02 Apr Specialized Detox for Opiate Dependency

The detox process is a key first step on the way to a full and well-rounded recovery from dependency or addiction, and those who choose detox as the first step in their recovery process are more likely to go longer without falling into relapse. Because...

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14 Mar Coping With Grief and Staying Clean

For those who are in addiction recovery, managing grief can be a difficult process when you’re trying to stay clean and sober. In the past, you probably managed grief by sinking down into substance abuse and trying to numb the pain. Suffering a loss during...

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02 Mar How Alcohol Distorts Reality

When alcohol enters the bloodstream, it makes a beeline for the brain, where it begins making adjustments to receptors and processes in just about every area. These adjustments produce a whole host of symptoms, ranging from that euphoric feeling of being drunk, to the hangover...

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24 Feb The Dos and Don’ts of Rehab Care Packages

When your loved one decides to go to rehab, you probably have some mixed emotions. You’re incredibly proud of them, but you also miss them very much. You want them to finish the program, but you can’t wait for them to come home. Sending a...

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10 Feb Getting a Job After Rehab

Going home after a residential rehab program is all about getting your new routine down and settling into your new life. Finding a new job is often a part of the process and can be a real source of stress. Minimizing stress and maintaining a...

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21 Jan What You Need to Know About Relapse

After you’ve put in all the hard work of getting clean and sober, the idea of suffering a relapse can be one of the most frightening things you’ve faced. The fact is that addiction is like many other diseases where recovery is accomplished by taking...

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07 Jan Keeping a Recovery Journal

Just about every addiction recovery expert we work with tells us we need to keep a journal, but what’s the big deal? Journal writing is a proven way to improve mental and physical health, and to help us progress along the recovery track. If you’re...

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05 Jan Giving Back to Christ in the New Year

As our thoughts turn to the new year ahead of us, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our lives on many levels. One way to look at spiritual improvement and growth is to consider the ways that we can give back...

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05 Jan Staying Sober This Holiday Season

In our society, it really seems like every occasion is viewed as an opportunity to drink. Sporting events, a night out to dinner, and holiday parties are all places where alcohol will be found. This makes it very difficult for someone trying to stay sober...

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20 Oct Signs of Teen Drug Use

Almost all adult addicts report that they began using drugs or alcohol during their teenage years, when the risk for addiction is higher. Many people think that experimentation with substances is an unavoidable, harmless part of adolescence, but the risks associated with drug and alcohol...

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