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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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Your Path to Mind & Body Wellness After Drug & Alcohol Treatment

How to Create a Personal Plan for Mind & Body Wellness Maintaining sobriety after overcoming a drug addiction can be difficult to do. There are many people who don’t realize they need to focus on their mental and physical well-being in…
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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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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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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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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…
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The Many Faces of Self-Medicating: Using Drugs to Self-Medicate a Problem

From the outside, drug choice and addiction can seem random and pointless. The start of one’s using, however, probably included a fairly rational choice regarding the substance of abuse. People’s choice in substance can often be understood…
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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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The Difference Between IOP and 12 Step Meetings

Every person is unique, and addiction is unique to the person addicted. Addiction stories are different from one to the next. No one has a better grasp on that than A Better Today. For that reason, we extend several programs for recovery that…
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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…