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What is Rehab?

Millions of Americans suffer from alcohol use disorder and the number seems to increase every day. Many people do not seek out the help that they need for their alcoholism. The ones that do often do not know where to start. you have been struggling with alcohol addiction, you probably have a lot of questions.…

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Coping with a Dual Diagnosis: Tips from the Experts

You, or a family member, may be among the millions of people with “dual diagnosis”—simultaneous substance-abuse problems and mental illness. People with post-traumatic stress disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, or other mental health disorders are particularly vulnerable to falling into addiction via the attempted-self-medication route. What do treatment professionals and mental-health experts say that can…

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The 12 Steps: A Refresher Course

What Are The 12 Steps? Since Alcoholics Anonymous introduced them in the 1930s, “the 12 Steps” have become virtually inseparable from any discussion of addiction recovery. At least 200 organizations–an “Anonymous” for everything from narcotics to hoarding to pornography–and countless treatment centers employ 12-Step programs for the benefit of their members or patients. Still, many…

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Getting the Addiction Help You Need

Addiction is an issue that plagues millions of individuals of all ages from around the world each day. Some addictions are just psychological and mental. Others create a physical dependency and life-threatening risk as the addiction progresses. You may be someone struggling with an addiction for the first time. Or perhaps you have battled the…