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The Raleigh House is a substance dependency and drug addiction treatment program in Denver where our clients heal, learn and grow at their own pace of recovery. Read our blog for regular updates and to learn what makes us different than other treatment facilities.

August 5, 2020

Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence…

Addiction can feel like a wrecking ball, incapable of slowing down or being stopped once it picks up momentum. If … Continue reading Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence Addiction?

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Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence Addiction?

Addiction can feel like a wrecking ball, incapable of slowing down or being stopped once it picks up momentum. If … Continue reading Are There Parts of the Brain that Control and Influence Addiction?

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July 31, 2020

5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

Think back to the lifestyle you lived in your teens and twenties. Could you eat whatever you wanted without fear … Continue reading 5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

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5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

Think back to the lifestyle you lived in your teens and twenties. Could you eat whatever you wanted without fear … Continue reading 5 Health Complications from Alcohol Abuse as You Age

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July 28, 2020

The Similarities and Differences Between Meth and Adderall

Did you know that moths and butterflies are closely related and have more similarities than you think? This may be … Continue reading The Similarities and Differences Between Meth and Adderall

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The Similarities and Differences Between Meth and Adderall

Did you know that moths and butterflies are closely related and have more similarities than you think? This may be … Continue reading The Similarities and Differences Between Meth and Adderall

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July 24, 2020

How to Get Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

Hollywood money-makers like The Fast & Furious series, The Avengers movies and the film adaptation of the novel Little Women … Continue reading How to Get Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

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How to Get Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

Hollywood money-makers like The Fast & Furious series, The Avengers movies and the film adaptation of the novel Little Women … Continue reading How to Get Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

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July 13, 2020

Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

Every once in a while, there’s a story that hits the local news about someone who managed to quit their … Continue reading Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

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Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

Every once in a while, there’s a story that hits the local news about someone who managed to quit their … Continue reading Why is My Loved One Suffering from Chronic Relapse?

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July 8, 2020

Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

There are plenty of reasons why you turned to meth. It’s easy to fall back on the “experimentation” excuse, but … Continue reading Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

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Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

There are plenty of reasons why you turned to meth. It’s easy to fall back on the “experimentation” excuse, but … Continue reading Meth, Depression and What Meth Does to Your Mood

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July 3, 2020

The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

The human brain is a powerful and impressive organ responsible for all functions of the body. Without all its different … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

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The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

The human brain is a powerful and impressive organ responsible for all functions of the body. Without all its different … Continue reading The Neurobiology of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Impacts the Brain

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June 29, 2020

The Benefits of Amino Acids for Addiction Recovery

Alcohol and drug abuse have a malicious way of tricking your body and brain into thinking they don’t need anything … Continue reading The Benefits of Amino Acids for Addiction Recovery

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The Benefits of Amino Acids for Addiction Recovery

Alcohol and drug abuse have a malicious way of tricking your body and brain into thinking they don’t need anything … Continue reading The Benefits of Amino Acids for Addiction Recovery

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June 27, 2020

What to Bring to Rehab: 7 Items to Help Make…

There’s truth to the phrase “there’s no place like home”. Home is where you can sleep in your own cozy … Continue reading What to Bring to Rehab: 7 Items to Help Make Rehab Feel More Like Home

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What to Bring to Rehab: 7 Items to Help Make Rehab Feel More Like Home

There’s truth to the phrase “there’s no place like home”. Home is where you can sleep in your own cozy … Continue reading What to Bring to Rehab: 7 Items to Help Make Rehab Feel More Like Home

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June 25, 2020

Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune…

Your immune system is like a videographer, a musician at an opera or another behind-the-scenes talent. It’s not flashy and … Continue reading Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune System

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Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune System

Your immune system is like a videographer, a musician at an opera or another behind-the-scenes talent. It’s not flashy and … Continue reading Heroin & Immune Health: How the Drug Impacts Your Immune System

