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Addiction treatment

Reducing the Stigma of Addiction

The Recovery VillageAddiction

The word “stigma” comes from a Greek word that designates a physical mark made by a pointed instrument, such as a brand or a tattoo. ... Read more
August 23rd 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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One Great Reason to Go to Rehab When You Don’t Want To

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Recovery

It is pretty simple to come up with a long list of "reasons" why you cannot, will not, or should not go to rehab. Few people truly want to go to rehab.
August 21st 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Recovery

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Opioid Abuse Rising in Older Population

The Recovery VillageAddiction

There is no question that opioids are valuable in pain management. They are also prescribed frequently, with about one in three Americans being prescribed a prescription opioid painkiller in 2015.
August 15th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction

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Study Reveals ADHD Meds Lower Risk for Drug Abuse

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Substance Abuse

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has been diagnosed in approximately 11 percent of children in the 4 to 17 age range. That is approximately 6.4 million children.
August 7th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Substance Abuse

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Understanding the Goals of Family Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Understanding the Goals of Family Therapy for Addiction Recovery

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Recovery

Addiction does not happen in a vacuum, and neither does addiction recovery.
August 6th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Recovery

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the power of journaling in recovery

The Power of Journaling as an Essential Recovery Practice 

Olivia PennelleAddiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

I’ll never forget the words my first sponsor said to me during our initial meeting: I can see that you’re really disconnected between your head and your heart, she said.
July 29th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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From Addiction to Recovery: Sarah’s Story

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction / Recovery Stories

I am 14 years old and I am in the back seat of my mom’s Toyota Tercel and I am literally heartbroken. I know my life is forever changing.
July 27th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction / Recovery Stories

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20 Quotes to Inspire Your Addiction Recovery Journey

20 Quotes to Inspire Your Addiction Recovery Journey

The Recovery VillageAddiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

Beginning and staying on the road to recovery can be a challenge. Drug addiction is a cunning and baffling disease...
July 27th 2017
The Recovery Village
Addiction, Addiction / Recovery Stories, Recovery

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3 Reasons Why My Recovery Has Nothing To Do With Religion

3 Reasons Why My Recovery Has Nothing To Do With Religion  

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Recovery

For as long as I can remember, religion has made me squirm. I’ve never felt comfortable in churches. The Bible has never resonated with me. I’ve never felt really, truly connected to God...
July 26th 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Recovery

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how to socialize and avoid triggers

How To Be Social and Avoid Triggers

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction, Recovery

How can you have fun while sober? How can you be social, laugh, and be at events where others are drinking?
July 25th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction, Recovery