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Outpatient vs Inpatient; Which is the Better Option for You?

Seeking therapy for an addiction is a step that requires strength and commitment. However, the process can also leave one frustrated and confused on where and how to find the appropriate center. There are typically two options when it comes to addiction treatment programs, outpatient and inpatient. Understanding the difference between outpatient and inpatient will…

How Alcohol Effects the Developing Brain

Many studies have been conducted to study the effect that alcohol has on the developing brain. Though unknown to many people, our brains actually continue to grow sometimes even into our early twenties. With that, many professionals say that during that growth period it is important that our brains take minimal to no debilitating substances.…

Addictive Personality

Warning Signs Of An Addictive Personality

With such a fine line between habit and addiction, it seems many of us struggle to tell the difference between the two. Addiction can be destructive and can take priority over aspects of life that most would consider important such as relationships, careers, and even health. Those with an addictive personality may find themselves slipping…

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Preventing Relapse After Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Just like with many diseases, the road to recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is long and often fraught with potential for relapse. One’s commitment to getting and staying sober goes far beyond the foundation of any treatment, 12-step program, or rehab. It is a daily promise to focus on staying healthy and avoiding those…

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Is Your Drinking Out of Control? 8 Signs of Alcohol Abuse

While legal in the United States, alcohol is a frequent culprit in addiction and for which treatment is sought frequently. It’s estimated that 700,000 people in the United States beginning or receiving treatment for alcohol addiction on any given day. If you or a loved one are a frequent drinker and suspect alcohol is becoming…

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Does Equine Therapy Assist in Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation

Forms of equine therapy, the therapy involving the use of horses, have been practiced around the world for decades. Initially used to assist patients in their recovery from traumatic injuries, the treatment has evolved to helping those who are physically disabled, suffer from mental disorders and more recently those with addictions. Incorporating equine therapy with…

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Drug Addiction vs Drug Dependence – Is there a Difference?

Many misconceptions swirl around the terms drug addiction and drug dependence. The reason for this is because often, different organizations tend to use different definitions. They use these words interchangeably instead of giving you a clear explanation of what they each mean so that you can better understand them.   What is drug addiction? Drug…

outpatient addiction program

Finding An Outpatient Addiction Program That Works

When it comes to addiction, there a wide range of successful treatment options. Finding the right type of treatment for a loved one can be difficult, however, with enough research, you can come to a decision. Outpatient centers are just one option that we provide that can efficiently help overcome addiction. With an outpatient program,…

heroin recovery

Vital Steps to Undertake During Heroin Recovery

Heroin addiction is a chronic condition characterized by uncontrollable drug use and drug-seeking behaviors in spite of the harmful consequences. Addiction can cause long-lasting changes in the brain that often lead to risky behaviors. When a person does commit to heroin recovery, relapse is common. Addiction usually begins with the voluntary choice to use the…

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How to Help Your Loved One Through Alcohol Recovery

Recovery from any addiction is a lifelong process. Addiction treatment, as well as the time after the process is over, can put a severe strain on any relationship. Generally the closer you are to someone suffering from addiction, the greater the tension. That said, if a person has chosen to become sober and is ready to…