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Getting the Most Out of Drug Abuse Treatment

When entering alcohol or drug addiction treatment, people may experience many different emotions, such as worry, nervousness, anger, and hopelessness. Many people enter treatment wondering if it will even work and will things get better? These thoughts are completely normal for someone trying to get clean and sober for the first or fifth time. Follow…

how addiction affects children

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…

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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…

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Rebuilding Relationships After Rehab

When people think about substance abuse and addiction, they usually think about their impact on the individual. Even though the impacts of mental health issues on the individual cannot be overstated, they are far from the only person impacted by this difficult situation. Friends and family members are also adversely impacted when someone they know…