Can an Alcoholic Ever Have a Drink?

For an alcoholic, some of the most enjoyable, most human social activities can be sad, depressing affairs. That’s because so many of these activities involve alcohol and drinking. These activities can be family get togethers, retirement parties, weddings, or even simple dinners out. While others enjoy their affairs with cocktails in hand, it can be… View Post

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Exercising to Kick the Habit

One of the most important aspects of addiction treatment is the development of healthy habits to replace the habit of substance abuse.  Regular exercise has proven to be one of those healthy habits that can aid both treatment and long-term recovery.  There are many reasons that exercise is so effective. Endorphins Endorphins are “feel-good” chemicals… View Post

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Can you Recover from Methamphetamine Addiction?

Addiction is a treatable disease. And that is the case for methamphetamine addiction as well, even if methamphetamine treatment is different from the treatment of other substances. Learn more about methamphetamine, meth treatment, and the recovery process in this article. Table of Contents A Five Stage Model for Recovery What is Methamphetamine? The Dangers of… View Post

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The Link Between Substance Abuse and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder that occurs when a person experiences (directly or indirectly) or witnesses, a traumatic event, or series of events. People who suffer from PTSD often suffer for many years, if not an entire lifetime, after these traumatic events occur. During periods of high anxiety and stress, many… View Post

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Can Heroin Addicts Recover?

A 2012 study concluded that 10% of all American adults (18 and older) answered “yes” to the question: “Did you once have a problem with drugs or alcohol, but no longer do?” It is startling to consider that such a significant number of Americans have battled substance abuse. But it is reassuring that these same… View Post

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What is Recovery? – A Brief Look at our Destination

One thing we all can agree on? Recovery is the goal! But, while the word recovery has a specific meaning, in the context of addiction and treatment, it can be a harder thing to pin down. Addiction is a bit easier. To the brain, addiction looks basically the same whether the person is addicted to… View Post

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Smoking at Addiction Treatment Centers

Does your center allow smoking? This is a frequently asked question by both professionals and potential drug and alcohol addiction rehab center clients. According to the 2016 National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, nearly ⅔ of addiction treatment centers allow smoking on campus. At some of these facilities, smoking becomes a part of the… View Post

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Nutrition and Addiction Recovery

Addiction treatment programs that include good nutrition give their clients a better chance at long-term recovery. A healthy diet can also help a person struggling with addiction deal with some of the challenges of early treatment stages. By the time an addict decides to seek out help, however, healthy eating can seem like a low… View Post

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Patriot’s Day: Special Screening & Discussion

Recovering Champions will be hosting a special screening and discussion of the acclaimed film “Patriots Day” with celebrated author Casey Sherman on Thursday, August 3 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Falmouth Museums on the Green in Falmouth, MA. Click here for more information.  

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How to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol – Part 2

Last week we shared with you some guidance on talking to your kids about drugs and alcohol. We touched upon the importance of having a trusting relationship where your child feels safe enough to talk to you and we offered tips for approaching the issue at various ages. This week we offer a few more… View Post

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