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Moving forward after relapse is a normal part of drug and alcohol recovery. While it’s natural to complete rehab and think, “I’m cured!” no one is ever really cured of addiction. Addiction shares much in common with progressive, chronic diseases such as cancer. While you’re never really ‘cured’ of cancer, cancer can go into remission....
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Men seeking addiction treatment still outnumber women, although the gender gap is slowly closing. In 2014, the last year for which statistics are available from the federal government, approximately 68 percent of people entering treatment were male and 32 percent were female. That translates into roughly double the number of men battling a substance abuse...
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Women seeking addiction treatment should consider multiple factors. A woman’s biological, psychological, and social needs differ from a man’s requirements and so do her addiction patterns. A treatment program for women proactively addresses these unique needs to set the foundation for a strong, successful recovery. Women Experience Addiction Differently Women tend, on average, to become...
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What do you think of when going to therapy? If you imagine discussing your childhood while lying on a comfy couch, you’re not alone. This is the traditional Freudian psychoanalysis that’s commonly portrayed on TV and in movies. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for substance abuse is different. CBT treats problems by modifying dysfunctional thoughts, behaviors,...
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You may feel helpless as you watch your loved one struggle to move forward after seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. However, there are plenty of ways you can support the recovery process. Even if you’ve never experienced a substance use disorder yourself, you can play a key role in helping your loved one...
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As a parent of an adult child who has a drinking problem, you want the best for your child. Unfortunately, things are not as simple as they once seemed and life now is very confusing. Although you still have the same love for your child, once they reach their 18th birthday they are legally considered...
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