21 May Media Messages Regarding Alcohol

Alcohol addiction is the most common type of addiction in our country, and more people fall victim to it every single day. In a culture where alcohol abuse is viewed as acceptable, and even fun, it’s easy for teens and young adults to fall into...

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12 May What’s Fueling the Prescription Addiction Epidemic?

In the United States, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs. This is more than the number of cocaine, hallucinogen, heroin, and inhalant abusers combined. The number of prescription drug abusers is on the rise, and the epidemic is spreading most rapidly among...

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08 Apr Hope and Peace in Recovery

I came across an article from 2008, written by a therapist from LDS Family services, Michael D. Gardner, entitled Hope, Healing and Dealing with Addiction. He outlines the importance of maintaining a positive, hopeful attitude as addiction is faced head on. He also specifically describes...

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03 Mar Finding the Right Support Group

Support groups are a great recovery tool, and one that you’ll probably be using from your first week of rehab. Attending a support group will continue to be a strength for you as you progress on your journey, and many people continue to attend some...

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03 Mar Altering Your Belief System

Irrational thinking and false beliefs are two trademarks of addiction. All of the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep our addiction going take root, concealing the reality of ourselves and our situation from us. Part of any successful recovery has to be learning...

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04 Feb What’s the Deal with Detox?

Detox refers to the period of time after you stop using a drug and your body is working hard to rid itself of the poison left behind. Detox is a very difficult time when your physical withdrawal symptoms will be the strongest. These symptoms range...

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04 Feb Is Addiction a Lifelong Disease?

The idea that addiction is a disease the addict will struggle with for the rest of his life means different things to different people. For some, it causes a sense of hopelessness that may prevent them from beginning their recovery process in the first place....

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04 Feb Characteristics of an Addictive Personality

Researches are constantly searching for trends and commonalities between addicts of all kinds, because this helps them to develop better prevention and treatment methods. Researchers for the National Academy of Sciences, have amassed evidence that supports what addiction counselors all over the country already suspected:...

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04 Feb Addiction and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Commonly known as the wintertime blues, seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. When the days get shorter and cold temperatures drive us indoors for the season, we all get a little cabin fever. Some people experience more severe...

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29 Jan Prayer and Meditation

The New Year's holiday has come and gone and for some, so have their resolutions. For others the excitement and hope for what the New Year may bring is just getting started. After all, didn't we just celebrate the gift of life in the birth...

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