Motivational Enhancement Therapy

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By changing our thoughts, we change our behaviors. The motivation to change can feel like pulling teeth from addiction treatment to getting regular exercise. Motivational enhancement therapy can be a solution for those seeking to vitalize their desires to challenge their behaviors for the better. Motivational enhancement therapy is typically combined with other addiction treatment …

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Family History of Addiction

Many factors contribute to a person’s likelihood of developing an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Scientists have debated whether substance use disorders are born of nature or nurture, or a combination of both. Presently, there is widespread acceptance of the latter, with most research pointing to addiction as the result of genetics and the environment. …

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Cocaine Addiction and Detox

Although most people today recognize that cocaine is addictive, thousands are still drawn to it. As many as 1,800 Americans experiment with cocaine for the first time each day. Ranked as the second most addictive drug in the world, cocaine is nothing to mess around with. Abuse of it can quickly land you a one-way …

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Self-Care and Recovery

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “You can’t pour from an empty cup” before but how often do you apply this to your life? The only way to be at peace with yourself is by embracing the numerous responsibilities and taking some time to focus on what is essential. This includes self-care and recovery.  If you …

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Forgiveness in Sobriety

Forgiveness in sobriety is difficult. For those of us who love an addict, it can seem like we’re always forgiving them for past indiscretions with no end in sight. And for those who are addicts, the feelings of self-loathing and shame feel like impossible obstacles to overcome. Hence why it becomes easier to continue using. …

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Four Stages of Addiction

Though it may sometimes appear as if someone with a substance abuse disorder develops a problem quickly, this isn’t usually the case. When it comes to addiction to alcohol and/or drugs, there are often stages that a person goes through as their dependency to the substance grows. Coming to terms with addiction and deciding to …

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Sober Activities

Let’s face it: sometimes the weekends can be hard when you’re in recovery from addiction. Maybe it’s the idea of having too much time on your hands, or you don’t want to pass up on going out with friends, or maybe you’re just not sure what to do for fun on a Friday night that …

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Meditation Therapy for Substance Abuse

Over the past few decades, a progressive trend in healthcare has been including alternative or holistic recovery center methods into more conventional therapies. Today, many holistic techniques are currently being used in rehab centers across the nation. Treatment centers that offer holistic addiction treatment use meditation, exercise, and nutrition to help patients overcome their addiction. …

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How Long Does Alcohol Rehab Take?

When choosing the right rehabilitation center, you may be wondering how long does alcohol rehab take? Incidentally, each individual’s recovery journey is unique. This means that the length of time that it will take to complete an alcohol rehab program may vary for everyone. The most common timeframes for recovery services are typically 30, 60, …

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