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The 12 Steps and Their Importance in Recovery

The 12 Steps and Their Importance in Recovery

Many people have heard of the 12 Step program. Yet many do not really know what the basic program is or how it works, what the 12 steps are, the role of a sponsor, or the importance the program has in addiction recovery. The Beginning of the 12 Step Program The 12...

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Keeping a Meditation Journal

Keeping a Meditation Journal

For many people in recovery from a substance abuse addiction, meditation is an important part of their daily routine. Yet sometimes meditating begins to feel like another daily task to complete. You do it, check it off your list of things to do, and continue on with...

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Codeine Addiction: What You Need to Know

Codeine Addiction: What You Need to Know

One of the most commonly used opioid narcotics worldwide, codeine has been used for centuries by people to manage their chronic pain. The effects of this analgesic are relatively short-acting, generally lasting only a few hours. Although codeine was available in many...

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The Power of Nature in Addiction Recovery

The Power of Nature in Addiction Recovery

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods, hiked a mountain trail, or sat on a beach watching the waves roll onto the shore? If you have, you may have felt a sense of calm and peace enveloping you. Spending time in nature is a pleasurable activity that provides a sense...

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The Use of Vivitrol During Detoxification

The Use of Vivitrol During Detoxification

Both opioid and alcohol dependence are brain diseases that are chronic and relapsing. They affect the brain’s structure, especially the rewards pathways. The effects can be devastating both physically and psychologically. According to Drugs.com, in 2006 a drug called...

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Dangers of Drug Mixing: Opiates and Alcohol

Dangers of Drug Mixing: Opiates and Alcohol

Mixing alcohol and opiates, whether legal or illicit, is very dangerous. In fact, the combination could even be deadly. Opiates: A Brief Overview Originally derived from the poppy plant, opiates have been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of...

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What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical Behavior Therapy, also known as DBT, encourages people to examine their opinions, thoughts, and reactions. This type of therapy works towards achieving a balance between acceptance and change, empowering people with substance use disorders towards the...

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