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types of therapy for alcohol addiction
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Types of Therapy for Alcohol Addiction

Why can’t an alcoholic just quit drinking? This seems like a reasonable question, and one that is asked countless times a day by loved ones of an alcoholic. They stand by witnessing the alcoholic’s life imploding in wonder; why, they ask,…
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Orange County Intensive Outpatient Programs

Finding a collection of individuals who can truly understand exactly how it feels to have a substance use disorder can make all the difference when beginning the recovery journey. In most cases, the people closest to you in your life have absolutely…
Long Term Care for Alcoholics
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Long Term Care For Alcoholics

One of the most important things to understand and accept before embarking on the recovery journey is that overcoming alcoholism requires time, patience, and a whole lot of effort. Too many make the grave error of believing that if they complete…
where to live after rehab
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Where to Live After Rehab

What an accomplishment. You have done the hard work to get clean and sober, grinding through detox and withdrawal. You then spent X many months in rehab, gaining much needed recovery skills and learning how to revamp self-destructive thought…
preparing for rehab
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6 Things to Consider When Preparing for Rehab

It is the end of another year—the perfect time to commit to getting help for an alcohol or drug problem. While beginning to make a list of goals for 2019, sobriety should be at the top of that list. What better thing can you do to improve…
How Long Does Heroin Stay in Your Urine
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How Long Does Heroin Stay in your Urine?

Urine tests to identify heroin have been in existence for decades. Used by private citizens to test their children, schools who administer random drug testing, or athletic programs that have a zero tolerance policy, these simple tests provide…
What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses
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What to Do When a Recovering Alcoholic Relapses

If your loved one is recovering from alcoholism you probably are well aware that recovery is, indeed, a lifelong pursuit. One day at a time, as the slogan goes. Alcoholism is incredibly challenging to overcome, although thousands do manage to…
alcoholism and psychiatric disorders
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Alcoholism and Psychiatric Disorders

Alcoholism that exists with a comorbid mood disturbance or mental health disorder is an extremely common occurrence, although, unfortunately, in many cases these dual disorders are not fully acknowledged and treated in the clinical setting.…
heroin addiction following prescription
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Heroin Addiction Following Prescription for Opioids

Opioid addiction is an insidious disease that shows no favoritism. Anyone who is prescribed a painkiller following surgery or an accident is vulnerable to becoming dependent on the drug, rich or poor, young or old. No one goes to the pharmacy…