Loss and Grief–the Costs of Addiction

Grief Reactions--the Costs of Addiction Grief reactions are some of the most painful experiences we can have. And, losses can be far more wide-ranging and complex than we typically think. So can grief. An addictive illness is a deep and fertile ground for losses of all sorts, as well as for complicated and prolonged grief [...]

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Does Addiction Treatment Work? Yes, if…

Does Addiction Treatment Work? Yes, if... Addiction treatment isn't a magical spell, although the results may surpass the magical, soaring into the miraculous. 'Miracle' is a commonly heard word in 12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous (AA and NA). People will encourage newcomers to the groups to not leave until the miracle [...]

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Power and Control Struggles–Self-Sabotage in Treatment and Recovery

Power and Control Struggles--Self-Sabotage in Treatment and Recovery Power and control struggles are not uncommon in addiction treatment and recovery. They occur for many reasons, some that are not directly related to addiction, but others that certainly are. For example, there are personality traits and patterns that develop apart from substance use. Such personality issues [...]

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After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong

After Rehab – Knowing Your Options Can Help Keep Your Recovery Strong   After rehab, you might be feeling like you’re never going to be “normal” again. You might leave your treatment facility feeling lost and afraid, and more than a little lonely. In fact, no matter how much support you have, you might be [...]

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The Meaning of Sobriety–How It Works and What Changes It Brings

The Meaning of Sobriety--How It Works and What Changes It Brings The meaning of sobriety can be a very personal one, of course. Everyone's journey through the pain of addiction and recovery is a deeply private one. But, then, too, there are many common experiences as well. For example, sobriety brings everyone more serenity and [...]

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Healing from Addiction–the Challenges and the Victories

Healing from Addiction—the Challenges and the Victories Healing from addiction is a multi-layered process, and it is an ongoing process for quite some time. Some even say we will always be in recovery if we have had an active addiction. The beauty of recovery is that it occurs in stages and in each stage, you [...]

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What’s Happening with Addiction Treatment Now – New Developments You Should Know About

What’s Happening with Addiction Treatment Now – New Developments You Should Know About   If you’re wondering what’s happening with addiction treatment now, you’re not alone. Sometimes, there are tremendous leaps in the progress we make in this area, and sometimes, things seem to sit pretty still. However, if you’re one of the millions who [...]

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A Solid Recovery Plan—Overcoming Your Addiction

  A Solid Recovery Plan—Overcoming Your Addiction A solid recovery plan can help you finally overcome your addiction. It’s not an easy process, of course, but with a good plan, the right help and commitment, you can turn things around. You can regain your physical and mental health, and begin to build a happy and [...]

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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 [...]

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Overcoming Your Addiction for the New Year? Here’s What You Need to Know

Overcoming Your Addiction for the New Year? Here’s What You Need to Know   If you’re like many, you might be thinking of overcoming your addiction for the New Year. Millions of people vow to change their lives around this time and decide that this is the perfect time to redouble their efforts at living [...]

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