The Benefits of Journaling in Recovery

March 9, 2016 by  
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The more someone knows about addiction, the better equipped she is to face it. In that regard, keeping a thorough journal is an excellent way to boost self-awareness and to discover hints for recovery to progress. There is no exact method for keeping a journal. For instance, it may be handwritten, typed or even voice […]

Reviewing EMDR

March 4, 2016 by  
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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can reduce anxiety from the lingering memories of trauma1. Before seeking EMDR, trauma survivors may find themselves ruminating over or even reexperiencing traumatic experiences during daily activities, so, even though they want to leave the memories of these experiences behind, they become […]

How Continued Drug Use Leads to an Overdose

February 28, 2016 by  
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During the past decade, death by accidental drug overdose has grown exponentially. Most of these overdoses result from prescription drug and heroin abuse, and many people turn to the latter drug once their prescription opioids become impractical to obtain1. Most people understand overdose to involve someone who abuses a drug, gradually increases the dose and […]

Giving Back: Finding Healing in Helping Others

February 23, 2016 by  
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As a recovering addict or alcoholic becomes more accustomed to life in recovery, she may find that helping other people through recovery can increase her likelihood of long-term sobriety. Giving back to other people is a common theme among recovery programs: for instance, as members of the 12-Step program become more comfortable with their sobriety […]

Choosing Treatment: Why You Need to Call Rehab Centers for Information

February 18, 2016 by  
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With all of the available options in addiction rehabilitation treatment centers, it can feel daunting to make a decision about the right program for you. Sometimes, those in need of help go so far as to look for centers via the Internet only to keep potential sites saved into their favorites tab on a web […]

Six Benefits of a Recovery Lifestyle

February 13, 2016 by  
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Many addicts find their recovery efforts inhibited because their lifestyle is not conducive to genuine improvement. A patient who enters treatment with a willingness to adapt his lifestyle to the recovery plan will have better success than a patient who seeks to form recovery around his or her existing lifestyle. The National Institute of Drug […]

3 Arguments in Favor of Rehab

February 8, 2016 by  
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Accepting rehab is an intense decision that requires commitment and change, but the benefits are real and worth the investment. Families can be saved and relationships revived with the lifestyle you create during rehab. In fact, one reason many people consider rehab is that they might lose something they value, so they will protect it […]

Why Finding Funding for Treatment Is Worth It

December 20, 2015 by  
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One of the most common barriers to many people who need addiction treatment is the worry that the cost will be too high. It is not rare to hear about the high prices of modern healthcare, and people without insurance see costly procedures as not worth the price. However, this should not be the case […]

The Brain’s Role in Positive Feelings

December 15, 2015 by  
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For most of humankind’s history, the brain has been considered unknowable. However, within recent years, there have been more developments in the field of study of this amazing organ than ever before. We see that it is really the seat of human intelligence and responsible for housing the qualities that characterize what makes us human. […]

Does It Matter What Qualifications My Therapist Has?

December 10, 2015 by  
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Therapy in addiction treatment is one of the most influential factors on the recovery of each patient. From identifying underlying causes of addiction to addressing serious mental health issues, a good therapist will play a key role in the progress of a patient who is battling substance abuse. However, not all therapy approaches are the […]

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