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How Adult Children Can Protect Older Parents from Addiction

It may seem like just yesterday that your parents were protecting you from addiction, but now it’s your turn — you need to protect your parents from addiction. According to an article from drugrehab.us, “Drug abuse among older Americans is on the rise.” Making sure that your parents are healthy as they age has probably…

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Why it Only Takes Days to Develop Opioid Dependency

Did you know that it only takes a few days to develop an opioid addiction? According to an article from cbsnews.com, “Among patients without cancer, a single day’s supply of a narcotic painkiller can result in 6 percent of patients being on an opioid a year later.” The longer a person uses opioids, their greater their…

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How to Use Addiction Regret to Make Better Decisions in Recovery

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” As Abraham Lincoln said, it’s what we make of our situation than the situation itself. So how can we use the regret that comes along with addiction and turn it into something positive for the future? Many people get trapped…

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The Dangers of Using Alcohol to Find Happiness

Drinking is a commonality in our society — if we want to socialize with friends, wind down from a busy day, or forget about our troubles — we reach for a drink. But when we seek out alcohol to make ourselves feel better ALL of the time, we may tend to rely on it for…

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Alternative Addiction Treatments Becoming More Mainstream

One of the most remarkable accomplishments in addiction recovery over the last few years is the new concept of alternative addiction treatments. These alternative treatments are becoming more and more mainstream, and they will continue to become more commonly used in the upcoming years! Holistic or mind-body treatments are other names for these alternative addiction…

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Why the Cold Turkey Method Never Promotes Long Term Sobriety

Many drug addicts and alcoholics have tried the cold turkey method of quitting — the “abrupt complete cessation of the use of an addictive drug.” Where does this strange phrase come from, anyway? A man named Tom Philbin says (in Cop Speak: The Lingo of Law Enforcement and Crime) that the “term may derive from…

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Does Gut Health Influence the Success of Addiction Recovery

Many rehab clinics are constantly looking to find a connection between the body and mind. Recently, a discovery has been made that goes a step further; does gut health influence the success of addiction recovery? What is the correlation between your gut and mental health? According to an article from the AToN Center’s website, “Science…

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How Rehab Transitions an Addict’s Knowledge to Wisdom

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”-Socrates When an addict recovers from their addiction, many important changes happen to them psychologically and physically. One important concept that recovering addicts begin to develop is wisdom, or “the quality of having experience,…

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Drugs and Peer Pressure: Why it Doesn’t Just Affect Teens

Drug and alcohol abuse is a growing and very prevalent problem all across the United States and in a big way too.  This is an issue and crisis problem that has made bigger and bigger problems all across the nation too.  One and the same, these are crisis factors that have made bigger and bigger…

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Addiction at Home: How to Empower the Children of Addicts

Drug and alcohol addiction has presented itself as an increasingly prevalent and growing problem of the very worst kind.  It has been a crisis and a worrying one and the same, with bigger and bigger problems occurring all across the United States because of it.  This has been a hardship and a worry in each…

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