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The first step towards recovery is always intimidating. We make it easy for you with information on treatment programs, factors to consider and more.

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How to Get Help When You're Just Too Busy

By Liemann Valdimar

There are treatment options that accommodate a patient’s need to take care of other responsibilities. Continue Reading

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To Come Out as a Recovering Alcoholic or Not?

By Dominica Applegate

No matter how proud you are of your recovery, it's normal to have some reservations when it comes to telling others due to the ... Continue Reading

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5 Common Reasons People Drop Out of Rehab

By Dominica Applegate

Here are 5 top reasons people end up packing their bags and checking out before it's over. Continue Reading

Treating Alcoholism: Oral vs. Injectable Medications

By Dominica Applegate

Medications may not cure an alcoholic, but there are some that can help patients better succeed in their recovery program. Continue Reading

3 Tips for Your Second (or Third) Time in Rehab

By Elizabeth Seward

If you find yourself taking another trip back to rehab, realize that this time may be a little different from the last. These 3... Continue Reading

5 Assumptions I Had About Rehab That Were Totally Wrong

By Cassandra Huerta

Not knowing what truly happens inside a rehab center prevents some addicts from getting the help they need. One writer spills t... Continue Reading

5 Smart Ways to Help Finance Your Rehab Stay

By Dominica Applegate

Attending rehab can be pricey, but there are some things you can do in order to make financing your stay easier. Continue Reading

6 Basic Questions to Ask When Seeking a Sober Living Community

By Cynthia Adeniyi

Sober living communities can provide the right type of environment for those looking to ensure their sobriety after rehab, but ... Continue Reading

Facing Realities as an Adult Child: It's Never Too Late

By Dominica Applegate

Ever have a full blown temper tantrum as an adult? Yeah, me too. It was then that I decided to do something about my emotional ... Continue Reading

Pregnant and Addicted: Now What?

By Elizabeth Seward

Drinking and using drugs during pregnancy endangers the welfare of both mother and child. Learn how you can address the addicti... Continue Reading

It's safe to say that rehab doesn't work for everyone, no matter how many times they try it.

Why Rehab Doesn't Work For Everyone (Including Me)

By Cassandra Huerta

It's safe to say that rehab doesn't work for everyone, no matter how many times they try it. Continue Reading

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7 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Treatment Center

By Elizabeth Seward

Need help narrowing down the treatment center that is best for you? Consider these 7 factors. Continue Reading

How to Talk to Your Kids Before They Experiment

By Angel W. Abott

Talking to kids about drugs and alcohol can begin at an early age. Some conversation should begin as early as they enter school... Continue Reading

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Relapse Warning Signs

By Angel W. Abott

Relapse is when an alcoholic or drug abuser begins using again after a period of sobriety. Relapsing can be a "minor" slip like... Continue Reading

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How to Help a Loved One with Drug Addiction

By Angel W. Abott

Support groups and therapies can help spouses and family members overcome the tendency to blame themselves or the addict for th... Continue Reading

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