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Codependency Traits And Verbal Abuse

Codependency And Verbal Abuse Many people grew up hearing a statement that went like this: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Do you think that’s really true?  Words can cause a great deal of pain to anyone and especially someone who struggles with codependency traits and/or addiction.  Today, [...]

By | February 24th, 2018|Blog, Codependecy|Comments Off on Codependency Traits And Verbal Abuse

Feelings of Depression, Addiction, And Men

Feelings of Depression, Substance Abuse, And Men Depression and substance abuse go hand in hand much of the time. Whether a person is depressed and tries to cope with it by drinking or drugging, or a person gets depressed as a result of drinking or drugging, the correlation is there. Some mental health professionals state [...]

By | February 21st, 2018|Blog, Dual Diagnosis|Comments Off on Feelings of Depression, Addiction, And Men

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life If there’s one thing many recovering alcoholics or addicts will tell you is that when they first began recovery, it helped them to have some sort of support system.  It could have been a supportive spouse, support group, 12 Step group, counselor, doctor, rehab, friends, and [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on SMART Recovery Empowers You To Create a Good Life

Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To?

Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To? There are millions of people across the nation who drink more than they want to, and it’s not like they do this just once or twice. They do it over and over – month after month and year after year. There have been so many times [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Alcoholism, Blog|Comments Off on Why Do I Drink More Than I Want To?

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future Everyone has a past. Some people can look behind them and be alright with the memories and decisions. Other people have a difficult time with their past. They have painful memories and have not made the best decisions for their lives.  This is especially true for [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Recovery Basics: Don’t Let Your Past Dictate Your Future

Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression

Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression Dual diagnosis treatment Drinking and depression, or dual diagnosis, go hand in hand. There are over 16 million adults struggling with clinical depression in the United States, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. There are over 350 million people who struggle with depression globally. That’s a [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Blog, Dual Diagnosis|Comments Off on Dual Diagnosis: Drinking and Depression

What is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox Process Like?

What is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox Process Like? With alcoholism and drug addiction running rampant across the nation, the topic of detox is common among those who desire to quit drinking or drugging.  In fact, for many people, even the thought of going through detox can be quite frightening because they don’t want [...]

By | February 10th, 2018|Blog, Detox|Comments Off on What is the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Detox Process Like?

Tips To Stay On Recovery Path After Treatment

Tips To Stay Sober At Work After Treatment Congratulations on attending addiction treatment and completing it! Being sober has probably given you a new zest for life. Yes, most people that head into treatment have lost quite a bit of good things in their lives and quite possibly have hit rock bottom. Getting out of [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|Blog, Recovery|Comments Off on Tips To Stay On Recovery Path After Treatment

Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay

Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay Struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can cause a lot of misery for the addict and the family.  Too many families are on an emotional roller coaster ride due to someone’s inability to stay clean or sober. Maybe the person struggling with addiction doesn’t want to [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog, Inpatient Treatment|Comments Off on Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay

The 12 Step Way: Putting Down The Drink Isn’t Enough

Sober Is One Thing But Recovery Is Another With millions of people struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, the topic of recovery is becoming more and more popular. You can find men and women talking about rehab treatment and recovery efforts around the water coolers at work, at the doctor’s office, and on the subway.  [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|12 Step Recovery, Blog|Comments Off on The 12 Step Way: Putting Down The Drink Isn’t Enough