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How One-on-One Therapy Can Help in Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction taxes the body and brain. It impacts life, creates stress, and builds obstacles. If you have already gone through treatment, you know just how far you’ve come in knocking down those walls. Yet, there is more work to be done once you are back to living life. One-on-one therapy is an…

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Different Ways Addiction Affects Children

When a parent, sibling, or other close family member suffers from addiction, a child can be impacted in various ways. Evidence indicates that a child’s environment when growing up and their brain is developing affects their life’s outcome, including personality traits, beliefs, as well as mental and physical health. Learning how addiction affects children is…

National Prescription Take-Back Day

National Prescription Take-Back Day

Many people take prescription medications. Sometimes, they will start one and stop it shortly after because of side effects. Other times, they’ll be prescribed more than they need. In those cases, it’s important to return the unused medications to a pharmacy or other approved location. Doing this helps prevent those medications from being used by…

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Commonly Abused Prescription Drugs

Even when legally prescribed, some prescription medications can still be abused. Prescription opioid pain relievers, stimulants, and depressants all have the potential for abuse. Understanding the risks of these medications can help you reach out for help if you find that you’re struggling with substance abuse or addiction. Some of the Most Commonly Abused Prescription…

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

If you or someone you love is dealing with a substance use disorder, it’s important to seek care. There are many kinds of addiction treatment options, but one that many people turn to is outpatient treatment. Unlike inpatient or residential care, outpatient treatment allows patients to come to seek care and then to return home…

alcohol awareness month

Observing Alcohol Awareness Month

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence started Alcohol Awareness Month to help educate the public on alcohol addiction. It had an original intention to target college-aged students, but today it’s used to provide education to people of all ages. This Alcohol Awareness Month, find ways to give back to the community or reach…