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What Makes Prescription Opioids So Dangerous?

The issue of prescription opioids, their ready availability, and their rampant abuse is common in American news and public health discussions. The problem of prescription opioid addiction is so bad in the United States that it has been called an epidemic and national crisis.The need for opioid addiction treatment resources has never been greater. Despite …

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Benefits of Family Therapy and Addiction Treatment

If your loved one is living with addiction, it can be hard to wrap your head around their behavior. You may see how it affects your life and realize you’re also struggling to cope. If it’s time for addiction treatment, then it is time to explore the benefits of family therapy.A family therapy program can …

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CBT Plays Large Role in Substance Abuse Treatment

When you finally take that brave, bold step toward substance abuse treatment and recovery, you want to know you’re walking in the right direction. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a proven, evidence-based therapy that has helped millions stay on the path of recovery. CBT for substance abuse treatment can help you or a loved one …

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Are You Ready To Get Addiction Help?

Addiction affects millions of Americans every year, and each person’s path to addiction is unique. Most people desire to handle their own problems and find it difficult to ask for help. Addiction is something altogether different; it can take over your life, causing damage to relationships, finances, and personal health. The best way to break …

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When Will Prescription Pain Medicine Become a Problem?

Pain is just a part of the aging experience. As we age, things just hurt – sometimes for no apparent reason. Younger people also experience pain, but it is most commonly after an injury or surgical procedure. Nonetheless, the occasional headache or muscle ache is a common experience for almost everyone. American society has become …

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Unresolved Grief and Substance Abuse Are Connected

If you’ve found your way here to this article, the odds are that you’re in a tough place right now. No matter if it’s with unresolved grief or substance abuse, you are not alone. Maybe you, or a loved one, are overwhelmed with grief. So overwhelmed that you find yourself coping with a glass of wine, …

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You Have Anxiety and Substance Use Is Making It Worse

Spend just a little bit of time with the realities of our world today and, if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself brimming with tension. It may your anxiety skyrocket. And it may make you want to turn to substance use. I’m talking about the tension between yourself and another person, the weight of important decisions, …

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Learning From the 12-Step Treatment Approach

When we hear about someone “working the 12 steps,” our minds go to recovery. After all, the 12-step treatment approach was developed to help people all over the world reach sobriety through Alcoholics Anonymous. You may have a close friend or loved one progressing through the 12-step treatment approach right now. If so, you probably know …

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3 Helpful Things to Say to Friends in Recovery

When your friend in recovery is going through addiction therapy, there’s no doubt your heartaches with a desire to help—to ease burdens, soothe the mind and comfort the soul. And in your best of intentions, you’re probably looking for just the right words to say. So let’s talk for a moment about how the words you …

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Dealing With Shame in Addiction Recovery

Would all the humans please stand up? How about those dealing with shame in addiction recovery? How can we work to overcome the guilt and shame that comes with recovery? Okay, if you’re standing and reading this article, you probably know what it’s like to deal with shame. That’s because we all have at least one …

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