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Finding Treatment for Veterans Struggling with Addiction

Posted by May 7, 2019 in Addiction, Blog | 0 comments

Finding Treatment for Veterans Struggling with Addiction

Men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces provide an incredible service to the country and the world. They risk their lives to help others. Yet, deployment and combat create intense mental health challenges. For some, the only way it seems possible to cope with those experiences is through the use of an addictive substance. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t find support and help as you work towards a sober future. Do Veterans Have to Use the VA? The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides a variety of mental health support...

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Voices of Victory Spring Newsletter

Posted by April 28, 2019 in Blog, Recent News | 0 comments

Voices of Victory Spring Newsletter

Our first edition of the Voices of Victory e-newsletter has been sent out to subscribers! In it, we discuss the Family Program, an update on alumni events, and the ways in which we are adding value to the lives we touch. “Because the disease of addiction affects the entire family, we believe addiction rehabilitation should include support for our families, friends, and community, too. Family support is a crucial component of treatment. Victory’s family programs provide support and education to families in all stages of addiction at any level...

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The Importance of Purpose in Addiction Recovery

Posted by April 19, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

The Importance of Purpose in Addiction Recovery

Having purpose in the face of addiction can be empowering. Many people entering drug and alcohol addiction treatment feel defeated, worthless, and expendable. That feeling may be due to a combination of factors, but the negative thought pattern can leave a person unable to stop the pattern of abuse. Changing that around and creating purpose, on the other hand, gives you a sense of fight that’s far more powerful than drugs or alcohol, with the right level of treatment and support. Why Life Purpose Is So Important to Addiction Recovery Having a...

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Approaching Family Members – When to Seek Out an Intervention

Posted by April 8, 2019 in Addiction, Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Approaching Family Members – When to Seek Out an Intervention

The idea of an intervention has been made popular by various television shows in recent years. Is it a viable way to get help for your loved one? It could be. To be effective, drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation needs to be something a person wants to do. Unfortunately, chemical dependency limits a person’s ability to recognize the value of such treatment. Their brain is communicating a desperate need to continue to use the substance. If your loved one is in this situation, they may need you to help them to get help. When Should...

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How Pets Can Help You Avoid Relapse

Posted by March 27, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

How Pets Can Help You Avoid Relapse

In the United States, the rate of substance use disorder relapse is as high as 60 percent, according to a survey from JAMA as reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Dogs and cats, and perhaps other pets, can help to minimize some of the factors that commonly lead to relapse. Pet therapy can change your outlook on life. Could a pet help to get rid of your biggest fears in addiction recovery? Animals Help Calm the Mind One of the best reasons to incorporate pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, into your recovery...

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What Parents Need to Know About Teen Substance Abuse

Posted by March 20, 2019 in Addiction, Alcoholism, Blog | 0 comments

What Parents Need to Know About Teen Substance Abuse

Many parents believe the same thing. “My child would not (or does not) use drugs or alcohol.” Others may not talk much about it at all, assuming it is a part of growing up and testing out life. Yet, drug abuse is not uncommon in teens. Many teens develop life-threatening complications from drug use. In some cases, that first drug use experience can lead to an overdose. For still other teens, drug abuse moves from recreational fun into a true form of addiction requiring medical intervention. Could your teen be abusing drugs or alcohol? Get to...

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Holistic Treatment Supports Lasting Recovery

Posted by March 11, 2019 in Blog, Recovery | 0 comments

Holistic Treatment Supports Lasting Recovery

Can holistic treatments help you with your drug or alcohol addiction? To be clear, holistic treatment is never a replacement for licensed clinical care. However, it can offer support for withdrawal symptoms, health improvement, and whole-body and mind cleansing. For many people, it can also help treat chronic pain and ease depression. For all of these reasons, holistic care should be a component of your treatment whenever possible. What Is Holistic Care in Addiction? To support recovery, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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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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