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What is Guest Blogging?

For some time now we’ve enjoyed reading posts from some very brave Addiction bloggers out there in the online blogosphere. Some of the journal entries we have come across detail the struggles addicts (and their loved ones) come across so clearly that the sharers have created online pseudonyms to keep their identity anonymous. This got us thinking about sharing some of the addiction blogs we are partial to; for your journey to Sobriety. It doesn’t really matter where you are in that journey or if you’re just here to support someone else on their journey.

Think Alcoholism Doesn’t Affect Family? Think Again

Many people might not think that the abuse of alcohol may negatively affect families, but evidence shows otherwise. In fact, alcoholism has the tendency to cause short and long-term problems for families. Today we will take a look at some of them.

Prescription Pill Abuse At an All-Time High

It’s not just illegal drugs that bound people up in an emotional and physical prison, but prescription drug abuse has taken America by storm. Everything from anti-anxiety to pain pills have hit homes, school, and the streets in abundance. The effects are much the same as anyone on illegal drugs like heroin, crack, etc. Some lose their jobs, relationships, their children, their dignity, and their mind. It is a big deal and it is time to get honest about the topic and encourage those who are addicted to reach out for help.

Detox Vs. Long-Term Treatment: Pros and Cons

While overcoming any addiction, there are two stages you must go through - detoxing and long-term treatment. For many users the process is different depending on the drug itself.

Blending Conference in its Eight Season

The 8th Blending Conference, which is hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse is being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it is a worthwhile investment for anyone working at a drug treatment center or if you're curious to know how science-based approaches work within prevention and drug abuse and addiction.

Prom Night: More than Just a Prom Dress

Spring is upon us and for some teenagers it's time to consider going to prom, and for parents this can be stressful on both the pocketbook/wallet as well as something more emotional. In many cases, our daughters or sons are reaching a rite of passage, signaling their imminent departure from high school, entry into college, the armed forces or something else. And for some parents a drug treatment center might be in their child's future.

Drug Treatment Center | No Munchies Marijuana

With four million people each identifying as being addicted to marijuana, a drug treatment center can be called on to take action. Although there isn't a medication that exist to treat marijuana addiction within a drug treatment center, there are a number of behavioral therapies that have shown success.

Drug Treatment Center | Did it My Way

When entering a drug treatment center there are always some concerns. For me, it was how I felt about them taking away from freedom, or what I thought freedom was. Are they going to tell me what to do all the time and take away my social life? Although I did an outpatient drug treatment center program, I was concerned they were going to restructure my life into something I wouldn't recognize.

Drug Treatment Center | Length of Treatment

There isn't a set standard of days, weeks, or months in a drug treatment center that will surely work. A decent drug treatment center understands that individuals progress through treatment based on their past experiences. What has been proven, according to the National Institute on drug Abuse is that the longer the stay the better the outcome for the addict.

Drug Treatment Center | What types of Approaches

There are numerous drug treatment approaches , so finding a drug treatment center that fits your recovery needs is important to long-term sobriety. A drug treatment center can include behavioral therapy like, group or individual counseling, cognitive therapy, or even contingency management, which is basically rewarding or reinforcing the behavior sought.

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