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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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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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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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Hillary Clinton's Drug Abuse Plan | XLDrugRehabBlog.com

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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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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Teen Addiction | xldrugrehabblog

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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Sober Friendships Are a Must

Posted on 25. Mar, 2015 by .

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Quitting an addiction is hard work. Once you have kicked a tough habit such as drugs or alcohol, sober friendships can help you stay that way. Clear-headed companions help you stay on the wagon. Find New Friends You will need to find new drug-free and alcohol-free buddies to spend time with if you want to […]

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Take Two Steps Forward and One Step Back in Recovery | XL Drug Rehab Blog

Take Two Steps Forward and One Step Back in Recovery

Posted on 16. Mar, 2015 by .

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This process of learning, forgetting, and adjusting is natural. In recovery, it’s frequently a process of taking two steps forward and one step back.

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