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5 Sober Activities for a Frightfully Exciting Halloween

Posted on 12. Oct, 2016 by .

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Ah, Halloween, it’s that time of year again when kids gorge on candy, and the grownups enjoy other things. Now that you are sober, you know that it’s going to take some planning to overcome your cravings, but don’t worry. With these awesome ideas, you can look forward to Halloween with confidence that enjoying sober […]

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What Will Effective Aftercare Do For You and Your Loved One?

Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 by .

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The decision to enter a rehabilitation facility and overcome an addiction is admirable. While there is much to do during those first few critical weeks, the effort to get clean and stay that way does not end when the addict completes the initial stage of the program. If you love someone who is learning to […]

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Helping a Family Member Prevent A Drug Overdose

Posted on 15. Jul, 2016 by .

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A drug overdose is a very frightening experience for both victims and their family members. In many cases, an overdose can prompt an addict to finally get help. An overdose can also lead to internal bleeding, organ and brain damage and death. What Is the Best Way to Prevent a Drug Overdose? The best way […]

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Drug Abuse Statistics Show That Substance Abuse a Growing Problem

Posted on 26. May, 2016 by .

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Drug abuse is a serious problem in the United States. The Abuse of alcohol illicit drugs and tobacco cost our nation more than 700 billion dollars a year. These costs are related to lost work, health care and crime. One of the biggest issues with drug abuse is the fact that it can easily lead […]

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What to Expect During Your First Year of Recovery

Posted on 12. May, 2016 by .

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  Beating an addiction is a lifelong process, but the first year of sobriety will almost always be the hardest. This is why everyone who is struggling with substance abuse should take some time to research what they can expect in those first few months. Meeting these challenges head on will drastically reduce one’s risk […]

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Is Your Loved One Addicted to Heroin? | XL Drug Rehab Blog

Is Your Loved One Addicted to Heroin?

Posted on 05. Apr, 2016 by .

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Heroin is an extremely dangerous and highly addictive substance that is a synthetically made from morphine. Heroin users frequently become dependent on the drug, often times after only one use. The withdrawal symptoms of heroin can be excruciating, both physically and psychologically. If you suspect someone you care about may have an addiction to heroin, […]

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A Quick Guide to Avoiding Relapse as a Recovering Addict | XL Drug Rehab Blog

A Quick Guide to Avoiding Relapse as a Recovering Addict

Posted on 08. Jan, 2016 by .

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Addiction is a lifelong struggle that often persists long after a person abstains from substance use. This is because the threat of relapse never goes away entirely. Sometimes, there can be years or even decades of sobriety between relapses. The risk can persist in spite of the best recovery methods, and the urge to revert […]

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Gift Ideas for a Loved One In Recovery

Posted on 17. Dec, 2015 by .

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Buying a gift for a loved one can be difficult enough. This is especially true when your loved one is recovering from the illness of addiction. Addiction is a life-threatening condition that impacts the lives of millions of Americans. The road to recovery is a long and arduous one, with many ups and downs along […]

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Stay Sober by Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Stay Sober by Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Posted on 09. Oct, 2015 by .

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The holidays are known for being a time of festivities, love, and happiness. Food fills tables and then bellies as families and friends join together for a time of laughs and memories. However, for some people, the holidays bring disruption, leaving them with feelings of lowness, loneliness, and a drive to drink. If you need […]

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How to Survive Living With a Loved One Who is an Addict

Posted on 04. Jun, 2015 by .

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Living with a loved one who is addicted to a drug or substance is one of the most challenging situations you will ever live through. Although you work hard to ensure that that person does not have access to any substance or situation that could cause a relapse, there is no way that you can […]

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