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Different Ways Alcohol Can be Abused

Alcohol abuse develops over time as a response to the amount, type, and frequency of consumption. Yet, for many, alcohol use disorder can happen quickly, leading to health complications and dependence. When alcohol addiction occurs, professional treatment is often necessary to help a person stop drinking and start the recovery process. At Midwest Recovery Center,…

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Meditation and Recovery: Does it Work?

Meditation and other alternative therapies have become a popular part of addiction recovery. We’ll look at its effectiveness during addiction treatment. You’ll learn about the benefits of meditating during treatment and beyond here at Midwest Recovery. What is Meditation? When you think of meditating, perhaps you think of someone sitting with their legs crossed and…

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How Men and Women Recover Differently

The differences between how men and women experience addiction, undergo therapies, and recover, stems from the sociological and biological differences. These differences primarily revolve around estrogen and testosterone production, varying body size, body composition, and societal expectations. The gender differences influence susceptibility to substance addiction, recovery, and the risk of relapse. Midwest Recovery Center offers…

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The Group Therapy Approach To Recovery

Group therapy is an addiction treatment method used to help people struggling with various addictions. It involves five to 15 patients and one or two health professionals. The health professionals guide the group through conversations and activities targeted at tackling a specific problem varying from substance abuse, panic disorder, social anxiety to chronic pain. Group…

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How The Holidays Can Affect Addiction

The holidays come with travel plans, gift-giving, merry-making, and awkward family issues, which brings to the surface stressful topics such as money, family, religion, and general stress. For individuals struggling with addiction or recovering addicts, the holidays can be doubly difficult and triggering, which could easily lead to a relapse. Additionally, during a time of…