Category: Drug & Alcohol Recovery

A Recovering Alcoholic’s 10 Tips on How to Survive Thanksgiving with Your Family By: Tim Myers Alcohol recovery can be particularly challenging during family gatherings and holidays such as Thanksgiving. When it’s time to pack the entire family around the table and saddle up for the biggest feast of the year, it is also time

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When an addict gets sober after attending our alcohol treatment center they are going to go through a transition period. They will often find that their addiction altered how they looked at the world in every aspect. One of the aspects that come up a lot around this time of year is travel. Addicts typically

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One of the greatest lies an alcoholic tells themselves is that the reason they drink is because they like to have fun. The idea is that the only way to have fun is to consume alcohol whether at parties or just in everyday life. The truth is once a person has developed alcoholism the fun

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Alcoholism is one of the most common addictions in America. According to DrugAbuse.gov, 40 to 60 percent of alcoholics will relapse at least once during their recovery. We understand that one of the largest hurdles addicts face before entering our alcohol treatment center is removing a mindset of hopelessness. Statistics on relapse often leave addicts

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For far too long, people struggling with an addiction to heroin and/or opioids have shouldered the blame. These individuals have been held entirely accountable for the decisions that eventually resulted in their current plight. The truth is much more complicated and recent lawsuits targeting the maker of OxyContin are sure to shed more light on

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The halls of Florida’s correctional facilities are apparently filled with inmates tempting death due to drug overdoses. Adding insult to injury is the fact that Florida’s budget for the state corrections program fell short and first on the chopping block was transition programs – including drug rehabilitation. These two topics should be of interest to

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What does it mean to be sober? The most commonly-accepted definition of sobriety is to remain free from any mood- and/or mind-altering substances. For some people, it takes many tries and years of support to attain long-term recovery. Unfortunately, relapse can be a part of this process – but it does not have to be.

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When people think of a “drug addict,” “junkie,” “pill head” of other stereotypical labels for an addicted individual, they create a picture in their minds of a homeless man or woman, skinny and malnourished while begging for money. What very few people understand is that a drug addict can come in the form of a

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The opioid epidemic that has devastated the United States has directly impacted more than 2 million people. Addiction does not discriminate. Gone are the days when individuals were stereotyped into one category based solely on their socioeconomic status or skin color. Is it safe to assume there is more to this problem than simply poor

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  Socially acceptable, heavily advertised and a staple of every large gathering where family and friends are present. Alcohol is America’s drink of choice and for those who partake, the effects of its use come down to the user themselves. Some so-called “casual” drinkers can have one or two and call it a night; others

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