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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.

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Preventing Relapse With Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy

By Dawn Hurley

MABT appears to be highly effective due to its deep focus on the biological sources of emotions—a prominent source of relapse r... Continue Reading

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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

There are several options available when considering rehab, including residential inpatient treatment. Continue Reading

A woman struggles with physical withdrawal symptoms during her opioid-addiction recovery.

Lucemyra: A New Opioid-Withdrawal Solution

By Sue Dunham

A newly FDA-approved drug may help addicts overcome the hurdle of physical withdrawal-symptoms in their recovery. Continue Reading

A recovering addict and her lay counselor discuss recovery over brunch.

Lay Counseling in Addiction Recovery

By Toshia Humphries Toshia Humphries is a Texan freelance writer, artist, life coach and talk radio co-host of Girl Power Hour on Blog Talk Radio.

One author discusses how lay counselors helped her overcome temptations when she came home from an inpatient addiction-treatmen... Continue Reading

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How Long Should it Take to Work the 12 Steps?

By Nicole Arzt

If you ask 100 people what the 12 steps mean to them, you'll receive 100 different answers. That's because the program is large... Continue Reading

A recovering addict considers whether AA is a selfish program.

No, AA is Not a Selfish Program

By Jamee Larson

One of the best parts about Alcoholics Anonymous is the support you receive to recover. 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

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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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

3 Things to Remember During Your First Group Therapy Session

By Tori Utley

The first night of treatment can be nerve-wracking for everyone. Remember these tips to set your nerves aside and start your jo... Continue Reading

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Xanax Detox: What to Realistically Expect

By LeAnn Brown

One author recounts their experience with Xanax addiction, while outlining what to expect during Benzodiazepine withdrawal. Continue Reading

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How to Relieve Diarrhea During Drug and Alcohol Detox

By Audrey Beim

Diarrhea is a common symptom of drug and alcohol detox. Continue Reading

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Study Finds Gaps in Treatment in Spite of Opioid Epidemic

By Rebecca Kovacs

According to research, a growing number of doctors are denying treatment to opioid-addicted Medicaid patients. Continue Reading

A red support and referral addiction recovery hotline phone.

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

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

How Addiction Impacts Your Child’s Worldview

By Elizabeth Seward

Having a parent who is an addict can be an emotionally traumatic experience for children. It’s important that addicts with chil... 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

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

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Threefold Approach to Recovery: Day Treatment, Outpatient and Aftercare

By Jamee Larson

My failed recovery attempts convinced me that I needed more than the traditional approach. It was only after committing to this... Continue Reading