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What Is Recovery: Recovering from Addiction

August 25th, 2016

What is Recovery?” I explore some of the more complex aspects of what recovering from a drug and alcohol addiction is really like. Individuals in recovery know what recovery means to them, but often times, loved ones have a more challenging time understanding this complex process.

Depression and Addiction: Treating a Dual Diagnosis

August 24th, 2016

Depression and addiction are common comorbid conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health’s Epidemiological Catchment Area study, among individuals with lifetime major depression, 16.5% had an alcohol use disorder and 18% had a drug use disorder.

Personal Testimony: I Went to Rehab in Florida

August 23rd, 2016

Never did I imagine I would end up in rehab. It’s not one of those things you put on a bucket list or envision doing as a child.

Number of Opioid-Addicted Babies More than Tripled in 15 Years

August 22nd, 2016

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of babies born dependent on opioids increased by 300% between 1999 and 2013.

Trauma Therapy at Recreate Life Counseling Services

August 19th, 2016

At Recreate Life Counseling Services, we believe in the importance of providing trauma therapy for our clients struggling with past trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Gender-Specific Groups: Recreate Life Counseling Services

August 17th, 2016

Gender-Specific Groups Men and women experience addiction differently, which is why we offer gender-specific groups at Recreate Life Counseling Services.  For many years, addiction treatment was geared towards men, and women were often left without treatment or support. Fortunately, the treatment...

Outpatient Rehab: Factors to Consider When Seeking Treatment

August 15th, 2016

Perhaps you have just made the decision to go to treatment for your addiction. Congratulations - that’s a huge step forward!

Prescription Drug Deaths in the United States

July 25th, 2016

  Prescription drug abuse has been declared an epidemic in the United States, and for very good reason. According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, prescription painkillers kill more than two of the hardest illicit drugs,...

Addiction Help: Signs You Need Treatment

July 22nd, 2016

It is much easier to recognize the signs of a drug and/or alcohol addiction in others, but it is much more challenging to determine when you yourself may have a drug or alcohol problem.

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