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Identifying Co-Dependent Relationships- And What to Do About Them

When someone is codependent, it means that they are completely influenced by another person’s behavior. This can be to the extent where they try and control their actions which is usually for the best intentions. However, many people with addiction are also involved in codependent relationships which can serve to make their problems much worse.

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The Different Faces of Addiction

Addiction is a deeply personal illness that affects people in very different ways. This has much to do with the many different factors that influence a person’s choices including family history, genetics and socio-environmental pressures. These days there is a darker side to addiction that is fast-becoming an epidemic in America: prescription drug abuse.

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How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery

When someone has been through the challenges of rehab from addiction, they still have work to do when they return home. Rebuilding relationships with family and loved ones is an important part of addiction recovery and allows people to sustain sobriety for the long-term with their support. Healthy relationships are an important aspect of life for all of us and can include family, professional, romantic and social connections.

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The Differences between Addiction and Abuse

Despite our better understanding of addiction, there are still many people holding on to misconceptions about what classifies a person as an addict. This is for a variety of reasons including the negative way addiction is covered by mainstream media and its connection with a loss of moral control. In fact, addiction is an illness that develops over time. In this article, we take a look at the difference between a person who abuses substances from time to time and someone who developed addiction illness.

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How to Relate to Someone with an Addiction

Watching a loved one destroy their lives through drug or alcohol abuse can be extremely painful. However, understanding how addiction illness affects a person’s behavior can go some way to making it easier to find the right treatment. Addiction is characterized by an uncontrollable compulsion to abuse substances. The sufferer will be unable to quit using drugs or alcohol despite the extensive damage it may be doing to their lives.

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How Different Types of Counseling Aids People with Addictions

One of the most beneficial aspects of addiction treatment for individuals and their loved ones is counseling. Research shows that people are more likely to succeed in sobriety if they feel they are supported and counseling goes a long way to providing this. However, there are different types of counseling and each has their own benefits for people in rehab. Here we take a closer look.

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Why Drug Addiction Is Starting In the Teen Years

Many adults struggling with substance use disorder have been dealing with the illness since a young age. This is an increasing problem in America that is leading more and more people into rehab than ever before. But why are teens becoming more susceptible to using drugs these days?

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Cultivating Healthy Habits in Sobriety

Fighting addiction takes a lot of physical and mental strength and so it can significantly improve chances of a sustained recovery to cultivate healthy habits. Many people aren’t sure of how to take the first step towards improving their health and so it’s always worth devising a plan or strategy which outlines goals for you to achieve

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The Importance of Creating a Sleep Routine in Recovery

When someone is in rehab treatment for addiction, they will have to make many changes in their lives, most of which are extremely positive. Individuals who have been addicted to substances tend to find it difficult to sleep, despite sometimes feeling exhausted and this is one of the illnesses side effects.

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Healing the Hurt: How to Repair Relationships During and After Rehab

When a person is in the grip of an addiction, relationships are bound to be affected. Being at the mercy of any addictive substance will bring about erratic behavior and alter a person’s personality and emotions. This will impact family members, spouses, partners, parents, children and friends and these relationships may break down as a result.

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The Stages of Behavioral Change in Recovery

The motivation to change is the most important aspect in the prospect of successful recovery from drug and alcohol addiction but change of any kind can be uncomfortable and stressful. This is where psychologists have worked hard to develop models of change which are used in the field of addiction treatment and by understanding this process a structured approach to behavioral change can be put into practice and the right help given at each stage.

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New Year, New You: Making the Change at New Year

It’s a New Year and an ideal time to make positive changes. During the holiday season, many people overindulge in lots of ways and once the New Year starts the need to take action becomes a common goal. Some people may want to give up smoking and take up jogging while others may set a goal of giving up snack foods and replacing them with healthier alternatives.

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Setting Healthy Boundaries with Others in Recovery

From birth we begin to develop physical, mental, and emotional boundaries. How we learn to take care of ourselves and interact with others effects how we deal with life’s challenges as we mature. A lack of healthy boundaries is a common feature of the life of someone in the grip of an addiction.

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The United States Has Declared an Opioid Public Emergency: Here's What That Means

In recent months opioid addiction in the US has reached critical levels, resulting in the Department of Health and Human Services declaring a public health emergency. Each year, around 60,000 die in America as a result of overdose and the problem is much more widespread than many people fully appreciate. This is because a lot of opioid addiction has its roots in prescription medicines, which gives the drug a more ‘acceptable’ face that belies the very real problem that currently exists.

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Resolutions to Make in Preparation for the New Year

Shifting from the old year into the new gives us all the opportunity to take a retrospective look at our lives and make adjustments for a more positive future. This is especially important for recovering addicts who can benefit greatly from focusing more on what is to come, rather than dwelling on what has been. Making New Year resolutions is a great way to incorporate new, healthy behaviors into your life while eliminating the habits or attitudes that hold you back from a full life in sobriety.

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The Slippery Slope Between Addiction and Crime

There is an undeniable correlation between addiction and crime that is largely behind the negative perception many of us have about people struggling with the illness. It is nevertheless true that addiction opens the door for crime and that is just by nature of the fact that procuring substances that are illegal becomes a way of life for many addicts.

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How to Handle Holiday Dinners after Detox

People who have struggled with addiction issues and have completed detox treatment at a rehab center still have some challenges to face when they return home. Detox is the medical process where someone who has become addicted to drugs or alcohol ceases to use so as to rid the body of all the associated toxins that have built up over time. Leaving the comforts and control of a place like Capo Canyon Recovery can be a scary idea, but a necessary one to fully integrate back into a normal life.

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