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First Responders, Drug Abuse, and How to Find a Treatment Program

Firefighters, paramedics, and law enforcement officers are saviors during emergencies and frightening situations. Yet, many people tend to forget that these first responders witness and experience the same traumas as us when they’re coming to our rescue.  First responders who face these types of situations regularly often remain at higher risk for chronic stress and … Read more

How to Find a Mental Health Treatment Center that Fits Your Needs

If you’ve it’s time to receive mental health treatment services or substance abuse treatment, you may wonder how to determine which treatment centers or drug rehab centers will fit you or your loved one’s needs. This is a valid question and one worth asking, as not all treatment facilities operate in the same way. Here … Read more

9 Ways to Help You Quit Drinking Alcohol

Not every person who consumes alcohol regularly has an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Still, for those who have been diagnosed with AUD or who have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol, nine different things that can be done to help stop the consumption of alcohol. See how you can use these tips to cut or quit … Read more

Why Are Co-Occurring Disorders Important for Alcohol Abuse Treatment?

If you or a loved one are in recovery, you might often hear the term “co-occurring disorder” (COD). Also known as a “dual diagnosis,” the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the United States prefers the term “COD.” See what it is, why it matters, and how it applies to people in … Read more

Why Is Dual Diagnosis Important for Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is a disorder that affects how people think, feel, and behave. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for someone addicted to alcohol to admit they have a problem because of the stigma that comes with the admission. This, unfortunately, leaves many people suffering from an alcohol use disorder to feel a lot of shame … Read more

Veterans Deal with Alcoholism More Often Than You Think

Among veterans, alcohol is the most often abused substance. Veterans abuse alcohol because they suffer from mental health disorders and struggle to adjust to civilian lives after deployment. There is, however, effective treatment for veterans seeking sober lifestyles once military service has ended. Military Culture and Alcohol Abuse Drinking can be part of the culture … Read more

Can Ibogaine Treat Addiction?

America is facing an epidemic of addiction. According to the CDC National Center for Health Statistics, over 90,000 people died from a drug overdose in 2020. That is approximately 20,000 people more than in 2019, and many experts expect the number to be even higher in 2021. Opiate and heroin addiction accounts for a large … Read more

Five Ways to Keep Up Recovery in the New Year

New Year’s Eve marks a fresh start and new year’s resolutions after a tough holiday season. It’s time to develop healthy habits with millions of others kicking off 2022 with the resolve to get and stay sober.  If you are just beginning your recovery journey—or if you just want to stay the course—you should start … Read more

How to Talk to a Newly Sober Person

It can be intimidating to plan for that first conversation with the newly sober person in your life. When a friend or family member has had an active addiction, you may have adjusted your language when talking to them or kept your guard up as a protective barrier.  After this person has gone through recovery, … Read more

How to Stay Sober During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of good food, togetherness, and making memories. However, it is also a notorious time to be chock full of holiday stress. It can wreak havoc on their mental health as a time of increased anxiety and interpersonal difficulty, especially during a struggle with substance abuse.  Here is everything you … Read more