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What to Expect During Alcohol Detox: A Timeline and Guide
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What to Expect During Alcohol Detox: A Timeline and Guide

Have you decided to take the first step in recovering from alcohol addiction? Then congratulations on taking the hardest step towards recovery. Once you’ve made the decision to stop drinking, you’ll need to go through alcohol detox. If you’ve been drinking heavily, this could be a difficult process. You may experience a lot of withdrawal effects. This...

8 Things to Expect During Opiate Detox and Treatment
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8 Things to Expect During Opiate Detox and Treatment

It seems like you can’t turn on the news today without hearing about the opiate crisis. While our society has been fighting a battle against illegal drugs, this massive problem with prescribed opiates has been growing under our noses. In 2016, 11.5 million Americans used opiates for non-medical purposes. If you’re among those 11.5 million, there’s hope....

5 Common Fears in Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)
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5 Common Fears in Recovery (And How to Overcome Them)

Everyone is afraid of something but overcoming fears in recovery can mean the difference between life and death. We know that sounds very broad and exaggerated but it’s true. In 2011, 21.6 million people needed treatment for addiction and only 10 percent received some kind of specialty treatment. In contrast, more and more people are...

Why is Overdose Awareness Day Important?
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Why is Overdose Awareness Day Important?

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of substance overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of...

How Can I Stop My Alcohol Abuse?
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How Can I Stop My Alcohol Abuse?

Alcohol abuse can so quickly take over our lives, and many people are surprised when they take a step back and evaluate their life because they find that they can’t stop drinking. If someone is physically dependent on alcohol, they will suffer severe addiction withdrawal symptoms if they attempt to quit. These symptoms can be serious,...

7 Compassionate Tips for Parents of Drug Addicts
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7 Compassionate Tips for Parents of Drug Addicts

When someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, the toll it takes on family relationships can be devastating, especially as a parent. It’s likely that you’ve heard many opinions on what to do as a parent with a child suffering from the disease of addiction. Some say to take the tough love approach, while...

What is the Worst Drug Rehab Advice?
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What is the Worst Drug Rehab Advice?

Getting help for drug or alcohol addiction through drug rehab is a good thing. It signifies the willingness to get your life back on track and take control of your body. The rehabilitation process is a grueling one and a patient needs all the support he or she can possibly get from friends and family. However,...

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