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20 Oct The Function of Forgiveness in Recovery

Growing, changing and seeking self improvement is hard, isn’t it? There are so many aspects of self-awareness that need to be re-developed in order to battle addiction, and none is more important than the skill of forgiving, Yes, forgiveness is a skill that you can...

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13 Oct N-Bomb- The Dangerous New Party Drug

From acid to ecstasy, party drugs are nothing new, but the latest to hit the scene has proven to be particularly dangerous. N-bomb is named for the supposed main ingredient, a hallucinogen called NBOMe. It is marketed as being a more potent version of LSD,...

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06 Oct Explaining Addiction to the Child of an Addict

Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family, and when children are involved, things can get complicated. It’s tempting to try and cover up addiction and avoid the subject with children, hoping they won’t notice the problem. Children are very aware of their surroundings...

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29 Sep The History of PTSD

PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a disorder that takes root when a person experiences a traumatic event. It is one of the disorders that is commonly seen co-occurring with addiction, and over half of men who have PTSD also suffer from an addiction. PTSD...

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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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