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Affordable Care Act Means Accessible Rehab
September 19, 2013

Affordable Care Act Means Accessible Rehab How will the Affordable Care Act affect addiction treatment? For many people, it means they will be able to afford vital medical services, which includes drug or alcohol rehab. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 23 million people in the United States need addiction treatment,…

Saving Your Career and Life While in Rehab
August 27, 2013

Saving Your Career and Life While in Rehab You’re living a double life. You go to work and have a family and friends. But the other side is darker. You drink or do drugs to get through your day. You even sneak in a buzz or high in the middle of your work day to…

A Resource Guide to Suicide Prevention
July 11, 2013

A Resource Guide to Suicide Prevention Some people who are contemplating suicide may show signs. Others who know these signs can pick up on them and take action, potentially saving the life of the person in question. If the person survives a suicide attempt, it is important to know how to get the necessary medical…

Resilience in Recovery
July 9, 2013

Resilience in Recovery You have survived a lot of challenges and hardships in your life. You have endured addiction, abuse, trauma, mental illness or a combination of these and somehow you are still here. Many people aren’t as fortunate to pull through. You might wonder how or why you are still around to tell the…

The Circle of Trust in Recovery
June 23, 2013

The Circle of Trust in Recovery When you were in active addiction, all you thought about was the next buzz or high. Your career, financial obligations, health, relationships with family and friends didn’t matter much any more. Avoiding the feelings of emotional and physical pain, withdrawal, emptiness or anger was your top priority. There simply…

Pitfall in Recovery: Fear
June 23, 2013

Pitfall in Recovery: Fear Fear has fueled your entire addiction. This basic emotion set the wheels of your active addiction into motion. Maybe you feared feeling the pain and anger from your past and you s ought out that first buzz or high. When you were living through the chaos of addiction, fear kept you…

5 Reasons to Have a Support System in Addiction Recovery
June 4, 2013

5 Reasons to Have a Support System in Addiction Recovery When you were actively drinking or doing drugs, you probably found yourself using alone, withdrawing from your friends and family. If you did surround yourself with people, they were probably people who encouraged your drinki ng or drug use. When you decide to get clean…

Types of Addictions
May 22, 2013

Types of Addictions Addictions are often crippling. It is easy for an addiction to grow and eventually take over someone’s entire life. As a friend or family member, it can be difficult to watch someone who is struggling with an addiction. Many people who do not struggle with addiction cannot understand how truly consuming an…

Pitfall in Recovery: Negative Thoughts
May 22, 2013

Pitfall in Recovery: Negative Thoughts You have made mistakes in the past; we all have. Some mistakes have impacted your life more than others, like choosing to drink and do drugs. However, when you decide to seek drug and alcohol rehab, you start a new path. Although you have made mistakes, you have to let…

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week Promotes Education & Awareness
May 14, 2013

SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week Promotes Education & Awareness Mental illness and substance abuse affect millions of people. According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 45.6 million adults had a mental illness. Out of that number, 8 million people met the criteria for a substance use disorder. Many people go without…