22
DEC
2016
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Supporting a Loved One in Recovery

One of the hardest things to face during recovery is the first few months after leaving rehab.  Needless to say, the time spent in rehab was filled with compassionate staff and well-structured activities.  However, when returning home, the addict feels the absence of that...
03
NOV
2016
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How to Stay Sober After Rehab

You’re off to a great start.  You completed detox and rehab and are ready to begin your new, sober life.  The world looks exciting as you consider all the possibilities awaiting you this time around.  However, there remains a small fear nagging at you about relapse.  What...
29
SEP
2016

Parents: Coping with Drug Use in the Home

If your child is using drugs or alcohol illegally in your home, deciding to ignore the problem can be a very dangerous mistake. There are multiple studies that show that parents are one of the most important factors in the prevention of drug use by minors. The sooner you can...
23
MAY
2013
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How to help Juveniles who Have Drug Addiction Problems

Learn How to Address the Issue As difficult as it is to watch an adult drug abuser cope with addiction, it can be even more heartbreaking to see a young person struggle with drug dependency. It’s important for adults to realize that more than 48% of high school seniors reported...
08
MAY
2013

What to Do if a Rehabilitation Program Doesn’t Work for You

As anyone who has ever struggled with chemical dependence knows, addiction is a complex problem that is not easy to handle — particularly not without help. For those determined to quit, drug and alcohol rehabilitation is commonly the most effective tool. Though effective,...
03
MAY
2013

What Rehabilitation Programs Can’t Do

Rehabilitation Programs Help, But They Aren’t a Magic Fix Enrolling in a rehab program is the first step on a journey toward living a substance-free life, but it is by no means the magic solution that guarantees future success. Going through rehab definitely can help...
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APR
2013

5 Myths About Alcohol Rehabilitation

Understanding the Misconceptions With about 17.6 million people in the U.S. suffering from alcoholism or alcohol abuse, there are countless friends, family members and individuals affected by this issue who may be considering rehabilitation. However, many people are hesitant to...
25
JAN
2012

Crack In The Bathroom Door

Through the Crack in the Bathroom Door Hi, my name is Allyson and I am 13 years old.  I want to tell my story to people that might understand where I am coming from and help you understand what you do not want your 13-year-old to go through. My father is an active addict and has...
25
JAN
2012

The Addiction To The Addict

I just wanted to know if anyone out there has felt the same way I have in my recovery. I have been 10 years clean and I was living with an active addict all that time. I felt I was trying so hard to give it away to keep it away and he was not taking any of my advice, so I just...
25
JAN
2012

12 Steps to Slip

12 Steps to Slip If you see any of these in yourself, you need to reevaluate your beliefs and behavior and figure what you can do become more accepting of the mistakes and failures of others. Are you….. Using real or imaginary reasons to justify missing meetings?...
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