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How Meditation Can Help Recovery

If you want a comprehensive addiction treatment plan for yourself or someone you care about, it should include a holistic therapy program. Holistic therapy combines elements of traditional forms of therapeutic care with alternative techniques, such as meditation. The primary difference between traditional therapy and holistic therapy is that the latter focuses on a wide…

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How Long Does Detox Last?

If you or someone you care about has been struggling with substance abuse, professional treatment can help you break free from the destructive cycle of addiction. The first step of professional addiction treatment programs is usually detoxification when addictive substances are cleansed from a person’s body. During the detox process at an addiction treatment facility,…

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Tips to Enjoy a Sober Christmas

Christmas can be especially difficult for those in recovery. The prevalence of eggnog, mulled wine, and spiced cider, among other holiday beverages, can make it hard to maintain sobriety during the holidays. Additionally, family, economic, and social pressures can lead to increased alcohol consumption during the weeks leading to Christmas. A sober Christmas is possible.…

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How Addiction Affects Relationships

Drug and alcohol addiction touches everyone in a user’s life. Many people struggling with addiction can feel isolated or hopeless. They may alienate family and friends. These loved ones suffer their own stress and heartache over an addiction they cannot control. Over time, addiction can cause rifts and destroy relationships between parents, children, siblings, and…