Day: July 25, 2018

Addiction
Tips

4 Tips to Stay Sober on Vacation

While for many a vacation means staying on a tropical island and drinking cocktails, for others it means stressful situations that can lead to a relapse. Here are a few tips to get the most out of your vacation all while staying sober: Consider the Timing You don’t leave all your worries behind when you […]

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What Are the Benefits and Risks of Needle Exchange Programs?

What Are the Benefits and Risks of Needle Exchange Programs? Needle exchange programs are controversial programs that provide sterile needles to people who inject drugs. Many programs also offer the disposal of unsterile needles, among other services. The goal of programs like these is to reduce the transmission of diseases such as HIV and hepatitis […]

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Tips to Stop Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is a serious health problem in the United States. It is one of the most common, costly, and deadly form of excessive alcohol use in the country. According to the CDC, one in six adults binge drinks about four times a month. By definition, binge drinking means consuming five or more drinks in […]

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Rehab

5 Tips for People Who Have Relapsed

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40% to 60% of people recovering from a substance abuse disorder relapse. It Is common and often a part of recovery. Relapse is nothing to be ashamed of, but the response to it is critical, as it could be the difference between recovery and addiction. People who […]

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Rehab

Detoxing Alone: Why It’s Not a Good Idea

Overcoming addiction to drugs like opioids, heroin, benzodiazepines, and alcohol, involves going through withdrawal, which can cause many uncomfortable symptoms and sometimes even severe health effects or even death. Detox is the first step in recovery and before one can begin addiction treatment, their body must be cleansed of the substances they are physically dependent […]

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Maintaining Sobriety with These 5 Self-Help Tools

Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is no easy feat, but fortunately, there is a variety of widely available tools and services that can help you succeed. Actively working on maintaining your sobriety can help with recovery; useful self-help tools to avoid relapse include support groups, smartphone apps, helplines, and books on addiction and recovery. […]

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Rehab

Study Shows Alternative Recovery Groups as Effective as AA

Research has consistently demonstrated a link between participation in 12-step programs and better substance use outcomes, as well as psychological and social functioning. That means that people who are a part of 12-step groups have a better chance of remaining abstinent and functioning better in life than those who aren’t. The downside is that many […]

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Rehab

On-Demand Addiction Treatment: 4 Issues Preventing It from Being a Reality

Convenience has become a cornerstone of modern civilization, especially with the advent of the internet, or more recently, the smartphone; we can watch our favorite shows on the go, order food from the comfort of our home without even any human interaction, or in some cases, buy anything online just by telling a metallic cylinder […]

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