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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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Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Chelsey Glenn

A successful rehab is determined by the desire and actions taken towards long-term sobriety. 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

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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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The Harm Reduction Model of Addiction Treatment

By Benhilda Chanetsa

The debate continues on whether harm reduction is a viable option for those who can't stay sober, whether by choice or due to l... Continue Reading

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CRAFT: An Alternative to Drug Intervention

By Audrey Beim

The CRAFT method focuses on achieving abstinence by reinforcing sober behavior and allowing addicts to face natural consequences. Continue Reading

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7 Reasons Why Some Family and Friends Don't Want You to Go to Rehab

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.

Regardless of the reasoning friends and family members have for not wanting you to seek treatment for addiction, the choice is ... Continue Reading

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DIY Detox: Can You Really Do-It-Yourself?

By Tori Utley

Detox is a necessary first-step in recovery for many people. Continue Reading

Can Mindfulness Really Treat Addiction?

By Audrey Beim

Focusing on what is occurring at the present moment without judgment is the central concept of mindfulness. But it is not as si... Continue Reading

The key to reducing relapse from opioid addiction is collaborative care

The Role of Collaborative Care in Fighting Opioid Addiction

By Tori Utley

By blending the benefits of medications and therapy, you can better prevent relapse and live a healthy life in recovery. Continue Reading

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What is Multimodal Treatment?

By Benhilda Chanetsa

Multimodal Treatment is a form of addiction and mental health treatment that aims to reflect the complexities of the human cond... Continue Reading

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How to Use the Criminal Justice System to Start Recovery

By Liemann Valdimar

Unfortunately, many individuals in active alcoholism or addiction find themselves on a collision course with the criminal justi... Continue Reading

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How Equine Therapy Can Help in Recovery

By Dominica Applegate

If you're seeking an alternative therapy for your recovery—one that can really bring about huge transformation—consider equine ... Continue Reading

Detox Medication: How Do They Work?

By Audrey Beim

Learn more about the detox medications that physicians can prescribe to help a patient during detox and rehabilitation. Continue Reading

The Role of Shame in Active Addiction

By Tess Chedsey

Some behavioral psychologists believe that shame leads to more substance abuse, which leads to more shame. Through this, the vi... Continue Reading

Op-Ed: Why Harm Reduction Therapy Remains A Work in Progress

By Colleen Marlett

Do the benefits for the addict's right to use, outweigh the determent of their personal health? Learn about a social movement a... Continue Reading

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