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October 30, 2020
Signs Your Loved One Needs Professional Intervention

Staging an intervention can help your loved one get the help they need when they are dealing with drug or alcohol addiction. But approaching a loved one about their substance use can be tough. For example, your loved one might deny that they have a problem and become hostile towards you if you suggest they […]

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October 26, 2020
The Most Effective Therapy Methods for Treating Addiction

Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction requires refraining from addictive substances and making positive mental and behavioral changes. But uprooting habits, changing the way you think, and developing new patterns of behavior can feel like an uphill battle, especially if you’re trying to make these kinds of changes on your own. Luckily, most addiction treatment […]

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October 18, 2020
How to Engage in Family Therapy with an Alcoholic

Even though addiction is a personal challenge, alcoholism can negatively affect the entire family. Luckily, family therapy can help rebuild trust, mend wounds, and foster healthy communication. As a family member of someone in active addiction, however, engaging with their addiction may make you anxious. Grappling with the chaos your loved one has put your […]

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October 17, 2020
How Can You Fight Alcohol Cravings?

Alcohol cravings can happen any time, day or night. At first, the urge to drink may seem uncontrollable, overwhelming, and too powerful to resist. But in reality, most alcohol cravings are like the waves in the ocean: they appear to be sudden but are actually predictable and short-lived. This means that you can learn to […]

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October 14, 2020
The Connection Between Impulsive Behavior and Addiction

In many ways, someone grappling with drug and alcohol addiction can be the poster child for impulsive behavior. When you have a substance use disorder, you may lie, steal, cheat, and react to situations on a whim. Addiction can also cause you to consume drugs and alcohol without considering the consequences. In addition to that, […]

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October 10, 2020
How MDMA Affects The Brain and Body

More than 18 million people in the United States have tried MDMA at least once in their lifetime. At first, the drug stimulates the mind, making you feel euphoric, energetic, and confident. MDMA also distorts your senses, seemingly making you more alert, self-aware, and empathetic. But in reality, MDMA is actually disrupting your brain’s chemical […]

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September 30, 2020
10 Key Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

Addiction recovery is a lifelong process that can, at times, be exhausting, frustrating, overwhelming, stressful, and lonely. But there are skills you can develop to make rehabilitation a more positive and rewarding experience. Luckily, you can learn many of these skills while enrolled at a drug rehab center. Beginning again, changing your habits, and restructuring […]

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September 27, 2020
The Risks of Alcohol Withdrawal and Ways to Stay Safe

When you realize the majority of your life revolves around drinking, your first instinct may be to quit alcohol “cold turkey.” But if you’re a chronic drinker, your brain and body have become accustomed to alcohol. Suddenly eliminating that substance from your body can trigger withdrawal symptoms that can range from mild to severe to […]

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September 25, 2020
Why Nutrition & Diet Are Important In Addiction Recovery

Balanced nutrition and a healthy diet become especially important when you’re recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Your brain and body need the right kinds of nutrients to thrive and function well. A nutrient-dense diet can not only undo the toll substance abuse has taken on your brain and body, but can also reduce stress […]

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September 21, 2020
Can Holisticity Help In Addiction Recovery?

Counseling, therapy, physical fitness, healthy eating, and social interaction are all vital aspects of addiction recovery. Counseling and therapy can help you overcome difficult life challenges, regulate your emotions, and develop healthier habits. Physical fitness and nutrition can help restore your body’s health, keep you strong, and relieve stress. Social interaction can help develop your […]

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