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Don’t Miss the Warning Signs of Drug Addiction in Your Loved One

Addiction can affect anyone, but it’s not always easy to spot. Your loved one could be in the throes of addiction, and you may not even know it. If you are worried about a loved one, there are a few warning signs that could indicate addiction. Remember that everyone is different, and not everyone will …

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10 Signs that Your Loved One Needs Addiction Treatment

Addiction can take many shapes and forms. It can be physical or psychological and manifests in different ways. But one thing is certain: addiction is a serious problem that should not be taken lightly. When a loved one is exhibiting signs that they are addicted, it’s important to take action to try to get them …

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Mending Relationships in a Family Therapy Program

If your family has been impacted by addiction, you may be struggling to work through painful issues and reconnect. A family therapy program can help every family member resolve the problems that create conflict and feel as though you’re all on the same team again.  Each family is unique, and there are many approaches to …

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Do Genetics Play a Role in Hangovers and Addiction?

“Hangover” is the widely used term for a collection of short-term side effects that can appear after a person consumes excessive amounts of alcohol. Previous research has shown that drinkers who frequently experience these side effects are more likely to eventually receive a diagnosis for alcohol use disorder (alcohol abuse/alcoholism) than drinkers who typically don’t …

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3 Tips for Family Drug Addiction Intervention

A drug addiction intervention is often portrayed as a single event organized by loved ones to help someone. This may work for some families, but intervention can also take place through several conversations over time. And a drug addiction intervention can also mean treatment itself, like family-based interventions that are often to both prevent and …

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How Long Does It Take to Recover From Alcoholism?

Alcohol abuse affects the brain, the body and the mind, causing changes that impact behavior as well as the physical and emotional well-being of its victims. It also creates tremendous personal, social and work-related upheaval in the lives of alcoholics who continue to drink and can’t find a way out of the chemical prison they’re …

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How To Get Someone Into Rehab

“I’m not going to rehab. I don’t have a problem.” Sound familiar? People who struggle with addiction will often deny they have a problem. Denial and resistance are hallmarks of addiction. How do you get someone into drug rehab when they say they don’t need help? After all forcing someone into rehab without a court …

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Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true, …

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How Do I Manage Stress?

We are all aware that stress is an everyday occurrence. Our fast-paced lifestyle, reliance on social media, multiple sources of conflicting information, and the global pandemic all cause us to experience stress. These feelings can lead us to ask the question, “how do I manage stress?” Stress is no laughing matter. Despite studies that show …

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Life Coaching for Recovery

We currently face traumatic circumstances, financial woes, mental health concerns, family issues, and for some, addiction. People need to understand that those who suffer from addiction need our assistance as well as expert care. Life coaching for recovery can be an indispensable factor for turning your life around and set you on a path for …

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