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Addiction and Changing Your Ways

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Overcoming addiction is a challenge. However, with a quality treatment program you can achieve success. During treatment, you will learn...

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Four Reasons to Enter Treatment for Your Drinking

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If you are worried about your alcohol consumption, it is important to research what healthy alcohol consumption looks like and what...

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4 Ways to Identify Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Yourself

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According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) disorder is characterized by...

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What to Do If Treatment Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

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Getting as much information as you can about any situation makes it easier to set appropriate expectations. Expectations are formed from...

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7 Things You Need in a Treatment Program

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If you have reached the point where you know that you need addiction treatment to regain control of your life, the next step is to find the...

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How Can I Cope with Pain If I Have a History of Painkiller Abuse?

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The Pain Physician journal published findings in 2012 that suggest up to a third of chronic pain patients abuse their pain relief...

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How to Deal with Unavoidable Conflicts While Staying Sober

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that stress is one of the most common triggers for relapse, and the stress that inherently...

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How Do I Give Up Smoking in Recovery?

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The idea of giving up smoking while in addiction recovery may seem like an impossible feat, but many people have found that being in rehab...

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How Much Should I Pay for Addiction Treatment?

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The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that 22.2 million Americans aged 12 or older met the criteria for...

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How to Secure Your Prescription Drugs to Prevent Misuse

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Prescription drugs treat legitimate medical conditions, but some pharmaceuticals share similarities with illicit drugs, so many people use...

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Stimulants and Depressants: What You Need to Know

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Drugs, both legal and illegal, can be categorized in a variety of ways. One of the most basic classifications is whether a substance is a...

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Motivation to Get Clean

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Going through rehab to get clean and stay clean can be intimidating and scary. You may be afraid of what others will think. You might worry...

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What Is My First Action When Seeking Treatment?

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Addiction is a powerful force in a person’s life affecting millions of people in the U.S. In a 2012 report the National Institute on Drug...

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Maintaining Recovery in an Alcohol Saturated Culture

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Simply put, America has an alcohol-saturated culture. Findings from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) demonstrate the...

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Can I Get Insurance Coverage for an Injury-Caused Addiction?

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Addictions, known clinically as substance use disorders, are chronic diseases covered by many health insurance plans. Health insurers that...

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How to Transition to Employment after Addiction Rehab

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An addiction to painkillers or other drugs can seriously affect a person’s behavior. Addicts typically become obsessed with taking and...

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How Sharing Your Painkiller Addiction Story Can Help You and Others

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Sharing your painkiller addiction story can help your healing process and can help others take steps towards sobriety. Sharing your...

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What Is Experiential Therapy?

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Experiential therapy describes more than one approach to treatment. There is no standard model for this treatment method, rather many...

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What Are My Options for Court-Ordered Addiction Services?

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State and local governments are increasingly offering mandatory addiction treatment as an alternative to incarceration. If they attend...

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Is Long-Term Addiction Therapy Helpful?

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While it might not seem like the most ideal option for users looking to recover, long-term addiction therapy can often times provide the...

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Is My Behavioral Addiction My Fault?

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Behavioral addictions occur when certain behaviors create a feeling of euphoria, release or reduction of stress or anxiety. The most common...

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What If I Don’t Want to Stop Using Drugs?

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If you are struggling with drug abuse, you have likely been told you that you need to seek professional treatment in order to be happy and...

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How to Reduce Your Addiction Risk

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Some people believe they are not at risk for addiction if they never drink or use drugs. While complete abstinence is one approach to...

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Can I Become Addicted as an Adult If I Have No History of Drug Abuse?

Posted in About Addiction, Help for You

In 1956 the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA), initiated an effort to understand addiction as...

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Where Can I Work If I Have an Addiction History?

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Millions of people recovering from addiction face unfair discrimination in the workplace. The fear of losing a job or having a difficult...

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Fears Related to Acknowledging an Addiction Problem

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Most people who become addicted to drugs or alcohol have a difficult time admitting to themselves or others that they have a problem and...

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Can My Employer Fire Me If I Go to Rehab?

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According to the United States Department of Labor under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) you can be given up to 12 weeks of...

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Help for Sexual Addiction

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Like most animals, humans are designed for procreation. Sex and the marketing, study of, entertainment involving and materials covering sex...

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