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Drinking culture
The Rise of Social Cultures Around Substance Abuse

We’ve all seen them: the memes, the social outings, the trends, and the posts from friends and families on their Facebook that are centered (possibly unknowingly) around excess or unhealthy ways of consuming alcohol. Multiple alcohol and drug trends have started sprouting their own cultures. Information gets around so quickly now that once an idea […]

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couples rehab
Benefits of Couples Rehab

Many rehab programs don’t accept couples, placing more emphasis on individual recovery first. However, the thinking is beginning to change. Research shows that there are benefits to simultaneously addressing the needs of each partner individually as well as the couple as a whole through couples addiction therapy. Relationship stability is one of the biggest predictors […]

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addiction recovery environment
Make or Break: How The Environment You’re in Affects Your Recovery

Some excellent and sage advice: “You can’t heal in the same environment where you got sick.” Cliche? Maybe. Blatantly truthful? Absolutely.  Where you are physically holds a lot of power over where you are mentally. When it comes to your surroundings, it’s crucial to hone healthy situations and experiences for yourself; especially if you’re in […]

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Work stress and substance abuse
Job Stress is Manipulative and Substance Abuse Can Take Advantage

Maintaining a job can enhance our lives by improving our health and overall mindset toward life because it can give us purpose and satisfaction. Yet, many people face consequential stress in the workplace that can pose a threat to their health, physically and mentally. According to the American Institute of Stress, in 2022, 83% of […]

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Convince someone go rehab
How to Convince Someone To Go To Rehab

Finding out your loved one has an issue with drug or alcohol abuse is never easy. It can be incredibly painful to see your family or loved one struggle with the effects of addiction, and even more difficult to get them to stop and go to rehab. You might be tempted to drag them into recovery yourself, […]

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Marijuana: The Increasing Deception Behind the “Green” Leaf

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant. Although recreationally legalized in 15 states, others use it for medicinal purposes only. There is a current “gateway drug” theory involving marijuana, which is thought to lead to the use of and dependence on harder drugs, such as cocaine, […]

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Common Causes Of Relapse To Avoid
Common Causes Of Relapse To Avoid

The question of how to avoid relapse is often posed by clients and concerned family members. While every journey is different and relapse as a part of the recovery journey isn’t always an ending, knowing what to avoid and how to manage temptation is paramount to long-term sobriety. Throughout rehab therapy and counseling, you will […]

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Chronic Pain and Addiction
How Chronic Pain Can Lead to Addiction

Pain: it’s a natural part of life we all experience at some point or another, typically due to an injury, illness, or as we age. As your body’s signal to the brain that something is wrong and needs attention, pain serves the important purpose of helping to ensure your continued survival. In most cases, pain […]

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Heart Health and Recovery: The Benefits of Getting Sober
Heart Health and Recovery: The Benefits of Getting Sober

From alcohol to opioids, long-term substance misuse can increase your risk of developing certain diseases, cognitive decline, and other health concerns. The heart and cardiovascular system are especially vulnerable to damage caused by drug and alcohol misuse. This is due to the way illicit substances are absorbed into the bloodstream and circulated around the body […]

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whiskey in glass alcohol abuse
10 Signs of Functional Alcoholism You Shouldn’t Overlook

We often associate alcoholism with lives being in shambles and staggering drunkenness typically comes to mind, but this isn’t always the case. Functional alcoholism is when someone can drink and maintain their job, responsibilities, and lifestyle. One of the biggest dangers of functional alcoholism is the illusion of having a stable life, while excessively drinking […]

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