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Get Answers on Whether Social Media Helps or Hinders Recovery

Does social media help recovery? Technology can be a double-edged sword. Some studies report the hazards of technology and cell phone use while others say social media makes people feel better. With recovery-oriented social media and addiction recovery apps growing, our team spoke to David Sack, MD, who is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and …

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Effects of Weed: Signs You Should Quit

Many states have legalized marijuana, and the medical marijuana industry has been growing quickly. Although it is more easily accessible and socially acceptable, marijuana isn’t necessarily good for your health and well-being. In fact, the long-term effects and short-term effects of weed have been linked to serious problems. If you’re concerned about your marijuana consumption …

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Quiz: Is Counseling Right for You?

Life is not always easy, and you are sure to go through stressful periods here and there. While challenges are a normal part of everyday life, that does not mean you have to struggle on your own. Counseling is designed for this purpose — a therapist can help you overcome your struggles by providing a …

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April Is Alcohol Awareness Month

With April being National Alcohol Awareness Month, it is time to bring attention to alcohol addiction and what can be done to help those who are struggling. Since alcohol is legal, consumed in many social settings, and can be relatively harmless when used in moderation, it may be a bit challenging to determine if alcohol …

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How to Celebrate Stress Awareness Month

Everyone experiences stress from time to time. Stress can prompt you to take action to prevent something negative from happening, which is a valuable function. However, stress can also overwhelm you and leave you feeling tired, wired, and stuck in a rut. April is Stress Awareness Month, the perfect time to look at how stress …

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Residential Treatment Isn’t as Scary as You Think

If you’re considering starting residential treatment, it makes sense that you may be afraid. You are suddenly unsure about what the future holds for you. While many resources exist combatting common myths about what substance abuse treatment will be like, it’s easy to get the wrong idea. Even certain media portrayals rely on outdated and …

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There Is Hope for Opioid Recovery

Opioids are powerful substances that help people needing strong pain relief. They can be essential when recovering from surgery, managing cancer or dealing with other painful health issues. But anyone using opioids is at risk for misuse. Despite the challenges, there is hope for opioid recovery.  Here we’ll look at what opioids are and how …

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Mind-Body Connection in Addiction Treatment

Addiction is a uniquely challenging disease to overcome. It affects us not only physically but also mentally, emotionally and spiritually. By this, we mean that the disease that drives our physical need for the substance also fuels our emotional drive to avoid overwhelming feelings and whispers lies that run through our minds on repeat. The …

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Online Support Groups Are Making Recovery Waves

The need for online support groups multiplied when the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. Online support wasn’t new at the time, but its role in addiction treatment expanded. Since then, people have taken more notice of online support options.  People who have experience with an issue but no professional training may lead some online support …

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Get Rooted: About Our Alumni Program

When treatment ends, participants of our residential, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs face yet another challenging task: reentering their community with sobriety in mind. While remaining in treatment in perpetuity is not possible, our alumni networks offer a more tailored program for this stage of the process. Many triggers—whether they take shape as environments …

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