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Addiction Treatment

How a Service Dog Can Help in Recovery

By Colleen Marlett

Man's best friend may bridge the gap between what triggers an addict to relapse and his or her will to stay sober. Continue Reading

Former Rock Star Uses Songwriting to Help Addicts Get Sober

By Caitlin Thiede

Listening to music has long been known to treat symptoms of stress and anxiety. We dig deeper into Rock to Recovery's philosoph... Continue Reading

What to Do When You Have No One to Turn To

By Leia Rivera

For those who find themselves in this difficult situation, don’t lose hope—there are still ways to go through treatment success... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

The Correlation Between Type 2 Diabetes, Alcohol and Tobacco

By Lisa OBrien

The stakes are too high to leave diabetes unattended and continue to use alcohol and tobacco. Continue Reading

Why Some People Get Hives From Alcohol

By Leia Rivera

Though an actual alcohol allergy is rarely seen in the general populace, an allergic reaction to a component of an alcoholic be... Continue Reading

3 Ways Drinking Tries to Lure You Back and How to Say “NO!”

By Nina Bradshaw

Drinking thoughts are inevitable. It pays to remember this and to have a comprehensive set of tools and techniques to fall back... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

4 Signs that You Have an Eating Disorder

By Leia Rivera

Eating disorders are particularly difficult due to the vast symptoms that each person can develop individually. Here are a few ... Continue Reading

The Blessing of Psych Meds in Recovery

By Lyn Geist

Many people in recovery are skeptical about taking medication, but some of us need it to fully get better. Continue Reading

3 Warning Signs That Your Loved One is Suffering From Self-Harm

By Leia Rivera

Self-harm is sometimes hard to catch because, unlike other addictions that cause noticeable symptoms over a long period of time... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

Benadryl: A Potentially Deadly “Legal” High

By Jennifer Wezensky

Benadryl, an antihistamine typically used to relieve allergy symptoms, is a commonly abused medication that can be purchased at... Continue Reading

5 Practical Ways to Deal with Temptations

By Colleen Marlett

There is no blueprint for recovery, but here's a little something to help guide you. Continue Reading

Fibromyalgia and Pain Medication Addiction

By Lisa OBrien

Healthcare professionals treat Fibromyalgia symptoms with prescribed medications that are most often painkillers of some kind. Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

The 5 Worst Excuses to Not Get Sober

By Lisa OBrien

For me and so many people in active addiction, the excuses were plentiful. Read on and see if any of the following excuses ring... Continue Reading

When the Fog Cleared: The Moment I Knew I Was a Pain Pill Addict

By Patrick Biegler

We can all recover if we have the will and courage to follow the path to recovery. Continue Reading

4 Predictable Warning Signs of a Relapse

By M. Lujan

It’s when we are caught off guard and with no knowledge of how to cope with such things when addicts may find themselves in tro... Continue Reading

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Q&A

What is the alcohol detox experience like?

We asked and you answered. Here are two separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

What if I can't afford rehab?

We asked and you answered. Here are three separate perspectives on this topic to help guide you through. Continue Reading

What are the unique needs of women in addiction treatment?

We asked and you answered. Here are a few perspectives on this topic to help guide you through recovery. Continue Reading