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June 22, 2020

Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking…

Does it feel like you’ve gone weeks or months without a single sober interaction with your husband, father or son? … Continue reading Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking Problem

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Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking Problem

Does it feel like you’ve gone weeks or months without a single sober interaction with your husband, father or son? … Continue reading Do Men Drink More than Women? Your Loved One’s Drinking Problem

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June 19, 2020

Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

There are plenty of personal traits you have no control over. When you’re born, the natural color of your hair, … Continue reading Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

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Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

There are plenty of personal traits you have no control over. When you’re born, the natural color of your hair, … Continue reading Is There a Genetic Predisposition to Addiction?

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June 16, 2020

Group vs Individual Therapy for Addiction Recovery

There’s a saying that competitive swimming is almost two different sports. In a typical swim meet, there are individual events … Continue reading Group vs Individual Therapy for Addiction Recovery

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Group vs Individual Therapy for Addiction Recovery

There’s a saying that competitive swimming is almost two different sports. In a typical swim meet, there are individual events … Continue reading Group vs Individual Therapy for Addiction Recovery

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June 12, 2020

Continuing Your Journey: Home Alternatives for AA and SMART Recovery

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many aspects of everyday life have changed. But what hasn’t changed is the … Continue reading Continuing Your Journey: Home Alternatives for AA and SMART Recovery

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Continuing Your Journey: Home Alternatives for AA and SMART Recovery

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), many aspects of everyday life have changed. But what hasn’t changed is the … Continue reading Continuing Your Journey: Home Alternatives for AA and SMART Recovery

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June 8, 2020

Addiction Rehab Privacy: Your Anonymity at The Raleigh House

Addiction is an isolating disease, leaving nearly 21 million people in the United States feeling alone and abandoned in their … Continue reading Addiction Rehab Privacy: Your Anonymity at The Raleigh House

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Addiction Rehab Privacy: Your Anonymity at The Raleigh House

Addiction is an isolating disease, leaving nearly 21 million people in the United States feeling alone and abandoned in their … Continue reading Addiction Rehab Privacy: Your Anonymity at The Raleigh House

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May 27, 2020

9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

Eating foods high in zinc, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants can help strengthen your immune system. Food marketing is … Continue reading 9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

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9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

Eating foods high in zinc, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants can help strengthen your immune system. Food marketing is … Continue reading 9 Immune Boosting Foods to Eat in Addiction Recovery

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May 25, 2020

Is IOP the Right Option for My Loved One’s Recovery?

Remember the last time you were in the market for a car? You had to do your research and find … Continue reading Is IOP the Right Option for My Loved One’s Recovery?

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Is IOP the Right Option for My Loved One’s Recovery?

Remember the last time you were in the market for a car? You had to do your research and find … Continue reading Is IOP the Right Option for My Loved One’s Recovery?

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May 21, 2020

Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

There’s a scene in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, where Sean Maguire (played by the late Robin Williams) admits … Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

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Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

There’s a scene in the 1997 film, Good Will Hunting, where Sean Maguire (played by the late Robin Williams) admits … Continue reading Animal Assisted Therapy for Addiction

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May 18, 2020

How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

You wish there was something you could do about the restlessness, panic and stress your loved one has struggled with. … Continue reading How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

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How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

You wish there was something you could do about the restlessness, panic and stress your loved one has struggled with. … Continue reading How Does Meth Impact Your Loved One’s Anxiety?

