Benefits of Equine Therapy

Animals can be therapeutic. That’s why dogs can become service animals to those who suffer from anxiety, and that’s why we spend hours upon hours searching for online videos of adorable kittens when we’re feeling down. Since you’ve probably experienced the therapeutic benefits of animal contact at one point or another, it shouldn’t surprise you…

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Heath Ledger’s Posthumous Legacy

Many filmgoers, whether fans of the Batman comics or not, consider Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight to be one of the greatest portrayals of a cinematic villain in the history of film. He completely embodies the theme of chaos, transforming a familiar role into one that is completely his own.…

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Inhibitions Lowered by Addiction

It is no major secret that drugs and alcohol have a tendency to lower our inhibitions. In fact, many people use this very fact as a justification for their substance abuse. We drink and do drugs because we are “too shy” or “no fun” without them. Of course, this viewpoint tends to change a bit…

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Relapse Prevention Tips to Remember

  Addiction recovery is a lifelong struggle. Some people won’t tell you that, but it’s absolutely true. Those of us who have underestimated the strength of our addiction in the past would give just about anything to turn back the clock in time to learn this all-important lesson. Some of us have stayed sober for…

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Opioid Addiction Awareness Spreads

One of the major issues that we have discussed at great length in some of our recent articles is the need for more people to understand the nature of addiction, so that the stigma against addiction and those who suffer from this disease may finally be put to rest. The need to increase awareness is…

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Sober Celebrities: Famous People in Recovery

The first UNITE to Face Addiction rally was this past weekend, and we recently talked about some of the brilliant musical performances in our article on music therapy for addiction. But we came to realize that the music itself was not the most moving thing about the rally. Between many of the musicians and speakers,…

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Music Therapy and Addiction

  The UNITE to Face Addiction rally was this weekend, and it was quite an event to watch. For five hours straight, we were intermittently treated to the sounds of beloved musicians and the wisdom of impassioned speakers. In fact, at the time of writing, we are currently awaiting a response from Facing Addiction to…

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Operation HOPE Succeeds in Maine

We’ve published a few articles in the past that discussed the major societal issues facing alcoholics and drug addicts, and what we can do to help them. One of the first times we ever did this was in our article on legal issues faced by addicts, which discussed the benefits of our court liaison program…

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The Myth of the Geographical Cure (Video)

 The myth of the geographical cure is a particularly interesting one. It is not necessarily a myth that was passed down to us by anyone in particular. In fact, many of us develop the idea without having heard a single mention of it in passing. And yet, at one point or another, we will…

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Benefits of Small Treatment Facilities

Does size matter? This question gets batted around on all kinds of topics. Some may wonder if a bigger university is better than a smaller one. Others have firm opinions regarding the size of the city or town they live in. But what about addiction treatment? Can small treatment facilities offer the same benefits as…

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