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Making the Most of Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment

Getting caught with illegal drugs or alcohol can feel embarrassing. And going to rehab may be the last thing you want to do, especially for court-mandated substance abuse treatment. But it can be a life-changing experience.  Many people don’t feel ready to start rehab. If you’ve been stuck in a cycle of quitting and relapsing, …

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Does Mandatory Addiction Treatment Work?

If you have a loved one trapped within the toxic cycle of substance dependence, you may have hoped that they receive mandatory addiction treatment. You may have also wondered whether mandatory addiction treatment works. Or whether your loved one is stuck until they hit “rock bottom” or end up as a statistic. Keep reading for …

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Feeling Trapped by Addiction and Depression Symptoms

Depression and addiction often go hand-in-hand. A depressed person may turn to drugs and alcohol to cope. Substance use may numb the pain for a while, but some will develop a substance use disorder. Both conditions play off of one another, making everything worse. Without help, a person can feel trapped in a painful cycle. …

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Motivation to Overcome Substance Abuse

Triggers, cravings, tolerance and physical dependence are all factors that get in the way of the recovery process, but there is another factor that deserves to be a part of this list: lack of motivation to overcome substance abuse. For those who struggle with finding the motivation to seek out addiction treatment and using that …

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The Importance of Peer Support Groups

Addiction can be an isolating condition. It harms a person’s emotional state and relationships. That’s why creating connections is so important in addiction recovery. Treatment programs encourage the fellowship you find in peer support groups during treatment and after it’s complete. We’ll review why peer support matters and how treatment makes it a priority.   …

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Substance Abuse Treatment Near Me

When you or someone you know has finally decided to seek help for substance abuse, a whole new list of to-dos is created, with “finding substance abuse treatment near me” at the top of the list. But is that what is best? Should I look for treatment nearby, or would a program across the state …

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After Addiction: Loss of the “Old” You

Those living with addiction may already be all-too-familiar with a sense of loss that coats their hopes and dreams and sours their relationships. Unfortunately, loss and addiction often go hand-in-hand.  What did you first want to be when you grew up? Now that you’re here, looking around at the reality you’ve made for yourself can …

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