Author: Treatment

Learn the 5 stages of substance abuse

Generally, substance abuse is a difficult topic to talk about. Many people have been affected in some manner by drugs and alcohol, yet the stigma surrounding the condition continues to suppress a public dialog on programs to improve treatment options and get those struggling with substance abuse into detox centers. In many ways, openly talking about drugs and […]

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Break these junk food habits for a healthier diet

The human body has been compared to an engine, and just like a car, it will poorly run if supplied with low-quality fuel. Every child grows up learning that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it kick-starts the body’s metabolism, and athletes are trained to eat a large meal the night before […]

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Take the Love Quiz: Are You Codependent?

Love can be a slippery slope—and sometimes being in love with someone gets tangled up with feeling the need to control that person, or stay in the relationship even when it’s toxic. When a partner or loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, it often adds an even greater level of this dysfunction, […]

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Myths & Facts About the Designer Drug Known as “Molly”

The drug “molly” has recently come into the spotlight due to some recent deaths at a New York electronic music festival, Electric Zoo. This past week, the drug has been all over the media and blogosphere. Here are some common misconceptions being reported, as well as some important facts for families. Myth #1: “This is […]

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Communication Styles and Recovery – Social Wellness Month

July is Social Wellness month, so we’d like to talk about communication – what  it is and why it’s important to your recovery. The first year in recovery is a time of confusion, joy, fear, anger, sadness, happiness; a whole spectrum of emotions. Your loved ones may not know what to expect the first year, […]

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Relapse Prevention: Relapse Signs and Symptoms

When you make the decision to stay clean and sober, relapse prevention is critical. Addiction, like any other disease, has specific warning signs that can indicate an imminent reoccurrence of the illness. The disease of addiction can be deadly and thus requires planning and management in order to maintain good health. Relapse prevention involves educating […]

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Social Wellness Month: Coping Skills for Recovery

July is Social Wellness Month! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at what Social Wellness Month means for those in recovery, and how social wellness and coping skills can help prevent or lessen the effects of relapse. Life happens on life’s terms; despite our choices, plans and commitments, life still has a tendency to catch […]

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Have Fun & Stay Sober This Memorial Day!

We’re closing in on the (unofficial) start of the summer! When Memorial Day weekend kicks off at the end of this week, let the summer travel, BBQs and parties begin. Having fun is a must, but so is staying safe, as drunk driving rates are higher on Memorial Day and other holidays. For many, Memorial […]

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Is Alcohol Riskier for Elders Than for Teens?

“In the United States, as many as 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women over age 65 take part in risky drinking behavior, with an estimated 1 to 3 percent of them believed to be seriously abusing alcohol,” The Huffington Post reports. Whether an elder abuses alcohol because he or she is lonely, tries […]

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Famous People in Recovery: Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, host of her own CNN/HLN news show and a huge recovery proponent. Jane is known for her no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is attitude and outspoken beliefs about addiction and consumerism in America. In her 2009 memoir entitled iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life, Jane admitted […]

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