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6 Personality Traits Linked to Addiction

By |2018-07-30T13:30:50-04:00September 13th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Although there is no one set addictive personality type, researchers who study the causes of addiction have found a number of traits that are closely linked to an increased risk of drug or alcohol abuse. 1. Impulsivity Impulsive people are often viewed as fun to be around due to their spontaneous nature, but this personality [...]

Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders: A Double Whammy for Treatment Goals

By |2019-09-11T17:10:26-04:00August 25th, 2017|co-occurring & dual diagnosis, Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Co-occurring disorders are mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or OCD, that occur in people who are also suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. This is sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that most mentally ill people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction are [...]

Signs of Opioid Addiction

By |2020-02-11T17:39:23-05:00August 9th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Heroin|

Opioid abuse remains a serious public health issue throughout the United States. This is, however, an often misunderstood type of addiction, since many people who use opioid pain medication have a valid reason for doing so and abusers often begin due to an appropriately diagnosed medical condition. About Opioids Opioids are a type of narcotic [...]

Using Yoga to Promote a Lasting Recovery

By |2019-09-11T17:09:02-04:00July 19th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Exercising, Holistic Treatment|

While yoga is far from a cure for drug and alcohol addiction, a regular yoga practice can help promote a lasting recovery. Yoga is especially popular with those searching for a holistic way to address addiction treatment because it enhances the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga Is for Everyone Even if you don't consider yourself [...]

Understanding the Causes of Alcoholism: How Genes and Environmental Factors Contribute to Your Personal Addiction Risk

By |2019-09-11T17:11:50-04:00July 9th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, For Families of Addicts|

Many of the people who seek alcohol addiction treatment have parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, or siblings who've also struggled with alcohol abuse. However, alcoholism isn't inherited in the same way you'd inherit blue eyes and blond hair. Addiction develops as the result of a complex interaction between genes and environmental risk factors. Genes That Affect [...]

Sober Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

By |2020-02-11T17:34:53-05:00February 8th, 2017|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday|

Valentine's Day is all about showing your love and appreciation for your significant other, but date night can feel awkward when you're newly sober. Instead of worrying about how you'll avoid the drinks at your favorite restaurant or club, why not plan an alternative Valentine's Day date? Create a Custom Scavenger Hunt A scavenger hunt [...]

Is there room at the Inn?

By |2018-10-23T19:22:37-04:00September 25th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

People often ask us “what does faith-based mean?”  “Does it mean that you will be preaching at me?”  “Will I be welcome if I don’t participate in organized religion?” “Can you help me re-connect with my faith?” These are important questions.  In a world where all-to-often we see people seeking to impose their beliefs on [...]

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Drugs in the Workplace: Bad for Business

By |2019-09-14T15:51:31-04:00September 20th, 2013|Drug and Alcohol Addiction|

Michelle didn’t seem to take her job too seriously; she was usually 5-10 minutes late, took an excessive amount of breaks and often called in sick, all without remorse. However, she was clearly one of the best saleswomen in the region. Her convivial way with shoppers carried over to managers, to whom she promised she [...]

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Addiction is Only the Beginning

By |2018-10-23T19:26:33-04:00August 26th, 2013|The Path of Addiction Recovery|

For decades addiction treatment has followed a common path; using 12 Step groups and regular meetings for addicts and alcoholics. However, the rapidly expanding knowledge of addiction and the workings of the human mind is leading to new approaches that are proving valuable in treating this chronic disease. While most treatment centers treat only the [...]

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Consequences: A Critical Tool in Addiction Treatment

By |2019-09-11T17:21:39-04:00July 10th, 2013|Clinician Resource, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts|

When we acknowledge that addiction is a brain disease it becomes easier to understand that there is a battle going on inside the addict’s head.  They hear the “voice of the disease” saying that they need drugs and alcohol to cope with life, or they really don’t have a serious problem, or what they do [...]

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