Sara Niemiec

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The Worst Addiction Advice We Have Ever Heard

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 8, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It’s a good thing to get help for alcohol or drug addiction from a rehab center; it is also good to read addiction advice. The gesture symbolizes that you’re willing to get your life back on track and to gain control of your mind, body and spirit. Going through rehab is a gruesome experience so you need all the support you can get from family and friends.

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Topics: Addiction

Alcohol Recovery Quotes

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 6, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Deciding to quit alcohol and begin an alcohol recovery program can be a difficult realization to come to. Not only that, but since alcohol is so socially acceptable, it can sometimes seem impossible to avoid. On that note, I have compiled a few of my favorite quotes related to recovery from alcohol addiction.

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Topics: Alcohol

Heroin Addiction and Young Adults (5 Must-Know Facts)

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Feb 1, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Heroin addiction; its just a prevelant as the drug, and It’s Everywhere.

Parents and caregivers are more concerned today about different substances harming their children than they were twenty-five years ago. Heroin abuse is on the rise, and every state in America is affected by the increase of production and distribution of the highly addictive and deadly synthetic opiate drug.

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Topics: Heroin

20 Myths About Rehab Centers

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Most times what you hear are myths about rehab centers, with no element of truth. When considering rehab, it’s surprising that a lot of people take themselves to be rehab “experts”. Stories begin to surface which might cause people to shun rehab. It’s regrettable since a reliable rehab center is of great benefit to anyone looking at recovering from substance abuse.

This article seeks to debunk 20 myths about rehab centers. Read on.

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Topics: Rehab

17 Drug and Alcohol Abuse Facts You Might Not Know

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 25, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Its time to talk about drug and alcohol abuse-This week is National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week so lets go over some facts! We all know about alcohol and the general effects they can have on our body-but here are some interesting facts regarding the substances we encounter each day. Keep reading in the upcoming pages to learn about some unknown but unique from the book Buzzed. Authors Cynthia Kuhn, PhD., Scott Swartzwelder, PhD., and Wilkie Wilson, PhD., of Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine have provided an extensive amount of knowledge on abused drugs and alcohol.

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Topics: Drug and Alcohol

The Voice Within - How to Beat Addiction

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 23, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 How to beat addiction can be one of the most difficult tasks a person can overcome. Know that an addiction and detox hurts the body, people can die from withdrawal symptoms!

 It’s important to create daily, monthly, and yearly goals to track you success. Before deciding to detox your body from drugs, get rid of all the temptations around you. Have a relapse plan! On the recovery radio podcast, Michael Walsh discuss having a plan in case you relapse from drugs.

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Topics: Addiction

7 Ways Smart Recovery Enhanced Our Substance Abuse Program

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 18, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Smart Recovery, which stands for Self-Management and Recovery Training, is an important part of the therapeutic process we believe in at Landmark Recovery. Differing from the 12-Step program, Self-Managment and Recovery Training is the first addiction therapy backed by science. This is a four-point program that does not need to be followed in a specific order. It’s actually encouraged to tackle points that are more relevant to your dependency, based on your sole needs. There are many reasons we believe in this program, and here are just a few.

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Topics: Smart Recovery

10 Reasons Why Intensive Outpatient Treatment Is Essential

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM


Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process requiring serious attention, and it can be treated with intensive outpatient treatment. Completion of rehab is a great accomplishment and a significant step towards full recovery. However, there’s a high risk of relapse in the first 60 days of rehab. About 50 percent of individuals who complete rehab is likely to relapse. 

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Topics: intensive outpatient

The Opioid FAQ: Schizophrenia’s Spin:

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM


Opioids: They are the current drug taking over the nation. These powerful drugs are often utilized to dilute pain by “attacking” the brain's pain receptors. When these receptors in the brain are attacked, the individual’s pain fades for a certain duration of time leaving them in a relaxed and agonizing free state. Opioids, like any other stress-relieving drug, can have long-term effects and issued if abused.

A massive problem surrounding this drug is a physical dependence, which if not treated, can lead to death. There are various forms of this drug-liquid. Pill and capsules. While these forms are available, the results are still devastating. What is shocking to some is the fact that these “pain relievers” actually fall within the same class as heroin-and the symptoms and likelihood of death are just as quantifiable.

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Topics: Opioids

Relapse Prevention: Tips That Enhance Recovery & Strength

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Jan 9, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Some people believe just because they have worked hard to eliminate drugs in their life in a recovery program that all work is done and they dont need relapse prevention. There are various issues you should overcome before you can defeat addiction and rebuild your life. It takes time to get used to the new way of life with all the changes made. For relapse prevention, here’re 7 tips that enhance your recovery and make you stronger.

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Topics: relapse prevention