national recovery month

September is National Recovery Month: Here’s What You Can Do to Observe It

September is National Recovery Month. In fact, every year brings a new theme and a new focus. Furthermore, 2021 explains that “recovery is for every person, every family, and every community”. This month is dedicated to educating Americans about substance misuse treatment and various medical health services that are available. Throughout Recovery Month, people celebrate…

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How to Help a Loved One Into Residential Treatment

Addiction can wreak havoc on a person’s physical, emotional, and social health. People who live with addiction and those who love them suffer as the condition takes its toll. If you love someone who struggles with addiction, you might feel worried, angry, frustrated, or sad. You may wonder how to help your loved one get…

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What to Expect in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Addiction is a serious condition that takes a toll on the physical and emotional health of the people who live with it. It is a condition that can be treated but never cured. People who live with addiction require comprehensive, compassionate treatment that addresses both the physical and emotional aspects of addiction. In addition to…

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What Makes a Holistic Recovery Center Stand Out

As people learn more about addiction and how it affects people’s lives, it has become clear that it is not simply a physical condition. Addiction affects the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It causes physical damage, leads to strained relationships and isolation, and can cause or worsen mental health issues. The effects of addiction…

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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox on the Body

Abusing alcohol can take a toll on your body, including high blood pressure, stroke, liver disease, and a higher risk of certain forms of cancer. Over time, drinking excessively can lead to physical dependence or addiction. Many people require treatment at an alcohol detox center to overcome their addiction. The first step of treatment is…

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Opiate Withdrawal Timeline

When you stop taking opiates, you may experience a wide range of mild to severe withdrawal symptoms that include psychological stress and physical discomfort or pain. Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days, typically peaking from the fourth to the seventh day. An opiate withdrawal timeline varies depending on the nature of the addiction, the…

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Structured Sober Living Can Keep Your Recovery On Track

For many people living with addiction, rehab offers the chance to learn the skills needed to live life without using drugs or drinking. The structured environment of rehab allows people to practice sobriety in a safe, comfortable setting with the support of staff and peers. After leaving rehab, some people struggle with the transition and…

a person utilizes telehealth rehab services

Telehealth Rehab Services Are Sticking Around Post-Pandemic

One of the most important aspects of substance use disorder treatment is continuity of care. This means that there is no time when people are left without treatment or access to professional support. People may have barriers that make it difficult or impossible to attend in-person addiction treatment. One way that rehab facilities address this…

a woman struggles with trauma and addiction

How Trauma Can Fuel Addictive Behavior

Addiction is a complex issue, and no two people have the same journey through it. Many biological and environmental factors contribute to the development of addiction. Research suggests that trauma is closely linked to addiction. Addiction specialists know that people who have a history of trauma are more likely to abuse substances. This allows them…