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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…

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5 Tips on Improving Your Environment for Recovery

Your immediate environment has a direct impact on you. So profound is the effect that it can shape a person’s personality. It, therefore, follows that a person who is in recovery should be mindful of their environment. Your recovery environment should complement the healing process. However, the external environment is complex. Many variables interact at…

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How to Start Over After Addiction

Addiction affects millions in the US, although substance abusers understand the potentially severe consequences. Fortunately, you can seek professional treatment and overcome the condition. For example, the addiction treatment programs in Midwest Recovery Center help most participants succeed in their recovery. Life after addiction can be challenging for many people, but learning how to start…

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5 Things to Look Forward to When You Quit Drinking

Alcohol abuse can ruin lives and destroy relationships with loved ones, but some people continue partaking despite understanding the dangers. Different studies establish that a substantial percentage of the American population struggles with alcohol use disorders, including binge drinking. Many changes can happen in your life when you stop drinking. If you are struggling with…

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How to Spend No Alcohol November in Toledo, OH

Having fun for individuals struggling with alcohol use disorders may seem impossible. Drinking is common in social settings, but it may not be a source of enjoyment. The long-term consequences of alcohol dependency are severe and sometimes life-threatening. Fortunately, you can find better ways to have fun and improve your life. Midwest Recovery Center gives…