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Did you know that sleep plays a big part in successful recovery? Without proper sleep scheduling, individuals may be at a higher risk for relapse. This is because a lack of sleep can bring about a number of psychological issues...

Addicted individuals may have a false conception that their addictive behaviors affect them alone. But, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Unfortunately, addictive behaviors and their effects are not confined to only the addicted individual. And, family, friends, and...

Emotional sobriety is a term coined by the 12-step community. While physical sobriety is the act of not using addictive substances, emotional sobriety is the skill set that aids a person not to utilize addictive substances. Without emotional sobriety, a...

Addiction comes with its fair share of negative emotions. Before an individual finally comes to terms with the fact that help is needed, he or she is likely to experience a wide range of emotions including shame, anger, and guilt....

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe when a person is diagnosed with both substance abuse disorder and a mental health condition. Otherwise known as co-occurring disorders, dual diagnosis is not a rare occurrence in the addiction treatment realm....

Funding addictive behaviors is not cheap. Whether a person forks over loads of money to pay for prescription pills legally or buys illicit drugs off the street, buying addictive substances is expensive. And, the nature of addiction is that it’s...

Since there are many different approaches and methods to addiction treatment, you’ll come across a number of different terms treatment centers use to describe their treatment plans. One of these characteristics of treatment is an individualized or personalized approach. But,...

Addiction affects each individual person differently. Furthermore, causes for the development of addiction may differ from person to person. However, grief and trauma are two of the most common underlying causes of addiction. To give an example, according to The...

All too often, people believe what they want about addiction, leading to the current harmful stigma of addiction we face today. This stigma keeps people struggling with addiction from getting the help they so desperately need because they don’t want...

It’s normal to have questions about how addiction works and what you need to do if you think you may be struggling with addiction. The important part is that you’re asking questions and willing to learn about addiction to help...