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10 Signs that Your Loved One Needs Addiction Treatment

There are several different types of addictions, including drug addiction, alcoholism, and gambling addiction to name a few. Each type requires specialized addiction treatment in order to help addicts overcome their addictive behavior and lead a more constructive and enjoyable life. While the symptoms may vary to some degree from one individual to the next, …

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5 Common Obstacles to Successful Alcohol Rehabilitation

Just ask anyone who’s gone through alcohol rehabilitation what is was like. You’ll be hard pressed to find anyone who will tell you that it was easy. Those who stick with it and stay sober will most likely tell you that going to rehab was one of the best decisions they ever made. Without treatment, …

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An Interview with Betsy Spier, Executive Director at Promises West L.A.

Working at Promises is like “coming home” for Betsy Spier. She first stepped foot on Promises’ driveway in 1993 as a marriage and family therapy intern, where she met founder Richard Rogg and instantly had an “amazing feeling about the place.” In the past 20 years, she has worked in a variety of treatment settings, …

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20 Tips to Help Improve Your Self-Esteem After Drug Rehab

It’s normal to feel pretty low immediately after drug rehab, but if you’re still struggling to regain your self-esteem and it’s been longer than you thought it would be before you felt somewhat normal again, don’t fret. While it does take time to heal from all the damage that drug and alcohol abuse does to …

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Sex Addiction Basics

Sexual addiction is a compulsive preoccupation with sexual thoughts, the pursuit of sex or sexual behaviors, which the individual is unable to stop in spite of negative consequences to their life, career, relationships or health. Also known as an intimacy disorder or hypersexuality, sexual addiction can be considered a process addiction, similar to gambling, binge …

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The Benefits of Residential Drug Rehab

Surveys conducted by our nation’s government report that over 2 million Americans stand in need of drug recovery treatment. Sadly, those same reports tell us that less than three percent of those who need it will actually ever set foot inside of a rehab facility. One might have sympathized with a person who faced hospitalization …

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Group Therapy in Drug Rehab

Drug or alcohol addiction almost always leads a person to isolation. Isolation from a healthy community brings its own mental health problems. Given that the substance-addicted person is living this sort of detached existence, it ought not to be so surprising that re-connecting them to a group or community will help address several important issues …

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Understanding and Overcoming the Shame of Addiction

Shame and addiction almost always go hand in hand. If you’re struggling with an addiction of any kind, whether it’s to alcohol, prescription medications, sex, food, gambling, or street drugs, you likely have been feeling the shame of addiction for quite some time. Perhaps you’ve been trying to overcome it for years. One of the …

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