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Everything You Need to Know About Group Therapy

When an addict begins to participate in therapy during the recovery process, it is almost certain that they will eventually find themselves in group therapy. Whether their treatment program is an inpatient or outpatient care option, group therapy has become a staple for addiction treatment in rehab centers. It is effective for discussing multiple issues while also building support and personal growth among [...]

How to Help Someone Struggling with Addiction

Addiction is a long and painful journey, for both the addict and their loved ones. Particularly when the addict is unaware of their condition or trying to hide it, their friends and family members may suffer because they feel they can do nothing. No one wants to see a loved one suffering, but it can often be [...]

Overcoming Addiction Stigma

There are many reasons why an addict might choose to avoid receiving help for their addiction. The primary misconception is the belief that the addiction has progressed so far that the user either does not realize how they are hurting themselves, or they simply want to keep using. This frequently leads to an impression that people who suffer from an addiction are weak-minded [...]

The 5 Stages of Addiction Recovery

Just as each person in the world is unique, so is everyone’s experience with addiction. No two people will share the exact same road to developing their addiction, and likewise the path to recovery will be equally as diverse. This is because addiction and recovery vary based on many factors, both external and internal.   Some [...]

The 7 Stages of Addiction

An addiction does not form spontaneously overnight. Instead, it is the result of a long process of repeated substance abuse that gradually changes how an individual sees a drug and how their body reacts to it. This process is linear and has the same progression for every person, although the duration of each step in that progression can differ greatly [...]

What To Do If Your Child Is Using Drugs

Discovering that your child is abusing drugs can feel like a nightmare for any parent. The immediate response is to ask, “what went wrong?” There are cycles of blame that a parent will pass through, such as blaming the child, their friends, loved ones and even themselves. At this point, it can be easy for [...]

8 Steps to Staging an Intervention

When an addict is unable to see the damage their substance use disorder is causing to both themselves and the people around them, it might be time for their loved ones to stage an intervention. The purpose of an intervention is not to shame the individual in any way, but instead to draw attention to [...]

What to Expect In a Day Of Rehab

For most people, inpatient rehab is a foreign concept surrounded by mystery. Although rehab centers are not purposely trying to hide the details of their programs, they can be hard to explain and can differ to a fair degree between facilities. This leaves people on the outside with questions such as: What is a typical [...]

10 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Rehab Center

It is a major step when an individual with a substance use disorder recognizes that their drug use has become a problem and decides to seek help. This is a time for positivity and encouragement, as they will be taking their first steps toward a life of sobriety. When this moment happens, it is crucial [...]