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Is Intervention Successful if Your Loved One Doesn’t Want Treatment?

If interventions were that easy, then people with addictions would be willing to sit through them or even ask to have their friends and family stage one. However, in real life, interventions do not always go as planned, and there could be unexpected outcomes. Rather, someone with an addiction may not want addiction treatment because…

Quitting Drugs but Still Smoking Cigarettes: The Risks

If you’re in the midst of substance abuse treatment or recently released from a drug rehab center, we first want to congratulate you for taking the important first step in facing your addiction. Drug addiction is a powerful monster, and it’s one that can be incredibly difficult to overcome. Thanks to facilities like BlueCrest Recovery…

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Relapse: Is it a Normal Part of Your Recovery?

After successfully completing drug rehabilitation programs, it’s common for recovering addicts to worry that it’s not going to “stick.” Many people find themselves falling back into old destructive habits and beginning to self-medicate once again. This is typically referred to as a “relapse,” and, although it can feel like a huge step backward,  it is…

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Why You Shouldn’t Try to Do Your Own DIY Detox

It’s easy to fixate on the end goal of being completely sober, but every journey begins with the first step. For some, that first step is detoxing. From a clinical perspective, according to drug rehabilitation programs, detoxing is stopping your drug of choice and allowing your body time to eliminate it completely, so you are…

Top Tips for Avoiding a Relapse

Why is it so hard to stay clean and sober? While some who have found sobriety through drug rehab centers or 12-step programs are able to maintain their recovery for decades, many find that old triggers, habits, and stressors like depression or chronic illness can create a strong temptation to use again. When a person…

How to Select the Best Alcohol or Drug Rehabilitation Program

The critical first step, and probably the hardest, is facing the reality that you or your loved one needs professional help for alcohol or substance abuse. Making this decision can be daunting, but, with a little bit of research and soul-searching, you will find the best rehab center to guide you through recovery and to…

5 Stages Addiction Recovery
What Are the 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery and How Long Do They Take?

The process of recovering from addiction is never a clearly defined path with set timelines since everyone’s substance abuse treatment has to be tailored to fit his or her needs. Some people may progress much faster while others can take longer to fully recover. However, there are specific stages each person will move through on…

Is There a Relationship Between Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use?

To fully understand why a person develops addictions, it is important to keep in mind that each person is different, with his or her own set of circumstances. While some of these are similar, the events that led to drug abuse and/or heroin use can be precipitated by varying factors, such as physical pain, stress,…

Am I a Drug Addict
How Do I Know if I’m a Drug Addict?

While a drug addiction may seem obvious to outsiders, it can be difficult to see the warning signs of addiction in oneself. What might seem like a relatively harmless hobby or once-or-twice experiment might be affecting your life and relationships in a more serious way than you realize. In this blog post, we’ll take you…

Traumatic Childhood Leads to Addiction
How a Traumatic Childhood and Low Self-Esteem Can Lead to Addiction

Why do people start to take drugs? Often, there is a reason that someone takes that puff of a cigarette, their first drink in high school, or harder drugs. Most people who have taken drugs describe that their “highs” numb the pain of everyday life. However, those who are dedicated to recovery, and especially those…

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