A New Lifestyle in Recovery

A New Lifestyle in Recovery

Addiction causes a person to continue his or her self-destructive behavior even though it brings harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. The individual becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and

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Residential and Outpatient Treatment

Residential and Outpatient Treatment

Addiction is different for everyone and each treatment is unique to a person’s needs. The right treatment option is determined by the person’s history of substance use, duration of use, and the substances he or she used. Each drug can

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Building Healthy and Sustainable Relationships in Recovery

Building Healthy and Sustainable Relationships in Recovery

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, including relationships. Many relationships are broken due to substance abuse and addiction. In treatment, a person is taught life skills necessary for transitioning to a new substance-free lifestyle. People and places associated

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Activities in Treatment

Activities in Treatment

When you know what to expect in treatment, stress and anxiety can be reduced before starting the program. Recovery is hard work and a life-changing process. Treatment prepares you for life after addiction. A variety of activities is offered in

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What does Addiction do to a Person's Body?

What does Addiction do to a Person’s Body?

Our bodies consist of many organs that function to keep us alive. These organs must stay healthy so they can properly perform and are essential to survival. Addiction affects all organs in our bodies. The brain is a complex organ

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Healing from Past Trauma

Healing from Past Trauma

Past traumatic events can lead to substance use as a way to ease the emotional or physical pain. While in treatment, a person needs to work through past trauma to identify what contributed to his or her addiction and reveal

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The Benefits of an Oxygen-rich Environment in Treatment

The Benefits of an Oxygen-rich Environment in Treatment

Addiction negatively affects many aspects of a person’s life. When a person has an addiction, his or her mental and physical health is compromised. Addiction takes over the way the brain functions, controls a person’s behavior, mood, relationships, work, and

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Why Your Loved One Might be Reluctant to Seek Treatment

Why Your Loved One Might be Reluctant to Seek Treatment

Addiction puts a person at risk for life-threatening health complications. Substance use disorders and  addiction cause brain damage, liver failure, nerve damage, heart attack, overdose, and early death. Mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, or paranoia develop from substance

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Returning to Work when Treatment Ends

Returning to Work when Treatment Ends

Adjusting to a new sober lifestyle after treatment can be difficult. Many changes must be made to live a productive, healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Treatment teaches coping skills for coping with stress and anxiety throughout recovery. Returning to

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