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What to Do if Your Loved One Won’t Get Help for Their Addiction

The only thing more difficult than seeing a loved one struggle with drugs or alcohol is having a loved one decline help for their addiction. This disease does not discriminate. It affects brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and everyone in-between. A common theme among addicts is defiance toward help — the very help that can save their lives. So, how do we take care of a loved one whose disease prevents us from helping them?

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What Better Time Than Now? Why It’s a Good Time to Go to Rehab

Are you currently struggling with alcohol or substance use? While the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on many aspects of life, it doesn’t have to keep you from going away to treatment and receiving the support you need. When it comes to reaching out for help, it is normal to be on the fence and wonder, “Is this the right time?” All the craziness and uncertainty going on in the world right now may lead you to believe that waiting for normalcy to return is best. In reality, there is no better time than now to take control of your life.

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Detox vs. Rehab? Which is Right for You?

Although many use these terms interchangeably, detox and rehab each have their own purpose. While detox primarily focuses on addressing the physical effects that addiction has had on the body, rehab focuses more on the psychological effects.

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Family Wellness

Coping with Your Loved One’s Addiction

Addiction is a family disease that stresses the family to the breaking point, impacts the stability of the home, the family’s unity, mental health, physical health, finances, and overall family dynamics.
Drug Addiction

Kiwi Tastes A Golden Nugget

Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It becomes all he can think about it. A short, animated film by Andreas Hykade illustrates the cycle of addiction.
Alcohol

Alcohol Poisoning: Everything You Need to Know

Though alcohol is legal, many episodes of binge drinking result in fatal outcomes. Discover why this behavior should be taken more seriously.
Drug Addiction

Apps to Help Strengthen Your Recovery

Since technology is part of every aspect of our lives these days, it’s no surprise that there are quite a few apps created especially for people in recovery.
Drug Addiction

Addiction: 5 Things You Need to Know

There’s a lot of information out there about alcoholism and drug addiction. The sheer volume of articles, books, and videos on the topic can be overwhelming, and despite all of this, people are left still wanting answers. So, we’ve answered five of the top questions you may have about the topic.