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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.

February 25, 2018

What is Equine Therapy?

  “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man,” said Winston … Continue reading What is Equine Therapy?

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What is Equine Therapy?

  “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of man,” said Winston … Continue reading What is Equine Therapy?

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February 23, 2018

Relapse Prevention Technique: Coping with Disappointment

  Disappointment is part of life. No one escapes it. Everyone must deal with it. But what happens if, for … Continue reading Relapse Prevention Technique: Coping with Disappointment

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Relapse Prevention Technique: Coping with Disappointment

  Disappointment is part of life. No one escapes it. Everyone must deal with it. But what happens if, for … Continue reading Relapse Prevention Technique: Coping with Disappointment

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February 22, 2018

Can Personal Success Lead to Addiction?

  Imprisoned ponzi schemer, Bernie Madoff had so much cocaine in his office it was dubbed “The North Pole.” Indeed, … Continue reading Can Personal Success Lead to Addiction?

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Can Personal Success Lead to Addiction?

  Imprisoned ponzi schemer, Bernie Madoff had so much cocaine in his office it was dubbed “The North Pole.” Indeed, … Continue reading Can Personal Success Lead to Addiction?

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February 21, 2018

Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

  Whether it’s related to your job performance or not, losing your job can be a real punch in the … Continue reading Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

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Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

  Whether it’s related to your job performance or not, losing your job can be a real punch in the … Continue reading Finding Meaning in Life After Job Loss

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February 19, 2018

Life After Rehab: Five Things to Do First

  While in rehab, you have constant support and are surrounded by people who are as committed to your recovery … Continue reading Life After Rehab: Five Things to Do First

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Life After Rehab: Five Things to Do First

  While in rehab, you have constant support and are surrounded by people who are as committed to your recovery … Continue reading Life After Rehab: Five Things to Do First

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February 16, 2018

Fear of Professional Failure and Addiction

  Fear can only exist in the future. That’s because we fear things that haven’t happened yet. And, in this … Continue reading Fear of Professional Failure and Addiction

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Fear of Professional Failure and Addiction

  Fear can only exist in the future. That’s because we fear things that haven’t happened yet. And, in this … Continue reading Fear of Professional Failure and Addiction

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February 15, 2018

Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

  Johnny Manziel: The first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy and the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL … Continue reading Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

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Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

  Johnny Manziel: The first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy and the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL … Continue reading Athletes and Drug Use: How Johnny Football Tackled His Issues

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February 14, 2018

How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

You’ve probably heard it said that a shot, a glass of wine and a beer all contain the same amount … Continue reading How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

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How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

You’ve probably heard it said that a shot, a glass of wine and a beer all contain the same amount … Continue reading How Much Alcohol is in Beer, Wine, and Other Liquor?

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February 13, 2018

Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Seniors

Addiction is a disease, not a moral failure—and that message is beginning to resonate with younger generations. For many older … Continue reading Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Seniors

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Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Seniors

Addiction is a disease, not a moral failure—and that message is beginning to resonate with younger generations. For many older … Continue reading Drug & Alcohol Rehab for Seniors

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February 9, 2018

How to Dispose of Prescription Painkillers

To flush or not to flush. That is the question—or at least one of them—when disposing of pain pills. Before … Continue reading How to Dispose of Prescription Painkillers

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How to Dispose of Prescription Painkillers

To flush or not to flush. That is the question—or at least one of them—when disposing of pain pills. Before … Continue reading How to Dispose of Prescription Painkillers

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February 6, 2018

Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

  It was 1981 when reports first surfaced of unusual infections spreading among gay men. By 1982, we’d given it … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

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Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

  It was 1981 when reports first surfaced of unusual infections spreading among gay men. By 1982, we’d given it … Continue reading Opioid Epidemic and HIV Outbreaks

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February 5, 2018

The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

  Your boss is screaming at you. You have five projects due right now. It’s insanely hot in your office. … Continue reading The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

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The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

  Your boss is screaming at you. You have five projects due right now. It’s insanely hot in your office. … Continue reading The Truth About Substance Abuse in the Restaurant Industry

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February 2, 2018

The Truth About Telling Your Family You Have an Addiction

Chances are, you’ve been hiding your addiction for a long time. The thought of telling your family the truth is … Continue reading The Truth About Telling Your Family You Have an Addiction

