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Co-occurring Disorders

Addiction and mental illness are identified as separate and distinct issues that can, and often do, occur together.  Effective treatment for co-occurring disorders depends on an accurate diagnosis, which can be a highly complex and somewhat subjective process. Some key considerations related to the prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of co-occurring disorders are discussed below. What [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Dealing with Shame

Sometimes it’s a small nagging voice, “I shouldn’t be drinking so much” or “I’m gaining weight and should go on a diet”.  Sometimes it’s a thundering judge, “I have completely screwed up my life!”   If you are trying to change a compulsive behavior pattern like substance use, gambling, or binge eating, odds are you have some [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Dealing with Shame

Top 5 Tips for Making Amends With Loved Ones Once You’re Sober

Addiction is a terrible disease that affects every single person in our society. Whether you are an addict, a recovering addict, or if someone you know is affected by addiction, learning how to cope with addiction is something every person must learn. As a person moves from a state of illness to health, they may [...]

By | November 7th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 5 Tips for Making Amends With Loved Ones Once You’re Sober

6 Telltale Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Did you know that alcohol is responsible for over 88,000 deaths in the US each year? It's easy to spot someone who's very intoxicated. They may slur their speech, stumble through a room, or become aggressive. But what about someone who drinks a lot and doesn't display these signs? They might be considered a high [...]

By | November 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Telltale Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

Top 7 Signs Your Loved One is Addicted to Opiates

Opioid addiction is rampant in the US and can happen to almost anyone. Opiates belong to a family of medications called Opioids, a range of strong pain-killing drugs. The opiate branch of this family tree consists of opium derivatives like heroin, morphine, and codeine. All opioids have pleasant, calming side effects and can be seriously [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 7 Signs Your Loved One is Addicted to Opiates

Top 5 Myths About Opiate Addiction That Need to Be Cleared Up

It's common knowledge that the United States is facing an opiate drug epidemic. In fact, opiates were responsible for 42,249 overdose deaths in 2016. And that number continues to rise yearly. But with all the talk about opiate addiction and overdoses, comes some miscommunication. There are many untruths out there about opiate addiction that need [...]

By | October 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 5 Myths About Opiate Addiction That Need to Be Cleared Up

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

Are your children fast approaching their troublesome teen years? High school is filled with many temptations that you don't want them falling victim too. Their friends can be very persuasive, that's why you need to teach them good decision skills. Letting them know you trust them to make these good decisions, learning how to argue [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 5 Ways to Help Your Child Resist Peer Pressure

Top 3 Benefits of a Women’s Only Drug Treatment Center

Over 20,000 newborn babies were born with signs of withdrawal in 2012. Pregnant mothers tend to avoid treatment because of intense shame and fear of judgment. This could be in part because most treatment centers are designed for men. Studies conducted at Harvard Medical School show gender differences are greatly impacting the success of treatment. [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 3 Benefits of a Women’s Only Drug Treatment Center

Top 6 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

In the US, 1 in 7 adults will experience a substance addiction in their lifetime. Of those, 10% report seeking treatment for a substance abuse problem. If you're one of those Americans, staying sober is your priority. But that task can be much more difficult during the holidays. Whether you're new to recovery or you're [...]

By | October 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 6 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Top 5 Reasons People Relapse After Years of Sobriety

Say it with us, relapse is not failure. Even the strongest and best people slip up from time to time, and it doesn't mean they're weak or they'll never be fully sober. It means they made a mistake. What matters now is how you recover from it. Want to know about why people relapse, even [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Top 5 Reasons People Relapse After Years of Sobriety

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