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Scientific Progress in Fighting Addiction

The statistics are frightening. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70,000 people in the U.S. died from drug overdoses in 2017, a number which doubled in 10 years. That translates into about 200 people dying every day from drug use, and the number continues to rise. More than half the overdose…

Summer and Sobriety

Over the summer, maintaining sobriety can be extra challenging. Just as holidays, special events, and even time with family members can be filled with triggers for recovering alcoholics, so can summer events. Summer activities tend to be more casual and laid back and, all too often, centered around alcohol. When people talk about camping, going…

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Dealing with Denial in a Loved One

Denial is a very common behavior among addicts and a very serious one, as it can prevent a person from receiving the addiction treatment they need. In knowing how to deal with denial, you can help a loved one overcome a primary barrier to lifelong recovery and get them into an outpatient treatment program. Definition…

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Pregnancy and Addiction: The Importance of Achieving Sobriety

Women who are suffering from addiction and become pregnant need and deserve caring, compassionate support to help protect their health and the health of their baby. Outpatient drug rehab offers the opportunity to recover while remaining available for prenatal care, birthing classes, and home preparations for the baby on the way. Seeking addiction treatment as…

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How to Make Sobriety Your Way of Life

Whether you or someone you know has made the decision to stay sober, you know that part of addiction recovery is facing the difficulty of maintaining sobriety as well as relapse. The good news is that the likelihood of both can be greatly reduced by making small changes that support your substance abuse treatment and…

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The Cost of Drug Addiction

From the human body to wider society, drugs leave their mark on every aspect of life. What might seem to some as a harmless pastime is a largely illegal industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars—an industry that stretches across the world, shaping and damaging the lives of everyone that comes in contact with it.…

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Tricks for Resisting Drug Cravings and Avoiding Relapse

For individuals whose addictions haven’t reached critical levels, or for those transitioning out of inpatient treatment, outpatient rehab programs are an alternative solution which gives individuals the opportunity to receive structured addiction treatment with the freedom to continue working or going to school. Most of the time, individuals going through outpatient treatment have already undergone…

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How A Sponsor Can Help Maintain Your Sobriety

If you are reading this, we want to start by congratulating you. You are taking a proactive step toward your own or your loved one’s recovery. Recovery is a long and hard road, but not impossible. It is important to be prepared for this journey to ensure effective treatment and long-lasting sobriety. This is especially…

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Dealing with Addiction Triggers

No matter if you’ve been sober for a day or for months, you are already aware of the work involved. Not only are you renewing your commitment to sobriety every day, but you’re probably experiencing triggers, which can make it very difficult not to use again. Here’s how to deal with them. Get to Know…

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Who Seeks Addiction Treatment?

No matter how much we want to deny it, substance abuse is a problem that is only getting worse. Almost 20 million Americans are substance abusers, and over 72,000 people die from drug overdoses. Even worse, over 90 percent of addicts don’t get treatment. A large part of this is because addicts have to seek…