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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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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…
What to ask and not to ask an addict
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How to Talk to an Addict in Recovery

What to Ask (and Not to Ask) Your Loved One in Recovery Millions of Americans are affected by addiction every year; addiction is a tricky disease, and it doesn’t discriminate, causing heartbreak and hurt for so many families and friends.…
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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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How to Reach Out for Help with Addiction

How to Know if I’m Addicted The fact that you are on this page now, searching for information on this topic, is a sure sign that in some shape or form, addiction to alcohol and/or drugs is affecting your life in a negative way. At the beginning…
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Lifestyle Changes in Recovery: An Attitude of Gratitude

We are trained by society to continually assess what we have and seek more. With frantic minds and hollow hearts, we judge, analyze and consume material things. In such a wasteland of greed, superficiality and addiction, the struggle can…
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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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Five Common Addiction Myths

There are many myths surrounding addiction and rehabilitation. Some of these myths can stop someone who needs help from getting it. If you don’t believe that going to treatment can help you, why would you go? The truth is going to a rehab…
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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…