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3 Things You Shouldn't Do If Your Loved One Relapses

3 Things You Shouldn’t Do If Your Loved One Relapses

When you love someone recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, you may feel a huge sense of relief when they agree to go into treatment and get sober. You want to believe that all the bad times are behind you. However, if your loved one ends up relapsing, it can be devastating for you. Relapses are not …

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Long Term Effects of Alcohol

Long-Term Effects of Alcohol

Alcohol is a depressant. It slows down function in the central nervous system. A single instance of drinking does little to the system. However, continued drinking for several years or decades will eventually take its toll. Let’s take a closer look at the long-term effects of alcohol and why you should get help if you have an …

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Coping With Opioid Withdrawal

Coping with Opioid Withdrawal

Opioids are among some of the most challenging drugs to overcome. Unfortunately, coping with opioid withdrawal symptoms can be one of the most challenging parts of the process. One of the reasons for this is that people are often on opioids for several years, increasing their dosage to maintain the potency of the drug.The good …

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Benefits of Participating in a Family Program

The Benefits of Participating in a Family Program

The effects of addiction go beyond the person with the disease. It spreads out and affects everyone in their lives, particularly their family. A person under the influence of drugs or alcohol often acts out in destructive ways that seem unforgivable. Family members lose trust and faith in the idea that the person they raised or grew up …

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How to Talk to Children and Teens about Addiction and Recovery

You’ve made it through the first step. You’ve admitted you are powerless over your addiction and that your life has become unmanageable. Perhaps you’ve made it several steps beyond. However, the steps that follow are equally important. As you begin to heal, you can rebuild your relationships with your family. Talking to your children is …

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How Relapse Prevention Can Keep You in Sobriety

You might think that once a person with a substance use disorder recovers, their struggle with addiction has ended. However, addiction is an ongoing battle that can continue long after recovery. Many clients in recovery find themselves looking for ways to avoid the substance that once gave them pleasure. To address this issue, rehabilitation centers …

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Signs I Am Addicted to Prescription Drugs

With the rise of opioid use, addiction to prescription drugs has become a more prevalent issue in recent years. Many individuals who struggle with chronic pain or other ailments find themselves dependent on their prescription drugs, eventually leading them to develop substance use disorders. Recovery Ranch Tennessee provides prescription drug addiction treatment to help these …

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a woman displays the common indicators of love addiction

What Are the Most Common Indicators of Love Addiction?

Those who are addicted to love live in a chaotic world of desperate need and emotional despair. Fearful of being alone or rejected, love addicts endlessly search for that special someone that will make them feel whole. Ironically, these individuals oftentimes have had numerous opportunities for the truly intimate experience they think they want. But they are …

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Alcohol Abuse and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome is an unofficial term used to describe a collection of symptoms that center on damage in the lining of the large intestine. This damage gives undigested food particles and toxins access to the bloodstream by producing minute gaps in the intestinal wall. There is controversy regarding some of the purported effects of leaky …

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When Disability Leads to Depression

One day you’re working, and then you’re not. Whether it’s from an injury or a chronic illness, developing a disability as an adult leads to plenty of challenges. You find yourself unable to work or enjoy the activities you love. Sometimes this shift is temporary, but in some cases, it’s permanent. Either way, disability can …

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