Cultivating a Quality Friend Group and Community During Your Recovery

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When recovering from addiction, having a good support system is crucial. Whether you’re trying to moderate your drinking or quit drugs entirely and just live a sober lifestyle, having good friends and being part of a community that understands and supports your goals is essential. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the qualities of a […]

Is Addiction Causing My Depression?

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Depression and addiction often go hand in hand. In fact, more than 60% of people in substance abuse treatment programs also fulfill diagnostic criteria for other mental illnesses, including depression. And though the two conditions are related, they are not identical. Depression is a mental disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities […]

The Benefits of Recovering from Addiction

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Addiction can be a debilitating disease that affects all aspects of an individual’s life. However, with professional help, it is possible to recover and regain control over one’s life. If you or someone you know is having a hard time with addiction, seek professional help immediately. With the proper support and treatment, recovery is within reach. […]

The Detox Process: What to Expect When Quitting Opioids

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Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. Opioid addiction is an ongoing crisis in the United States, with more than 2 million Americans addicted to opioids. If you’re addicted to opioids and want to quit, you’ll likely undergo a detox. […]

Understanding the Different Modalities to Treat Addiction

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The process of overcoming addiction is a long and winding road. In order to be successful, you have to remain diligent and have a strong support system. It’s important to locate a facility that offers efficient recovery procedures if you need to beat a habit. The ways that recovery facilities handle dependency are known as […]

Understanding Medical Detox

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Medical detox is used to overcome addiction to substance or alcohol use. When someone enters a medical detox program, they may go through withdrawal. Withdrawal refers to the uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms that occur when an individual stops taking drugs or drinking alcohol. Medical detox uses medication and other treatments to assist you in ridding your […]

Overcoming Anxiety in Recovery Addiction

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It takes some time to process mental health concerns such as anxiety if you are still going through recovery. You may feel nervous or uncomfortable around new people or about talking in support groups, even though the environment is supportive and respectful. There are times when you still feel judged. Your anxiety might be characterized […]

How Recovery Support Groups Encourage Long-Term Recovery

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A recovery support group can be an extremely helpful resource in the fight for long-term sobriety, regardless of the type of addiction you are attempting to overcome. You will be able to talk about your experiences in a secure and encouraging setting with people who can relate to what you are going through because these […]

How Family and Friends Impact Drug Addiction

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Addiction can be a debilitating problem that causes lots of pain and frustration not only for the addict but their family as well. This can make it difficult to talk to or be around the addict and their friends, but if someone with an addiction comes to you and wants to make their life better, […]

How a Residential Treatment Community Helps People

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When someone is fighting addiction, they can be going through quite a difficult process, but did you know that a community may help? Having a community-based treatment option is a great way to ensure you get all the help you need to take on your addiction. Fighting forward is a difficult process when you feel […]