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Detox and the Family

Written on: June 4th, 2010 By:

Family of people struggling with the disease of addiction often find themselves feeling confused and helpless, wishing the substance use would stop as soon as possible. However, this may not be in anyone’s best interests. Abrupt abstinence has certain risks, including withdrawal symptoms with serious medical repercussions. Many people need to be admitted to a […]

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12 Steps in Drug Rehab

Written on: May 1st, 2009 By:

12 Steps in Drug Rehab If you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you’ve probably heard about 12 step programs. The 12 steps were founded by the principals of Alcoholics Anonymous and has proven to be the most successful method in overcoming addiction. Most people don’t understand how working through […]

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12 Step Program

Written on: May 1st, 2009 By:

12 Step Program Do you struggle with addiction? While there are many programs available to help overcome addiction, the most successful method has proven to be the 12 step program.  There is a lot of misunderstanding surrounding the 12 step program, most often associated with the founding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Over the years, the […]

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Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Written on: March 20th, 2009 By:

Symptoms of Drug Addiction Those who struggle with drug addiction often try to hide their addiction for as long as possible.  Occasional use of drugs can often be concealed and even drug abuse may be hidden for a limited time.  However, once drug abuse has crossed the line into drug addiction, it’s only a matter […]

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Symptoms of Alcoholism

Written on: March 11th, 2009 By:

Symptoms of Alcoholism People who have problems with alcohol may be good at hiding their alcoholism for a long time.  Even for someone who is a high-functioning alcoholic and manages to maintain a job and household, eventually there comes a time when alcoholism can no longer be hidden from friends and family.  Alcohol becomes the […]

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Why Standardized Alcohol Rehab Programs Are Not the Best When considering alcohol rehab, standard is not an adjective that you want describing the treatment you or your loved one is about to receive. Alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction and alcoholism affects everyone differently and there is no standardized approach to recovery. Alcohol rehab needs to be […]

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Addiction and Teens

Written on: March 9th, 2009 By:

Addiction and Teens It’s not uncommon to see addiction and teens in the same category. Some teen addictions consist of video games and television but they can also include eating disorders or alcohol and drug addiction. Many parents are in denial of teen alcohol and drug addiction, believing that their child may just be struggling […]

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