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Posts Tagged ‘alcohol addiction’

People Don’t Change…

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By Mark Jacobson, LMFT, MCAP, Chief Operating and Clinical Officer I’ve heard people say this my whole life. People don’t change But I’ve got news for you: People do change. I see it every day. Sometimes people don’t change and the speed that others may want, but working in a mental health and addiction treatment setting,…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out with information about alcohol, alcoholism, and recovery. Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking…

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Seeking Help in Recovery? There’s an App for That

Apps for Recovering Addicts As any recovering addict understands, the quest for sobriety is a life-long mission. Evidence shows that a strong support network is vital in helping addicts stay clean and sober after rehab. Typically, an addict may have one or more sponsors, a network of new, sober friends and professional support from ongoing…

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Addiction Myths and the Damage They Do

Drug Addiction Myths For those who have never been touched by addiction, it all seems pretty simple. Addicts should just exercise some willpower and get over it, no? In fact, the common misunderstandings and myths about addiction can be very damaging, both to addicts and their families, and indeed to society as a whole. Let’s…

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Explaining Drug Addiction to Kids

Kids In Homes With Addicts: Explaining Addiction to Kids A child that lives in a home where there is a substance abuse problem is going to experience a very harsh time in their life. There is going to be chaos and misunderstanding. When the addict is outside of the home, they are going to try…

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