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Spending Christmas in Recovery

Let’s face it; spending Christmas in recovery is not your ideal holiday scenario. The thought of being away from friends and family and focusing on your addiction treatment program can feel lonely and depressing. However, a residential rehab center may be just what you need to get a fresh start during the holidays and the…

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Benefits of Outpatient Treatment

You’ve made the difficult decision to seek help for your substance use problem. Now the question is: what’s the best form of treatment? Only you and your doctor can make that decision, but you should consider the benefits of outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment, including intensive outpatient treatment programs, enables participants to maintain a sense of…

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Finding Support Groups After Rehab

The struggle to recover from substance abuse can be a long one. Treatment and rehab centers only set the stage for a lifelong challenge. Once you get beyond the immediate services of inpatient or outpatient treatment, support groups add an important layer to your recovery. Post-treatment support groups are a principal element of rehab aftercare.…

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Difference Between Opioids and Opiates

It’s hard to go a day without hearing some reference to the nation’s drug epidemic. The central players in that epidemic are classes of drugs known as opioids and opiates. What’s the difference between opioids and opiates, and what does it mean for treatment? Opioids and opiates have many similarities, the most important of which…

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