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Why Christmas Isn’t Merry For All

Jennifer KopfMental Health

As a child, Christmas always seemed so far away — “five more sleeps” seemed like an eternity. However, as an adult, you may find yourself ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Jennifer Kopf
Mental Health

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Understanding The Difference Between Alcohol Use and Alcoholism

Understanding The Difference Between Alcohol Use and Alcoholism

The Recovery VillageAlcohol Treatment

This may confuse some people used to the term alcoholic or alcoholism, though: What is an alcohol use disorder? How does it differ from alcoholism? ... Read more
December 12th 2018
The Recovery Village
Alcohol Treatment

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6 Ways to Understand The Changes In Addiction and Treatment Recovery

Kelly FitzgeraldSubstance Abuse

It’s hard to know what to expect when you’re thinking about getting sober. If you’re like me, you do the research first. You might head ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Kelly Fitzgerald
Substance Abuse

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Dealing With the Issues of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

Psychological and physical addiction: What’s the difference?

Carly BensonSubstance Abuse, The Recovery Village

December 12th 2018
Carly Benson
Substance Abuse, The Recovery Village

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What Are Drug Courts and How Do They Work?

The Recovery VillageRehab

Not only do millions of Americans spend time incarcerated due to drug offenses, a high proportion of violent crimes involve the use of alcohol or ... Read more
December 12th 2018
The Recovery Village
Rehab

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How Do I Help Someone Struggling With Drug Addiction?

Christina BockischSubstance Abuse

Helping a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol addiction is often a long and heartbreaking journey. At times, it can be so overwhelming that ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Christina Bockisch
Substance Abuse

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Is Drug Addiction a Disease or Choice?

Is Drug Addiction a Disease or Choice?

Jessie GouldAlcohol Treatment, Substance Abuse

For centuries, addiction to alcohol and drugs has been seen as a moral failing. The person addicted was viewed as lacking in willpower. But while ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Jessie Gould
Alcohol Treatment, Substance Abuse

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Does Drug Rehab Work? See Success Rates and Statistics

Liz LazzaraRehab

If you’re thinking about recovery or have already begun your journey to sobriety, you’ve probably heard some scary statistics about inpatient treatment, residential treatment, detox, ... Read more
December 12th 2018
Liz Lazzara
Rehab

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Sobriety Is Not Boring: 10 Reasons Why I Love Living Sober

The Recovery VillageHope, Recovery, Sober Living

Most people find sobriety terrifying. That’s because they have no idea what to expect or they believe the countless misconceptions that plague the media and ... Read more
December 12th 2018
The Recovery Village
Hope, Recovery, Sober Living