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May 13, 2020

How to Cope with Social Isolation When Working from Home

Working from home offers countless benefits – you don’t have to waste time sitting in rush hour traffic, you can … Continue reading How to Cope with Social Isolation When Working from Home

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How to Cope with Social Isolation When Working from Home

Working from home offers countless benefits – you don’t have to waste time sitting in rush hour traffic, you can … Continue reading How to Cope with Social Isolation When Working from Home

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May 7, 2020

How to Stay Sober After a Loved One’s Relapse

When you found out your loved one or friend relapsed, it devastated your entire world. Maybe this is someone you … Continue reading How to Stay Sober After a Loved One’s Relapse

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How to Stay Sober After a Loved One’s Relapse

When you found out your loved one or friend relapsed, it devastated your entire world. Maybe this is someone you … Continue reading How to Stay Sober After a Loved One’s Relapse

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May 4, 2020

Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

There are two environments where alcohol flourishes. The first is at social activities like happy hours after work, summer picnics … Continue reading Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

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Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

There are two environments where alcohol flourishes. The first is at social activities like happy hours after work, summer picnics … Continue reading Can Loneliness Make You Drink More?

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April 27, 2020

How to Help Your Husband Avoid Relapse When Bored

The marriage vows, “for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,” took on a … Continue reading How to Help Your Husband Avoid Relapse When Bored

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How to Help Your Husband Avoid Relapse When Bored

The marriage vows, “for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health,” took on a … Continue reading How to Help Your Husband Avoid Relapse When Bored

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April 23, 2020

The Benefits Sober Living Can Give Your Recovery

The journey of recovery doesn’t stop once your addiction treatment is over. It’s a lifelong process. But now that you’re … Continue reading The Benefits Sober Living Can Give Your Recovery

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The Benefits Sober Living Can Give Your Recovery

The journey of recovery doesn’t stop once your addiction treatment is over. It’s a lifelong process. But now that you’re … Continue reading The Benefits Sober Living Can Give Your Recovery

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April 21, 2020

CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on…

CBD is the hot new health and wellness product lining store shelves and being advertised all over the internet. From … Continue reading CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on Pain

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CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on Pain

CBD is the hot new health and wellness product lining store shelves and being advertised all over the internet. From … Continue reading CBD Products or Painkillers? The Effects CBD Can Have on Pain

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April 16, 2020

How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

Within Buddhism and eastern cultures, meditation originated as a way to make the mind and body a single entity in … Continue reading How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

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How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

Within Buddhism and eastern cultures, meditation originated as a way to make the mind and body a single entity in … Continue reading How Meditation Can Change the Immune System for the Better

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April 13, 2020

5 Ways Technology Can Help You Stay Busy in Recovery

There’s a saying that the keys to recovery include connection and finding purpose. When you were abusing drugs or alcohol, … Continue reading 5 Ways Technology Can Help You Stay Busy in Recovery

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5 Ways Technology Can Help You Stay Busy in Recovery

There’s a saying that the keys to recovery include connection and finding purpose. When you were abusing drugs or alcohol, … Continue reading 5 Ways Technology Can Help You Stay Busy in Recovery

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April 10, 2020

How to Detox Safely: Supervised Detox with a Dedicated Nursing…

Think back to a time when you were in love. This is the type of love that got your heart … Continue reading How to Detox Safely: Supervised Detox with a Dedicated Nursing Staff

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How to Detox Safely: Supervised Detox with a Dedicated Nursing Staff

Think back to a time when you were in love. This is the type of love that got your heart … Continue reading How to Detox Safely: Supervised Detox with a Dedicated Nursing Staff

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April 8, 2020

4 Benefits of The Raleigh House’s Addiction Recovery App

One of the worst parts about your husband, child or sibling’s addiction is you have zero control over it. You … Continue reading 4 Benefits of The Raleigh House’s Addiction Recovery App

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4 Benefits of The Raleigh House’s Addiction Recovery App

One of the worst parts about your husband, child or sibling’s addiction is you have zero control over it. You … Continue reading 4 Benefits of The Raleigh House’s Addiction Recovery App

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April 3, 2020

3 Benefits of Virtual Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Social distancing and orders to stay home are in place to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. While these … Continue reading 3 Benefits of Virtual Intensive Outpatient Treatment

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3 Benefits of Virtual Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Social distancing and orders to stay home are in place to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. While these … Continue reading 3 Benefits of Virtual Intensive Outpatient Treatment

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March 20, 2020

How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

Have you noticed any trends with your excessive bouts of drinking lately? For example, you may get a cold or … Continue reading How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

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How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

Have you noticed any trends with your excessive bouts of drinking lately? For example, you may get a cold or … Continue reading How Does Alcohol Affect the Immune System?

