs In each age group, there are certain drugs that are more likely to abused. The reasons for this vary, but most are associated with what is available to that specific age group, the specific influences that are around…
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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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How to Talk to Your Children About Your Addiction Recovery

Why It’s Important to Talk to Your Kids About Your Recovery If you are a parent that is in recovery, you may wonder just how much your addiction has affected your children. It is understandable that approaching the subject of addiction and…
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ADHD and Addiction: The Correlation

What is ADHD? ADHD is a real problem. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a mental disorder, characterized by inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and problems with memory, motivation, organization and social skills. According…
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Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: Changing One’s Mindset

The Mindset of Active Addiction vs the Mindset in Recovery The inner landscape of the mind during active addiction can be a scary place. Over time, addiction can completely distort the way you perceive and think about the world around you. Addiction…