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How to Prepare for Your First Thanksgiving in Recovery

How to Prepare for Your First Thanksgiving in Recovery

By on Nov 19, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction recovery is an ongoing, day-to-day struggle. Just as you start to feel good about the consistency in your life, the holidays show up and promise to add unwanted stress. Thanksgiving tends to be the start of a stressful season for those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction. The demands on you emotionally become hard to bear. How will...

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How Addiction Affects the Whole Family

How Addiction Affects the Whole Family

By on Nov 8, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog

Kerri Cunningham, program director at Victory Addiction Recovery Center, shares her thoughts about Sam Fowler’s recent TED Talk about addiction as a family disease. Frequently, the first inquiry call we get is from a family member of an addict or alcoholic. The family is in fear and does not know what to do. They don’t even know what to tell us. In this video,...

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Your Guide to Medically Assisted Detox

Your Guide to Medically Assisted Detox

By on Oct 26, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Detox, Recovery

Detoxification is a complex process that aims to remove the chemical drug from a person’s body. To understand what a person goes through when undergoing detox, it’s important to recognize just how much drugs and alcohol change the physical makeup of an individual. When the body becomes accustomed to an addictive substance, eliminating it can produce a wide of...

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The Benefits of Family Therapy

The Benefits of Family Therapy

By on Oct 12, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery

Family support remains one of the most powerful and effective tools to help an individual recover from alcohol and drug abuse. Remember, addiction is a disease. If a loved one was suffering from cancer or heart disease, you would be there for them. It’s no different when someone is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. While it is emotionally charged and...

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