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Addiction recovery can be a very personal journey. Different cases require different combinations of treatment. Whether you’re interested in detox, relapse warning signs, or the latest in addiction research, staying in the know will help guide you towards the approach that’s best for you.

A woman struggles with physical withdrawal symptoms during her opioid-addiction recovery.

Lucemyra: A New Opioid-Withdrawal Solution

By Sue Dunham

A newly FDA-approved drug may help addicts overcome the hurdle of physical withdrawal-symptoms in their recovery. Continue Reading

A recovering addict and her lay counselor discuss recovery over brunch.

Lay Counseling in Addiction Recovery

One author discusses how lay counselors helped her overcome temptations when she came home from an inpatient addiction-treatmen... Continue Reading

A woman sits on an exam table at a facility that practices the harm reduction model of addition treatment.

The Harm Reduction Model of Addiction Treatment

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Sobriety is the gold-standard of addiction treatment, but not everyone stays sober. Harm Reduction may save lives by preventing... Continue Reading

A cuddling couple uses craft treatment techniques while interacting.

CRAFT: An Alternative to Drug Intervention

By Audrey Beim

Here's all you need to know about CRAFT, an option for family and friends of addicts who refuse to get help. Continue Reading

A recovering addict considers whether AA is a selfish program.

No, Alcoholics Anonymous is Not Selfish

By Jamee Larson

Focusing on oneself isn't selfish, not when you help yourself to help others. Continue Reading

An Al-Anon group meets to discuss their experiences with addiction.

What to Expect at a Al-Anon Meeting

By Liemann Valdimar

An author instructs new Al-Anon members on what will happen during their first meeting. Continue Reading

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What Christians Don't Want To Say About Addiction

By Heather Adams

Some don't realize that addiction is a disease, with a strong physical component. They see it primarily as a spiritual problem,... Continue Reading

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5 Things to Gain From a Christian Support Group

By Dominica Applegate

Here are 5 of the many benefits of attending a Christian support group if you’ve chosen to walk the recovery path in faith. Continue Reading

Woman in hospital bed recovering from eating disorder with pet

My Experience with Pet Therapy

By Leia Rivera

One writer recounts how a pet therapy session made a difference in her eating disorder treatment. Continue Reading

3 Things to Remember During Your First Group Therapy Session

By Tori Utley

The first night of treatment can be nerve-wracking for everyone. Remember these tips to set your nerves aside and start your jo... Continue Reading

Diarrhea is a common symptom of drug and alcohol detox.

How to Relieve Diarrhea During Drug and Alcohol Detox

By Audrey Beim

During the early stages of detox, severe diarrhea and cramping can last anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks. Continue Reading

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of Detox

By Tess Chedsey

Detox is not part of an addiction recovery treatment. Rather, it is a prelude to a treatment program tailored for the specific ... Continue Reading

A red support and referral addiction recovery hotline phone.

The 2 Types of Recovery Hotlines and When to Use Each One

By M. Lujan

There are two kinds of hotlines you can use during addiction recovery. Here's which one is right for your situation. Continue Reading

A woman talks to a mental health counselor about anxiety.

Why Finding Mental Health Assistance Can Seem Impossible and What to Do

By Leia Rivera

One author recounts her difficulties finding a mental health adviser and offers tips for those in similar situations. Continue Reading

Understanding the Non 12-Step Perspective

By Nina Bradshaw

There are a number of approaches that are not 12-step in orientation, but do offer group support. Continue Reading

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3 Life Skills to Look for in a Teen Support Group

By M. Lujan

When looking for a proper teen support group, keep the following three life skills in mind. Your teen will need them to ensure ... Continue Reading

mother and child

Child Protective Services and Parental Drug Abuse: What You Need to Know

By Elizabeth Seward

Typically speaking, CPS makes it their goal to only remove children from a home when it is needed for their protection. Continue Reading

How Addiction Impacts Your Child’s Worldview

By Elizabeth Seward

Having a parent who is an addict can be an emotionally traumatic experience for children. It’s important that addicts with chil... Continue Reading

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Many people mistakenly rationalize that substance abuse is the result of a lack of principle; that overcoming this issue is a s... Continue Reading

Here are some of the reasons individuals may cite for choosing not to enter a rehabilitation program.

Top 4 Logical Reasons Why Addicts Choose to Skip Rehab

By Audrey Beim

The so-called 'practical reasons' that the addicted mind refers to in order to avoid treatment are simply rationalizations to d... Continue Reading