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Fireman faces fire

Treating Addiction in First Responders

By Joanne Chu

Those in the emergency services see and experience more trauma than the regular civilian can imagine. Ex-fire chief Don Prince ... Continue Reading

Man packs up for rehab

5 Practical Things to Check Off Before Heading to Treatment

By Audrey Beim

Each of us face unique obstacles as we try to find ways to accommodate family and career needs. Whatever treatment plan you dec... Continue Reading

man suffers through painful emotions

It’s Going to Hurt: Dealing with Painful Emotions

By Toshia Humphries

Just as successful recovery from addiction requires a multi-faceted and somewhat individualized approach, successful emotional ... Continue Reading

Man undergoes acupuncture treatment for his addiction

An Auricular Acupuncture Procedure Effective in Treating Addiction

By Joanne Chu

NADA utilizes a five-point system to calm the symptoms of addiction and and help a person’s body heal from the inside out. Continue Reading

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The Basics of Al-Anon

By Rose Lockinger

If you have a family member or loved one who is struggling with alcoholism right now, then an Al-Anon meeting may be helpful fo... Continue Reading

A Guide to Writing Your 4th Step

By Liemann Valdimar

What this step really asks of the member is much deeper and thorough than anyone may realize at the outset, but with a little d... Continue Reading

Individual vs. Group Therapy: What's the Best Choice for You?

By Elizabeth Seward

Individual and group therapies can both help strengthen the process of recovery. Learn about the biggest differences between th... Continue Reading

Signs That You're Too Dependent On Your Therapist

By Dominica Applegate

Having a great professional bond with your therapist is important, but when you start to live your life according to his or her... Continue Reading

How Do Moms Get Treatment?

By Audrey Beim

If you’re a mom who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you understand firsthand how devastating addiction can be and how challeng... Continue Reading

Person's ego gets in the way of recovery

Your Ego is in the Way of Help

By Toshia Humphries

An overactive ego is far too often the reason why many addicts remain active in their addiction and refuse to get help. Continue Reading

Man experiences PTSD

5 Things You Need to Know About PTSD

By Liemann Valdimar

Although treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a well-established component in the mental health scene, there ... Continue Reading

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5 Popular Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous

By Nina Bradshaw

If your heart simply isn’t in AA, here are a number of other alternatives in which you may find the support you need for your j... Continue Reading

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The Benefits of Making Rehab Fun

By Hip Rehabs

Researchers found that making rehab a process more similar to a camp or positive college experience can raise success rates by ... Continue Reading

bearded man stacks coins

5 Options for Making Rehab Treatment Affordable

By Liemann Valdimar

Treatment programs can be extremely expensive and paying out of pocket for such programs may be an unlikely option. However, th... Continue Reading