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Addiction

On this page you will find a listing of all Willingway blog articles in the addiction category.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment vs. Inpatient Addiction Treatment - woman having medical consultation - willingway
Outpatient and inpatient addiction treatment each offer a unique set of benefits for recovery. Personal needs and the severity of the addiction are the determining factors in deciding which route is right for you or your loved one. In order to make the best decision for your drug treatment plan, it is important to understand...
how to tell your employer you are battling an addiction - woman talking to her boss - willingway
One aspect of living with an addiction is living in denial. Most people battling an addiction did not go from having a few drinks now and again, or getting high once in a while, to a full-blown addiction overnight. It was progressive, sneaking up slowly until it became a problem. Even when our addiction starts...
How to Turn down Alcohol in Social Settings - friends at dinner - willingway
In early recovery it is important to be mindful of people, places, and things that we relate to drinking. Walking into to a bar to ‘hang out with friends’ can be a set up for disaster. Visiting friends with whom you used to share a few cocktails may not be a great idea either. My...
12 step meeting after addiction treatment - 12 step program - willingway
A big part of transitioning out of inpatient addiction treatment is having an aftercare plan, and a big part of an aftercare plan is attending meetings. Although twelve-step meetings are not the only meetings available, they are the most popular. People in recovery use them to maintain their sobriety and learn how to deal with life...
Transitional Living Post-Addiction Treatment - female roommates - willingway
Everyone’s recovery process is different. Not everyone goes into a residential/inpatient drug treatment center. Not everyone goes through an intensive outpatient program. Some people just decide to stop using or drinking, and stop. But for more severe addictions, residential rehab is often the best route to beginning a life in recovery because it provides medically...
Should you keep your Sobriety Confidential or Candid - women talking - willingway
When someone first gets clean and sober, they may find themselves in awkward situations. The friends they had at work or at home may wonder why they are not going out for happy hour or not drinking at other occasions. What to do? Do you tell them that you are clean now, or do you...
Successful Interventions vs. Failed Interventions - parents comforting son - willingway
Watching a loved one struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction can be heartbreaking. Not only do we watch them ruin their own lives, but they also negatively affect the lives of those who love them. This is why addiction is sometimes called a family disease. An intervention can help the addicted person come to...
overview of powdered alcohol - powder and alcohol - willingway
There has been a lot of controversy about Palcohol (powdered alcohol), which was invented by Mark Phillips, the president of the Lipsmark Company. Phillips claims the use of Palcohol is convenient for instances such as shipping, hiking, and getting alcohol into venues that overcharge for a drink. In April 2014, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco...
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