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  • Think Positive, Achieve Results

    Three parts of this positivity approach are especially useful for understanding drug and alcohol treatment. The first part involves discovering a person’s basic need to pursue an ideal lifestyle. The second involves…

  • Unlearning Bad Habits

    Because drug and alcohol use can be equated to learned behavior to deal with other problems, these behaviors can be unlearned. This supports the idea that there is an opportunity for dependent…

  • Amy Winehouse 27 Club

    “I believe she was dealing with deep psychological pain,” Prentiss told TheWrap. “To get her sober and keep her sober rather than treat her for alcoholism, you have to go to the…

  • Adjusting to New Sobriety

    Many people who are suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction wonder what comes after they leave structure and safe confines of their rehab center.  It can definitely be a struggle for…

  • Reimagining Your Treatment Environment

    Contemporary research suggests that specific environments may play a critical role in understanding, preventing, and treating drug addiction. These specific atmospheres are identified as environmental enrichment settings. Appreciation of the environmental enrichment…

  • Are You Addicted to Food?

    Food addiction is a condition that many people find difficult to understand.  Many people have unhealthy eating habits and difficulties with food, but it can be tricky to determine whether an individual…

  • Worldwide Drug Abuse

    Many of the articles we read and the studies we observe are discussing drug and alcohol abuse in the United States.  However, drug and alcohol abuse is a problem that is occurring…

  • Increased Drug Use Among Teens

    Numerous studies indicate an alarming trend of drug abuse increasing amongst younger and younger individuals.  Certain social problems amongst younger populations have been decreasing and improving, however, drug and alcohol abuse remains…

  • Make the Most Out of Rehab

    Attending a rehab program and getting the most out of your treatment really depends on your level of willingness to change and personal commitment. Successful outcomes of attending an inpatient drug or…

  • Ambien and Sleeping Pill Addiction

    Addiction to Ambien and various other sleeping medications has drastically increased in recent years.  Ambien is a sedative-hypnotic drug, with effects similar to Valium or Xanax, that is frequently prescribed to people…

  • Depression Treatment

    Depression is one of the most frequent co-occurring issues seen with individuals suffering from drug or alcohol dependency.  It is very common for people who are struggling with depression to turn to…