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What is the Importance of a Drug Rehab Counselor?

When you need treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction, you should not ignore the importance of a drug rehab counselor. Having someone specific and on your side can make a big difference in your recovery. Your counselor will work with you to handle the ups and downs that come with treatment and make sure …

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How to Live With a Loved One in Recovery

If you have a loved one who’s recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction, it’s essential to help them have a clean and sober life. When you know how to live with a loved one in recovery, you can give them the best chance at a great future. That doesn’t mean you should do all …

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Fighting Relapse Triggers After Drug Rehab

Keeping hold of the sobriety earned through drug rehab is an ongoing challenge. At every turn, it seems, newly sober individuals are fighting relapse triggers that lead back into drug use and addiction. Yet, just because those triggers exist does not mean that yielding to them is a foregone conclusion. Realizing what the most common …

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How to Help a Loved One Suffering From Post-Acute Withdrawal

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What Is Post-Acute Withdrawal? After a prolonged period of substance abuse, a drug user who enters recovery will go through three main phases: detox, acute withdrawal, and post-acute withdrawal. During the detox period, it is important that the patient be supervised by trained medical professionals as some drugs can cause life-threatening conditions during the …

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Antidepressants, Naltrexone, and Behavioral Therapy Help Keep Addicts Sober

Once you complete a rehab program, it is up to you to use the skills that you have learned in your programs in the real world. Sobriety is another challenge that many recovering addicts have to face. Luckily, studies have shown that there are ways to help those coming back maintain their sabriety. Antidepressants, naltrexone, …

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10 Tips for Restructuring Your Life in Recovery

In recovery, things are bound to be different. There’s simply no way that life can go on as it did before. Still, recovery is a scary prospect for many who are just beginning this stage of the healing process. There are so many unknowns, and it’s hard to know how to plan for such a …

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How to Help Your Teen Avoid Drugs

The Mayo Clinic staff posted the following article on teen drug abuse: Many teens experiment with drugs, putting their health and safety at risk—but teen drug abuse isn’t inevitable. You can help prevent teen drug abuse by talking to your teen about the consequences of using drugs and the importance of making healthy choices. Know …

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Should Families of Drug Addicts Try Financial Tough Love?

Mark Kerrigan, brother of American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, has been accused of killing his father in an alcohol-induced rage. Kerrigan’s problems with addiction have been ongoing for years, and his parents even sued him for more than $100,000, reportedly to push him toward seeking treatment. John Quinones and Christine Brozyna of ABC.com explore this …

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Six Myths about Prescriptions Drugs

Can you imagine the world without antibiotics? It is not an exaggeration to say that the development of penicillin changed the course of history. Drugs and vaccines have made it possible to treat intractable diseases and even eradicate some of the most devastating diseases. Then there are pain medications. One of the earliest pharmaceutical grade …

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