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23 Sep The Advantages of Gender-Specific Addiction Treatment

Statistics have shown that there is a greater success rate for addiction recovery among those who attend gender-specific treatment programs. Men and women experience addiction differently, and benefit from different approaches to recovery. Even the basic causes of addiction are different between men and women,...

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17 Sep The Choices You CAN Make in Rehab

On one occasion several residents were coming and going, getting ready for a weekend camping trip. Another resident was sitting off to the side with one of the staff members. He was complaining that he doesn’t get to go on the camping trip, or participate...

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11 Sep When to Choose Residential Rehab

Addiction is different for everyone, which is why there are so many different kinds of treatment options available when battling the disease. From weekly 12-step meetings, to intensive residential treatment programs, there’s a way for anyone struggling with addiction to get help. The level of...

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03 Sep Post-Rehab To-Do List

When we’ve completed a residential stay in a rehab center, or an intensive outpatient program, and it’s time to dive back into our home life, there are a few items of business we need to take care of. The intense treatment we’ve just received has...

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03 Sep Knowing When it’s Time to Return to Rehab

Completing a residential addiction treatment program is a big step, and a huge success along the road to recovery. Speedbumps along the way can send us backsliding though, and sometimes returning to rehab may be what we need to do to get moving forward again....

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03 Sep Developing Healthy Coping Skills

Change is an inevitable part of life, and the way that we handle change is called coping. We have to cope with life no matter what, but part of addiction recovery is to learn to cope in a positive way, instead of a negative way....

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03 Sep Depression vs. Sadness- How to Tell the Difference

One of the most common co-occurring disorders accompanying addiction is depression. This disorder can leave us feeling unmotivated, tired, and can even cause physical pain. It can be impossible to manage addiction when depression is rocking the boat, so it’s essential that this disorder be...

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25 Jul Daily Recovery Tasks

There’s so much going on during addiction recovery. Often times we feel there is so much to accomplish. The whole thing can be very overwhelming.  We must not forget how important it is to take our recovery one day at a time (or even one...

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25 Jul Expanding Our Recovery

In the early days of recovery, we don’t have a lot of time to live a well-rounded life. It takes all of our focus just to stay clean, but it won’t always be that way. As we get stronger, we’ll start to feel like branching...

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25 Jul Making a Plan to Prevent Relapse

Addiction recovery is a two-steps-forward-one-step-back process as we fight tooth and nail for every success along the way. Backsliding is bound to happen in some form or another. In almost every case, these difficult moments provide us valuable insights into where we need improvement, and...

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