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Addiction affects countless people all over the world. Every year, babies are born with a dependence on a substance their mothers used during pregnancy. Each year, a teenager abuses alcohol or experiments with a drug or two. Then, there are...

Addiction and recovery could be considered as polar opposites. It sometimes seems as though there is a large chasm between the two. How does a person move from a life of addiction into a life of sobriety? For a lot...

What do you think about when you hear the word “addiction”? Do you think about drugs like heroin and meth? Does your mind immediately think about alcoholism? It’s true that these are all different types of addiction. But there are...

There are many different types of addictions. And, there are many things people can become dependent on. With so many illegal and prescription drugs available to people, it’s becoming more and more common to see addiction problems arise. Because of...

Addiction happens to people all over the world and from various walks of life. It’s not confined to a specific age group. It’s not restricted to a certain family type or culture. Addiction can impact any family, any individual, and...

At Wellness Retreat Recovery Center (WRRC), we know that it isn’t usually easy to recover from an addiction. We also know that it’s especially hard when the person in recovery doesn’t take all of the necessary steps. One of the...

When you think about addiction recovery programs, you might think of hard work. You’re absolutely correct. Going from a life of addiction to recovery isn’t easy. It requires a lot of dedication, plenty of mindfulness, and lots of accountability. It’s...

If you’ve been dependent on a substance, you know that it’s not easy to overcome addiction. Sometimes, the very thought of going through detoxification and rehab makes people fearful. The idea of talking about your struggles can make you uncomfortable....

What do you think about when you hear the words “treatment for addiction”? What images come to mind? Maybe you think about a group of people saying, “Hi, my name is such-and-such. And, I’ve struggled with alcoholism.” Or, perhaps you...

It’s hard to live with addiction. Both the people who are struggling and their families face many challenges as long as addiction continues. But, substance dependence isn’t usually intentional. People who begin to abuse drugs or alcohol don’t do normally...