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Addiction Treatment

What is Multimodal Treatment?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

It's a form of addiction and mental health treatment that aims to reflect the complexities of the human condition. Continue Reading

How to Use the Criminal Justice System to Recover

By Liemann Valdimar

Despite facing pending criminal charges, this initially negative experience can be used as a turning point to a positive period... Continue Reading

How Equine Therapy Can Help in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're seeking an alternative therapy for your recovery—one that can really bring about huge transformation—consider equine ... Continue Reading

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Alcohol Abuse

The Truth About Body Odor And Alcohol Consumption

By Tori Utley

If you're a drinker and notice that you're consistently trying to cover up body odor, it could signal a problem with excessive ... Continue Reading

The Most Drastic Effects Alcohol Has on Your Appearance

After a night of drinking, facing the physical discomfort of a hangover is not the only thing to worry about. Continue Reading

7 Things That Will Go Wrong If You Drink Today

By Tori Utley

In recovery, you'll have good days and bad days, easy days and hard days. On the hard days, it can help to think through the li... Continue Reading

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Dual Diagnosis

How AA Principles Saved Me From Suicide

By Patrick Biegler

According to a 2013 Center for Disease Control report, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with ov... Continue Reading

Behind-the-Scenes of Self-Harm: What People Don’t Know

By Leia Rivera

One writer shares what it was really like to struggle with self-harming habits, why she did it, and how it has affected various... Continue Reading

4 Types of Social Media Posts That Trigger Eating Disorders

By Leia Rivera

Social media has allowed humanity to connect with each other at an unprecedented level. Every great invention, however, has its... Continue Reading

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Signs of Addiction

5 Signs a Healthy Habit is Becoming an Addiction

By Caitlin Thiede

If anything in excess is a bad thing, can we actually overdo the things that are meant to help us? Continue Reading

Understanding Nifaliophobia: The Fear of Being Sober

By Rebecca Kovacs

The recovering alcoholic may think that they won’t fit in or be able to partake in events without alcohol, or people will think... Continue Reading

3 Tactics I Employed to Hide That I Was a Problem Drinker

By Christopher McSpadden

An active addict is a physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted person. They need everything to seem normal on the outsid... Continue Reading

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Drug Abuse

How Dopamine Affects the Addictive Brain

By Tess Chedsey

Dopamine, the brain's pleasure center, plays an important dual role in the development of addictive behavior. Continue Reading

Anger and Addiction: A Deadly Combination

By Patrick Biegler

Typically, we are inclined to see anger as immediate and ourselves as out of control. An alternative view is to see anger as en... Continue Reading

The Myth That Addicts Have No Control

By Tess Chedsey

There are reasons why some don't choose to control their impulses. Understanding those reasons could go a long way toward recov... 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