Category Archives: Addiction in the News

4 Ways to Find Support in Recovery (When Your Family is MIA)

4 Ways to Find Support in Recovery (When Your Family is MIA)

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One of the most important factors in staying sober is support in addiction recovery.  Support helps to cement the ideas and values that we hold and acts as a safety net, helping to ensure that addicts don’t fall back into old patterns. Unfortunately, some people in recovery don’t get the support they need from an important source – their families.  Even after they’ve explained why it’s important…

New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery

New Year’s Resolutions in Recovery: Friend or Foe?

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As 2015 comes to an end, and our large oversized wall calendars get replaced with 2016 calendars; a year untouched even by time-traveling deloreans,  you may find yourself wanting to set goals for the next year.  New Year’s Resolutions are a popular activity as these objectives can give a positive outlook of the year to come, a year of change, and success.  But for those in

Marijuana

The Pros and Cons of Legalized Marijuana

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You hear it every day. You flip on the TV, there it is. You turn on your car radio, there it is. You go to work and people are talking about it as they gossip by the water cooler. Marijuana. Well, legalized marijuana, if we want to get specific. It’s been a hot topic of discussion for many years but for some reason there seems to be…

The Power of Outpatient Addiction Treatment

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When people think about drug and alcohol treatment, they usually picture a stay at a residential rehab facility. While an inpatient substance abuse program may offer the best chance of success for individuals with a severe addiction or an unstable home environment, many people in the earlier stages of addiction benefit from the flexibility of outpatient treatment.

Outpatient addiction treatment programs are an effective option for…