June 14, 2019

Is There a Cure for Addiction?

Is There a Cure for Addiction? Addiction is a chronic condition that leads to overdose and death. Addiction ruins lives, families and devastates communities. If you are suffering from addiction, it can be normal to ask yourself hard questions such as, “will I suffer from addiction forever? Is there a cure for addiction?” While there […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Complementary Therapies, Comprehensive behavioral treatment, Healthy Eating and Recovery, Mental Health, Sober Living and Aftercare, Substance Abuse
June 14, 2019

Why is it So Hard to Get Help for My Addiction?

Reasons It Is Hard to Get Help for My Addiction Breaking free from the prison that addiction holds you in is very difficult. It can often be a long, bumpy road to recovery because long-lasting sobriety takes a lot of effort. It can make many people stop to wonder: Why is it so hard to […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Drug Treatment, Substance Abuse
May 29, 2019

Top 10 Warning Signs I Am Addicted to Drugs

Am I Addicted to Drugs? Drug abuse can affect all people from any walk of life. Chances are, you have stopped and thought about whether or not your drug use has turned into an addiction. Whether you have been prescribed medication, have fallen into drugs through partying or have been surrounded by drugs your whole […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Cocaine, Drug Rehab Information, Drug Treatment, Heroin, lsd, Marijuana, MDMA, Methamphetamines, Painkiller, Substance Abuse, Weed
April 5, 2019

What Do the Stages of Change Mean to Recovery?

What are the Stages of Change? At the University of Rhode Island, two researchers named Prochaska and DiClemente deciphered that there are 6 stages individuals go through and experience while seeking addiction, going through recovery and ultimately maintaining sobriety. These stages became a model known as “The Stages of Change”, which we base our individualized […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Substance Abuse
March 21, 2019

Repairing the Damage Addiction Has Done to Family and Friends

Addiction is a Family Disease Addiction is a destructive disease that can leave many things damaged along its path. Aside from health and behavioral issues, relationships are something that can become negatively affected by an addiction. Understanding that addiction is a family disease is an important first step in repairing the damage addiction has done, […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Relationships, Substance Abuse
February 25, 2019

Is Addiction a Disease or a Failure?

Disease vs Choice When someone is suffering from addiction, it can be very easy for those around them to wonder how it happened. How could this person choose to drink so much, despite the consequences? How can he/she possibly choose to pick up heroin for the first time? Why do they act the way that […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, Anxiety, Depression, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
February 14, 2019

Suicide and Addiction

Are Suicide and Addiction Linked? When someone is suffering from an issue with addiction, there are many complications that can come along with that. These can include legal issues, family problems, declining health and even suicide. Suicide and addiction are absolutely linked. Addiction not only exponentially increases the likelihood that someone will commit suicide, but […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Stories, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Addiction Treatment and Program Resources, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health
February 7, 2019

Underlying Causes of Addiction

What Causes Addiction? When someone is suffering from addiction, it is a very dark and lonely time. Not only because of the addiction they are suffering, but because of the pain of the underlying causes. All addiction stems from a root cause, making the addiction impossible to overcome unless that cause is treated as well. […]

Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Depression Treatment, Mental Health, PTSD, Substance Abuse
January 24, 2019

How Much Support You Get at Cliffside

Support is here When you enter a treatment facility, it is an extremely life-changing moment. You’re leaving behind old, bad habits and coming to terms with the misgivings that your addiction has presented you. You may feel ashamed, judged, guilty and just at a general emotional low. Looking in the mirror can be tough, and […]

Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Alcohol Rehab Information, Drug Rehab Information, Sober Living and Aftercare
January 10, 2019

Is Being an Addict a Stigma?

The Stigma of Addiction Stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”. This is especially damaging to people suffering from addiction, because it means that it should be something to be ashamed of. This thought process stems from actions and activities that happen as a symptom of the disease, such as: impaired judgement, […]

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