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Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities: What They Are and Why They Help

As part of your treatment for substance use disorder, you’ll engage in substance abuse group therapy activities. Some of these activities teach skill-building, others may focus on learning to be a team player. Regardless, group therapy activities such as these boost your recovery in positive ways.What Are Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities?Substance abuse group therapy …

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How Can I Stop Drinking? Using the Resources You Have Available

Asking yourself, “How can I stop drinking?” If so, you’re already well on your way to recovery. The most difficult step in alcohol recovery is to realize that you have a problem that’s out of your control. The best way to recover from alcohol use disorder is to seek professional treatment at an accredited drug …

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Drug Facts You Should Know

Drug Facts You Should KnowWhether you’re a parent, a teacher, a spouse, or a concerned friend, there are drug facts you should know if you suspect someone close to you has a substance use disorder. With today’s emphasis on the opioid epidemic, much of the drug information that’s readily available focuses on prescription painkillers and …

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Addiction and Your Physical Health

COVID-19, Addiction, and Your Physical HealthA few months ago, the world discovered the novel coronavirus, called COVID-19. As thousands of people across the globe began to be affected by this sweeping pandemic, it also drew attention to how important your overall health is in a crisis like this. People with substance use disorder are at …

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Epidemic vs. Pandemic

Epidemic vs. PandemicUnlike coronavirus, addiction is a disease that isn’t contagious. Unfortunately, addiction also doesn’t have a cure, which is why treatment is essential to prevent relapses like any other chronic illness. With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world at a rapid pace, you may wonder what the difference is between an epidemic vs. …

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Risk Factors for Addiction

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans used illicit drugs in 2018. Many of those individuals developed a substance use disorder, the inability to regulate one’s intake of drugs or alcohol. Addiction is an ongoing public health issue. Drug or alcohol addictions is a complex disease. While substance use disorder or addiction can happen to anyone, there …

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment

Millions of Americans struggle with addiction. Fortunately, there are facilities like Promises Five Palms willing to do what it takes to help those who are ready to heal. But when you or a loved one are ready to face down addiction, you may wonder the benefits of inpatient vs outpatient treatment. Both types of programs …

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Coping with Opioid Withdrawal

Opioid abuse is a major public health issue. Every day 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses. The rise of prescription opioid abuse has led to rises in heroin and fentanyl use and overdose deaths as well. These opioids are highly addictive. Heroin is so potent an individual can become addicted after one use. Often, a …

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