What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Really)

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There are very few things in this world that one cannot find a silver lining in, if they only look hard enough. When you’re suffering from addiction though, it can seem like your world is caving in, and that there really is nothing good that can come from the illness. Look harder. Suffering through addiction […]

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The Effect Proximity Has on Recovery

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There are many sayings that correspond with the notion that actions are influenced by location. When it comes to addiction recovery, there is one that almost instantly springs to mind: “Birds of a feather flock together.” The people and things you surround yourself with during recovery plays a huge part in just how successful your […]

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Thinking Disorders and Substance Abuse

thinking disorders and substance abuse

Thinking Disorders and Substance Abuse   What is a thinking disorder? Thought disorder is a term used to describe illnesses that are associated with an impaired capacity to sustain coherent discourse and is reflected in an individual’s verbal and written communication. This mental health condition affects a person’s beliefs, thoughts and perceptions. Thinking disorders have […]

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Senior Citizens with Addiction

senior citizens with addiction

What does addiction look like in older adulthood? Senior Citizens With Addiction Drug addiction and alcoholism among older adults is a rapidly growing issue that is often underestimated and not give the proper attention. Most people don’t imagine that their elderly loved one could be at risk for substance abuse and addiction. However, there are […]

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What is a Drug Intervention

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  Is is effective for addiction and substance abuse?   What is a drug intervention?   For many individuals struggling with substance abuse and addiction, the first step to recovery is an drug intervention. Interventions are used to address substance abuse and addiction related issues. Family, friends and loved ones confront the user with kindness, […]

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Types of Addiction Treatment Centers

Types of Addiction Treatment Centers

  The Different Types of Addiction Treatment Centers: Private, Non-profit and Government Funded   Treatment can be costly and often times the reason that individuals don’t seek treatment for addiction or substance abuse. Not all treatment centers are a good fit for individuals which can also steer individuals away from recovery. Individuals should consult with […]

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Detox Centers for Substance Abuse

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  What is drug detox center? A person may feel mentally ready for sobriety and recovery, however their body may be so dependent on their drug of choice which can interfere with recovery and can actually be life threatening. Becoming substance free is a process that cannot always be done cold turkey. Drugs and alcohol […]

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Expressive Art Therapy

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What is expressive art therapy? expressive art therapy is a creative intervention used to treat mental health and behavioral challenges. This modality uses various disciplines of art such as art therapy, music therapy, drama therapy, dance therapy, creative writing therapy, play therapy and sand-play therapy. The combination of these creative processes help individuals, groups and […]

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Guided Imagery

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  Guided imagery, sometimes referred to as guided meditation, visualization, mental rehearsal, and guided self hypnosis, is technique used by mental health professionals. This technique connects the body and mind by using imagination and mental images to evoke emotions and deep relaxation. This gentle and powerful approach can also be traced back to Ancient Greece, […]

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Coping Skills in Recovery

Coping Skills in Recovery

  What are Coping Skills in Recovery? Coping Skills in Recovery are methods that individuals use to deal with stressful situations and sensations. Everyone, including animals have coping skills. People’s coping skills consist of the thoughts and actions that one uses to deal with distress or threats. Coping Skills in Recovery are both learned and […]

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