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Tips for Having a Sober Summer Vacation

Everyone looks forward to summer. After all, it’s vacation time. Whether hitting the road or staying close to home, we all need to unwind and spend some quality time with those whose company we enjoy. However, for those with alcohol dependency issues, staying sober may become harder if people around you are imbibing and having…

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3 Benefits of Attending an Inpatient Depression Treatment Center

Depression can wear you down and completely alter your life. But, unfortunately, it’s relatively common for people not to get the treatment they need. So how can you know if your depression is bad enough to warrant treatment? Does inpatient depression treatment make a difference? The sooner you can answer these questions, the sooner you…

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Are You a Candidate for EMDR Therapy?

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing or EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment for people trying to recover from the trauma associated with distressing life experiences. EMDR therapy has been effective in helping the mind recover from psychological trauma, just as the body can do the same with physical trauma. Likewise, the brain can heal just as…

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Addiction Support Groups for Women

Support groups for women in rehab can be very beneficial in relapse prevention. All too often, women struggling with substance abuse feel alone. They may have delayed getting treatment for a number of reasons that other women can easily relate to. Having this support during this critical time can be the motivation you need to…

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How to Support Someone with an Eating Disorder

Not everyone who recognizes that they have a problem is willing to take that all-important first step in seeking treatment. Many times they think that they can deal with the situation on their own. When helping a friend or family member acknowledge an eating disorder, it is important to offer disordered eating support so that…

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Signs You Are Addicted to Painkillers

Doctor-prescribed painkillers are an effective tool in treating short-term pain and discomfort associated with many conditions. But when used for more than the recommended time, they can begin to take over the user’s ability to manage pain independently. Becoming dependent on the medication and increasing the dosage as one’s tolerance builds up can lead to…

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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…