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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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Can You Go to Rehab for Depression?

The leading cause of disability, major depressive disorder impacts about 16.1 million adults and 25 million people of all ages in the U.S., and more than 300 million people worldwide. Depression is a serious but treatable mental health disorder characterized by intense feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness, anger, or apathy. Although many people respond to…

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Is Alcohol a Depressant?

Many people drink alcohol to boost their mood. But sometimes, they feel moody after a drink instead. Because of this, you might wonder, “Is alcohol a depressant?” Understanding how alcohol affects your brain can help you benefit from alcohol addiction treatment.  Is Alcohol a Depressant? Alcohol is a recreational drug people usually consume for several…

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Tips for Being Quarantined with an Alcoholic Spouse

According to data available from the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately 79 million people across the country have exposure to alcohol addiction, which includes a married partner. Not only is alcoholism a health problem, but it is considered a social one as well. That means it is critical to learn tips for being quarantined…

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CARF Accreditation: What You Need to Know About Rehabs

When you’re looking for addiction rehab, take the time to check into accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is the industry standard. Though not just anyone is likely to claim to offer medically supervised drug detox or dual diagnosis therapy, becoming accredited is not a small or unimportant task. That’s a big…

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Common Pitfalls in Recovery and How to Avoid Them

Recovery is a life-long journey. Anyone who has embraced lifelong sobriety will tell you that there are times where the road gets particularly rocky. Though you may go through periods of your life when you feel clear-headed and ready to take on the world, sometimes events in life can trigger temptations to return to drinking…

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5 Steps to Prioritize Your Recovery Goals

When considering lifelong sobriety, it’s important to know what your priorities are when heading in. Though many people considering entering therapy for substance abuse may find the task of lifelong sobriety to be daunting, the process is easier with goals in mind. These goals can involve your finances, your social or family life, or just…

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How to Build and Maintain a Solid Support System in Recovery

For anyone in recovery, one of the most important tools for continued success is a support system for recovery. This can consist of friends, family members, and ideally, other people who are also in recovery. During a patient’s time at a drug and alcohol treatment center, they may meet and develop close friendships with others…