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How Guilt and Shame in Addiction Recovery Won’t Help



Breaking The Stigma To Help Overcome Addiction It’s no secret that those who take drugs in the United States are often looked down upon by their drug-free counterparts. In fact, addiction stigma has become such a troubling problem that 35.1 percent of adults with a drug problem who didn’t enroll in mental health care in […]

Dual Diagnosis Rehab: Solving The Roots of Addiction Prevents Relapse



Those considering treatment options for addiction may often see the term dual diagnosis rehab popping up as a popular method used for recovery. That’s because dual diagnosis is an effective, evidence based treatment that is proven to help patients, not only with recovery process, but in keeping patients sober and avoiding relapse. Dual diagnosis deals […]

Residential Treatment Is A Time To Step Back



When you are looking to overcome addiction, there are many options available. Residential, inpatient treatment is often recommended as the first step in recovery. There are many benefits to residential treatment, but a few of the greatest advantages are that residential rehab centers give patients the time and space to allow them to heal, gain […]

Painkiller Prescription Monitoring: More Harm Than Good?



You might remember last week when we talked about the severity of the opioid epidemic. More than 33,000 overdose deaths a year is enough evidence that the opioid addiction epidemic is not over, far from it. In nearly every state, similar-looking laws have started to appear that allow health professionals to see if a patient […]

Opioids, Restrictions on Prescriptions, and a Medical Field in Uproar



If you read our blog regularly, you’ll know that the opioid epidemic is a major problem in the US, and that many people who abuse opioids often end up in the arms of heroin. However, the story doesn’t end there. The effects that heroin and opioid addiction is having on the nation is starting to show […]

Drugs are Ruining My Family: Recovery Heals The Wounds of Addiction



The focus of drug abuse is generally on the addicted individual and those that enable their addiction, but there are many people that suffer a great deal an individual’s disease: the families of the addicted loved one. One person that is struggling with addiction can disrupt an entire family. It leaves it broken and vulnerable, […]

Six Techniques For Preventing Relapse



Overcoming an addiction is a huge accomplishment. However, for many, successfully completing treatment is just the beginning. Remaining drug free and avoiding relapse can be challenging as well. While there seems to be no sure-fire way to prevent relapse, here are some helpful hints that might keep you from falling back into old habits. 1. […]