How Do You Know If You Need Drug or Alcohol Detox?

Detoxification from drugs is the process of quitting a substance and eliminating its chemicals and toxins from the body. How do you know if you need drug or alcohol detox? Once detox is complete, the system is clean and clear and the chance to begin a rich and rewarding life free from addiction is just … Continued

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Can Mindfulness Meditation Work for Addiction? 

While drugs and alcohol create havoc in the lives of those struggling with a substance use disorder, harmful thoughts and feelings can be just as destructive. Thankfully, there is a way to break the cycle of addiction that can treat both the disease and the underlying tricks the mind can play on us: mindfulness meditation. At … Continued

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How Recognizing Your Triggers Can Help Prevent A Relapse

So you’ve detoxed and gone through addiction recovery. The hard part’s over, right? Yes and no. While you now have the tools to face living your new life free from drugs or alcohol, it’s vital to avoid a relapse, or the temptation to slip up and fall back into substance abuse. The best way to prevent … Continued

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How Mindfulness Techniques Can Help Prevent Relapse

After detox is done and treatment is in the rearview mirror, it’s easy to sit back and be proud of how far you’ve come. But while you have won against addiction, victory can be fleeting if you’re not careful about figuring out your plan to prevent a relapse. At The Mend, we believe in a holistic … Continued

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Why Connecting With Others Is Vital to Overcoming Addiction

One of the toxic side effects of alcohol and drug addiction is it feeds into the feeling that everything is hopeless and we’re all alone in this world. That overwhelming sense of isolation often makes reaching out for help to overcome a substance use disorder that much harder. Worse, addiction messes with your body and … Continued

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Addiction Treatment: How Music Therapy Can Help

Not everyone is always able to summon up the right words to fully express their thoughts and feelings. Sometimes it’s just easier to express everything that’s bottled up inside in a non-verbal and more creative way. At The Mend, holistic therapy, including the use of music, has become an integral part of processing all those emotions … Continued

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Is Addiction Treatment Different For Women?

Men and women often differ in their addictions, and that means the approach to treatment for substance use disorder between the two groups should vary, too. The biggest obstacle for many women is just making the decision to reach out for help so they can detox and go through inpatient or outpatient treatment. Perhaps a … Continued

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Rehab After Relapse: Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Truths

Just like every addiction is different, so is every path to lasting recovery. Some are straight and simple, while others have lots of twists and turns. If you’ve relapsed, even after getting treatment for your addiction, it doesn’t mean that your road has come to an end. Rehab after relapse could be the decision that … Continued

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