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March 16, 2020

How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

A healthy routine and constant support help you maintain your addiction recovery. But now your recovery meetings are cancelled, and … Continue reading How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

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How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

A healthy routine and constant support help you maintain your addiction recovery. But now your recovery meetings are cancelled, and … Continue reading How to Stay Connected in Addiction Recovery During Social Distancing

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March 11, 2020

Listen to Your Gut: How Opioids Can Affect Your Gut…

Have you ever just had a gut feeling about a dangerous situation you found yourself in or towards your partner … Continue reading Listen to Your Gut: How Opioids Can Affect Your Gut Health

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Listen to Your Gut: How Opioids Can Affect Your Gut Health

Have you ever just had a gut feeling about a dangerous situation you found yourself in or towards your partner … Continue reading Listen to Your Gut: How Opioids Can Affect Your Gut Health

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March 10, 2020

What is Social Prescribing?

What do you know about hyenas outside of the goofy characters from The Lion King? In all honesty, probably not … Continue reading What is Social Prescribing?

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What is Social Prescribing?

What do you know about hyenas outside of the goofy characters from The Lion King? In all honesty, probably not … Continue reading What is Social Prescribing?

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March 9, 2020

What Can You Do for Fun Without Drinking on St.…

Your loved one’s addiction has come with an endless number of ups and downs. At the lowest points, your spouse, … Continue reading What Can You Do for Fun Without Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

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What Can You Do for Fun Without Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

Your loved one’s addiction has come with an endless number of ups and downs. At the lowest points, your spouse, … Continue reading What Can You Do for Fun Without Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day?

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March 6, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day Parties: How to Avoid Excessive Drinking

Bar crawls, beer and a whole lot of green. Nearly 150 million people across the country celebrate St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Parties: How to Avoid Excessive Drinking

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St. Patrick’s Day Parties: How to Avoid Excessive Drinking

Bar crawls, beer and a whole lot of green. Nearly 150 million people across the country celebrate St. Patrick’s Day … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day Parties: How to Avoid Excessive Drinking

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February 26, 2020

Safety Tips for Work: How to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Did you know that someone gets injured on the job every seven seconds? If you’re in construction, manufacturing or another … Continue reading Safety Tips for Work: How to Prevent Workplace Injuries

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Safety Tips for Work: How to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Did you know that someone gets injured on the job every seven seconds? If you’re in construction, manufacturing or another … Continue reading Safety Tips for Work: How to Prevent Workplace Injuries

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February 24, 2020

Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

Opioid addiction isn’t a new phenomenon in America despite all the news of the recent opioid epidemic. If you wind … Continue reading Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

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Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

Opioid addiction isn’t a new phenomenon in America despite all the news of the recent opioid epidemic. If you wind … Continue reading Heroin vs. Morphine: What’s the Difference?

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February 18, 2020

How Exercise Supports Addiction Recovery and Helps Prevent Relapse

You’ve probably heard it a million times that exercise is good for you. But finding the motivation to workout can … Continue reading How Exercise Supports Addiction Recovery and Helps Prevent Relapse

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How Exercise Supports Addiction Recovery and Helps Prevent Relapse

You’ve probably heard it a million times that exercise is good for you. But finding the motivation to workout can … Continue reading How Exercise Supports Addiction Recovery and Helps Prevent Relapse

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February 13, 2020

How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

Let’s face it, dating is a mess. From creating attractive online dating profiles to attempting to decipher all the different … Continue reading How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

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How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

