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What Options Are Available When AA Doesn't Work

What Options Are Available When AA Doesn’t Work
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) works for many people. But some simply need a different approach to healing. Known as the kingpin of substance abuse recovery programs, AA has been used by millions to kick their substance abuse habits.  But what about those who prefer a different approach. Do non 12 step drug rehab treatment methods work? ...
4 Ways Exercise Heals the Mind, Body, and Spirit During Addiction Recovery

4 Ways Exercise Heals the Mind, Body, and Spirit During Addiction Recovery
Addiction takes a real toll on the human body. Drugs and alcohol can weaken the immune system, damage internal organs and strip the body of the ability to heal itself.  Beginning a drug detox program designed to rid the body of these dangerous toxins is the first step to total recovery. Exercise too can help ...
How To Avoid Enabling A Friend's Addiction

How To Avoid Enabling A Friend’s Addiction
  One of the most difficult parts of establishing and maintaining a friendship can be having to look out for each other during hard times. When a friend is facing a problem with substance abuse, finding the right way to support them can be confusing. Oftentimes, friends will try to help each other with substance abuse ...
How Addiction to Prescription Drugs Has Grown Beyond Opioids

How Addiction to Prescription Drugs Has Grown Beyond Opioids
Now over 20 years old, the opioid crisis taking place throughout the world currently is no longer breaking news. However, many people do not realize the prescription drug epidemic extends much further than opioids. Nowadays, benzodiazepine and prescription stimulant addiction rates are increasing rapidly, making the need for prescription drug abuse treatment even greater. When done ...
Six Ways Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers Are Not Your Typical Rehab Program

Six Ways Holistic Addiction Treatment Centers Are Not Your Typical Rehab Program
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), frequent use of drugs causes significant changes in the brain to the point where it is difficult for a person to function without using drugs. The use transitions into drug addiction at this point, a chronic disease that causes people to continue to seek and use ...
5 Tips to Help You Get Your Parent on the Road to Recovery

5 Tips to Help You Get Your Parent on the Road to Recovery
No one can deny the adverse effects caused by substance abuse problems. Some of the most innocent victims in the case of most substance abuse issues are the children of those facing addiction. In fact, studies conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Admission found that as many as 1 in every 8 ...