How to Convince a Loved One to Go to Rehab

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How to Convince a Loved One to Go to Rehab

75% of people who have an addiction move forward to survive and live a normal life. However, that often doesn’t happen on their own. With the help of their loved ones and a support system, they are able to kick their addiction to the curb and move on to live happily. […]

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Addiction Recovery: How to Use the Family Intervention Process

Family Intervention Process
Addiction Recovery: How to Use the Family Intervention Process

Overcoming addiction is one of the greatest challenges a person can face in their life, partially because it’s a life-long process. However, it’s still important to start off on the right foot. Unfortunately, 1 in 10 adults in the US will struggle with addiction in their lifetimes. The good news is that there […]

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What is a Drug and Alcohol Intervention?

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What is a Drug and Alcohol Intervention?

Addiction is a devastating condition that affects nearly 21 million Americans.[1] Not only does addiction affect the person who is abusing drugs or alcohol, but it can also cause immense emotional harm to families and loved ones. Watching someone you love battle an addiction to drugs or alcohol is painful […]

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Signs of Denial in Someone Struggling With Addiction

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Signs of Denial in Someone Struggling With Addiction

Living with addiction can lead to severe damage to your short and long-term health. An addiction can cause significant relationship strain, harm your emotional wellbeing, and may result in life-altering legal or financial trouble. With all the negative consequences of addiction, you might think it would be impossible for a […]

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Smoking Weed During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

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Smoking Weed During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding: What You Need to Know

Many individuals who are pregnant believe that smoking marijuana is not a big deal. This belief may come from the idea that marijuana is a harmless substance. Additionally, individuals who use medical marijuana might think that it is okay to continue using smokeless THC products throughout their pregnancy and while […]

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The Importance of Honesty In Recovery

The Importance of Honesty In Recovery

Honesty is as valuable a currency as any. One of the most respected character traits to any decent human being, honesty isn’t only about not telling lies. True honesty is about being transparent, communicative, and real with yourself and others. Honesty, specifically in recovery, conveys openness and transparency. Honesty in […]

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10 Effects of Substance Abuse on Family Members

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10 Effects of Substance Abuse on Family Members

Alcohol and drug abuse affect not only the life of the person with the substance use disorder (SUD) but also the lives of family members. Addictions often cause interpersonal problems for all family members. Here, we’ll take a closer look at how substance abuse affects the family. Early theories blamed […]

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Is Forcing Someone to Go to Rehab Possible?

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Is Forcing Someone to Go to Rehab Possible?

Watching a family member or friend suffer from the disease of addiction is tough. Especially when they do not show any interest in receiving help. As a result of this, you may find yourself wondering if you can force someone into rehab. Forcing someone to go to rehab is possible […]

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How to Spot The Signs of Drug Addiction in a Loved One

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How to Spot The Signs of Drug Addiction in a Loved One

Addiction is a chronic and progressive disease that is characterized by compulsive drug use with complete disregard for consequences. Addiction is different from substance abuse in the way that substance abuse refers to any misuse of a substance, whereas addiction causes severe impairment in a person’s day to day life. […]

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