Opioid Addiction Rehab: Why It Is More Important Now Than Ever

Millions of people across the United States are currently struggling with opioid addiction. Rehab can help — at least, for those willing and able to pursue it. According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 70 percent of drug overdose deaths are the result of prescription or illicit opioids. And around 130 people die every … Continued

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Opiate Addiction Rehab: What You Need To Know

Choosing to quit opiates might be the most important decision of your life. But once you actually enter opiate addiction rehab, what can you expect? First of all, what are opiates? Opiates are drugs that affect the opioid receptors in your brain. Developed from the seed of the opium plant, common examples of opiates include … Continued

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How Does Rehab Affect Your Tolerance?

Going through detox and rehab changes almost everything. From your mindset to the way you look, you’ll see so many changes in your body and mind throughout residential treatment. Those changes include your tolerance to your drug of choice. But how exactly does rehab affect your tolerance? After detox and several weeks of abstinence, your … Continued

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Relapse Prevention Tips for the Holiday Season

‘Tis the season – for holiday feasts, gift giving, family time, and for some, hard partying. If you used to “celebrate” the holidays by getting loaded, or if you have friends and family that still do, the holiday season can be a challenging time for people in recovery. But whether you’re fresh out of rehab … Continued

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Holistic Addiction Treatment for Drugs and Alcohol

From the outside, drug and alcohol detox, residential treatment and aftercare programs may all seem alike, but The Mend’s holistic addiction treatment tools help set our approach apart. At The Mend, our focus is on more than just overcoming the physical and psychological effects of addiction. We’ll help you start healing and beginning an entirely … Continued

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How to Work the Steps in AA and NA

If you’ve spent any time around a 12 Step fellowship, then you know how important working the Steps is to your recovery in those programs. Some old-timers say that you can’t stay clean and sober in AA and/or NA without doing it. So, how do you work the Steps in AA & NA? First, there’s … Continued

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How to Have Fun in Recovery

The holidays can be a challenging time in early sobriety. If you used to spend Halloween or New Year’s Eve going all-out, you might have some FOMO about staying clean and sober on the sidelines. It is possible, though, to have fun while staying clean and sober. Here’s how. First of all, stay honest about … Continued

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What’s a Double Winner? Working AA, NA, CODA and More

Addiction is cunning baffling and powerful. When you take the step to face it head on, that is where the real work begins. And sometimes, you might find that your addiction is even more complicated than you think. You might even be a “double winner.” What’s a “double winner”? Double winner is a term that’s … Continued

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