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Family Resource

Denial and Addiction: How to Help Your Loved One Acknowledge the Need for Treatment

By |2022-09-16T12:35:40-04:00September 16th, 2022|Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

Denial can be a powerful coping mechanism when accepting reality seems too painful. Because addiction is often stigmatized, it's common for people with substance use disorders to be in denial about their condition. However, acknowledging the problem and being brave enough to ask for help is the only way to move forward. What Does Denial [...]

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Tips for Making Friends in Recovery

By |2022-09-09T20:50:49-04:00September 9th, 2022|Family Resource, Personal Growth|

Recovery is a time of new beginnings. For many people, that includes reevaluating old friendships and cutting ties with anyone who isn't supportive of their newfound sobriety. Ending toxic relationships can be painful, but you're not destined to be alone forever. Here, we share some tips to help you make new friends who share your [...]

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5 Tips for a Smooth Transition from Residential Addiction Treatment to Independent Living

By |2022-08-26T14:06:45-04:00August 26th, 2022|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

Graduating from residential treatment is an important milestone in your recovery journey. As you prepare to return to independent living, you'll need to work on putting the skills you learned in residential treatment to work in the real world. Here, the treatment team at St. Joseph Institute for Addiction shares some tips that can help [...]

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Benzos Addiction Is Often Overlooked

By |2022-07-29T12:41:28-04:00July 28th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

When most people think of the abuse of prescription medications, they imagine individuals who are struggling with an addiction to opioid painkillers. However, benzodiazepines also have a significant potential for abuse and addiction. What Are Benzos? Benzodiazepines, often simply called benzos, are a class of prescription drugs most commonly used to treat anxiety. However, they [...]

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Healthy Summer Fun: 11 Ideas for People in Recovery

By |2022-06-26T12:05:17-04:00June 24th, 2022|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

If this is your first summer in recovery, you may be wondering how you'll fill those long days without alcohol. Pop culture has programmed us to romanticize drinking as a crucial part of summertime fun, but the truth is that summer is 100% better when you're sober. When your mind, body, and spirit are healthy, [...]

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A Closer Look at the Connection Between Substance Abuse and Suicide

By |2022-05-27T16:13:10-04:00May 25th, 2022|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Suicide & Substance Abuse According to the CDC, suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States. There were 45,979 deaths as a result of suicide in 2020—the equivalent of about one death every 11 minutes. Many factors affect a person's suicide risk, including poverty, childhood trauma, bullying, and a family history of [...]

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Trauma-Informed Care to Support Addiction Recovery

By |2022-01-31T15:25:40-05:00January 29th, 2022|Family Resource, Resource|

The relationship between trauma and substance use disorders is complex, but there's no doubt that experiencing a traumatic event can be a trigger for drug or alcohol abuse in vulnerable individuals. Thus, trauma-informed care can be beneficial in promoting a lasting recovery. How Trauma Leads to Substance Abuse Some of the different types of traumas [...]

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Ecstasy May Look Like Candy, But It’s Far from Sweet

By |2021-03-28T18:50:34-04:00March 28th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Ecstasy tablets often look like candy, but they're definitely not a harmless treat. These brightly colored tablets are frequently decorated with imprints of cartoon characters or product logos and sold on stretchy candy necklaces to be worn at raves or concerts. However, the hallucinogenic and stimulant effects of the drug can lead to a wide [...]

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Young People Often Don’t Understand the Risks Associated with Club Drugs

By |2021-03-28T12:50:19-04:00March 18th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

The term club drugs is often used to refer to drugs that are primarily used at nightclubs, concerts, bars, parties, and raves. LSD, GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, ecstasy (MDMA), and methamphetamine are some examples of common club drugs. Club Drug Dangers Young people who experiment with club drugs out of a desire to fit in, unwind, [...]

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Getting Help for a Loved One Who Is Addicted to Cocaine

By |2021-03-02T18:14:25-05:00March 2nd, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource|

Cocaine is a powerful and highly addictive stimulant made from the coca plant that is native to South America. It is most often sold as a fine white powder that is snorted into the nose, rubbed into the gums, or dissolved in water and injected with a needle. The drug can also be found as [...]

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