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How Does Letting a Newly Sober Addict Dictate Their Treatment Set Them up to Fail?
August 29, 2016

How Does Letting a Newly Sober Addict Dictate Their Treatment Set Them up to Fail? Keeping a child or loved one comfortable in the beginning of their recovery is an understandable concern for family members to have. But what happens when that comfort comes at the expense of their chances to achieve lasting sobriety? While…

What are Viable Relapse Prevention Programs?
August 29, 2016

What are Viable Relapse Prevention Programs? When an individual undergoes addiction treatment because of drug or alcohol abuse, everyone involved hopes that they will stay recovered and sober for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. When it comes to serious drug and alcohol addiction, relapse is a very real thing.…

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What to Expect After Leaving Rehab
August 22, 2016

What to Expect After Leaving Rehab The best way to successfully overcome an addiction is to go through rehabilitation. However, as you might expect the process is far from easy when you have been dependent on drugs or alcohol for an extended period of time. What’s worse, life after rehab can be extremely difficult. as…

The Difference Between a 30-Day and 60-Day Drug Rehab Program
August 20, 2016

The Difference Between a 30-Day and 60-Day Drug Rehab Program Drug addiction and alcoholism are serious diseases that can literally dismantle and destroy your life, piece by piece. If you’ve been struggling with either of these serious diseases or if you have a loved one who has been caught up with addiction, professional help is…

How to Find an Accredited Drug Rehab Program
August 16, 2016

How to Find an Accredited Drug Rehab Program Illicit drug use and abuse is on the rise in the United States. In recent decades, the statistics have gone up with each passing year. For example, the use of methamphetamine was up by 242,000 from 2010 to 2013. Statistics for other drugs looks similar. Obviously, the…

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Live and Learn: Top 10 Ways to Stay a Lifelong Learner
August 15, 2016

Live and Learn: Top 10 Ways to Stay a Lifelong Learner As the 2016–17 school year opens, parents and kids are preparing for major changes in routine. You may be thinking about going back to school yourself, especially if a bout with chemical dependence interrupted your education. But even if you have all the degrees…

Heroin Addiction in the Suburbs
August 11, 2016

Heroin Addiction in the Suburbs In the last decade, heroin addiction in the United States has hit an all-time high. According to the federal government, 4.2 million Americans aged 12 and above have used heroin. But where the source of this epidemic has focused has surprised citizens and addiction experts alike.   Once more of…

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Detroit Muscle: The Story Behind the Story
August 8, 2016

Detroit Muscle: The Story Behind the Story Why did you write the book? As an author, that’s a fairly common question to receive. Are you in recovery? Is a new question I’ve also been asked quite a bit lately since writing Detroit Muscle, a novel about an OxyContin addict in early recovery. The answer is…

8 Questions to Ask Any Drug Rehab Center
August 4, 2016

8 Questions to Ask Any Drug Rehab Center If you or someone near to you has been struggling with addiction of any kind, it can be a struggle every day. Where do you turn? How do you fix this problem that seems to only get worse with each passing week and month? It all starts…

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Boundaries in Relationships: They’re a Two-Way Street
August 1, 2016

Boundaries in Relationships They’re a Two-Way Street You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce. —Tony Gaskins   Has a loved one ever asked you for a significant favor or commitment, something you absolutely dreaded, but you agreed to do it to avoid hurting their…