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Unrealistic Expectations In Addiction Recovery

The “Expectation vs. Reality” memes circulating social media. These show side-by-side comparisons that illustrate discrepancies in how we think things should go versus how they actually turn out. It usually elicits a few chuckles from those scrolling by. This is also a good image of what it’s like when one’s expectations in addiction recovery do …

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How Do I Choose Where to Go for Addiction Treatment?

When you or someone you know is finally at the point of seeking professional help for substance abuse the next steps can be overwhelming as you learn about the addiction treatment options available. Deciding the best route out of active addiction and into recovery will be rocky. What factors are most important? Beyond knowing if …

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Why You Need Medical Supervision During Withdrawals

Often, the barrier that keeps individuals from pursuing a life in recovery is the knowledge that the first step—withdrawal and detox—is mentally taxing and physically and psychologically demanding. The detox process can be very painful and even create or exacerbate risks to your health, especially when you attempt it without medical supervision during withdrawals. So …

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Opiate Withdrawal and Detox: Parent\’s Guide

Opiate addiction, opiate withdrawal and misuse have been at an all-time high in the last decade. For varying reasons, opiates flooded the black market as the number of prescribed users rose. In turn, deaths due to opioid overdose continue to increase. At this point in the epidemic, we perhaps all know someone who has lost …

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Adderall, Alcohol and (almost) Adulthood

For an individual struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or bipolar disorder, Adderall is a common prescription. It can be an effective solution for alleviating and managing the symptoms related to such conditions. However, people—especially college-age individuals and those on the verge of adulthood—should keep in mind that using Adderall for nonmedical reasons and …

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Washburn House’s 5 Favorite Quotes on Overcoming Addiction

 Overcoming addiction is no easy feat, nor is it a one-and-done situation. Even progress that leads to long-term abstinence is still part of the recovery journey. Along the way, you will build new habits and increase your ability to make healthier decisions, all while moving toward healing.  Because there is no finish line in recovery, …

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Non-12-Step Alcohol Rehab and How Can It Help

What is Non-12-Step Alcohol Rehab and How Can It Help?

Alcohol Treatment Programs: Different Paths to the Same Goal Nearly everyone in recovery is familiar with the 12-step program concept. Alcoholics Anonymous was the first such program, beginning in 1935. Since then, many other alcohol treatment programs have followed in its footsteps.   While 12-step fellowships have helped millions of people recover, they are not …

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Types of Addiction Therapy Programs

Addiction therapy programs come in several types to best fit the needs of the person seeking help. By taking a customized approach that is not one-size-fits-all, you’re set up with your best opportunity to overcome your addiction and live a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. Here are some examples of the types of addiction therapy …

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