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Archive for April, 2010

What’s so important about Aftercare ?

Apr 30th, 2010 | By

We can clearly see that individuals who discharge from our treament program and continue to participate in aftercare are most likely to reduce their risk of relapse in the early part of recovery. There are many reasons for this. The continuation of the bonding process which formed during the treatment experience provides a strong feeling of well being and support which gives the individual an ongoing sense of belonging with
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Signs That You Need An Alcohol Detox

Apr 30th, 2010 | By

Not everyone who drinks will need an alcohol detox. For those who do the initial questions which come to mind may be, what exactly is an alcohol detox, and what’s going to happen when I enter a detox. But that is really getting ahead of ourselves because the first consideration will always be whether or not you actually do have a problem with alcohol? There are millions of social drinkers
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What does Relapse Look Like ?

Apr 27th, 2010 | By

When an individual becomes sober they are starting to engage in what you may think of as a new and unnatural pattern of behavior for them. What this means is that their normal behavior, which they have learned and become accustomed to , has involved a drinking /drugging life style with all of the possible behaviors which tend to go along with that lifestyle They may be desperate to change
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Addiction and The Family

Apr 26th, 2010 | By

An addict or alcoholic has a tremendous impact upon the family. The family of such individuals are affected in every aspect of their life. The addict or dual diagnosed family member will withdraw from their interaction with the family, will exhibit bizarre and unpredictable behavior, will disappear for days at a time, will devastate the family financially, will incur debt ,may exhibit violent tendencies, may be unfaithful and practice unsafe
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Addictive Thinking As A Block To Addiction Recovery

Apr 1st, 2010 | By

One of the biggest blocks to addiction recovery is addictive thinking; But what is it, exactly? One of the facts of addiction and addiction recovery is that there is a constant internal pull toward the use of drugs and alcohol despite an intellectual decision desire to not use. Addictive thoughts are those that appear to make it OK to return to use. This process in recovery has been called the
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