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What's the Missing Piece in Addiction Treatment? (Video)

What happens when your addiction rehab just doesn't work?

“I [did both] a 12 step program and an aversion therapy program. Both, ultimately did not work for me …. It seemed like the most important thing to them was if your insurance covered you and your check would clear.”

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Addiction and Personal Responsibility: What You Need to Know

 

Do you need to hang your head in shame because of the choices you made in the past, when you were in mental and emotional pain and didn’t know any other way?

Does being completely responsible for your experiences mean that every bad thing that happened to you is your fault?

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Review: The Sober Truth - Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12 Step Programs with Dr. Lance Dodes

12 Step programs have been the standard of care in both outpatient and residential addiction treatment for the better part of the last century.

But if these programs work so well, then why do we see so many people struggling to stay sober after rehab? Why do we see dismal relapse rates?

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Identifying Signs of Addiction in Your Loved One

Addiction affects more than the person struggling with drug or alcohol dependency. It can have a negative impact on loved ones as well. As a concerned friend or family member, maybe you've noticed changes in someone and you suspect drug abuse. What signs of addiction should you look out for?

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Opioids and Senior Citizens: What's the Real Story?

Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you picture a person who is addicted to drugs? Even if you’ve heard about the opioid crisis, we’re willing to bet that you imagined a twitchy teen or a drunk twenty-something.

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How to Find High-Quality Residential Addiction Treatment Centers

Have you battled with addiction off and on throughout your life? If so, you’re undoubtedly familiar with various types of residential addiction treatment centers. However, do you know what separates the high-quality ones from the rest? Typically, it pays to look at what the therapists focus on—and for how long.

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Will the Opioid Epidemic Ever End?

More than three million people in the United States are addicted to opioids, and over 33,000 of them die each year as a result of accidental overdoses. The opioid epidemic is a serious and growing problem, leading some to question whether there’s an end in sight. 

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What Is Medical Detox?

Physical drug or alcohol dependence develops over time, which makes stopping the effects difficult. Without a proper detoxification process, withdrawal symptoms can shock the system. However, what is medical detox, exactly?

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How Depression Symptoms Can Complicate Your Addiction Recovery Journey

For individuals in the early stages of addiction treatment, depression symptoms are common due to a lack of dopamine. Dopamine is a pleasure chemical that the brain creates in order for you to repeat certain actions and be happy.

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Sobriety Quotes: Neil Steinberg on The Adventure of Recovery

When our team did a Google Image search of the term “Sobriety Quotes” recently, the first item to pop up was a Pinterest graphic with these words: “Wanna find out who your friends are? Get sober.”

This anonymous quote reminds us of a powerful, often-painful truth: When we change, our relationships to the people around us change too.

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