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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 To Know Its The Right Time For Treatment

Many people forego treatment because they do not think their addiction is bad enough. However, it is challenging to maintain objectivity when struggling with addictions and knowing when it is the right time to seek treatment. If your substance use is negatively affecting various aspects of your life, it is probably time to seek treatment.…

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The Misconceptions Surrounding Opioids

Despite the global attention it has garnered, the opioid epidemic is getting worse each year. Many myths and misconceptions around opioids continue to cloud people’s judgment slowing down the fight against opioid use disorder. Notably, opioids are the most common type of medication given for pain management, which is also a large contributor to the…

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Fixing The Stigmas Around Addiction

Various addictions are often accompanied by shame, guilt, and self-stigmatization. These feelings can be traced back to the public stigmatization, which perpetuates negative stereotypes regarding addiction. The majority of society thinks of addiction as a moral problem insinuating that individuals suffering from addiction choose to continue using drugs, unlike people with other chronic conditions who…

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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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How to Stay Sober After Drug Rehab

You will have made a significant milestone after completing a drug addiction treatment program. After spending time in drug rehab or booking a regular outpatient appointment with your therapist, the time will come to return to your everyday life. However, completing a rehab program is not the final step towards permanent recovery because maintaining sobriety…