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Talking to Loved Ones About Their Addiction - two men talking
When someone you love is addicted to drugs or alcohol, it puts you in a difficult position. You’re on the front lines of battle, dealing with his or her behavior in a variety of negative ways: Increasing ill health Uncharacteristic behaviors, such as irresponsibility, lying, stealing, excessive promiscuity, and gambling Safety concerns for your loved...
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By The Grace - Willingway Extended Treatment Services - Interior living room
Making the decision to enter a rehabilitation facility is a monumental life change. The ability to recognize you have a problem and seek treatment for better wellness is the first step to a new way of thriving. But change doesn’t happen overnight. It’s common for many people to go through initial rehab in about 30...
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How to Use Insurance for Addiction Treatment - health insurance approved
Cost can be an important issue if you are considering addiction treatment for yourself or a loved one. Many people wonder whether insurance covers substance abuse help. Addiction is a disease and insurers cover it like other medical conditions today. Insurance Companies Required to Cover Addiction Treatment Under the Affordable Care Act and Mental Health...
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Signs of Prescription Drug Overdose - prescription pills
A common misperception about prescription and over-the counter (OTC) drugs is that they are safe because they have legitimate medical uses. Although these drugs can be tremendously helpful in treating the conditions for which they were designed, when misused these same drugs can cause great physical harm or even death. Collectively, prescription and OTC drugs...
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How Good Nutrition Helps Your Sobriety - bowl of salad with a fork
Information about the power of proper nutrition to promote vitality and health is readily available. Yet many of us still reach for a lot of the gooey, salty, sugary stuff. Instead of thinking of food as nourishing fuel, we often use it as comfort; for immediate gratification; or as a way to placate feelings we...
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Healing through Connection: A View Inside the Women’s Residence with Autumn Altamirano - willingway women's residence
Autumn Altamirano, CCS, CAC II, a WW alumna, has worked at Willingway for the last 15 years, getting her start on Unit I as a Nurse Aide/Ward Secretary. Autumn soon became an Outpatient Counselor once she began to pursue a career in the clinical field and was ultimately promoted to Program Director of The Women’s...
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Opioid Crisis in the News - watching the news
If you’ve watched network news, opened a newspaper or smartphone, or checked Twitter or Facebook recently, it’s likely you’ve come across some startling news about opioids. This dangerous substance has gotten a lot of media attention. It’s nearly impossible to avoid and can be anxiety-inducing, especially if you or a loved one is grappling with...
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Myth: Smoking Cigarettes Will Help Me In Rehab - putting out cigarette
Who smokes anymore? Cigarette smoke and recovery have long been associated. However, with thorough and pervasive anti-smoking campaigns spanning the country over the past few decades, who really smokes anymore? In 2015, it was reported that 31 percent of the general population still regularly smoked. That number was nearly three times higher — 84 percent...
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Does Addiction Run in the Family?
Can you inherit an “addictive personality” from your parents? In other words, to what degree do our genetics affect our likelihood of developing a substance use disorder? This is a question that sparks both debate and confusion. Continue reading for some insight on the topic of genes and addiction. Let’s explore the question: Does addiction...
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