Addiction Treatment


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What Are Specialty Treatment Centers?

If you are an addict with special needs, or particular religious accommodations or cultural requirements, you may want to consider a specialty treatment center to help you end your addiction. Here we explore the range of specialty addiction treatment centers.

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4 Things to Look for in Your Sponsor Match

You're only as good as the company you keep, especially when it comes to your sponsor.

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5 Things an Addict or Alcoholic Should Never Say

And if they do, it might be time to step in again.

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Pros and Cons of Group Therapy

Group therapy can be an effective and enjoyable experience, but it is not for everyone. Here are some of the pros and cons to consider.

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Depression and Alcoholism: How to Treat Both

Substance abuse professionals assert that there is a connection between alcoholism and depression. If this is the case, just how do you go about treating both? Which condition do you focus on first? If you only treat one, will the other persist? These are all questions to address when dealing with alcoholism and depression.

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5 Things to Look for in a Recovery Therapist

A lot of people call themselves a "therapist," but that doesn't necessarily mean they are qualified to treat you. Here are the five things you should look for in a recovery therapist.

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10 Things Rehab Facilities Won't Tell You

Not all addiction treatment centers are alike, and none of them can offer guaranteed success, so be sure to go into your rehab search with these things in mind, regardless of what they tell you.

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What to Expect on Your First Day of Rehab

Making a decision to go to a residential rehab facility is a big step towards recovery, but it can be overwhelming. Feeling anxious or intimidated is normal, but knowing what to expect can make the experience less stressful.

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What is Rapid Detox and How Does It Work?

Rapid detox methods advocate using substitute drugs like Methadone and Suboxone to help addicts wean off of opiates, but do these techniques work?

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Relapse Warning Signs

Relapse is when an alcoholic or drug abuser begins using again after a period of sobriety. Relapsing can be a "minor" slip like drinking or taking drugs once and then and returning right back to sobriety.

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Types of Addiction Therapy

Addiction therapy uses the format and ideas behind therapy to go into the issues surrounding addiction. There are several levels of counseling and therapy that can be used to work through the issues of addiction and recovery from addiction.

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Addiction Support Group Information

A well-known addiction support group is Alcoholics Anonymous. While this was the first addiction support group, formed to fight alcoholism, many other 12-step recovery and support groups have formed since that time.

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Outpatient Treatment Centers

Outpatient treatment is a convenient way for addicts to receive treatment that allows them to remain in their living environment. Many addicts cannot go to inpatient treatment, due to responsibilities at home and on the job.

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How to Help a Loved One with Drug Addiction

Support groups and therapies can help spouses and family members overcome the tendency to blame themselves or the addict for the addiction. Here we look at how you can help a loved one with drug addiction.

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Getting Help for Addiction: Factors to Consider

What you need to know before signing up for treatment.

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