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The Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Jan 3, 2018 9:05:00 AM



What are the benefits of inpatient drug rehab? For a person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, deciding to kick their habits and return to a normal life is one of the best decisions they could ever make. When you consider the number of harmful side effects, including the increased risk of death (or causing death to others while under the influence), we can see how important it is to sober up.

Nearly 90 people die each day in the United States from heroin overdoses alone. Drug and alcohol abuse has become an epidemic. The one lie abusers continuously tell themselves is: I can quit anytime I want. The truth is - addiction takes such a firm hold over their lives that they would die without the drug. To outsiders looking in, we know the drug is killing them.

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Topics: Drug

Understanding the Stages of Denial To Support A Loved One 

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To be in denial is often blatantly obvious to loved ones or friends of an addict, but can also be not so clear to the person addicted to drugs or alcohol. There are three stages of denial, and it’s important to know what they are so that you can help your loved one acknowledge that a problem exists, take the first step to overcoming addiction, and stay motivated to a sober lifestyle long-term.

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Topics: Addiction

Getting Clean: Ridding Your Body of Drugs Through Detoxification

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM


If you are continually using drugs, do you accept that you might be an addict? It is crucial for you to know that due to the abuse of drugs for a long time it is natural to have toxic substances in your body. As a result, you may have to suffer adverse consequences because these toxins are very harmful to your bodily organs. Unfortunately, the result is that your dependence on drugs can lead to health problems. The good news is that your body can fix these issues itself, but it requires appropriate treatment and care.

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Topics: Drug

Early Recovery: 5 Facts About the First Year of Sobriety

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM


To quit drugs or alcohol, you have to enter a drug rehab center as the first step to recovery. The first year in rehab is the most tumultuous and everyone’s experience is unique. So, there is no universal formula to work for everyone. There are however 5 facts about the first year of sobriety.

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Topics: Recovery

15 Inspirational Quotes for Those Struggling with Addiction

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 14, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Sometimes all we need is a little push in the right direction. We are lucky enough to have fifteen inspirational quotes that can help those struggling with addiction. Addiction is a tough and grueling process, but by supplementing with things like quotes for support, we can beat the culprit, whether it is drugs or alcohol.

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Topics: Addiction

Effects Social Media And Big Pharmaceutical Companies Have

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Dec 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM


Are you wondering how big pharmaceutical companies and social media can influence drug and alcohol abuse? Well, if you have teenage kids, you need to take time and think about it. You need to find answers as well. Your discovery will be useful in protecting your loved one from addiction.

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Topics: Drug

5 Qualities of the Best Drug Rehab Centers

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Nov 30, 2017 10:07:00 AM


You can’t turn on the TV without hearing a story about a drug overdose or how addiction has reached catastrophic heights. More people want to know the qualities of the best drug rehabs versus mediocre ones. There are characteristics that superior addiction programs possess, and you must know what they are in order to provide yourself or a loved one with the most effective treatment options available today.


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Topics: Drug

What Are Opioids? The Opioid FAQ

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Oct 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Opioid Epidemic

“The numbers show the deep impact of America’s ongoing opioid epidemic, which is the deadliest drug overdose crisis in history. We already knew, based on federal data, that US life expectancy saw its first major drop since 1993 in 2015 — from about 78.9 years in 2014 to 78.8 in 2015. Now we know that drug overdoses, especially opioid overdoses, played a big part in that drop,” reported by the Vox.

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Topics: Drug

How To Find The Right Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Sep 12, 2017 8:00:00 AM


finding the right drug and alcohol rehab center for your loved one.


Finding the right drug and alcohol rehab center can seem immensely stressful because often time’s people don’t know where to begin. The uncertain feeling of not knowing is haunting because all that’s wanted is the help for your loved one.

What are you looking for? What treatment programs are the best? There are so many drug and alcohol rehab centers but how do you know which ones right?

The answer lies within the treatment modalities. Rehab centers offer a variety of one size fits all treatment models. So often what we see is the same type of treatment over and over regardless of individual factors pertaining to the type of substance or amount used.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol

How To Detox Your Body From Drugs

Posted by Ryan Jackson on Sep 5, 2017 10:37:17 AM



It’s often said that we get out of our body what we put into it. Or simply, you are what you eat. Our bodies are amazing in how they operate.

Everything we eat or drink gets broken down for the purposes of feeding our muscles, strengthening our bones, and pumping vitamins and minerals throughout.

When we eat right and exercise, our bodies work like a finely tuned machine. But when we allow addiction to take hold, whether it’s food, drugs, or alcohol, it starts to disrupt the natural processes that take place.

It’s the chemicals and toxins we become addicted to. We become addicted to the ‘feel-good’ side of addictions while ignoring the consequences.

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Topics: Drug