Long Term Physical Health Effects from Alcohol Abuse

  Society has led millions to believe alcohol is not a drug.  Its legality tends to give false belief that it’s fun and everyone should enjoy the benefits.  Yet, 17.6 million people suffer from alcoholism in the United States at any given time.  A few more million also engage in risky and self-destructive binge drinking…

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Bringing Mindfulness into Your School Life

  Once you’ve decided to get clean and sober, the world is your oyster.  There are endless opportunities out there waiting for you to tackle what life has to offer.  Your life was once consumed by drugs and alcohol, making it impossible for you to achieve goals you once had.  Many people make the decision…

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Preparing to Go Home After Treatment

  Addiction treatment is a wonderful place to be for someone who has just gotten clean and sober.  It is a protected environment and allows for a great deal of growth.  If a person has made the most out of their time in treatment, they will have developed life skills and effective strategies that will…

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Addiction: Moral Issue vs. Medical Issue

Addiction is a chronic disease that many people will struggle with their entire lives. Despite the general acceptance that it is a disease, many medical facilities and people continue to place a stigma on those who are fighting an addiction. If a patient should relapse, they’re often met with disdain when they try to seek…

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How Is Recovery A Family Effort?

  Addiction is referred to as a family disease.  It tears lives apart and destroys relationships.  When a person suffering from substance abuse decides to seek recovery, they aren’t the only ones who need help.  While the addicted abuses a substance, there is usually a family member who enables the behavior.  Receiving treatment as a…

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How Guilt And Shame Prevent Treatment For Addiction

  The open discussion of addiction to drugs and alcohol, along with other mental health issues, was once almost forbidden. These types of problems were kept hushed up, with great emphasis placed on how shameful it was to have these kinds of problems in your family. Men were labeled as weak, women were simply said…

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What Do You Gain By Being Sober?

  Suffering from addiction can be one of the hardest things a person goes through.  Life doesn’t come with a manual.  Sometimes we can steer off the road and get lost, but the path of sobriety allows us to find our way back.  On this new road, you will learn many things.  Sobriety doesn’t just…

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How Can Recovery Change the Direction of Your Life

  People suffering from addiction have likely lost a lot.  Substance abuse destroys an endless list of things including relationships, hopes, and dreams.  It tears lives apart and makes people forget who they once were. Making the decision to get clean and sober can completely change the direction of your life.  People in the depths…

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Solutions for Recovery

Treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol has evolved. Today’s modern methods are based on science, technology and innovative thinking. If you are seeking help with your substance abuse, relief could be only a click away. Customized Addiction Recovery Addiction recovery is not a one-size-fits-all solution. One person may be helped by a 12-step based…

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Facts About Self Esteem And Why It’s Important

  When your self esteem is running low, it can be hard to keep a positive perspective on life. Self esteem is how much you value yourself. Behaviors, appearance and emotions are all parts of your self esteem, and it comes strictly from within. If you love yourself and accept who you are, and how…

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