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7 Signs of Substance Use Disorder in a Loved One

Posted by February 13, 2024 in Blog, Substance Use Disorder

Realizing a loved one may be struggling with drug addiction is difficult. Often, we try to deny what’s occurring because it’s too overwhelming to process. Yet substance use disorder can happen to anyone, and when it does, it is often the support of close family members that helps people to recover. There are various causes of addiction – stress, genetic predisposition, trauma, and much more. It’s not always easy to pinpoint a particular trigger, and you may not understand what...

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How to Stay Present in Addiction Recovery

Posted by February 6, 2024 in Blog

Addiction recovery is a long process filled with a lot of bright spots. It can be empowering to know you can make a decision about what you will do this weekend without thinking about substances. It can be even better when you accomplish health goals or personal objectives, knowing you did it because you are sober. The road to recovery will likely have a few bumps in it, times when doubt, frustration, and fear seem to take control. In addiction...

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What Are Your Options for Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Posted by January 22, 2024 in Addiction, Blog

If you’re realizing it’s time to get help for your drinking, you are far from alone in your battle. An estimated 29.5 million people in the U.S. over the age of 12 have an alcohol use disorder (AUD), as data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Addiction notes. Maybe you’re not sure where to begin. There are certainly numerous options available today for getting help. If you want to ensure you have the best possible recovery, how do...

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What Is Addiction Treatment Aftercare?

Posted by January 11, 2024 in Blog

When your time in residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment ends, your recovery journey is just beginning. You will need continued support to ensure you can maintain sobriety even when faced with life’s stressors. Enter aftercare. Aftercare is like a toolkit of resources that you can use to remain sober and healthy. Why Does Aftercare Matter? Addiction can’t be cured. It’s a disease that will remain present in your life, though it will become less of a daily struggle over...

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Common Mistakes Made in Addiction Recovery

Posted by January 5, 2024 in Blog, Mental Health

Addiction is a damaging disease, not just to your body but to your mental health, confidence, and overall emotional well-being. It changes the way your brain processes information, your view of the world, and even your view of yourself. That is why, beyond anything, you have to consistently work to control thoughts and build a positive way forward every day. Many people struggle with one concern. “Why do I keep making the same mistakes in addiction recovery?” Know that you’re...

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How to Make Resolutions That Work

Posted by December 20, 2023 in Addiction Recovery, Blog

For a lot of people, January is the time to start new traditions and create new goals for the year to come. New Year's resolutions are a common strategy for setting off on a good foot for the year, but do they work? The U.S. News & World Report reports that it is estimated that 80% of people who make New Year’s resolutions fail at them, for numerous reasons. No matter how enthusiastic you may be heading into the next...

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What Is the First Step in the Addiction Treatment Process?

Posted by December 15, 2023 in Blog

It’s time to stop letting drugs or alcohol control your health and future. The problem is that you’re not sure where to get started. When you’re facing addiction, there is no wrong answer here. Your first and primary goal should be to get the type and level of help you need right now. At Victory Addiction Recovery Center, we are always available to you – 24/7 – when you need fast, reliable support. Feel free to contact us anytime.  Know...

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7 Ways to Navigate Holiday Gatherings in Recovery 

Posted by December 7, 2023 in Blog

Holiday dinners can be some of the most memorable experiences this time of the year. Those memories could be good or bad. If you are like many people who associate holiday gatherings with stress and frustration, you may be wondering how you’ll get through the next month or so. In one NAMI study, researchers found that 64% of people reported worsening symptoms in their mental health during the holidays. Stress, depression, anxiety, and a worsening of other mental health disorders...

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Overcoming the Barriers to Addiction treatment

Posted by November 3, 2023 in Addiction Treatment, Blog

Watching your loved one struggle day-to-day with addiction is devastating. Many family members recognize the signs of addiction and want to help but lack any real way to make their loved one get into treatment. When a simple conversation fails, and you’re unsure what will help, recognize that you’re not alone. Many family members can see how “easy” the solution to addiction is. Just stop drinking. Just go to therapy. Yet, addiction is much more complex than this. If you...

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Will You See a Doctor During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment?

Posted by October 19, 2023 in Blog

Drug and alcohol addiction impact a person’s overall physical health as well as mental and emotional well-being. Treatment for addiction involves seeing a doctor and working closely with a team of professionals. When you come in for addiction treatment in our Lafayette, LA treatment center, you will have access to a doctor and other medical professionals who can help you work towards recovery. What Will a Doctor Do for You in Addiction Treatment? There are several times and ways that...

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