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To Get Drug Abuse Help You Have To Take Action

It might sound obvious that to create change you need to take some sort of action. However, sometimes it’s important to be reminded of what’s right under our noses. This can be especially true if we are blinded by the denial and dishonest...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 21, 2015

Returning to Recovery After Relapse

It’s can be a challenging experience when you relapse. You might feel regret, remorse, anger at yourself, or even shame for breaking your sobriety. However, you should know that it’s very common for recovering addicts to relapse. It’...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 16, 2015

Healthy Boundaries for Healthy Relationships

If you grew up in a family with addiction, likely some or all of those family relationships were co-dependent. For example, the relationships between family members might have been very close, or they might have been very distant. It’s common i...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 15, 2015

Tobacco Facts and Statistics

Tobacco is harmful to almost every organ of the body.  In addition, smoking causes many diseases and lowers a persons life expectancy.  The following is a list of tobacco facts and statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 13, 2015

Relationship Issues to Watch Out For in Families With Addiction

Sometimes, it’s easy to brush aside major events that happen in relationships. This is especially true when two people have poor communication skills, which is common in families with addiction. More frequently families with addiction have deni...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 11, 2015

Adderall Abuse

Adderall is a stimulant medication that has a high potential for abuse. It can be abused if a person does not take the correct dosage or if a person is not prescribed the drug. Adderall is prescribed to those diagnosed with ADHD because it calms the...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 9, 2015

Signs of an Addictive Personality

About 10-15% of people in the world have an addictive personality, according to an article by Dr. Stephen Mason on Psychology Today. People with addictive personalities can often succumb to an addiction of some sort, whether is be drugs, alcohol, gam...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 8, 2015

Schizophrenia and Addiction: It’s A Common but Preventable Combination

It’s not uncommon that someone with schizophrenia would have an addiction to either drugs or alcohol. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, those who have schizophrenia are much more likely to have a substance abuse addicti...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 7, 2015

Types of Counseling and Their Roles in Addiction Treamtment

Some people might underestimate the power of counseling and how important of a role it plays in opioid addiction treatment.  A person who has detoxed from opioids is still at risk for relapse.  Some factors that might increase the urge to use drugs...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 6, 2015

Deciding to Divorce Because Your Partner Struggles With Addiction

Sometimes the relationship between two people changes. Sometimes, one person in the relationship, for whatever reason, turns to drugs and alcohol for comfort instead of his or her partner.  If the drug or alcohol use continues to become more severe...
by Recovery Advocates on Jan 5, 2015

Don’t Get Stuck Behind the Label of Being An Addict

When you go to a doctor or psychologist with your symptoms and they respond with giving you a diagnosis, it’s easy to take on that diagnosis as though you’re ready to wear it like a sign. It’s easy to cling to that diagnosis as though it’s a...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 31, 2014

Existential Depression Can Play a Role in Addiction

There’s a saying in the drug counseling field: Addicts are very spiritual people they’re just knocking on the wrong door. It’s true that those who are drawn to drug use are looking for something more. They are looking for an experie...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 30, 2014

Let 2015 Be a Year of Sobriety

New Year Year’s resolutions can be a powerful time to make a decision. It’s a new year, a new time, and it can be a new life. The word resolution comes from the word resolute, which means admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 29, 2014

What To Look For In A Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center

When you’re looking for a drug and alcohol treatment center, it might be hard to know which treatment center is going to be best for you. Typically many addiction treatment centers will offer similar services, such as drug counseling, family th...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 24, 2014

Cocaine and Amphetamine Users More Likely to Attempt Suicide

Study – Cocaine and Amphetamine Users More Likely to Attempt Suicide It’s well-known that people who struggle with drug addiction are more likely to attempt suicide than the general population, and suicide actually accounts for around 10 percent...
by Private Counselling London on Dec 21, 2014

Coping with Loss During the Holidays

One of the biggest triggers for drinking or drug use is dealing with loss or grief. This is especially true during the holidays when families are getting together and distant relatives are returning to town to celebrate the season. But what happens w...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 19, 2014

Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery

In the video below, Russell Brand shares his personal story and provides powerful insight about addiction and recovery. The post Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery appeared first on Lakehouse Recovery Center.
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 17, 2014

Adverse Effects of Heroin

Below is a list of the adverse effects of heroin on behavior, body response, general health, the brain, psychology, and fetal development provided by AddictionBlog.com.   Adverse effects of heroin on behavior: Difficulty handling responsibility...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 17, 2014

Common Addictions Among Teenage Girls

Often when people think of an addiction, the first thing that comes to mind is a drug or alcohol addiction.  Many people tend to forget about or not give as much attention to the many other types of addiction.  A few common addictions among teenage...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 16, 2014

To Get Drug Abuse Help You Have To Make a Change

It might sound obvious that to create change you need to take some sort of action. However, sometimes it’s important to be reminded of what’s right under our noses. This can be especially true if we are blinded by the denial and dishonest...
by Recovery Advocates on Dec 11, 2014


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