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Benefits of Family Therapy When Dealing With Addiction

2019-06-17T16:45:26-08:00June 17th, 2019|

What Is Family Therapy In Addiction Treatment? Put simply, family therapy in addiction treatment involves the addict's family members as part of a set of therapeutic approaches. To help the addict learn to live with their choice of drug or

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How to Cope As a Child of An Addict

2019-06-14T17:43:03-08:00June 14th, 2019|

Growing up with a parent who’s an addict can shape a person’s life in just about every way. Many times, the child of an addict can grow up to feel they never had a true childhood-- or perhaps they carried

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How Addiction Affects Abusive Relationships

2019-06-12T12:44:34-08:00June 12th, 2019|

Why Are Abusive Relationships and Addiction Linked? Abusive relationships can take many forms and incorporate multiple types of abuse. Many onlookers tend to wonder why a victim of an abusive relationship simply does not leave, while others point to drugs

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Your Guide to a Drug Free Pride Parade

2019-09-20T15:01:17-08:00June 7th, 2019|

Pride Parade has become a huge party in most major cities throughout America. Every year thousands of people get together to share their stories and stand in solidarity with marginalized LGBTQ+ people around the world. But didn’t Pride start as

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Preventing Accidental Drug Overdose

2019-06-03T15:35:23-08:00June 3rd, 2019|

Drug overdose accounts for nearly 75,000 deaths every year (NIDA). Since 1999, drug overdose became the number one cause of death for people in the United States under 50 years old. That’s not a comforting statistic, especially if you or

Recovery Support: Drug Addiction and Families

2019-09-20T15:05:08-08:00May 15th, 2019|

Drug Addiction And Families: The Impact, Consequences, And How To Get Help As we all know, drug addiction is destructive. It destroys lives and can even end them too. But drug addiction isn’t only damaging to the addict themselves. It’s

5 Ways To Have a Sober Cinco de Mayo

2019-05-20T16:39:11-08:00May 3rd, 2019|

How to Have a Sober Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo is the yearly celebration in memory of May 5, 1862-- the day that the Mexican army gained victory of the French Empire at Battle of Puebla. Each year, many

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How Do I Find An Ethical Treatment Center?

2019-05-20T16:36:36-08:00April 8th, 2019|

What is an Ethical Treatment Center and How Can I Find One? People who are suffering from addiction and know they need to get help will hopefully come to the decision to look for a treatment center. However, there are

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What to Know About Finding Help for an Addict

2019-09-20T15:11:00-08:00March 12th, 2019|

If a loved one in your life seems to be battling a substance addiction, there are some substantial questions you’re likely considering. Is this person fully addicted? Will he or she be alright? Is there anything I should be doing

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Signs You’re in a Codependent Relationship

2019-05-20T16:31:14-08:00February 19th, 2019|

What is Codependency? Whether or not you identify yourself as codependent, you are likely familiar with its definition in one way or another. Being in a codependent relationship is actually quite common. A lot of us have at least one

Enabling vs Empowering: What’s the Difference?

2019-04-29T11:38:25-08:00February 5th, 2019|

As a family member or friend of an addict, you are no doubt aware of the fact that your loved one’s addiction has an impact on your life.  Sometimes this is felt in small ways, such as the person being

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How to Cope When Your Spouse Enters Rehab

2019-03-18T21:26:52-08:00February 4th, 2019|

Seeking treatment for addiction can seem like a hard decision when it happens to family and friends, but how do you deal when it is your spouse who is entering rehab? It can be hard to unpack all of the

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