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How to Use Family Support Groups for Addiction

Addiction is a chronic, debilitating illness that changes people in ways that are sometimes hard to reconcile. Alcohol and other drugs have a profound impact on the brain. Those who struggle with this disease sometimes say and do things that inflict emotional trauma on those they love the most. Often, those closest to individuals struggling…

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How Rehab Centers Help Alcoholics

Everybody has different needs to consider when it comes to treating alcohol use disorders and addiction. Both can be diagnosed by examining whether an individual’s alcohol use pattern is problematic and causes significant distress and difficulties with their daily activities. Substance use disorders can range from mild to severe, depending on the symptoms one is…

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What is Executive Rehab?

What is Executive Rehab? For many of the twenty-one million Americans who struggle with addiction, there are often barriers to seeking treatment. For some, a primary obstacle is feeling unable to leave or take time off from their professional responsibilities to seek treatment at a drug and alcohol treatment facility like The Hills Treatment Center…

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What To Do In An Intervention?

If you live with or know someone who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you may feel hopeless and helpless to do anything for them. You possibly feel as though nothing you say or do changes the situation or helps them in any way. It is also possible that you struggle with what to say…

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What is Luxury Rehab?

Across the United States, there are thousands of rehab centers. Each of these offers competent, professional, and caring help for those who want and need to recover from substance use disorders. While researching options, you will likely come across listings advertised as “luxury rehab.” What does that mean? How is luxury rehab different from “normal”…

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Detox- What You Should Know

Long term alcohol use and abuse can result in significant physical and physical health difficulties. Addiction knows no barriers. It does not care if you are rich or poor, famous or unknown, employed or unemployed, religious or otherwise. Addiction can strike anyone at any time. Deciding to seek treatment can be one of the most…

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How Substance Abuse Affects the Elderly

We tend to associate drug use with children, teenagers and sexy young singles who are busy doing whatever they want. However, drug use, has no age limit. The idea that there’s an upper level age that someone stops being tempted by or using any kind of drug, whether it be alcohol or marijuana or Oxycontin…

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What Does Drug Use Cost Society?

Drug and alcohol abuse cost society billions each year. The estimated cost of drug abuse in the United States currently exceeds $740 billion annually and continues to grow. To put such a staggering number into context, that is the equivalent of 435 duplicates of the Space Shuttle Endeavour orbiter, 1200 Air Force One jets, or…

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What Happens if a Pregnant Woman Drinks?

Years of research have shown that the use of substances, including tobacco, alcohol, illicit drugs, or the misuse of prescribed medications by pregnant women can have severe adverse impacts on infants. The reason for these impacts is that so many of these substances pass through the placenta. Therefore, when a pregnant woman does drugs during…

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What is Codependency?

Healing and maintaining recovery from addiction is difficult for every addict. When addiction and codependency occur together, recovery can seem even more challenging to achieve. Defining Codependency and Enabling Behavior Codependency and enabling behavior are similar ideas, and both are easy to overlook if one doesn’t know what to look for. Codependency Codependency is a…