Author Archives: Sandra Peterson

How to Keep your Job Before, During and After Rehab

According to the U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 76% of people with substance abuse problems are employed. The unfortunate fact is that a wide range of employees avoid getting into rehab in order not to lose their […]

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Why a Family Counselor is Crucial for the Recovery Process

Addiction is well-known as a disease of relationships. When one member of the family suffers, the rest of the family also feels their suffering. Although the addicted individual is the one who needs to give their best to fight the […]

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5 Deadly Drug Cocktails That Can Kill You

The use of illegal drugs is associated with the widespread death of thousands of individuals in the United States. However, apart from illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs also kill over 100,000 people each year. Although every medication, including painkillers, […]

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5 Ways to Deal with Unsupportive Family Members

Having a family that supports you during your tough moments is crucial in recovery. These people give you emotional support, try to make you happier, help you get through a bad day, and fight the addiction together with you.
Unfortunately, […]

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The Role of a Sponsor in Recovery

In AA and NA, one of the most valuable traditions is sponsorship. This notion of addicts helping addicts is what makes the aid fellowship so effective. It’s recommended that every member in AA/NA get a sponsor that will walk them […]

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Insurance Coverage for Rehab

Becoming aware of an addiction and enrolling into a treatment program can be a difficult first step towards obtaining long-term recovery. Many individuals feel scared making this step due to a fear of the unknown. That is why, the more […]

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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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