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What are the effects of exercise on recovery and rehab?

For any individual undergoing recovery or rehab, early gains are the most important thing. Early improvements in mood sleep patterns and stress management can help the person gain confidence in the rehab process and their own ability to complete the process successfully to overcome their addiction. In addition to the regular medical aspects of the … Read more

I am a Parent of a Drug Addict | The Harsh and Surprising Truth

Denial is a big part of addiction When parents have a child who is using drugs, it puts them in an awkward spot. This is particularly true when the child (adult or not) lives at home.  It’s very easy to deny your child has a problem. This is especially true when you are being told … Read more

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Drug Intervention Guide

Is my loved one a good candidate for a drug or alcohol intervention? I have some good news. Substance abuse recovery treatment has advanced in the last couple of decades. It’s no longer true required that you have to hit “rock bottom” to get help. A planned drug intervention might possibly be the solution that … Read more

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Stages of Alcoholism

Alcohol Abuse is Difficult to Understand It’s a progressive disease. That’s why we discuss problems with alcohol as stages of alcoholism. People like me who suffer from alcoholism have a hard time understanding the “social drinker”. Having just one drink makes absolutely no sense. What’s the point?  Have one drink, isn’t going to change the … Read more

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Five quick ways to embrace sobriety

Here are five quick ways to embrace sobriety. Actually, it’s been 22 years since I have had a mind-altering substance, so I have a lot of tips. But, let’s just keep this as an easy read. Tip #1: Prescription pills can easily be a sobriety “trap” Just because pills are prescribed by a doctor and administered … Read more

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The Surprising Truth about Adolescent Marijuana Addiction

Adolescent Marijuana Addiction Fueled by Multiple Factors By: Trey Dyer Adolescents and young people today live in an age characterized by shifting views on marijuana legality, as well as its potential use for medicinal purposes. More and more states are moving toward marijuana legalization, both recreationally and medically, or decriminalization. With society’s shifting views on … Read more

Addiction Support and Recovery

Drug Rehab Has Ended .. What is Lifetime Recovery?

One thing that is very confusing for people is “after-care” for addiction treatment. It just does’t make sense. If a person goes to a 90-day treatment program and leaves clean and sober, shouldn’t that be the end of it?  Wrong. If  you really want long term recovery then you need to work on it continuously. A lifetime … Read more

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The Beginners Guild to Al-Anon – Your Loved One’s Drug Addiction

The Al-anon program is often misunderstood After being sober for many years, this is my Al-Anon summary. Hang with me because I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. There was a guy named Bill Wilson, who started an organization called Alcoholics Anonymous. He was married to a woman named Lois. This poor lady stayed by … Read more