Adult Children of Alcoholics

The Effects of Alcoholism on Children When you’re a child, every component of your psychological and mental health and well-being are in the developmental stages. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, millions of children grow up in homes with an alcoholic. The topic really came to the attention of the nation…

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Crack Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient & PHP Rehabs

Why Do People Need Crack Rehab? Crack is a version of cocaine. Crack is a very powerful stimulant, and it’s created when cocaine is mixed with water, and baking soda or ammonia. This leads to something that looks similar to a rock, and it is a less expensive alternative to cocaine. When someone uses crack…

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The Different Levels of Care and Their Importance

The Different Levels of Care and Their Importance

  What Are The Different Levels of Care? And, Why Are They Important? When looking for addiction treatment, you’ll come across different levels of care. Understanding the unique differences between each level of care will allow you to make a more informed decision on the type of substance abuse program that you are the best…

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What Happens When You Get a DUI?

What Happens When You Get a DUI?

  Drinking and driving is a huge problem in America, and over 111 million Americans admitted to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs in 2016. Those who are driving while under the influence will not have quick reaction times. They may also make poor decisions that could lead to fatal accidents. These…

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Do's and don'ts of recovery

5 Do’s and Don’ts in Recovery

  Not everyone is willing to get help for addiction. Among those who do, 40% to 60% who try to recover from a substance use disorder (SUD) will relapse. Addiction recovery is a process and is going to take time. There’s no right or wrong way. Let’s take a look at 5 do’s and don’ts…

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Gaining weight in recovery

Is Weight Gain in Recovery Normal

  You’ve probably heard it time and time again. Those who get off drugs or even alcohol will often find their weight ballooning in the next several years. Their stomachs bulge out a little more. Or, for some people, they may even put on over a hundred pounds during recovery. It’s a very common phenomenon.…

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5 reasons to love recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery

“24.6 million Americans were addicted to drugs in 2013. That’s 9.4% of the population.” If you’re among the millions of Americans addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s never too late to get help. The longer that you wait, the harder it may be to recover from an addiction. A longer length of abuse may also…

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What to expect in the first 30 days of recovery

What to Expect in the First 30 Days of Recovery

Recovery is like a roller coaster ride, so knowing what to expect in the first 30 days of recovery can make it less overwhelming. It takes a lot of discipline, patience and motivation. Trying to restore balance to the body is not as easy as it sounds. Those who are trying to recover and abstain…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence created this initiative to educate the public on the dangers of alcohol dependence and related substance use issues. Originally created to target college students, this initiative quickly grew to be a national movement. Understanding Alcoholism and Alcohol Awareness To fully understand what…

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Dual Diagnosis

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis refers to a person that is suffering from substance use disorder in addition to an underlying psychiatric or mental health issue. While alcoholism and drug addiction are themselves mental disorders, many people that are experiencing addiction also have co-occurring mental health disorders. Understanding Dual Diagnosis Research points to the fact that an individual…

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