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The Truth About Telling Your Family You Have an Addiction

Chances are, you’ve been hiding your addiction for a long time. The thought of telling your family the truth is … Continue reading The Truth About Telling Your Family You Have an Addiction

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February 1, 2018

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Marijuana Addiction

  If you’re feeling stressed, you can smoke a joint. Same goes for feelings of boredom, anger and general dissatisfaction … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Marijuana Addiction

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Marijuana Addiction

  If you’re feeling stressed, you can smoke a joint. Same goes for feelings of boredom, anger and general dissatisfaction … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Marijuana Addiction

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January 30, 2018

5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

  It’s tempting to tell yourself that you’re not an alcoholic because you don’t drink every day or have physical … Continue reading 5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

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5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

  It’s tempting to tell yourself that you’re not an alcoholic because you don’t drink every day or have physical … Continue reading 5 Signs of Drinking Too Much

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January 29, 2018

Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

  You’ve been hearing your whole life how important diet and exercise are. But when you’re trying to overcome heroin … Continue reading Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

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Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

  You’ve been hearing your whole life how important diet and exercise are. But when you’re trying to overcome heroin … Continue reading Heroin Recovery: Nutrition and Exercise

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January 26, 2018

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

  Imagine trying to kill a weed by plucking off its leaves. That’s what happens when you try to treat … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

  Imagine trying to kill a weed by plucking off its leaves. That’s what happens when you try to treat … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Heroin Addiction

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January 25, 2018

The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition for Recovering Addicts

  You hear it your whole life: You need to eat right and work out if you want to be … Continue reading The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition for Recovering Addicts

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The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition for Recovering Addicts

  You hear it your whole life: You need to eat right and work out if you want to be … Continue reading The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition for Recovering Addicts

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January 24, 2018

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

  Willpower is not a strategy. Once you leave rehab and go home, you’ll need a lot more than self-control … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

  Willpower is not a strategy. Once you leave rehab and go home, you’ll need a lot more than self-control … Continue reading Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

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January 23, 2018

What Happened to Tom Petty?

  Tom Petty understood addiction all too well. “You start losing your soul,” he told his friend Warren Zanes, who … Continue reading What Happened to Tom Petty?

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What Happened to Tom Petty?

  Tom Petty understood addiction all too well. “You start losing your soul,” he told his friend Warren Zanes, who … Continue reading What Happened to Tom Petty?

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January 18, 2018

The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

  Cocaine is expensive and for rich kids and yuppies. Crack is an inner city drug. Cocaine use can be … Continue reading The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

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The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

  Cocaine is expensive and for rich kids and yuppies. Crack is an inner city drug. Cocaine use can be … Continue reading The Difference Between Cocaine and Crack

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January 17, 2018

What Cocaine Is Cut With: 10 Common Additives You Need…

  Pure cocaine is derived from processing the leaves of the coca plant. But it’s unlikely the average user in … Continue reading What Cocaine Is Cut With: 10 Common Additives You Need to Know

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What Cocaine Is Cut With: 10 Common Additives You Need to Know

  Pure cocaine is derived from processing the leaves of the coca plant. But it’s unlikely the average user in … Continue reading What Cocaine Is Cut With: 10 Common Additives You Need to Know

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January 16, 2018

The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what came first—the addiction or the mental health struggle like depression or anxiety. That’s because … Continue reading The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

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The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Sometimes, it’s hard to know what came first—the addiction or the mental health struggle like depression or anxiety. That’s because … Continue reading The Benefits of the Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

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January 15, 2018

Why Relapse is Part of Recovery

  Imagine this scenario: John has heart disease. His doctor puts him on medication and also directs him to exercise … Continue reading Why Relapse is Part of Recovery

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Why Relapse is Part of Recovery

  Imagine this scenario: John has heart disease. His doctor puts him on medication and also directs him to exercise … Continue reading Why Relapse is Part of Recovery

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January 12, 2018

Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

  By now, you may have heard the news about sketchy rehab centers paying big money to attract vulnerable people … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

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Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

  By now, you may have heard the news about sketchy rehab centers paying big money to attract vulnerable people … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction Recovery: Why is Staff-Client Ratio Important?

