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Types of Addiction

While nearly everyone has heard of one type of addiction or another, not everyone understands just what addiction is. Also, few realize just how widespread and varied addiction can be. In the United States, in 2018, over 53 million Americans used illicit drugs. A large portion of these people developed substance use disorder, the inability …

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Is Alcoholism Hereditary?

It’s estimated that nearly 15 million Americans suffer from alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism or, as it is now termed, alcohol use disorder affects so many people outside of the individual, many wonder if they are at risk of developing it. Because alcohol use disorder has a genetic component, it’s not inappropriate to ask, ‘Is alcoholism …

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Stages of Addiction Recovery

In 2018, over 21 million Americans needed treatment because of their substance use disorder, whether to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a chronic disease. Thus, the healing process takes time. Addiction is complex. It involves both physical and psychological elements. Because of this, the stages of addiction recovery will be different for every person. Yet …

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What is Psychotherapy?

When an individual struggles with substance use disorder, they need a variety of treatment to help them overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol. Therapy is one of the ways treatment facilities like Promises Five Palms help individuals heal. However, you may wonder just what is psychotherapy? Many people have misconceptions about therapy. It prevents …

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Common Relapse Triggers

Once through recovery, many individuals find they need to stay vigilant to ensure their sobriety. Addiction is a chronic disease. Thus, even after treatment, one has to have a plan to prevent relapse. However, it’s important to remember relapse doesn’t mean failure. Rather, like many diseases, relapse is something to be managed. Prevention is possible. …

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Fun Sober Activities

If you’ve recently decided to get sober, it may feel like a struggle to come up with fun, sober activities! In time, sober activities will become normal, and it will be second nature to exclude substance and alcohol use from recreational activities. While you’re making the transition from your old lifestyle to sobriety, it can …

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