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How Horses Can Help Your Addiction Recovery

Advances in addiction treatment have led to the implementation of various holistic therapies. Research has shown that complementary therapies such as yoga, music, art, and equine therapy for addiction recovery improve client outcomes. While you may simply think of horseback riding as an enjoyable activity, horses help addiction recovery in ways that may surprise you. …

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When to Get Help for Gambling Addiction

A day at the racetracks or a night out at the casino can be a fun way to spend time with your partner or group of friends. These occasional outings are harmless for most people, and even if they lose, they restrict themselves to a specific budget. However, some people develop an addiction to gambling …

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What to Expect in Medical Detox

If you are nervous about going through detox, you are not alone. Plenty of people have had bad experiences during withdrawal, and many were not able to continue abstinence because the symptoms were too severe. However, that does not mean you are stuck in addiction. A medical detox center can help you get through withdrawal …

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Effects of Weed: Signs You Should Quit

Many states have legalized marijuana, and the medical marijuana industry has been growing quickly. Although it is more easily accessible and socially acceptable, marijuana isn’t necessarily good for your health and well-being. In fact, the long-term effects and short-term effects of weed have been linked to serious problems. If you’re concerned about your marijuana consumption …

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Quiz: Is Counseling Right for You?

Life is not always easy, and you are sure to go through stressful periods here and there. While challenges are a normal part of everyday life, that does not mean you have to struggle on your own. Counseling is designed for this purpose — a therapist can help you overcome your struggles by providing a …

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How to Celebrate Stress Awareness Month

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress can prompt you to take action to prevent something negative from happening, which is a valuable function. However, stress can also overwhelm you and leave you feeling tired, wired, and stuck in a rut. April is Stress Awareness Month, the perfect time to look at how stress …

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Residential Treatment Isn’t as Scary as You Think

If you’re considering starting residential treatment, it makes sense that you may be afraid. You are suddenly unsure about what the future holds for you. While many resources exist combatting common myths about what substance abuse treatment will be like, it’s easy to get the wrong idea. Even certain media portrayals rely on outdated and …

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There Is Hope for Opioid Recovery

Opioids are powerful substances that help people needing strong pain relief. They can be essential when recovering from surgery, managing cancer or dealing with other painful health issues. But anyone using opioids is at risk for misuse. Despite the challenges, there is hope for opioid recovery.  Here we’ll look at what opioids are and how …

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Mind-Body Connection in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a uniquely challenging disease to overcome. It affects us not only physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By this, we mean that the disease that drives our physical need for the substance also fuels our emotional drive to avoid overwhelming feelings and whispers lies that run through our minds on repeat. The …

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Online Support Groups Are Making Recovery Waves

The need for online support groups multiplied when the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. Online support wasn’t new at the time, but its role in addiction treatment expanded. Since then, people have taken more notice of online support options.  People who have experience with an issue but no professional training may lead some online support …

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