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3 Careers at Risk for Addiction

Are Our First Responders at Risk for Addiction?Firefighters, police officers and paramedics share two major job components: each is a hero of the community, and all face inherent danger on a daily basis. These pressures can make first their careers high risk for addiction.  You can imagine those dangers, right? Burns, smoke inhalation, gun violence, physical …

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How Stigma Interferes With Substance Abuse Treatment

We all know about the supposed power of first impressions. Allow us to illustrate how this applies to substance abuse treatment. Cut someone off in traffic only to sit across from them at a dinner party minutes later? That’s bound to be awkward. Show up to your first day on the job early, sharply dressed, and …

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The Importance of DBT in Substance Abuse Treatment

The Importance of DBT in Substance Abuse Treatment

DBT. Ah, the elusive acronym. Ever find yourself in the middle of a conversation nodding your head along to phrases like “Send a QFE to the BCD, ASAP, will ya?”  Okay, so maybe that’s an exaggeration, but the feeling remains. Before we agree to do something, we’d like to get our heads around that something first. …

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What Are My Options For Substance Abuse Treatment

What Are My Options For Substance Abuse Treatment?

Expectations matter – especially when considering a substance abuse treatment center. When we know what’s to come, we can set our mind to the task at hand. We can prepare to work hard, practice patience or all sorts of things in between.  Expectations also offer hope. The reward becomes easier to imagine and possible to reach.  If you’re …

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Overcoming Addiction: Age is just a number

We’ll get straight to the point: do not let your age stop you from getting addiction treatment! We’ve all heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” Maybe you’ve even said it yourself a time or two. Thankfully, like plenty of other crabby-clichés, just because we’ve all heard it before doesn’t make it …

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What to Look For in A Drug Addiction Treatment Center

What to Look For in A Drug Addiction Treatment Center

Choosing a drug addiction treatment center in Houston can feel so overwhelming. In 2018, the U.S. had nearly 15,000 rehab facilities in operation, all of them offering hope in one form or another. It’s no wonder it can be a challenge to determine the best place for you or your loved one to get the …

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Will I Need Extended Rehab Care?

Fighting through substance abuse is a little like riding a roller coaster. Addiction is properly classified as a disease, and sometimes doesn’t respond to treatment immediately, requiring several attempts before making progress. Given this reality, you might be wondering, “will I need extended rehab care?”With a relapse rate of 40 to 60 percent in the …

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