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Signs To Look for in Addiction

Signs To Look for in Addiction

With more than 100,000 Americans dying every year from drug overdoses, it's more important than ever to recognize the signs of addiction. If you are worried about family members or friends who may abuse alcohol or drugs, recognizing the early warning signs can help...

How Do Drugs Affect Mental Health?

How Do Drugs Affect Mental Health?

One of the first things we're taught about drugs is that they can ruin our minds and lives if we aren't careful. This unfortunate truth is what leads so many people to needing addiction treatment that also helps them address...

Surviving the Holidays While in Recovery

Surviving the Holidays While in Recovery

As the holidays approach, individuals currently in recovery are preparing to handle an increase in exposure to alcohol and potential triggers. Even if you love the holidays, the parties and events held by friends and family members can be a challenge to get through...

What is the Typical Behavior of an Alcoholic?

What is the Typical Behavior of an Alcoholic?

What makes a person an alcoholic? It may not be as obvious as some expect. An alcoholic is an individual who has an addiction to alcohol. An addiction means that they understand that their continued use of alcohol is going to...

Is Detox the Same for Everyone?

Is Detox the Same for Everyone?

Starting down the road of addiction recovery means going through detox that helps you transition to initial sobriety. When done alone, detox can be extremely difficult to get through and even life-threatening in severe cases. The...

Being Thankful This Thanksgiving for the Journey of Sobriety

Being Thankful This Thanksgiving for the Journey of Sobriety

Every year, friends and family gather across the country to share what they're most grateful for in their lives. This Thanksgiving tradition serves as a time of reflection on the events the previous year held, with some having both thanks and concerns on their mind....

What Do You Say to Someone Celebrating Recovery?

What Do You Say to Someone Celebrating Recovery?

When it comes to recovery from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, any progress should be a cause for celebration. Each day spent sober during recovery is a victory, but not everyone is as keen to talk about their experience. It's no surprise that such a difficult and...

Why Should You Continue Your Recovery with IOP?

Why Should You Continue Your Recovery with IOP?

With the right type and level of treatment, it is possible to gain more control over addiction and dependence, as well as work to recover your life. Without a doubt, it is critical for you to get the level of care you need. For many people, this starts with a medical...

How Do You Get Through the Holidays While in Recovery?

How Do You Get Through the Holidays While in Recovery?

It's that time of year again where friends, family and loved ones start gathering for huge feasts and festive parties. There's always something to talk about and people to catch up with, but all of the added pressure and stress that comes with the season can make it...

What Does It Mean To Be In Addiction Recovery While Pregnant?

What Does It Mean To Be In Addiction Recovery While Pregnant?

Due to the fragile development of a fetus during pregnancy, the use of any external substances can cause issues that permanently change how that baby will live. Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco are all addictive substances that can lead to potentially life-threatening...

Why Should I Go to a Detox To Start My Recovery?

Why Should I Go to a Detox To Start My Recovery?

When breaking away from drug or alcohol abuse, many solo attempts abruptly end once withdrawal symptoms appear during their initial detox. However, advances in modern addiction treatment and medication now give these individuals the opportunity to safely traverse...

What Are the Four Steps to Recovery From Alcoholism?

What Are the Four Steps to Recovery From Alcoholism?

Recovering from alcoholism, or alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a lifelong journey that takes dedication to a sober lifestyle. But don't let that stop you, as part of your recovery from AUD includes treatment designed to equip you to remain sober even during times of...

Can You Smoke in Recovery?

Can You Smoke in Recovery?

When you think of being in recovery for addiction to drugs or alcohol, you may assume that cigarettes are one of the substances that can't be used during treatment. The truth is that you can smoke in recovery, the availability of smoking areas in recovery and rehab...

What Happens While You Detox?

What Happens While You Detox?

One of the biggest roadblocks that stops individuals from ending substance abuse on their own is detox. The process can be extremely painful or even life-threatening depending on the substance being abused, the quantity, the frequency, and the individual's own health....

Is It Ok To Congratulate Someone on Sobriety?

Is It Ok To Congratulate Someone on Sobriety?

Knowing someone going through addiction recovery gives you the opportunity to help and be there for them, but it can be difficult to know what's appropriate to say if you haven't talked to them about it before. It's...

What Happens When You Stop Drinking All of a Sudden?

What Happens When You Stop Drinking All of a Sudden?

If you've been drinking consistently for any amount of time, you may notice certain differences once you stop drinking for even a day. It could be a bad headache or poor mood, but there's always something wrong when you cut out alcohol. What's happening in these cases...

What Happens When You Detox?

What Happens When You Detox?

One of the biggest roadblocks that stops individuals from ending substance abuse on their own is detox. The process can be extremely painful or even life-threatening depending on the substance being abused, the quantity, the frequency, and the individual's own health....

Why Should I Consider Phoenix for Rehab?

Why Should I Consider Phoenix for Rehab?

Entering into a treatment program at a rehab facility is a decision that takes careful consideration given the commitment recovery demands. To make sure every consideration is accounted for, America's Rehab Campus chose to open its doors in Phoenix and guests have...

How Can I Prepare To Support My Sobriety Entering into the Holidays?

How Can I Prepare To Support My Sobriety Entering into the Holidays?

During the holidays, it can be difficult to maintain sobriety and avoid drug use. For many, it's one of the most challenging times for their recovery. The good news is that there are tools you can use to help you avoid triggers and temptation and keep your commitment...

How Can I Check My Children’s Halloween Candy for Drugs?

How Can I Check My Children’s Halloween Candy for Drugs?

Halloween is just around the corner, and the things most parents are scared about have nothing to do with ghouls and goblins. Every year comes with concerns around the candy children receive when going trick-or-treating around...