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Celebrating the Holidays Without Alcohol

Celebrating the Holidays Without Alcohol

Holiday celebrations, whether family gatherings or work-related social functions, often include alcohol. It seems alcoholic beverages and socializing typically go hand in hand. For someone in recovery from alcohol addiction, this relationship can be a complex and difficult challenge to manage safely. Suppose you want to be a part of ...
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Alcohol and Anxiety: The Link Between the Two

What, exactly, are the links between alcohol and anxiety? Anxiety is a natural, and in some cases healthy, human emotion. Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives. Anxiety arises from various causes, including events, people, or situations leading to worry, concern, or discomfort about what the ...
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The Truth About Coping with Relapse

The journey of recovering from addiction is not easy and rarely goes according to plan. Typically, by the time people have reached the stage where they seek addiction treatment at an addiction program like The Hills, they have already tried and failed to defeat their addiction to drugs and alcohol ...
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The Unlikely Side Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Even when used as directed, prescription drugs are potent substances that, in some cases, can be highly addictive. Prescription medications are relied on to improve health, treat disease, and address symptoms related to various mental health conditions. Although prescription drugs can make symptoms easier to manage and improve overall treatment ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Social Reintegration

Substance abuse and substance use disorders often begin as experimentation and, before long, evolve into problematic and potentially dangerous medical and mental health concerns. In time, relationships with family and loved ones dissolve, work and academic performance suffer, and medical and emotional health start to decline.    Unfortunately, while we ...
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Intense Alcohol Addiction Treatment-What Can You Expect?

Estimates provided by the NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) indicate more than twenty million American adolescents, teens and adults have an alcohol use disorder or alcoholism. Unlike some other addictions, alcohol dependence does not happen after a single use; it emerges from long-term alcohol use and abuse.  ...
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Common Symptoms of Detox: Psychological and Physical

When you decide to seek help to overcome drug or alcohol addiction, the first step for most addiction treatment programs is detox or detoxification. The detox process can be challenging and complex and there are many common symptoms of detox; however, it is a vital step toward putting drug or ...
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How to Safely Overcome Heroin Addiction

Data from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health suggests approximately 0.2% of the United States Population has a heroin use disorder. Of those, many are between the ages of twelve and eighteen and struggle to overcome heroin addiction. The same report shows more than 13,000 people died ...
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How to Find or Become A Sober Companion

Over the last decade, approaches to addiction treatment have changed. Today, more people are seeking help from outside support systems beyond therapists, counselors, and traditional support groups. Although all of these professionals and services remain vital components of an addiction recovery team, many find they want or need additional support ...
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Intense Faces of Methamphetamines: What Does it Do Long-Term?

Methamphetamine or "meth" addiction is one of the most dangerous substance addictions. Data released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates more than 2.6 million American youth and adults reported using meth in 2019. In 2020, 1.5 million people (ages 12 and over) had a methamphetamine use disorder. The ...
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