Valley Recovery, Author at Valley Recovery Center

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The Importance of Continuing Care after Rehab - woman in therapists office
04
Jun

The Importance of Continuing Care after Rehab

It’s not uncommon for people new to recovery to think that once they leave rehab, they can go back to their old lives. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking disregards the underlying reason that led them to becoming addicted in the first place. Completing in-patient rehabilitation is a major accomplishment and a major step in establishing...
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Relationships in Recovery: What Causes Codependency? - couple arguing - valley recovery center
19
May

Relationships in Recovery: What Causes Codependency?

While it’s easy to understand codependency when it comes to substance abuse, it’s sometimes much harder to recognize codependency when it occurs in our relationships. Say you’ve just gotten clean and now you’ve met someone else in recovery who has your world spinning to a new rhythm.
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How to Know if Your Loved One Has an Addiction - depressed woman - valley recovery center
01
May

How to Know if Your Loved One Has an Addiction

According to a report released in 2016 by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States; in 2015, 52,404 overdoses resulted in death. Considering these statistics, it is vital to know the warning signs of addiction.
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How a 12-Step Program Put Me on the Path to Success - group counseling - valley recovery center
24
Apr

How a 12-Step Program Put Me on the Path to Success

A Personal Perspective Some people need medically assisted treatment for detoxification when they enter recovery. The sudden absence of substances can have physiological effects on the body. While detoxing facilitates clearing the body of these substances under medical care, it does not address the underlying issue of addiction. I never needed to go to detox...
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Motivational Interviewing - change process - valley recovery center
13
Apr

Motivational Interviewing for Addiction Treatment

Getting individuals to grasp new concepts can take a lot of finesse. The goal of motivational interviewing is to move someone from one way of thinking or doing something into a new direction. Change is usually not easy for anyone. Motivational interviewing for addiction treatment is an excellent way to bring about change for someone.
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What is an Accidental Drug Overdose - drugs skull
13
Apr

What is an Accidental Drug Overdose?

The war on drugs is nowhere near over, and we continue to lose our loved ones to illicit and prescription overdoses. According to the CDC, in 2015, 47,055 people died from drug overdoses – 1.5 times greater than the number of people killed in car crashes. Typically it’s heroin and opioids that contribute to the...
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Heroin Addiction Statistics - heroin stop sign
03
Apr

Heroin Addiction Statistics

America has an addiction problem. Although alcohol abuse has slightly decreased, prescription opioid abuse continues to rise. Opioids are classified as highly addictive, prescription strength pain-relieving drugs. These include oxycodone, morphine, fentanyl, codeine, and the illicit drug heroin. Many believe the rise of heroin addiction statistics is a direct result of opioid prescription abuse. The...
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living amends - mother and son - valley recovery center
03
Apr

What are “Living Amends?”

To understand what living amends are is to understand the concept behind amends in a 12 step program. Part of healing the past is owning the wrongs we have made towards people and places while living in our addiction. An amends is not an apology or “I’m sorry” for a wrongdoing. The most widely accepted...
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Naloxone: What You Should Know - overdose - valley recovery center
22
Mar

Naloxone: What You Should Know

What is Naloxone and what should you know about it? Naloxone is an FDA-approved drug used to counteract the effects of an opioid overdose. When a narcotic overdose occurs, the individual will have labored (or may even stop) breathing, a slow heartbeat, and extreme drowsiness. Naloxone is not a cure for the overdose; instead, it...
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Alumni Programs - thumbs up
22
Mar

Alumni Programs: 10 Reasons to Get Connected

Why does anyone join an alumni program? Do you want to keep in touch with individuals from a school or organization? Maybe you need to be part of something that has given you so much. Maybe you like the socialization aspect of it. Well, individuals in recovery have many of the same reasons for joining...
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