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Long-Term Drug Rehab: Your Path to Lasting Sobriety

Long-Term Drug Rehab: Your Path to Lasting Sobriety

The journey to sobriety is not a sprint; it's a lifelong marathon. Achieving lasting freedom from substance dependency requires more than a quick fix – it demands dedication, comprehensive support, and a commitment to long-term healing. In this article, we will look...

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How to Get a Loved One into Drug or Alcohol Rehab

How to Get a Loved One into Drug or Alcohol Rehab

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drug overdoses are rising at an alarming rate, having taken 63,632 American lives in 2016 alone. And a survey conducted by the (SAMHSA) reports that 21.5 million U.S. teens and adults faced some sort...

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Alcohol Blackouts: The Long-Term Impacts

Alcohol Blackouts: The Long-Term Impacts

Alcohol blackouts are a common and serious risk associated with excessive drinking, particularly binge drinking. Blackouts occur when an individual drinks alcohol to the point where they experience memory loss or an inability to recall events that occurred while they...

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When Does Binge Drinking Stop and Addiction Start?

When Does Binge Drinking Stop and Addiction Start?

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism defines binge drinking as, “a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent - or 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter - or higher. For a typical adult, this pattern...

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National Alcohol Awareness Month 2022

National Alcohol Awareness Month 2022

As you probably know by now, April is National Alcohol Awareness Month! The month was established to bring awareness to alcohol addiction from it’s causes to treatments to help overcome it! It is a time of coming together to share about the road to recovery as well as...

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How Alcohol Addiction Works

How Alcohol Addiction Works

Addiction is a widespread disease that can destroy anybody’s life. Victims either recover or suffer fatal consequences depending on how severe the addiction is. Alcohol addiction is a kind of disease that can bring about other health issues that can endanger a...

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Wearing an Ankle Monitor May be Great for You

Wearing an Ankle Monitor May be Great for You

When you have an addiction to alcohol, it may seem impossible to stop drinking because it is so readily available, and so socially acceptable. When someone wants to quit drinking, going to rehab can be a great option to consider, however, it can be difficult to do if...

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Celebrity Rehab Therapy

Celebrity Rehab Therapy

It seems these days like there’s a different celebrity announcing that they are going to rehab. Or, if they’re anything like Amy Winehouse, perhaps writing a song about how they aren’t going to rehab (no, no, no!). While it may seem to be all fun and games to joke...

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Steps for Judge Orders You into Addiction Treatment

Steps for Judge Orders You into Addiction Treatment

When you get arrested for a drug charge, it can be very scary. The penalty for being arrested for drug charges can be very serious and have lifelong ramifications. There are many people who are given the ultimatum to go into drug rehabilitation treatment or go to...

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Evolution of Alcoholism and Treatment

Evolution of Alcoholism and Treatment

Alcoholism has long been seen as a vice in most religions, and sometimes, a deadly one. While the first creators of our contemporary alcohol could never have imagined that alcohol would become so popular, it’s our responsibility to mitigate the effects. No one needs...

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A Short List of Barriers to Treatment Success

A Short List of Barriers to Treatment Success

So many things can prevent a person from seeking help, or from finishing a rehabilitation program. Admitting that there is a problem is often the most difficult part of the process, and this can take a person years to face. There is an option for families and loved...

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As You Commit to Yourself

As You Commit to Yourself

Even in cases of severe addiction, it is never recommended that you simply enter the first treatment program that you find. Choosing the right treatment program may be the most important step that you take in your journey to lifelong sobriety. Without making sure that...

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Wine – Habit or Addiction?

Wine – Habit or Addiction?

Wine is the drink of the century. Drinking wine in today’s society is almost considered a personality trait: people own funny custom glasses, sport wine apparel, and constantly joke about turning to a bottle to fix all their troubles. Wine, in a more traditional...

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How Binge Drinking Changed the Drinking Game

How Binge Drinking Changed the Drinking Game

Going for a drink after work is a cultural norm in workspaces all over the world, and one of the many things to which anyone from any country can relate. With alcohol, of course, there is the potential for abuse, as alcohol is the most-abused drug in the world, and...

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How Essential Oils Help Manage Withdrawal Symptoms

How Essential Oils Help Manage Withdrawal Symptoms

When a person is addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s not easy to give up on addiction. The cravings and withdrawals that happen when on a sober journey make it difficult to stay away from drugs you’re addicted to. These symptoms are enough to discourage an addict, or...

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Common Excuses to Avoid Rehab

Common Excuses to Avoid Rehab

With all of the reasons that anyone can create to avoid going to the doctor, it’s not hard to imagine that some of the same avoiding and skirting can apply to rehab. The rumors that circulate through communities of drug users that ridicule and make an enemy out of...

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Rehab Staff, and How They Help You

Rehab Staff, and How They Help You

Not everyone knows how very deep and thorough a good rehab program must be to provide an addicted person a chance to ensure their survival, and their success. There is, of course, no overnight cure, or even overnight treatment for addiction to drugs and alcohol....

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Best Reasons to Consider Rehab

Best Reasons to Consider Rehab

If you didn’t know before, you should know it now: you are valuable. Certainly, any and everyone is valuable for several reasons, but it is extremely important to remember that you are someone who has endured difficulty. It doesn’t make you weak or irresponsible that...

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Alcohol Facts

Alcohol Facts

Alcohol is Easy to Get Part of what drives alcohol addiction is the relative ease of obtaining alcoholic drinks - though legally, young people aren’t allowed to have alcohol, adults may purchase alcohol for the child, if they so choose. Alcohol and addiction to...

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Managing Triggers During and After Drug Abuse Treatment

Managing Triggers During and After Drug Abuse Treatment

A common misconception held among people with drug abuse problems is that they will undergo drug rehab and attain sobriety for life. The truth of the matter is that the success rate of those that have undergone treatment is as low as 5 to 10%. The reason for this lies...

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The 5 Most Addictive Drugs on the Planet

The 5 Most Addictive Drugs on the Planet

Addiction is a compulsive, substance-seeking behavior found in individuals who show signs of withdrawal when use is stopped. There has been an ongoing debate over which drugs are considered the most addictive. According to a panel of experts, how addictive a substance...

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Celebrities Who Died From Overdoses in 2018

Celebrities Who Died From Overdoses in 2018

In 2016, more than 63,600 Americans died of drug overdoses. Around two-thirds of these fatal incidents involved some type of opioid. Between 2015 and 2016, the fatal overdose rate from synthetic opioids, not counting methadone, more than doubled. Illegally...

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Should I Stop Drinking?

Should I Stop Drinking?

You might be wondering whether you should stop drinking for many reasons. There may have been instances where you fought with friends, wrecked your car, or made bad decisions that would have been otherwise avoided had it not been for your alcohol addiction. Like last...

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How Is Alcohol Addiction Treated?

How Is Alcohol Addiction Treated?

Overcoming alcohol addiction is completely dependent on the will and commitment of the user.  A person has to want sobriety for themselves before they can truly accept help. The doctors, the medications, and therapies are merely aids in coping with withdrawal symptoms...

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