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Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It

Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It   Hiding addiction is very common. Throughout most of our lives, we encounter people every day that are struggling to hide their addictions and function normally. It’s sad when you think about it, and scary. What if it turns out that your doctor is hiding his [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Hiding Addiction – Why Your Loved One Does It

Working While Overcoming An Addiction – Can You Do It?

Working While Overcoming An Addiction – Can You Do It?   When it comes to working while overcoming an addiction, many people wonder if they should even give it a try. After all, who needs the stress and anxiety of a job, especially while getting clean and sober, right? The thing is, we all need [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Working While Overcoming An Addiction – Can You Do It?

Chronic Relapse After Rehab – What Can You Do to Stop it?

Chronic Relapse After Rehab – What Can You Do to Stop it?   If you’ve been to rehab and you still find that you’re struggling with chronic relapse, you should know that you’re not alone. Thousands of people who have gone to addiction treatment still find that they are struggling with relapsing again and again. [...]

By | January 3rd, 2018|Blog, Relapse Prevention|Comments Off on Chronic Relapse After Rehab – What Can You Do to Stop it?

A Personal Note – When Your Addicted Grown Child has a Child

A Personal Note – When Your Addicted Grown Child has a Child   This week, at the beginning of this amazing New Year, for my personal note, I wanted to talk about when your addicted grown child has a child. Why? Well, because at the moment, my precious granddaughter is being her typical four-year-old self. [...]

By | January 2nd, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – When Your Addicted Grown Child has a Child

Insurance to Pay for Addiction Treatment – What You Need to Know

Insurance to Pay for Addiction Treatment – What You Need to Know   If you’re thinking that you might be able to use your insurance to pay for your addiction treatment program, you might be right. See, rehab and addiction treatment are usually covered under the mental health coverage of many insurance plans. So, when [...]

By | December 30th, 2017|Blog, Rehab Insurance|Comments Off on Insurance to Pay for Addiction Treatment – What You Need to Know

A Personal Note – You, Your Addicted Child, and the Holidays

A Personal Note – You, Your Addicted Child, and the Holidays   I hope everyone has had a wonderful Holiday Season so far. This week, on a personal note, I want to talk about what the holidays can be like with your grown addicted child. I hope that if you’re reading this and you have a [...]

By | December 28th, 2017|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – You, Your Addicted Child, and the Holidays

What Opioids Do that Make People Want to Abuse Them

What Opioids Do that Make People Want to Abuse Them   If you’ve never taken them, you might wonder what opioids do to make people want to abuse them. If you have taken them, and even just taken them legitimately, it’s often easy to understand what makes a person want to take them illicitly. For [...]

By | December 23rd, 2017|Blog, Opiate Addiction|Comments Off on What Opioids Do that Make People Want to Abuse Them

Hidden Dangers of Anti-Anxiety Medications – What you Need to Know

Hidden Dangers of Anti-Anxiety Medications – What you Need to Know   When you ask anyone that needs anti-anxiety medications to be calm if they are dangerous, it’s likely that you’ll get a loud and proud, ”No.” But, that’s because, for those who need a medication to help them stay calm and ease feelings of [...]

By | December 20th, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Hidden Dangers of Anti-Anxiety Medications – What you Need to Know

A Personal Note – Stepping Away From a Grown Addicted Child Doesn’t Work

A Personal Note – Stepping Away From a Grown Addicted Child Doesn’t Work   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about what happened when I tried to step away from my grown addicted child, and how it didn’t work. In fact, not only did it not work, it actually failed miserably. [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – Stepping Away From a Grown Addicted Child Doesn’t Work

Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs: Diet Pills

Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs: Diet Pills   When it comes to the most dangerous prescription drugs, we don’t often think diet pills really fit that bill, but it turns out that these can be extremely problematic for those who take them. While much of the time, these medications are taken as a way to help [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Blog, Prescription Drugs|Comments Off on Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs: Diet Pills