What Support You Should Have After Treatment

What happens after treatment? When you leave a treatment facility, you will be entering an entirely new life. For many people, entering treatment means completely changing one’s life in order to maintain sobriety once they leave. While this is an exciting time, it can also be a little scary for some. But with the right […]

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Drug Abuse Rates Soar in the Baby Boomer Population

If you are between the ages of 50-54, you have probably seen the number of your friends and acquaintances using illicit drugs double in the last few years. If you are ages 55-59, you have seen them triple. The problem used to be mostly alcohol, but prescription drug abuse is a greater and ever growing […]

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7 Subtle Signs That You’ve Got a Problem with Alcohol

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. As the month comes to a close, we want to remind our readers that there are signs, often discounted, that a person may have a drinking problem. Problem drinkers generally show several signs together and that is where their friends and families should be concerned: You vow to quite drinking […]

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The Importance of Aftercare to Prevent Relapse

For any addiction treatment center worth their salt, preventing relapse is as much a priority in treating clients as is any other part of a person with substance use disorder’s recovery. Statistics about relapse are estimates at best, and different treatment protocols claim different percentages.  What is clear from almost every treatment program is that […]

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Common Barriers to Recovery

For every person who has overcome addiction, there is a different story of the unique challenges that tested that person’s commitment to sobriety. As a part of the process of recovery, a good addiction treatment facility will provide their clients with the tools that will make overcoming these challenges an easier prospect. Individualized psychotherapy will […]

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Matthew Perry Lobbies for Drug Courts

Actor Matthew Perry, according to the UK Metro, has recently made several trips to Washington DC to lobby for support of specialist drug courts. The Superior Court of California Drug Court Services defines drug court as “a special court given responsibility to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and […]

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