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January 11, 2018

10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

  We tend to think of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning as something that happens mostly to young people and … Continue reading 10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

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10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

  We tend to think of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning as something that happens mostly to young people and … Continue reading 10 Alcohol Poisoning Signs & Symptoms

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January 10, 2018

The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

A few drinks may seem like a good way to relieve a gnawing sense of anxiety or depression. But the … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

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The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

A few drinks may seem like a good way to relieve a gnawing sense of anxiety or depression. But the … Continue reading The Dangers of Mixing Lexapro and Alcohol

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January 9, 2018

Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

  Everyone knows that alcohol turns some people into angry drunks. But, until recently, no one knew exactly why. In … Continue reading Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

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Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

  Everyone knows that alcohol turns some people into angry drunks. But, until recently, no one knew exactly why. In … Continue reading Why Does Alcohol Make Some People Angry?

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January 8, 2018

Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

  There’s a very good reason why so many people view the fight against addiction as an uphill battle. It’s … Continue reading Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

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Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

  There’s a very good reason why so many people view the fight against addiction as an uphill battle. It’s … Continue reading Does Rehab Work for Heroin Addicts?

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January 4, 2018

The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

The biggest risks of heroin use, of course, are addiction, overdose and death. But it’s a little known fact that … Continue reading The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

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The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

The biggest risks of heroin use, of course, are addiction, overdose and death. But it’s a little known fact that … Continue reading The Truth About Heroin and Seizures

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January 2, 2018

Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

Most of us are aware that addiction changes the way a person thinks. So we are willing to overlook hurtful … Continue reading Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

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Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

Most of us are aware that addiction changes the way a person thinks. So we are willing to overlook hurtful … Continue reading Are Heroin Addicts Violent?

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January 1, 2018

The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

  Opioids and opiates affect millions each year. While not widely known, there are many differences between opioids and opiates, … Continue reading The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

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The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

  Opioids and opiates affect millions each year. While not widely known, there are many differences between opioids and opiates, … Continue reading The Differences Between Opioids and Opiates

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December 27, 2017

What to Do When Your Parent is an Addict

  Your parents are your rock. But when your mother or father is an addict, the roles are reversed. Your … Continue reading What to Do When Your Parent is an Addict

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What to Do When Your Parent is an Addict

  Your parents are your rock. But when your mother or father is an addict, the roles are reversed. Your … Continue reading What to Do When Your Parent is an Addict

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December 21, 2017

What Does Dopamine Do?

  Drugs and alcohol are the ultimate shortcut. Instead of having to work hard at life, make the right choices … Continue reading What Does Dopamine Do?

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What Does Dopamine Do?

  Drugs and alcohol are the ultimate shortcut. Instead of having to work hard at life, make the right choices … Continue reading What Does Dopamine Do?

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December 20, 2017

Relapse Prevention: Embracing the Weird and Funny Things to Do

  The big lie of addiction is that life won’t be fun without alcohol or drugs. Nothing will be fun … Continue reading Relapse Prevention: Embracing the Weird and Funny Things to Do

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Relapse Prevention: Embracing the Weird and Funny Things to Do

  The big lie of addiction is that life won’t be fun without alcohol or drugs. Nothing will be fun … Continue reading Relapse Prevention: Embracing the Weird and Funny Things to Do

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December 19, 2017

Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

  A glass of wine with dinner at your family celebration. A couple of cocktails at your work holiday party. … Continue reading Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

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Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

  A glass of wine with dinner at your family celebration. A couple of cocktails at your work holiday party. … Continue reading Your Strategy for Holiday Drinking

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December 14, 2017

3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

  We’re going to spare you the lecture about how getting sober will protect your health—because you’ve known that one … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

  We’re going to spare you the lecture about how getting sober will protect your health—because you’ve known that one … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Stop Drinking Alcohol

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December 11, 2017

The Signs of Ritalin Addiction

  When taken as prescribed by a doctor to treat attention deficit disorder, Ritalin can be a safe and effective … Continue reading The Signs of Ritalin Addiction

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The Signs of Ritalin Addiction

  When taken as prescribed by a doctor to treat attention deficit disorder, Ritalin can be a safe and effective … Continue reading The Signs of Ritalin Addiction

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December 8, 2017

Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

  They say that the first step in recovery is realizing that you have a problem and admitting it to … Continue reading Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

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Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

  They say that the first step in recovery is realizing that you have a problem and admitting it to … Continue reading Overcoming Fear and Asking for Help for Alcohol Addiction

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December 7, 2017

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Breast Milk?

