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How Long Does it Take to Detox from Alcohol?

Alcohol use disorder is a common problem for many people in the United States. Alcohol accounts for approximately 88,000 deaths a year making it the third leading preventable cause of death. Not only does alcohol result in premature deaths but it wrecks the body, destroys homes, ruins careers, steals finances, and lowers a person’s self-esteem.…

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Drug Addiction Counseling Techniques

Therapists are rehab facilities have a predicament. Clients from all occupations and backgrounds enroll in treatment to recover from chemical dependency. Therefore, it’s impossible to rely on only one set of counseling techniques. That’s why good-quality facilities will customize a care protocol for you; here’s how this might look. Treatment Begins with an Assessment Before…

Is There a Link Between Trauma and Substance Abuse?

Trauma affects a person well after the actual event is over. Frequently, it causes hidden scars. For some, there’s a connection between trauma and substance abuse. If this describes your situation, rehab with dual diagnosis treatment offers hope. Understand the Trauma Response Sometimes, it’s easy to define trauma. Surviving rape, domestic violence, violent crimes, or…

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The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

Our physical and mental health don’t exist independently of one another. All areas of our health are connected. Many drug and alcohol addiction rehabs provide well-balanced eating plans and nutritional counseling as part of their programs. Addiction specialists understand the link between good nutrition and mental health. When clients feed their bodies a nutrient-rich diet,…

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The Importance of Spirituality in Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction negatively impact all facets of a person’s health. It affects you mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. A well-designed rehab program integrates all aspects of your health to increase your chances of a lasting recovery. As you heal from addiction, you’ll grow stronger—not just physically but in other ways, too. Spirituality in…