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8 Ways to Find a Trusted Rehab Center

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, states that abuse of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco costs the U. S. approximately $700 billion annually.  New addictions are appearing such as sex addiction, gambling addiction, and Internet addiction, and facilities are filled to […]

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Psychology of Relapse: How to Stay Motivated During and After Drug/Alcohol Treatment

Addiction relapse in treatment is common. According to various studies, nearly 50% of all individuals who are in rehab return to use, with 70 to 90% experiencing at least one mild to moderate relapse. With that being said, the number […]

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Medication-Assisted Treatment

There are many people who claim that using medication in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction is replacing one addiction for another. However, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration believes that patients can greatly benefit from the […]

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10 Tips For Starting A New Life After Addiction – Part 2

6.  Stay Positive
Getting clean and staying sober is an immense accomplishment. It takes time and effort, pain and struggle. You should feel proud of your success and focus on your happiness. Many studies have shown that positivism, optimism, hopefulness, and […]

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10 Tips For Starting A New Life After Addiction – Part 1

Getting sober is hard but rebuilding your life after addiction and learning how to navigate that new life is an ever harder task. Everything might seem overwhelming when for so long, your life revolved around drugs or alcohol. Stepping back […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Urges and Cravings

Any addict is well acquainted with cravings: those strong yearnings to go back to substance abuse. Even when you’re aware that such behavior is taking a serious toll on your mind and body, you still find it difficult to resist […]

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How To Prepare For a Rehab Center

To be prepared for rehab is half the victory. Before checking in, it is essential to prepare properly to get the most out of a treatment program. Although staff members at rehab centers are highly professional and helpful, you still […]

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Biofeedback Therapy and Addiction Treatment

New treatment approaches that can assist individuals who are battling with substance abuse are undoubtedly great news to patients. Biofeedback is one of the most thrilling developments in addiction treatment that has been in use for decades. It’s used to […]

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Steroid Addiction: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Although many people associate steroid abuse with fierce athletes, the truth is anabolic steroids are also a serious problem in high schools and colleges around the country. This is due to the fact that they can induce puberty and encourage […]

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Information About Intensive Outpatient Programs

When looking for the right type of a rehabilitation center, the most important thing is to determine whether inpatient or outpatient treatment is a better choice. Understanding the basics of these kinds of addiction treatments can help make the transition […]

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