5 Reasons Why Alcoholics May Drink

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When it comes to determining the reasons why alcoholics drink, there is no same answer for everyone. For those who abuse alcohol or are addicted to it, the reasons for drinking may be unknown or could range from depression to genetics, or simply liking the feeling that alcohol gives them. Or, it could be a combination of all those reasons. … Read More

5 Warning Signs of Drug Abuse In Teenagers

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Raising a teenager isn’t easy. Between the mood swings, changing interests, and their constant desire to distance themselves from you, it’s difficult for many parents to determine what’s normal and the signs of a bigger problem. There’s no easy way to determine whether your teenage son or daughter is using drugs because many of the signs and symptoms resemble typical … Read More

How To Write An Intervention Letter in 5 Easy Steps

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An intervention can be scary. It can be life-changing, emotional, and heartbreaking. That’s why it pays to be prepared. Seeing a loved one who is struggling with a substance use disorder is not only uncomfortable, it’s also painful, and we’re often left racking out brains about ways we can pull our friends family members up out of the darkness. Unfortunately, … Read More

4 Rules For Trying To Help An Addict That Is In Denial

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  “The worst thing is watching someone drown and not being able to convince them that they can save themselves by just standing up.” For me, this quote has always epitomized what it feels like to watch someone battle substance abuse and addiction, in denial that any problem even exists. It can be very difficult to be a bystander in … Read More

Residential Treatment: Why You Should Follow Drug Rehab Rules

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Residential substance use disorder treatment is one of the most often utilized resources when starting your recovery journey. No matter how many people tell you about their experiences, it can be hard to wrap your head around what you can expect during your care. Given the highly sensitive nature of substance use treatment, there are many different “protocols” and “rules” … Read More

Using The Right Words: What To Say During An Intervention

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Words matter, and what you say (or don’t say to someone) during a time of need is important. As a family member or friend of someone struggling with an alcohol or substance use disorder, your words carry even more weight—especially during an intervention. Holding an intervention is one of the most loving things you can do for someone struggling with a … Read More

8 Common Mistakes Families Make During An Intervention

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Interventions are one of the best ways to encourage your loved one to get the help they need for their alcohol or substance use disorder. In most cases, the end goal is to encourage your loved one to attend an inpatient or outpatient treatment program. Although interventions can be a great way to get your loved one to open up about their … Read More

The 3 Stages Of Relapse: Early Warning Signs And How To Move Forward

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There’s a common misconception that relapse is a single moment when someone with a substance use disorder returns to their drug of choice for the first time after becoming sober. However, relapse is a process, and it often takes a long time before someone finally gives into the triggers. For many people recovering from drug or alcohol use, relapse is … Read More

How To Cope When Living With An Alcoholic Spouse

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If you are married to someone with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), you’re familiar with some, if not all, of the symptoms that come with the disease: Drinking more or longer than they plan. Trying to cut back on drinking or stop drinking entirely, but being unable to. Spending a lot of time drinking or being hungover. Wanting a drink so badly … Read More

Is Out-Of-State Rehab Worth It?

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When someone in your world needs treatment for a drug addiction, it becomes an urgent task to find the right rehab facility for your loved one. Do you search within your home state for the best rehab center? Or might a better option be an out-of-state rehab facility? There are good reasons and benefits to taking rehab away from home. … Read More