4 Things to Know About Addiction Detox

Posted on August 22, 2017

Every journey has a first step—and on the journey to addiction recovery, that first step is detoxification. The process through which the body and mind are rid of harmful toxins, detox is a pivotal part of finding freedom from drug or alcohol addiction. Yet, for many individuals, it is also the most daunting part of […]

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Addiction and Senior Citizens

Posted on August 15, 2017

Addiction is an equal opportunity offender—something that’s observed among almost all demographics and populations. This includes senior citizens, among whom addiction is surprisingly common. There are a couple of different sub-groupings to make note of here. First, there’s the group researchers call the “hardy survivors”—people who have abused drugs or alcohol for many years, and […]

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Ways Families Can Be Proactive in Supporting Addiction Treatment

Posted on August 9, 2017

Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can unleash many feelings such as sadness, frustration, fear, anger, concern, and confusion. You can see the impact it is having on their life and the lives of those around them, but they may not be able to see this as clearly. Some people are in denial that […]

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Changing the Language of Addiction

Posted on August 2, 2017

Whether you realize it or not, the things you say have the power to influence others in good and bad ways. The words you choose make a difference. Far too often, the language used when talking about addiction is negative and can be condescending. No one wants to develop a substance use disorder, but drugs […]

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How Changes in Thinking Can Promote Long-Term Recovery

Posted on July 26, 2017

Negative thinking – and overthinking – can be a detriment to addiction recovery. When clients become too focused on what happened in the past, what might happen in the future, or situations that haven’t worked out perfectly, it can dampen their mood and motivation. Addiction recovery is a journey and it takes time. You will […]

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