• Is It Time for You to Seek Treatment?

    Treatment

    Some people can use drugs or alcohol and never become addicted, while others begin developing an addiction from the moment they first experiment with a substance. If your substance use has escalated or has begun causing problems in your life, you may be wondering whether you need to seek treatment…

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  • Young Parents: How to Tell Your Child You’re Going to Rehab

    Treatment

    Without question, being a parent is hard. It’s even harder if you have young children. Young parents may also be caught balancing parenting with work and school. It often gets complicated, but even more so if that young parent is also battling addiction. If you are a young parent who…

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  • 5 Behavioral Indicators of Addiction

    Addiction

    You may have a gut feeling that someone close to you has become dependent on drugs or alcohol due to changes in their behavior, personality or demeanor. Sometimes it can become difficult to describe exactly how a person has changed, but you know that their substance use has turned them…

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  • After Relapse: What to Look for in a Treatment Program

    Recovery

    Relapse is a common problem for individuals recovering from addiction. Although returning to treatment after relapse can be discouraging, people should remember that addiction is like any other chronic disease: remission is often punctuated by relapse. Some forms of therapy have been found to be especially helpful for those who…

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  • Opioid Addiction Treatment Options

    Treatment

    Opioid addiction is a growing problem in the United States. Increasing numbers of people are developing a dependency on prescription painkillers, and they often go on to become addicted to heroin, which is cheaper and often easier to acquire. Addiction to opioids can ruin careers, marriages and friendships and often…

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  • The Silvermist Guide to Nutrition in Recovery

    General

    The Importance of Good Nutrition in Recovery Just as poor nutrition can lead to serious, chronic health problems, eating a healthy diet can improve your physical health and increase your sense of well-being. Good nutrition plays an important role in recovery from any chronic disease, including diabetes, heart disease and…

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  • Can You Visit Someone in Inpatient Therapy?

    Treatment

    Addiction treatment facilities help people who are suffering from a substance use disorder get their lives back on track. A person seeking treatment for addiction can choose between a number of therapy types, including inpatient or outpatient care.1 Inpatient and Outpatient Programs Inpatient care clients become a resident at the…

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  • Four Truths of Addiction

    Addiction

    Providing support to a loved one who is dealing with an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be emotionally, physically and even financially draining. It can be difficult to keep a healthy perspective and remind yourself that the experience you’re going through has been shared by many others. Although each…

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