Casual Drinking vs. Addiction: When to Seek Alcohol Help
September 23, 2016

Casual Drinking vs. Addiction: When to Seek Alcohol Help For many people, enjoying an occasional drink (or a few) is no big deal. When an individual is habitually unable to control the amount they drink or how frequently they partake, it’s likely they’re suffering from alcohol addiction and need alcohol help. Alcoholism can be identified…

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Recovery Month
September 19, 2016

Recovery Month Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. {SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration} Addressing the real problem, bringing real change In honor of Recovery Month, I’ll celebrate 5 years of sobriety in November.…

What to Look For in a Detox Center
September 18, 2016

What to Look For in a Detox Center For those who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, professional help is the only answer. Part of seeking rehabilitation for an addiction is finding a detox center that fits your personal and medical needs. At Recovery Connection, it is our job to connect patients with top…

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Is Orthorexia the New Alcoholism?
September 12, 2016

Is Orthorexia the New Alcoholism? Orthorexia nervosa is otherwise known as an unhealthy preoccupation with “clean, pure or righteous” eating and exercise. It is not yet a recognized eating disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition), but clinicians are becoming more and more aware of its devastating effects. Orthorexia usually…

Is Your Son Seeking Heroin Treatment?
September 9, 2016

Is Your Son Seeking Heroin Treatment? Has your son fallen into the dangerous and deadly trap of heroin addiction? Are you interested in seeking heroin treatment for him? If your child is addicted to heroin, now is the time to act. This extremely addictive opioid painkiller creates a rush of euphoria shortly after it is taken,…

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Putting Yourself First in Recovery
September 5, 2016

Putting Yourself First in Recovery The term self-centered has a negative connotation, and understandably so. In most areas of life, being self-centered is undesirable. In recovery, being self-centered has another meaning – deciding to make yourself a priority and striving to be independent and self-sufficient. When it comes to seeking treatment for a co-occurring disorder,…

Don’t Let Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Keep You From Seeking Help
September 2, 2016

Don’t Let Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms Keep You From Seeking Help Those who struggle with alcohol addiction often have trouble seeking the help they need to quit drinking and enter recovery. There are a few reasons for this. For example, many of those struggling with alcohol often feel ashamed of their disease. Even though there’s absolutely…

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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…