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Addiction recovery can be a very personal journey. Different cases require different combinations of treatment. Whether you’re interested in detox, relapse warning signs, or the latest in addiction research, staying in the know will help guide you towards the approach that’s best for you.

Residential Treatment Centers Vs. Outpatient Therapy: Pros and Cons of Each Program

By Wish Recovery

Addiction treatment programs have been broken down into broad categories or modalities in research. When it comes to treating d... Continue Reading

What Makes Music Therapy for Addiction Recovery So Beneficial?

By Wish Recovery

Unofficially, the term "drug" that once described substances like cocaine, acid, and even sugar technically includes music. To ... Continue Reading

How to Cope with Relapse after Residential Rehab

By Wish Recovery

Substance use disorders (SUDs) range from mild to severe, with the most severe degrees manifesting as addiction and alcoholism.... Continue Reading

What are the Stats On Rehab and Recovery?

By Ocean Hills Recovery

Substance use disorder is a mental health condition that affects over 20 million people in the United States.1 This disorder is... Continue Reading

Sober Recovery Expert Author

What Others Think About Me Is None of My Business

Opinions can be hurtful when shared. They are often best left unspoken. This idea of keeping one's opinions to themselves is th... Continue Reading

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Is AA Truly Effective at Treating Addiction? New Study Says Yes

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

There isn't a single "best" approach to recovery. Likewise, all studies have limitations, and we need to keep that in mind. Continue Reading

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What Christians Don't Want To Say About Addiction

By Heather Adams

They see it primarily as a spiritual problem—a weakness in someone’s nature that must be fixed. Continue Reading

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5 Things to Gain From a Christian Support Group

By Dominica Applegate Dominica Applegate has worked in the mental health field for 12 years before launching her own business as a writer. She earned her Master's in Counseling from Liberty Universit

Here are 5 of the many benefits of attending a Christian support group if you’ve chosen to walk the recovery path in faith. Continue Reading

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Turning the Tide: How an Active Addict Found Peace Through Therapy

By Nicole Arzt, M.S., L.M.F.T. Nicole Arzt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in providing psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups struggling with substance use disorders and psychiatric illnesses.

Therapist Nicole Arzt recounts how one of her patients "experimented" with sobriety before committing to a sober life. Continue Reading

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My Experience with Pet Therapy

By Leia Rivera

Pet therapy turned around my recovery and changed my life, and I believe it can do the same for others. Continue Reading

Medical Supervision for Alcohol Detox

By SoberRecovery, Staff Writer

This article was contributed by Wish Recovery in Los Angeles. Alcohol addiction is the most common form of substance abuse, aff... Continue Reading

The Importance of Medical Supervision for Alcohol Detox

This article was contributed by Wish Recovery in Los Angeles. Alcohol detox is a process that should never be taken lightly. Wh... Continue Reading

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Study Finds Gaps in Treatment in Spite of Opioid Epidemic

By Rebecca Kovacs

Opioid addicts who are either uninsured or have Medicaid often encounter barriers to treatment. Continue Reading

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The 2 Types of Recovery Hotlines and When to Use Each One

By M. Lujan

There are two kinds of hotlines you can use during addiction recovery. Here's which one is right for your situation. Continue Reading

Understanding the Non 12-Step Perspective

By Nina Bradshaw Nina Bradshaw is a professionally qualified social worker and therapist in the UK. She earned a Master's Degree in Personality Disorder Studies, a Master's Degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a Master's Degree in Sociology/Social Policy/Social Work.

There are a number of approaches that are not 12-step in orientation, but do offer group support. Continue Reading

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3 Life Skills to Look for in a Teen Support Group

By M. Lujan

When looking for a proper teen support group, keep the following three life skills in mind. Continue Reading

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How to Educate Your Kids About Substance Abuse

By Lisa OBrien

If your children know that you want them to make smart choices, they will respect you as a parent or guardian and know that you... Continue Reading

7 Drug Slang Terms All Parents Should Know About

By Lisa OBrien

The list of slang terms for drugs, drug use and paraphernalia goes on and on. No matter what socio-economic class teens live in... Continue Reading

Luxury Rehabs 101: A Guide to Everything You Need to Know About Private Luxury Rehab and Detox

By Wish Recovery

Residential, resort-style luxury rehab is a kind of inpatient treatment for substance use. In addition to cognitive behavioral ... Continue Reading

Here are some of the reasons individuals may cite for choosing not to enter a rehabilitation program.

Top 4 Logical Reasons Why Addicts Choose to Skip Rehab

By Audrey Beim

The so-called 'practical reasons' that the addicted mind refers to in order to avoid treatment are simply rationalizations to d... Continue Reading