Staying Connected After Treatment

Staying Connected After Treatment

Addiction changes us internally and externally. It interferes with many aspects of our lives. When we are addicted, we are held hostage to using drugs and alcohol. Addiction makes us feel isolated, lonely, scared, and helpless. When you enter treatment,

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Things you Should Bring to Treatment

Things you Should Bring to Treatment

Packing for your stay in treatment can be overwhelming. Knowing what you should bring to treatment beforehand will be less stressful. There are some things you should bring to treatment and others that are not permitted. When packing for your

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DXM: The Addictive Ingredient in Cough Medicine

DXM: The Addictive Ingredient in Cough Medicine

Dextromethorphan (DXM) is an active ingredient found in most cough medicines and is used as a cough suppressant. DXM is a legal drug that can be purchased by anyone, including preteens in most states. Over-the-counter medications, such as Vicks, Robitussin,

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Working Through Past Trauma

Working Through Past Trauma

Traumatic events can lead to substance abuse as a way to escape emotional or physical pain. Treatment helps you work through past trauma and discover alternative ways to cope. Healing from past trauma helps to set the foundation for a

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How Exposure to Nature Helps in Recovery

How Exposure to Nature Helps in Recovery

Addiction is a complicated brain disease that makes significant changes to physical and mental health. Many times, people who struggle with addiction also battle one or more mental health conditions. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD can lead a person to use

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Reasons Why Your Loved One Hesitates to Seek Treatment

Reasons Why Your Loved One Hesitates to Seek Treatment

Addiction puts a person at risk for serious physical and mental health complications and can lead to brain damage, liver failure, nerve damage, heart attack, overdose, and death. Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or paranoia can co-occur with

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The Benefits of Art and Music Therapies in Treatment

The Benefits of Art and Music Therapies in Treatment

Addiction is isolating and using drugs or alcohol can heighten symptoms of an underlying mental health condition. Art and music therapies work well for patients who have difficulty talking about emotions, thoughts, and experiences. These integrative therapies help a person

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Going Back to Work After Treatment

Going Back to Work After Treatment

After treatment, adjusting to a new lifestyle can be overwhelming. Many changes must be made so you can live a productive, healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Treatment teaches you how to cope with stress, anxiety, and challenges throughout the

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