Could a Brief Intervention Help Your Loved One?

Watching a loved one struggle with substance abuse engenders feelings of powerlessness, despair, and anxiety. The good news is a brief intervention can build a bridge to a longer, more comprehensive substance rehabilitation program, even for those addicts who initially resist treatment. Here is how brief intervention has become an indispensable part of treatment programs…

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Improving Your Spiritual Health in Rehab

Recovering from substance abuse is more than healing physically, and it’s more than an exercise in mental discipline; people who desire a true, lifelong recovery from addiction must continue to nourish and improve spiritual health as well. For some recovering addicts, this means religious drug rehab; for others, connecting the body, mind, and spirit works…

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Is There Hope for Drug Addiction?

Many addicts and their families fear the shame and guilt associated with substance abuse. Some even feel there is no hope to be had. The good news is that modern addiction science has progressed further than ever before, and now more than ever there are real, lifelong solutions to the disease of substance abuse. Explore…

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Why 12 Step Programs Don’t Work

If you were suffering from cancer, chemotherapy didn’t work, and your physician decided it failed because you didn’t try hard enough, you’d start looking for a new doctor — and treatment — right away. Unfortunately, 12-step supporters believe much the same dogma. Here is why 12 step programs don’t work for a large portion of…

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Your Body’s Amazing Ability to Heal

A ruptured eardrum, conjunctival bleeding, food poisoning, and a broken rib are just a few examples of problems your body is capable of fixing on its own. The human body’s ability to heal itself also applies to people who have a substance abuse problem. For example, several studies cited in Scientific American found “that years…

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