I’m Back from Treatment. How Do I Reconnect With Family?

Residential treatment allows you to focus exclusively on recovery. It’s intensive treatment, away from your familiar surroundings. Once you’re ready, it’s time to return home. How do you reconnect with family after treatment? Here are a few tips to help you rebuild and renew your relationships with loved ones. 1. Continue Treatment As you reconnect […]

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Why Having Family Support is Important to Recovery

Why Having Family Support is Important to Recovery Drug and alcohol addiction affects so much more than just the person experiencing the actual addiction. The people closest to the person suffering from substance use disorder are also affected, and overcoming this takes more than just getting their loved one to go to treatment. Recovery from […]

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How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends

How to Explain Recovery to Family and Friends With the holiday season approaching, you might start seeing family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. While it is great to see everyone, there is something new about you this year — you are sober. They might wonder why you are not partaking in […]

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Opioid Abuse: How and When to Get Help

Opioid Abuse: How and When to Get Help Opioids are so highly addictive that they have created a dangerous and deadly epidemic in the United States. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that more than 2 million Americans abuse opioids and that more than 90 Americans die on average by opioid overdose […]

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Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery

Overcoming Holiday Barriers to Recovery The holidays are just around the corner and, with only a few weeks to go until the festivities begin, many individuals dealing with addictions may be thinking that now would be the worst possible time to finally get treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth. If you or your […]

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How to Ask Your Doctor About Addiction Treatment

How to Ask Your Doctor About Addiction Treatment Learning more information about the addiction treatment process can be difficult if you do not know where to start looking. One of the many places individuals may begin their search is with their primary care provider, which makes it important to know how to ask your doctor […]

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Is Addiction Treatment During the Holidays a Good Idea?

Is Addiction Treatment During the Holidays a Good Idea? Addiction treatment during the holidays can seem tricky. For many individuals, the holidays are a merry time; a time to reunite, a time to rejoice, and a time to party – an activity that often encourages heavy drinking and recreational drug use. But for individuals suffering […]

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What are the Withdrawal Symptoms from Vicodin?

What are the Withdrawal Symptoms from Vicodin? Withdrawal can occur after the discontinuation of any drug. There are many stages of withdrawal symptoms as your body works to adjust. Depending on the length and severity of the addiction, these symptoms can range from mild to debilitating. Opioid withdrawal can be particularly difficult. If you are […]

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