What Can You Do to Deal with Common Triggers and Avoid a Relapse?

Whether you have been in addiction recovery for a week or for ten years, the process of avoiding triggers and staying sober is a life-long struggle for many former addicts. Indeed, the National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that between 40 and 60 percent of all drug addicts in recovery relapse. While this is a sobering…

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Are You in Danger of Developing Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

Going through withdrawal is one of the most challenging steps when deciding to take your life back and get sober. Yet as uncomfortable as the symptoms of physical withdrawal are, they typically pass within a couple of weeks, and medical help is available to make the detox process safer and more manageable. However, a certain number…

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The Six Most Common Signs of a Substance Abuse Problem

The rate of addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances has grown rapidly in recent years among Americans of all ages and races. Whether or not you or a loved one has already experienced negative consequences resulting from recreational drug or alcohol use, addiction can cause serious and life-altering issues when left unchecked. If you…

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Success Rates promoted by Rehabs

  How do treatment providers come up with drug and alcohol success rates and what is that data really used for?   Externally the question about success rates normally arise when someone is searching for substance abuse treatment for themselves or a loved one.  They are doing their due diligence researching treatment providers trying to…

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Opioid Addiction and Overdose Training

The epidemic of opioid addiction continues to plague communities across the United States.  Overdose deaths have reached an all time high.  Some people may not realize just how close this crisis is to their doorstep.  This is directly affecting our families, our neighbors and our colleagues a lot of times in secrecy behind closed doors.…

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How to find a reputable drug rehab?

Now days there are so many treatment options when choosing a substance abuse provider for you or a loved one.  Finding a reputable drug rehab can surely be a daunting task.  Years ago the rehab industry was mainly made up with treatment facilities with one main purpose and that was saving people lives.  Providing help…

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Seasonal Alcohol Addiction

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Christmas is a few days away. The trees are up and decorated with lights and colorful, shiny things.  Stockings are hung. Holiday music is playing everywhere. Santa is sitting on his chair all day long in the mall getting pictures with the kids. Toys and gadgets and jewelry are…

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Red Ribbon Week “Drug Awareness”

Once a year there is a Nationwide campaign to bring Awareness to the dangers of Drug’s and Alcohol, and the influence they have on our society.  This drug awareness campaign is known as Red Ribbon Week. It is recognized all across the United States. A DEA agent, Enrique Camarena, was tortured and killed by Mexican drug cartel in…

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Ripple Effect – Drug Rehab Testimonial

I wanted to share a recent drug rehab testimonial we received and briefly discuss how a person’s personal recovery reaches more than just themselves.   It seems you always hear more about the addiction and how far the tentacles can reach as it destroys not only the addict but entire families, friends and careers.  All the negative…

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