Let’s face it, dating is a mess. From creating attractive online dating profiles to attempting to decipher all the different … Continue reading How to Date a Recovering Heroin Addict

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February 10, 2020

How to Support and Love a Recovering Addict on Valentine’s…

Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating romance and love. Think captivating, long-stemmed red roses, … Continue reading How to Support and Love a Recovering Addict on Valentine’s Day

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How to Support and Love a Recovering Addict on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to celebrating romance and love. Think captivating, long-stemmed red roses, … Continue reading How to Support and Love a Recovering Addict on Valentine’s Day

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February 3, 2020

The Benefits of Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

No one understands your substance abuse. Your family doesn’t get the stress you’re under or the crushing depression you experience … Continue reading The Benefits of Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

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The Benefits of Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

No one understands your substance abuse. Your family doesn’t get the stress you’re under or the crushing depression you experience … Continue reading The Benefits of Peer Support in Addiction Recovery

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January 30, 2020

Does Cocaine Affect Your Liver?

The first time you took cocaine, the intense pleasure you felt practically knocked you off your feet. Since then, you … Continue reading Does Cocaine Affect Your Liver?

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Does Cocaine Affect Your Liver?

The first time you took cocaine, the intense pleasure you felt practically knocked you off your feet. Since then, you … Continue reading Does Cocaine Affect Your Liver?

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January 29, 2020

What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

Short for detoxification, “detox” is a period of time where you aim to rid yourself of toxic, unhealthy substances like … Continue reading What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

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What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

Short for detoxification, “detox” is a period of time where you aim to rid yourself of toxic, unhealthy substances like … Continue reading What it’s Like to Go Through Detox and Withdrawal

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January 24, 2020

How to Talk to Your Child About Addiction & What…

  Addiction affects everyone in your life, whether you mean for it to or not. You may have convinced yourself … Continue reading How to Talk to Your Child About Addiction & What to Say

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How to Talk to Your Child About Addiction & What to Say

  Addiction affects everyone in your life, whether you mean for it to or not. You may have convinced yourself … Continue reading How to Talk to Your Child About Addiction & What to Say

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January 16, 2020

What You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Pain…

CBD products seem everywhere—from online promotions to doctor’s offices. You may even find CBD oil at your local convenience store. … Continue reading What You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Pain Management

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What You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Pain Management

CBD products seem everywhere—from online promotions to doctor’s offices. You may even find CBD oil at your local convenience store. … Continue reading What You Need to Know About CBD Oil for Pain Management

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January 13, 2020

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Think back to a time when you got a bad grade on a test or received a poor review at … Continue reading The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

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The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Think back to a time when you got a bad grade on a test or received a poor review at … Continue reading The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

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January 8, 2020

Dry January: What it is and the Health Benefits You…

A new year means a brand new you, right? That tagline sounds great at first when you’re excited about your … Continue reading Dry January: What it is and the Health Benefits You Should Consider

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Dry January: What it is and the Health Benefits You Should Consider

A new year means a brand new you, right? That tagline sounds great at first when you’re excited about your … Continue reading Dry January: What it is and the Health Benefits You Should Consider

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January 1, 2020

How to Financially Plan for Addiction Treatment

There’s a lot of ways you could describe your loved one’s alcohol or drug addiction: heartbreaking, painful, toxic, abusive. But … Continue reading How to Financially Plan for Addiction Treatment

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How to Financially Plan for Addiction Treatment

There’s a lot of ways you could describe your loved one’s alcohol or drug addiction: heartbreaking, painful, toxic, abusive. But … Continue reading How to Financially Plan for Addiction Treatment

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December 29, 2019

Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

When you have a baby, your entire life changes. And while you were nervous and wondered if you’d be a … Continue reading Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

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Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

When you have a baby, your entire life changes. And while you were nervous and wondered if you’d be a … Continue reading Can Postpartum Depression Lead to Alcohol or Drug Abuse?

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