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Seven Tips for Setting Realistic Recovery Goals

One of the most important things I learned in treatment is the importance of setting goals. Goals are key to achieving our aspirations and even our dreams. Setting goals has helped me to prioritize, enhanced my confidence, and motivated me to grow as a person. Here we talk about setting realistic recovery goals for recovery.…

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7 Excuses People Use to Avoid Treatment

Today, addiction affects some 23.5 million Americans who are held captive by their dependence on drugs, alcohol, and prescription pills. These numbers coincide with our increasingly stressful and busy lives, as more and more Americans turn to substances for relief from stress, poverty, home life, and even boredom. Despite our increasing reliance on substances, abuse…

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What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a well-known drug in many circles, especially in drug rehab, emergency care and by first responders. But what is Naloxone? It’s often a lifesaver or considered the second chance drug because it reverses the effects of an overdose of opioids. Naloxone has been in use for decades, but you may not know about…

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Is Addiction Affecting Your Job Performance

Drug and alcohol addictions are getting a lot of media coverage, but for most of us, they seem far away and even impossible to apply to ourselves. But if you’re drinking or taking prescription or illicit drugs, and doing so on a regular basis, you might actually be chemically dependent. Most of us think of…

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7 Ways to Prevent Relapse

Addiction is an uphill battle, and no matter where you are on the path to remaining substance-free`, it is not one that ends. Getting clean might involve seeking professional and even medical help to ensure that you can go through withdrawal safely, but after the immediacy of your physical addiction has passed, you will have…

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