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How Reducing Stress Helps You on Road to Recovery

Posted by February 27, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

How Reducing Stress Helps You on Road to Recovery

Stress is a part of daily life for most people. Each day, you likely spend some time worrying, being anxious, or struggling with how to accomplish everything on your to-do list. For anyone in addiction recovery, stress can be more intense and harder to overcome. Instead of spending each day battling stress, build strategies into your day that help to minimize it. This can be an empowering component to creating a strong and healthy future for yourself. Why Stress Can Derail Your Addiction Recovery For an individual who may have poor coping...

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Can the Family Medical Leave Act Help You Make the Decision to Enter Rehab?

Posted by February 5, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

Can the Family Medical Leave Act Help You Make the Decision to Enter Rehab?

You know you have an addiction. You also know you cannot quit on your own. The thought of getting treatment is in the back of your mind, but how will you do so? Increasingly, men and women in need of substance use disorder treatment have children, jobs, and a life to support. Taking a few weeks off for treatment doesn’t seem possible at first. However, it’s possible to take advantage of Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to protect your job for treatment. Protecting Your Job While Heading into Rehab An estimated 24.6 million people in the United...

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How to Choose the Best Rehab for Your Needs

Posted by January 28, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

How to Choose the Best Rehab for Your Needs

Getting help for alcohol or drug addiction is a life-saving and life-changing decision. It could mean rebuilding your future to improve relationships, your career, and your education. Yet, to achieve these goals, you have to choose a treatment program designed to meet your individual needs. Each person who enters into a drug or alcohol treatment program requires an individualized plan. How do you choose a program that’s right for you? A Professional, Skilled Staff At the heart of any program’s success is the staff providing care. When...

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How to Spot a High-Functioning Addict

Posted by January 3, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery | 2 comments

How to Spot a High-Functioning Addict

Individuals sometimes believe those with an addiction are unable to work, go to school, or remain social. Although movies do a good job of portraying an addiction like this, some people are able to do all of these things and seem stable. Yet, they still resort to using a substance to help them get through the day. A high-functioning addict is an individual who is able to engage in many activities, but needs a substance to do it. Functioning Daily with a Substance Addiction A high-functioning addict does not seem like a logical situation. Yet,...

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Addiction and Depression: Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by December 18, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Addiction and Depression: Symptoms and Treatments

Depression and alcohol or drug addiction seem to go hand-in-hand. The statistics are staggering. About 15 million people in the United States experience clinical depression in any year, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Many also struggle with drug or alcohol dependency. This combination can create a deadly scenario in many families. Individuals Who Are Depressed Are Likely to Use Drugs and Alcohol Which comes first, the drugs and alcohol or depression? This can be hard to say. It is not uncommon for people who...

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Victory Addiction Recovery Center: Treating Clients with Dignity and Respect

Posted by November 27, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Victory Addiction Recovery Center: Treating Clients with Dignity and Respect

If you’re considering residential treatment for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with a substance use disorder, it’s important to make sure you understand the facility’s approach to treatment. No two recovery centers are exactly alike, so thoroughly researching your options will help you choose the program that’s best suited to promoting a lasting recovery. Recently, some of Victory Addiction Recovery Center’s caring and experienced staff took the time to outline the program’s clinical philosophy...

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How to Prepare for Your First Thanksgiving in Recovery

Posted by November 19, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

How to Prepare for Your First Thanksgiving in 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 you get through this holiday? Realize Your Needs and Set Realistic Expectations for Yourself Your needs for support and counseling do not become nonexistent during the holidays....

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How Addiction Affects the Whole Family

Posted by November 8, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

How Addiction Affects the Whole Family

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, Sam Fowler articulates what the families are going through. I want families to know that there are other families like them. That they are different and that there is support....

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Your Guide to Medically Assisted Detox

Posted by October 26, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Detox, Recovery | 0 comments

Your Guide to Medically Assisted Detox

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 physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. Sometimes, the detoxification process in itself can be life-threatening. Yet, it becomes necessary to allow an individual to move towards...

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The Benefits of Family Therapy

Posted by October 12, 2018 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

The Benefits of Family Therapy

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 always difficult, family therapy can be a key part of the success of anyone’s recovery. Who Benefits from Family Therapy? Anyone struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, or at the...

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