  We all know that you shouldn’t drink or do drugs while pregnant. Cocaine in particular is prone to make … Continue reading How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Breast Milk?

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How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Breast Milk?

  We all know that you shouldn’t drink or do drugs while pregnant. Cocaine in particular is prone to make … Continue reading How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Breast Milk?

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December 6, 2017

How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

  There are thousands of alcohol and drug treatment centers across the United States—and the quality of those centers can … Continue reading How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

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How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

  There are thousands of alcohol and drug treatment centers across the United States—and the quality of those centers can … Continue reading How Does Heroin Rehab Work?

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December 5, 2017

Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

  Once you’ve crossed the line into alcoholism, you can’t go back. Practically speaking, that means that it won’t be … Continue reading Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

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Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

  Once you’ve crossed the line into alcoholism, you can’t go back. Practically speaking, that means that it won’t be … Continue reading Can Alcohol Addiction Be Cured?

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December 4, 2017

Why Do People Avoid Rehab?

  It’s easy to be a bystander to someone who is battling addiction and question their actions. It seems so … Continue reading Why Do People Avoid Rehab?

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Why Do People Avoid Rehab?

  It’s easy to be a bystander to someone who is battling addiction and question their actions. It seems so … Continue reading Why Do People Avoid Rehab?

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December 1, 2017

The Difference Between Sub-Acute Detox and Medical Detox

  Once you’re ready to change your life, the next question is how you are going to do it. For … Continue reading The Difference Between Sub-Acute Detox and Medical Detox

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The Difference Between Sub-Acute Detox and Medical Detox

  Once you’re ready to change your life, the next question is how you are going to do it. For … Continue reading The Difference Between Sub-Acute Detox and Medical Detox

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November 28, 2017

How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

  Every day we read reports about another man being accused of sexual assault. What we don’t hear that much … Continue reading How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

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How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

  Every day we read reports about another man being accused of sexual assault. What we don’t hear that much … Continue reading How Sexual Abuse and Addiction are Linked

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November 27, 2017

Stimulants and the Holidays: When Reality Sets In

  It could be that you stated taking Adderall or Ritalin during grad school so that you could study longer. … Continue reading Stimulants and the Holidays: When Reality Sets In

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Stimulants and the Holidays: When Reality Sets In

  It could be that you stated taking Adderall or Ritalin during grad school so that you could study longer. … Continue reading Stimulants and the Holidays: When Reality Sets In

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November 23, 2017

Five Festive Drink Ideas That Are Non-Alcoholic

  Club soda with a twist of lime is a solid go-to drink. It’s bubbly and seems more like a … Continue reading Five Festive Drink Ideas That Are Non-Alcoholic

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Five Festive Drink Ideas That Are Non-Alcoholic

  Club soda with a twist of lime is a solid go-to drink. It’s bubbly and seems more like a … Continue reading Five Festive Drink Ideas That Are Non-Alcoholic

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November 21, 2017

Gifts for Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

  This isn’t just any Christmas. This is the Christmas you’ve been hoping and praying for since your loved one … Continue reading Gifts for Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

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Gifts for Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

  This isn’t just any Christmas. This is the Christmas you’ve been hoping and praying for since your loved one … Continue reading Gifts for Recovering Drug Addicts and Alcoholics

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November 16, 2017

Dealing with Holiday Blues Without Cocaine

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] At their root, drugs are a coping mechanism. And there is certainly a lot to cope … Continue reading Dealing with Holiday Blues Without Cocaine

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Dealing with Holiday Blues Without Cocaine

[rt_reading_time label=”Reading Time:” postfix=”minutes”] At their root, drugs are a coping mechanism. And there is certainly a lot to cope … Continue reading Dealing with Holiday Blues Without Cocaine

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November 14, 2017

10 Things To Be Thankful for Today

  You hear a lot of talk these days about the power of gratitude. But research shows that being thankful … Continue reading 10 Things To Be Thankful for Today

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10 Things To Be Thankful for Today

  You hear a lot of talk these days about the power of gratitude. But research shows that being thankful … Continue reading 10 Things To Be Thankful for Today

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