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The National Opioid Epidemic

The abuse of and addiction to opiates such as heroin, morphine, and other prescription pain relievers has become known as the national opioid epidemic, one of the worst drug crisis in the United States. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), drug addiction is the leading cause of accidental death in the United

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Rehab – What To Expect

Genesis Recovery knows that families and their loved ones have a lot of unanswered questions about substance abuse treatment centers and what to expect. Most likely, if a person or loved one is assessing treatment centers, there is a substance abuse problem that is well on its way to destroying relationships, careers, and depleting family

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Life After Rehab

Recovery is not a 30, 60, or 90-day program. Recovery is a journey that lasts a lifetime. It is a common school of thought that once someone has completed their time at a treatment program that they are fully prepared for the “real world”. This is a misconception that needs to be squashed. The day

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Urge Surfing

Ride Out Your Urges to Use By Michael Clement Some of the beautiful things I love most about surfing is making the most of the moment, living in the moment, and embracing the experience. Riding a wave is something that is very special to those that practice the art of surfing.  It is an experience that

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INCARCERATION VS TREATMENT

I remember my first day of sobriety. Cold, shaking in a cell on a concrete bed with a vinyl covered mattress and an itchy blanket. I remember my first week. Defiant and manipulative in complete denial. I remember my first month. Frantically awaiting my readiness hearing. Lost, confused, contemplating whether or not I truly had

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5 Stages of Bruce Tuckman’s Theory

Here at Genesis Recovery, groups are a pivotal part of growth and change within an individual and as a community. For my first blog post I would like to explain the five stages of Bruce Tuckman’s theory which are categorized by various traits ranging from the beginning of an individual’s exposure to a group, all

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More than Addiction…

The problem is sin. If you made it past the first sentence congratulations. Rest assured that this will not be a sermon. The clinical staff at Genesis Recovery would like to share with you some of the life lessons we have learned in our more than 50 years of sobriety and practice. What separates us,

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Finding God Saved Me From My Addiction

I’ve struggled with addiction my entire adult life. While going in and out of rehabs became a norm for me, facing the consequences of drug use was never enough for me to learn. Until finally, enough was enough! Although I have very loving and successful parents, there came a point where they couldn’t handle putting

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