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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Confronting the Trauma of Addiction

Confronting the Trauma of Addiction Confronting the trauma of addiction can seem an overwhelming task. Addiction itself is traumatic—bringing all sorts of losses, disappointments, chaos and heartbreak. In some moments, it can seem we can’t possibly come back from the devastation. We think we will feel forever damaged, hopeless and helpless to do anything about [...]

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The Stages of Recovery–From Active Addiction to the Life You Want

  The Stages of Recovery--From Active Addiction to the Life You Want The stages of recovery describe what typically happens for people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction. It is important, however, to recognize that these are theoretical models and that individuals fluctuate between stages. Because such models are laid out in a linear [...]

By | October 30th, 2017|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on The Stages of Recovery–From Active Addiction to the Life You Want

When Outpatient Treatment is Not the Right Option

When Outpatient Treatment is Not the Right Option When outpatient treatment for substance problems is not the right option, rehab typically is. Of course, treatment is a very personal thing because everyone has individual concerns and circumstances. However, you can be well-informed about pertinent factors to consider when choosing the right substance treatment setting for [...]

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Outpatient Treatment for Substance Problems–a Process of Change

Outpatient Treatment for Substance Problems--a Process of Change Outpatient treatment for substance problems can be a part of your recovery in various ways. It can be your first introduction to help, or can be the next step after rehab that helps you gain stability back at home. For many people, both scenarios are true, and [...]

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Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use

Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Outpatient treatment for substance use is a common option, particularly for those who have not progressed to the most severe stages of addiction. Outpatient services are also often the first step toward rehab as well as the follow up after rehab. For example, many go to outpatient sessions before seeking [...]

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Overcoming Addiction to Some of the Deadliest Drugs in America

Overcoming Addiction to Some of the Deadliest Drugs in America Overcoming addiction is always a challenging task. Addiction involves both obsession and compulsion, two of the most difficult symptoms of addiction to resolve. Obsession is a strong and persistent mental preoccupation with drug use, and compulsive is its behavioral equivalent. Compulsive behavior gives into the [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Overcoming Addiction to Some of the Deadliest Drugs in America

Curing Addiction—Can it Be Done?

Curing Addiction—Can it Be Done? Curing addiction would save countless people a great deal of suffering—not only those who are addicted, but their loved ones, and their communities at large. But, can it be done? Surprisingly, views have shifted in recent years, and the answer, now more than ever, depends on who you ask. Also, it [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Curing Addiction—Can it Be Done?

Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain

Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain Reversing addiction’s damage involves brain changes back to more normal functioning. Addiction itself alters brain structure and functioning. This occurs because the brain is ‘plastic’ or malleable; it can change with toxic exposure in drug addiction, as well as with the process of addiction recovery. Neuroplasticity--Changing the Brain Neuroplasticity [...]

By | August 7th, 2017|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Reversing Addiction’s Damage—Recovery and the Brain

Harm Reduction to Offset Opioid Overdose is becoming the Number One Way to respond to the Crisis

Harm Reduction to Offset Opioid Overdose is becoming the Number One Way to Respond to the Crisis   Opioid overdose is a tremendous problem, not only in the United States but across the globe. Many countries, like the US, have it worse than others, but almost every country in the world is dealing with an [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|Blog, Overcoming Addiction|Comments Off on Harm Reduction to Offset Opioid Overdose is becoming the Number One Way to respond to the Crisis