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Sober Activities for Memorial Day Weekend

Many recovering alcoholics find themselves dealing with temptation and risk a relapse when it comes to celebrating the holidays. With drinking being such a socially acceptable activity, it works its way into many holidays, most notably Memorial Day Weekend. When people celebrate the start of summer with beer or wine, many long-term recovering alcoholics or…

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Benefits of Rehabilitation for Women

Women are often responsible for caring for the emotional, mental, and physical needs of others. That said, women affected by substance abuse and dependency may ignore their own needs as they focus on the care of others. However, such behavior can prevent necessary healing from taking place. Women should never overlook the benefits of rehabilitation…

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What Is the Definition of a Gateway Drug?

The definition of a gateway drug doesn’t change. However, the substances that experts consider to be gateway drugs are up for debate. Most importantly, though, people need to understand the definition. Understanding the term “gateway drug” can help them make up their own minds about which substances fall in that category. A gateway drug could…

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Getting Treatment for Substance Use and Depression

Those who struggle with substance use and depression face many risks to both physical and mental health if they don’t seek treatment. With proper treatment, it is possible to recover, rebuild a future of confidence and health, and develop a sense of pride while doing so. If you are struggling with depression right now, it…

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Getting Treatment for PTSD and Substance Use

There are many reasons why a person might choose to use drugs or alcohol. People often turn to them for social occasions, pain relief, experimentation, rebellion, boredom, or self-medication. In any one of these situations, it can become possible for a person to become addicted. Anytime a person becomes addicted and seeks treatment at The…

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What Is Rational Emotive Therapy?

There are many options to choose from when it comes to getting treatment for a substance use disorder. Sometimes, medication is a part of the recovery process. Other times, different therapy strategies are necessary. No matter the treatment options, they all have the same goal: to help the person in treatment experience recovery and gain…