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Why Should You Watch Out for Multiple Addictions While in Recovery?

Why Should You Watch Out for Multiple Addictions While in Recovery?

Why Should You Watch Out for Multiple Addictions While in Recovery? Recovering from addiction isn’t easy, and one of the biggest challenges facing recovering addicts is relapse. For people with multiple addictions, this is an even bigger challenge. Addictions are frequently co-occurring, but should they be treated […]

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Drugs Don’t Love You: 5 Signs It’s Time to Break Away

Drugs Don’t Love You: 5 Signs It’s Time to Break Away

Drugs Don’t Love You: 5 Signs It’s Time to Break Away “Oh, I could quit any time, if I wanted to. I just don’t want to.” How many times have you heard this from a friend or loved one with a drug problem? Or how many times […]

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3 Reasons Substance Abuse Counseling is Better Than Quitting Drugs on Your Own

3 Reasons Substance Abuse Counseling is Better Than Quitting Drugs on Your Own

3 Reasons Substance Abuse Counseling is Better Than Quitting Drugs on Your Own Quitting drugs on your own is hard. Addiction is such a multifaceted disease — affecting your physical, emotional, and mental well-being — that it is much more effectively treated with professional help. Whether you’re […]

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Alcohol Addiction: How to Cope with Your Partner’s Drinking Problem

Alcohol Addiction: How to Cope with Your Partner’s Drinking Problem

Alcohol Addiction: How to Cope with Your Partner’s Drinking Problem When your partner has a drinking problem, he or she’s not the only one with a problem. You have one too, and it’s probably not going to be an easy fix.It’s not an easy subject to bring […]

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Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Look for These Signs

Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Look for These Signs

Is Your Teen Using Drugs? Look for These Signs Is my teen using drugs? This is perhaps one of the scariest questions you’ll ever ask yourself as a parent.One of the most important things a parent can do is to have a conversation about the risks involved […]

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Are You Getting An Objective Substance Abuse Evaluation?

Making a decision on who you want to conduct your substance abuse or DWI evaluation is a crucial one to make. If you are getting this evaluation to meet the requirements asked of by your attorney or the legal requirements of the court, you’re likely suspicious that […]

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The Power of the Group

One of the biggest mistakes people make early on in their recovery is underestimating the power of the group. Our culture is one that values personal independence and free will. This often leads us to overestimate our ability to handle a change in our lives even when […]

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Not Everything in Moderation

A more modern and controversial viewpoint on substance abuse and addiction is moderation management. As a therapist and counselor, I have been asked about my viewpoint on this very topic. I hope this article can help to provide a well-rounded perspective on a controversial topic, and provide […]

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Rising Above Addiction as a Label

Knowing whether or not you are addicted to a particular behavior is not always easy to identify. Part of the problem with this lies in the vagueness of how addiction can be defined. This is one of the reasons why so many clients come into treatment being […]

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Ambivalence Regarding AA/NA

If you are addicted to alcohol or another drug, should you go to AA or NA? I will tell my clients that they should at least try it once with an open mind. Many times people have decided that they will despise this type of a support […]

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