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The Real Dangers of Substance Abuse

We knew well before the information age about the dangers of substance abuse. It isn’t a new concern but it is one that we have learned more about over the years. It is also a concern that has grown considerably more dangerous as more drugs now flood the market, the streets, and the country than…

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Decision Made – Staying Sober During The COVID-19 Outbreak

A wise quarantine resolution–stay sober. Yet it may be challenging to keep this promise to yourself. However, staying sober during coronavirus can be difficult especially if you’re someone in recovery or fresh out of treatment. You’ve made your decision to quit using drugs or abusing alcohol. You’ve made your decision to take control of your…

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Have You Found Yourself Quarantined With An Alcoholic Spouse?

Problems are easily hidden during quarantine. Being home during quarantine with an alcoholic spouse is not easy. You may not have noticed your spouse was an alcoholic, or you avoided the truth. Now, you cannot avoid your spouse’s alcoholism. You have no distractions, and this unique situation continues to bring you in direct contact with…

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The CBT vs DBT Question

DBT vs. CBT In addiction psychotherapy, two modalities are used more than any others: cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). But when it comes to DBT vs. CBT, which model is better for which patients? Recovery centers, therapists, and 12-step groups all have a great deal of experience deciding between DBT vs. CBT,…

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Stages of Alcoholism

Stages of Alcoholism The stages of alcoholism can develop rapidly and the physical, social, and emotional consequences can lead to serious problems. Regardless of how quickly or slowly you go through the stages of alcoholism, recovery is possible with proper alcohol addiction treatment. Alcohol is a quintessential part of holiday celebrations, nightlife, and sporting events.…