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Five Things to Know About Drug Detox

The body needs to get rid of drugs and other things from the system. Detoxing is key for individuals battling substance use disorder. To try and begin counseling people with substance abuse while the toxins are in the system is not going to work. That is basically setting them up for relapse. Drug detox is…

man in recovery sitting up in bed with signs of sleep disorder at Oceanfront Recovery

Why Are Sleep Disorders Common for People in Recovery?

Having a few drinks or doing drugs occasionally is some peoples’ way of relaxing. When that is gone in sobriety and recovery, it can feel difficult to sleep at night. Sometimes it is hard to shake those old coping mechanisms and embrace the third way. While it is common for people with sleep disorders to…

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Bust These Signs of Stress for Good When They Get You Down

 Tension can be a difficult thing to address in recovery. It pops up unexpectedly and may linger for a while, depending on what is going on. The hidden signs of stress left unaddressed, can become triggers to use substances or some other means of coping. Even for people who have been in recovery awhile, stress…

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How Long Does it Take for Addiction to Occur?

Addiction differs for every person, regardless of how long they used drugs or what type. Each person who becomes addicted has a unique story to tell. Once addiction takes hold, your life is changed forever and it will never be the same. For addiction to occur, it takes a period of time but it may…

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What Does it Mean to Be Intoxicated?

Intoxication is a common term that is used to describe the state someone is in, after consuming large amounts of alcohol, or other addictive substances. The point at which intoxication occurs, which is when the alcohol produces mental or physical impairments in the person, and they display symptoms like slurred speech, difficulty in walking, or…

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It’s Time to Face the Dangers of Workplace Addiction

Many employees may be impaired on the job without a supervisor or boss knowing. Having a substance abuse problem can lead to challenges for the company, other employees, and also be dangerous for the person and others at the job site. Learn more about what dangers lurk in the workplace when people struggle with addiction.…

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What is the Deal with Bowel Problems and Substance Abuse?

Bowel health is a stigmatized health concern for many people. Bowel problems can cause embarrassment but also may signal serious health issues. With addiction, bowel issues may impact a person’s chances of recovery. Concurrent conditions, including those a person may not be aware of, are also important to know about. Self-medicating can make things worse,…

5 Tips to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Holidays can be very stressful. Some people drink alcohol throughout the holiday season to cope with stress, loneliness, or depression. While many families get together during the holidays, many people do not have family members who live nearby or have a difficult time getting along with them. People also drink during the holidays to celebrate…