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Addiction Recovery Guide (Page 5)

Building a Relapse Prevention Plan

When people suffering from substance abuse disorders recover, they undergo a complete transformation of life: there are ups and downs and surprises along the way. It is not always a straight path. Most clients face relapse as a common obstacle to recovery, but here is the crucial part: relapse does not equal failure. This is common in rehab. Having a plan for preventing relapse and overcoming... ❯❯❯

The Role of Genetics in Addiction and Mental Health Disorders

In the intricate tapestry of human health, genetics weave a complex story. The role of genetics in addiction and mental health disorders is an area of intense study, shedding light on the interplay between nature and nurture. This blog explores the profound influence of genetics, genetic predisposition, family history, and insights from twin studies in understanding and addressing addiction and... ❯❯❯

Volunteer Opportunities: Getting Involved in Mental Health and Addiction Support

If you have struggled with mental health and addiction or you have someone close to you who has, you might have a particular soft spot for raising awareness and getting involved in mental health volunteer opportunities. Thankfully, there are several ways that you can offer support. The Berman Center is a drug and alcohol rehab in Atlanta that can help you on your recovery journey.  Find... ❯❯❯

Understanding the Psychological Triggers of Addiction

If you're grappling with addiction, it's vital to grasp the Psychological Triggers of Addiction. These internal and external elements often contribute to addictive behaviors, which can lead to relapses even after a period of abstinence. Let's explore these triggers further and discover practical tips for effectively managing them! The Impact of Triggers on Substance Abuse and Relapse in... ❯❯❯

Navigating Health Challenges: The Rising Need for Professional Medical Escorts in Senior Transportation

Introduction Navigating the golden years is often not as serene as many anticipate; instead, it can be marked by the emergence of various health challenges that transform daily living, including the seemingly simple task of moving from one place to another. The spectrum of health-related hurdles that seniors face is broad, ranging from diminished vision and reduced mobility due to arthritis, to... ❯❯❯

The Devastating Impact of Methamphetamine Addiction

The Devastating Impact of Methamphetamine AddictionThe devastating impact of methamphetamine addiction is becoming increasingly evident across global societies. Methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, not only tarnishes the health of its users but also disrupts familial bonds, societal engagement, and individual aspirations. Recognized for its overpowering addictive strength, the scope of its harm is vast. As we delve into its consequences,... ❯❯❯

The Road to Recovery: Overcoming Addiction and Restoring Health

The Road to Recovery: Overcoming Addiction and Restoring HealthAs someone who has struggled with addiction in the past, I understand just how difficult the road to recovery can be. Addiction not only affects our mental and physical health, but it can also damage relationships, careers, and overall quality of life. However, with the right approach and support, it is possible to overcome addiction and restore health. In this article, I will explore different... ❯❯❯

What a Sponsor Is in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), What They Do, and How to Get One

Alcoholics Anonymous isn't just about going to meetings and sharing — the most important part of AA is the 12 Steps. While it’s technically possible to take the 12 Steps on your own, it’s extremely rare to find someone who has actually done this, and it’s probably not a great idea. That’s because the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, the primary text that’s used in AA, has the instructions for... ❯❯❯

Navigating Rehab While Preserving Your Professional Life

Rehab is designed to help you learn how to deal with your addiction (and its consequences) in a healthy way. For most people struggling with addiction, rehab is the first step on the long road of recovery — a crucial one that they need desperately if they want to break the cycle of addiction. However, most rehabs are in-patient, meaning you have to stay there 24/7 for a month or more — for many... ❯❯❯

Going to Rehab: Five activities you can expect to undertake…

The thought of going to rehab can be a rather daunting one. For many people suffering from addiction, it can be incredibly scary to make that leap and get the help they need, often shrugging off their intake of alcohol or drugs, for example, as normal and claiming rehab isn’t for “people like them”. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Many people, from all walks of life, get help... ❯❯❯