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Three Myths to Alcohol Addiction Treatment

There are lots of misconceptions about addiction treatment, mainly because of the way it is portrayed in the media. This is a problem because many people are unaware of how effective addiction treatment can often be life-saving. Here we take a closer look at some of the myths of alcohol rehab treatment and dispel them.

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How to Stay Away from Holiday Temptations

Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction can be challenging at the best of times. However, for those in recovery, the holidays often represent the danger of relapse. In this article we take a look at how it is possible to enjoy the Holidays’ festivities without risking your sobriety.

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The Importance of Addressing Mental Illness in Addiction Recovery

There is a very strong relationship between addiction and mental health. Some people use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate the symptoms of a mental illness such as PTSD or depression, whereas others develop the symptoms as a direct result of substance abuse

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Why Sleeping Pills are a Slippery Slope to Addiction

Addiction to sleeping pills or other sedatives is an increasing problem in America. More people than ever are turning to medications to help them get a good night’s sleep, most of which are available over-the-counter. However, it is very easy to develop problems with sleeping pills that can spiral into addiction if the warning signs are ignored. Here we take a closer look at how addiction to sleeping pills develops and how it can be treated.

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How to Stay Out of Halloween Party Temptations

Individuals who are struggling with substance abuse issues often find the prospect of attending social situations very daunting. Halloween is one of the occasions and because almost everyone of all ages participates wholeheartedly in celebrations, it can be very difficult to attend when trying to remain sober. The chances of bumping into friends of neighbors encouraging “just one drink” to celebrate are very high at Halloween.

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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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The Impact of Alcoholism on your Mental Health

There is a strong relationship between alcohol dependence and mental health issues. Sometimes, a persona can use alcohol to lessen the distressing symptoms of a mental illness like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression.