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Addiction Recovery

10 Tips for Avoiding Relapse During the Holiday Season

Recovery from drug addiction and alcohol use disorders can be a struggle. At any time, an unexpected event or emotion can trigger cravings for the drug of choice and make someone want to drink or get high. During the holidays, recovery can be even trickier than usual. Some common triggers during the holidays include the following: Dealing … Continue reading 10 Tips for Avoiding Relapse During the Holiday Season

December 3, 2014

Addiction Recovery

5 Benefits of Personalized Addiction Treatment

After initial stabilization in detox, the first step in recovery should be an in-depth evaluation and assessment. This allows the treatment team to identify all obstacles to recovery and to create an individualized treatment plan to address those issues. Medical health, emotional health, specific life challenges – all these will be addressed through directed therapies … Continue reading 5 Benefits of Personalized Addiction Treatment

October 31, 2014

Addiction Recovery

10 Things NOT to Do When Your Loved One Comes Home from Drug Rehab

Rehab was the first big step, but now it’s time for recovery. The excitement of feeling empowered by being sober is the honeymoon phase when people just out of treatment are optimistic but may have unrealistic expectations. It’s also a time of adjustment for family members who don’t know what to expect. Plan for Success … Continue reading 10 Things NOT to Do When Your Loved One Comes Home from Drug Rehab

August 29, 2014

General Issues

Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

On This Page: Vaping vs. Smoking Perceptions of Vaping Is Vaping Dangerous? Vaping continues to grow in popularity even as researchers worry about safety and long-term consequences. Critics of vaporizers say there’s more than safety to consider as well; they’re concerned the ease of using the devices leads to more widespread marijuana use. Plus, since … Continue reading Is Vaping the New Trend Among Young Professionals?

August 20, 2014

Drug Abuse

Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

On This Page: Eric Chang New Drug, Effective Treatment In the past few years, a new crop of illicit substances termed “synthetic drugs” has been a growing problem across the country. Ever-evolving in chemical makeup, the creators of the drugs stay one step ahead of the law by creating new forms of these substances so … Continue reading Made in China: Synthetic Drugs Coming into US Cut Off at the Source

July 28, 2014