Addiction Recovery Blog

emotional abuse and addiction

How to Help an Addict 

How to Help an Addict  Have you noticed the effects of addiction begin to pull down the quality of life of a friend or loved one? Chances are if you’re

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Alcohol Rehab

Tips to Avoid Drinking on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an important and special time to gather with family and friends to celebrate the season. Oftentimes, these gatherings include plenty of delicious dishes to enjoy too. It’s not

alcohol and young adults
Alcohol Rehab

Relationship Between Alcohol and Young Adults

Alcohol is a substance widely used by young adults. Unfortunately, the combination of alcohol and young adults is often linked to detrimental issues like binge drinking and drunk driving. These

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Alcohol Rehab

Getting Treatment for an Alcoholic Parent

Alcoholism can damage all kinds of relationships. However, the toll that alcoholism can take on the relationship between a parent and child can be particularly difficult. Depending on the child’s

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Staying Sober over 4th of July

Going through addiction treatment can be extremely difficult for many reasons, no matter what substance you’re struggling with, how long you’ve been dependent on it, and what the circumstances of

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Behavior Therapy

Learning to Recognize Signs of Codependency

Codependency is a term used to define a relationship in which one person (the taker) depends entirely on another person (the giver) to get through daily life. In a codependent

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How to Stop Being an Enabler

An enabler is someone who supports a person’s destructive addictive behavior regardless of consequences. People enable others for many reasons. Sometimes they feel guilty about failing to protect the person

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Alcohol Rehab

Is Alcohol Harming Your Relationships?

Nobody wants to ruin the trust and love of family members and friends over something preventable or controllable. Experts agree that alcohol abuse can negatively influence all your relationships, including

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Addiction Treatment Therapy

Different Counseling Options for Addiction

Counseling is one of the most effective ways for individuals to gain a healthy perspective on their emotional wellbeing, relationships, and behavior. Each person is unique, so they naturally respond

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Childhood Trauma in Relation to Addiction

Few people recognize that childhood trauma is a component that is strongly linked with rates of substance abuse addiction, health problems, suicidal ideation, and even early death. Many people attribute