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Can Addicts Lose Empathy?

Can Addicts Lose Empathy?

Addiction is a terrible affliction that is touching lives in every corner of the US, and those that live with substance abuse or an alcoholic situation can suffer some terrible effects. These effects span an enormously wide range and can be physical, mental, or even...

Understanding What Relapse Triggers Are

Understanding What Relapse Triggers Are

What Does it Mean to Relapse from Addiction Recovery? A relapse in addiction recovery is when someone who has achieved short-term or long-term recovery starts abusing drugs and/or alcohol again. Relapsing could mean using the same substance, or different substances...

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Benefits of an Intensive Outpatient Program

Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a significant challenge. However, once an individual living with substance use disorder has come to terms with their addiction, as well as the fact that they need professional help, finding the right treatment...

Common Co-occurring Disorders with Addiction

Common Co-occurring Disorders with Addiction

What Do Co-occurring Disorders Mean? According to the DSM5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health 5th edition), Co-occurring disorders are two or more of the following: mental health disorders, and substance use disorders. According to SAMHSA’s 2018...

Top Ten Relapse Warnings Signs

Top Ten Relapse Warnings Signs

What is a Relapse? In addiction recovery, a relapse is when the recovering addict uses again. It’s something that happens between 40-60% of the time in all forms of addiction recovery. A relapse does not mean failure, or that the program didn't work. It just means the...

The 3 Stages of a Relapse

The 3 Stages of a Relapse

Understanding Relapse Relapse from addiction recovery may seem like it’s the end of the recovery journey, when in fact, 40-60% of people in recovery will relapse at some point. Because alcohol and drug addiction are chronic diseases, relapse is always a risk.  Stages...

The Five Stages of Addiction

The Five Stages of Addiction

Addiction is a devastating disease that changes the lives of everyone involved, not only the individual living with the addiction, but everyone who cares about them as well. While millions of people seek professional help for their addictions each year, millions more...

How Do I Know If I’m An Alcoholic

How Do I Know If I’m An Alcoholic

Alcoholism is much more common in the United States than many people may realize. With a culture that involves having a drink or two after work to unwind, to the binge drinking as a right of passage when someone turns 21, it’s not that surprising that so many...

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