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21
Jan

How to Choose the Best Rehab: Factors to Consider

When a person is trying to free their life from the grip of addiction, they might be inclined to accept the first help they can find. While it is important to get support, it is also true that not every rehab is created equal. Explore the range of supports offered by different recovery programs before...
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14
Jan

Coping with Sleeplessness in Recovery and Sobriety

Some of the first advice people receive when entering recovery is to develop new, healthy habits. In addition to eating right and exercising, they are told to get plenty of sleep. Unfortunately, insomnia is a common struggle people face when they initially stop using alcohol and other drugs. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...
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18
Dec

Can Alcohol Withdrawal Become Fatal?

Because alcohol is a legal drug, there is a common misconception that using and withdrawing from alcohol is safer than using and withdrawing from other drugs. For many individuals, quitting drinking has some unpleasant, but tolerable side effects. For others, the side effects can be so severe as to become life threatening. Detoxing as Part...
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29
Sep

Seniors and Substance Abuse: A Growing Problem

While it may seem that substance abuse is isolated to a younger crowd, dependence is prevalent in all communities. In fact, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), more than one million people 65 and older were reported to have a substance use disorder in 2014. The majority of those, some...
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22
Sep

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

As one of the offerings of Valley Recovery Center, dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is a type of therapy that deals with emotional regulation and stress management. DBT offers individuals skill sets that allow them to more effectively deal with painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, DBT...
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Going to Rehab Away from Home: What You Need to Know - young man with luggage at airport facing away
26
Jun

Going to Rehab Away from Home: What You Need to Know

Is it better to travel away from home in order to increase rehabilitation success? It’s hard to say, as what works for one person, does not necessarily work for another. With the prevalence of rehabilitation centers located all across the country, there is likely never a need to move far from home in order to...
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12
Jun

Finding a Job After Leaving Recovery

One of the most critical steps after leaving recovery is finding a job that will compliment your physical and emotional needs. In other words, you want to find a job that can provide a positive environment free of emotional or physical triggers. In the beginning, being back in the job market will most likely feel...
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23
May

What Is Sober Living?

When you first transition from a treatment center into regular daily life, there’s a lot to get used to. In the majority of rehab facilities, you have a controlled environment supplemented by aspects important to recovery, such as peaceful surroundings, an engaging support network, and proper access to nutrition. You also have no pressure to...
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14
Aug

How to Prepare for When Your Loved One Comes Home from Rehab

Awaiting the homecoming of your loved one from rehab will bring a whirlwind of emotions. You will most likely feel excited for their return. At the same time, it is not unusual to feel apprehensive as well. Aside from the fact that you have redesigned your life to accommodate your loved one’s treatment, anxiety surrounding...
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How to Care for Yourself While Your Loved One is in Rehab - women visiting
03
Aug

How to Care for Yourself While Your Loved One is in Rehab

After your loved one goes to a substance abuse recovery center, you will probably feel a momentary relief. Following a tumultuous period where you more than likely spent day after day trying to help them get better, shifting your focus to healing yourself should become a priority.
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