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What Not to Say to Someone With a Mental Illness

Posted on 22. Mar, 2016 by .

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the words mental illness? Unfortunately, there is a stigma surrounding mental illness that prevents those who have a mental health disorder from seeking the treatment they need. Some people tend to say a lot of tough things to people with a mental illness […]

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How to Overcome FOMO by Embracing Your Own Life | XL Drug Rehab Blog

How to Overcome FOMO by Embracing Your Own Life

Posted on 11. Jan, 2016 by .

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FOMO, or the Fear of Missing out, refers to the extreme anxiety you feel when you believe others are having fulfilling experiences that you are missing out on. This fear is often exacerbated by social media; when you see your friends posting pictures of parties they are attending, it can lead you to believe you […]

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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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The Billion Dollar Campaign: Hillary Clinton’s Drug Abuse Plan

Posted on 22. Sep, 2015 by .

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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign recently released the news that they have a $10 billion plan to propose regarding America’s alcohol and drug abuse epidemic. Clinton is a presidential hopeful for the 2016 elections, and with the introduction of this plan she has garnered a serious amount of attention both from legislators and modern American citizens […]

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The Dangers of Underage Drinking

Posted on 18. Sep, 2015 by .

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Underage drinking is portrayed on TV shows and in movies as being a cool, normal thing to do. Did you know that while teens tend to drink less frequently than adults, they tend to drink more on occasion? If you think your child is drinking underage, you need to have a serious discussion with them. […]

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When Is It the Right Time to Go to Rehab? | XL Drug Rehab Blog

When Is It the Right Time to Go to Rehab?

Posted on 19. Aug, 2015 by .

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If you have recently noticed that you are becoming more dependent on a certain substance, such as alcohol, street drugs or prescription medication, you may worry that it will soon take over your life. When you are starting to worry about what will happen to you if you continue to abuse the substance, it could […]

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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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5 Common Teen Addictions and Their Traits

Posted on 20. May, 2015 by .

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Studies have shown a rise in teen addictions. Though they may not all be related to substance abuse, they can have negative effects on the child’s life. Below are five of the common teen addictions and their traits. 1. Prescription Drugs Many teens have found prescription drugs to be a convenient alternative to traditional drugs […]

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