Here’s 10 Things You Should Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Here’s 10 Things You Should Expect During Dual Diagnosis Treatment

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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reports that 7.9 million Americans suffer from both a mental disorder and a substance use disorder at the same time. Are you one of them? Known as dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder, this condition is far from rare. And, despite how it may feel right now, it doesn't have to be isolating or debilitating. In fact, there are plenty of treatment centers equipped to treat patients with a dual diagnosis. If you fit this category, it's wise to address both issues at once to ensure a successful outcome. Today, we're sharing 10 things to expect as you begin your dual diagnosis treatment. The journey is less intimidating if you know what lies ahead and what hurdles you'll need to clear along the…
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Here’s How To Find The Right Addiction Treatment Services For You

Here’s How To Find The Right Addiction Treatment Services For You

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There are 20 million Americans over the age of 12 suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction. But not all addictions are the same. And if not all addictions are created equal then it follows, naturally, that the same treatment plan or addiction treatment service won't work for everyone the same way. You've got to find a rehab, treatment plan, or service that works for you. Your addiction treatment services should be tailored to you and your needs and the addiction from which you suffer. So how do you find the right treatment for you? Well, that's what we're here to discuss. Read on to discover our tips on how to pick the right addiction treatment services for you. What Is Addiction? The first thing that's important to know is…
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Rebuilding Bridges: How to Make Amends With Loved Ones After Rehab

Rebuilding Bridges: How to Make Amends With Loved Ones After Rehab

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How to Make Amends With Loved Ones After Rehab Chances are, you hurt some of your loved ones during the throes of your addiction. Read on to learn how to make amends with loved ones after rehab. In 2014, an estimated 24 million people over the age of 12 struggled with addiction. Struggling with addiction it can be painful. That pain intensifies when you've realized you've hurt the ones you love severely. In this article, we'll outline how to make amends with those you love and hopefully help you take steps to repair the relationship What is Addiction? Addiction is, or substance disorder can be somewhat tricky to define. Mostly it's a brain disorder, in which the individual is solely focused on a substance whether it's drugs, alcohol, or other…
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Here’s Why You Should Consider Opioid Addiction Treatment If You’re Struggling

Here’s Why You Should Consider Opioid Addiction Treatment If You’re Struggling

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In 2016, over 11 million people abused prescription opioids. It's no secret that opioid use has become an epidemic in the U.S. However, just because it's a common drug, this doesn't mean it should be taken lightly. Even if you think it's only recreational, opioids are among the most addictive substances on the planet and can quickly take over your life if left untreated. If opioids are already a part of your life, opioid addiction treatment may be the necessary next step for you to take. Read on to learn more about what addiction is and why you should consider getting help. Should I Go To Rehab? Maybe you've asked yourself this tough question during your lowest points. The truth is, it's difficult to admit to yourself that you need…
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Addiction Is A Disease, And The Cure Takes Work. Here’s What To Expect While In Recovery

Addiction Is A Disease, And The Cure Takes Work. Here’s What To Expect While In Recovery

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If you're not one of the 1 in 7 Americans that struggle with substance addiction, you probably know someone who does. It's easy to blame yourself or the addict for succumbing to addiction or do not understand why they don't stop but slow down before you do this. Take a step back and understand that addiction is a disease, and there's a right way to get effective help. If you or a loved one struggle with addiction, it's important to look into facilities that offer rehab. But you're likely scared to take this step. After all, who knows what to expect in drug rehab if they haven't been in it before? Here, we're going to answer this pressing question and let you know what you or a loved one can…
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A Tough Conversation: How to Tell Your Kids You’re Going to Drug Rehab

A Tough Conversation: How to Tell Your Kids You’re Going to Drug Rehab

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How to Tell Your Kids You're Going to a Drug Rehab Center Are you headed to a drug rehab center? Not sure what to tell your kids? Read on to learn how to tell your kids you're going to rehab. You’re a superhero and you know everything, right? Kids, tend to see their parents as perfect, all-knowing people. They expect Mom or Dad to have all the answers to some of life’s biggest questions. It’s your job, and privilege, to stand by your child's side as they learn about the world. Your guidance is what helps them mature and grow into happy, healthy adults one day. So, how do you talk to your kids about going to a drug rehab center? If you’re supposed to be a superhero, won’t you…
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Here Are 10 Simple Addiction Signs That You Should Watch Out For

Here Are 10 Simple Addiction Signs That You Should Watch Out For

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It is estimated that one out of seven Americans is going to face substance addictions, but only 10 percent will receive treatment. The key to ensuring someone in your life receives help if they are suffering from an addiction is to know the warning signs of a problem. There are many people who try to hide their addiction from loved ones, due to embarrassment or because they are ashamed. It’s up to you to get to know the simple addiction signs and take action to ensure your loved one gets the help they need. Keep reading to learn about some of the most common signs of addiction, as well as how you can help your loved one, here. 1. Mood Swings Have you noticed a serious change in a friends…
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Here’s What To Expect While Dating A Recovering Addict (Hint: They Still Love You.)

Here’s What To Expect While Dating A Recovering Addict (Hint: They Still Love You.)

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Let's face it- dating can be incredibly tough. First dates are awkward at best and downright disasters at worst. Perhaps the difficulty of dating is why there are currently more single people than ever before. However, sometimes the difficulties of dating can be a good thing. When you've dated one dud after the other, it can feel all the more special when you finally meet someone you like and can envision having a future with. But, what if one day this really special person suddenly drops a bomb on you. After months of what feels like pure bliss, they reveal a secret: they are actually a former/recovering addict. What should you do with this information? Can you handle dating an addict? We're not going to lie, recovering addicts do tend…
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Ending the Stigma: How to Help End the Stigma of Addiction

Ending the Stigma: How to Help End the Stigma of Addiction

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Ending the Stigma: How to Help End the Stigma of Addiction Even though progress has been made, there is still a lot of stigma around addiction. Read on to learn how to help end the stigma of addiction. More than 20 million Americans are battling a substance addiction of some kind. That's more than the number of people in the country suffering from all types of cancer, combined. Yet, despite the prevalence of this affliction, the general conversation has yet to turn from judgment to empathy. In fact, a recent survey reveals that the public perceives drug addicts more negatively than those with mental illness. As we make strides toward a more understanding tomorrow, there is a need to reverse this stigma of addiction. Every day, those suffering take their…
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Here’s How To Reconnect With A Recovering Addict After Rehab

Here’s How To Reconnect With A Recovering Addict After Rehab

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“What can I say?”“What can I do?”“How can I help?” There’s a lot of paralyzing questions you tend to ask yourself when trying to reconnect with a recovering addict in your life. It’s not easy to make sense of a lot of the emotions you’re feeling. If you have a loved one in or going into rehab, we’ve got a guide on how to offer support. But, if you love a drug addict that’s out of rehab, we have some tips on how to approach all those burning questions running through your mind. DO: Listen Many people ask about how to talk to an addict. But, actually, the most important thing you can do is listen. No interruptions. No criticisms. No judgement. Even if they’re talking about something you personally…
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