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Three Arguments in Favor of Rehab

Three Arguments in Favor of Rehab

When ending drug or alcohol use, many individuals consider or even attempt to recover without rehab. Success stories of those who quit drinking on their own or with just the guidance of a self-help group abound, and this leads many addicted individuals to continue to believe the common lie addicts tell themselves, “I can quit any time I want.” Denial provides many arguments against rehab, arguments that result in continued drug and alcohol...

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How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

How Important Is a Healthy Eating Plan in Treatment?

For people whose bodies have been ravaged by the abuse of drugs and alcohol, a healthy eating plan is very important. However, with all of the fad diets and various dietary requirements based on our age and overall health, we may not always know what a healthy eating plan consists of. To better understand how important it is to have a healthy eating plan in treatment, you may want to learn what damage drugs and alcohol have done to your body,...

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Should Children Be Involved in Interventions?

Should Children Be Involved in Interventions?

The concept of the modern intervention began in the 1960s with Vernon Johnson, an Episcopal priest and recovering alcoholic who promoted the idea of an “early intervention” before addicts hit rock bottom. More than half a century later, interventions are a widely used and invaluable resource to motivate loved ones to address addiction problems with professional care. In a typical intervention, the addict meets with a group of three to 10...

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Overcoming Certain Phobias to Enter Rehab

Overcoming Certain Phobias to Enter Rehab

Recovery brings joy, freedom and health, but it can seem far away when someone is entangled in addiction. Rehab is often the connection between a past filled with fears, concerns and loss of control over thoughts, actions and behaviors and a future filled with peace and hope, and for this very reason rehab is often feared by those actively using. The New York Times explains why taking action and ending addiction involves more than willpower and...

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