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The Effects of Drug Use on Oral Health

October 11, 2017

The physical effects of drug usage are commonly thought of as weight loss, thinning hair, or skin care problems. However, one of the most profound effects is dental. At Destination Hope, clients are often eager to get dental care after seeing the damage drugs have done to their teeth. Dr. Ari Socher of Renumi Mobile helps take care of those in recovery who are in dire need of dental care. Renumi Mobile is a mobile dentistry practice, which means people in recovery can get the dental care they need to not only feel good and look good. Q-How long have…

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What’s the Difference between Inpatient and Outpatient Care?

October 2, 2017

Drug and alcohol treatment options vary from place to place. However, in most cases, they fall into two major categories – inpatient or outpatient care. Both are meant to help you get better, and both are focused on your well-being and rehabilitation. It is important to understand the difference between inpatient and outpatient care. Both the recovering addict as well as their loved ones need to comprehend the differences before choosing a treatment program. What Is Inpatient Care? Also known as residential care or treatments, inpatient care requires the patient to check-in into a controlled environment, where they will receive…

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Should You Return to Drug Rehab?

July 26, 2017

Knowing if it was a Slip or Relapse Making the decision to use alcohol or drugs again is always a dangerous choice for a person in recovery. The severity of the damage which this will lead to for the recovering addict and the people around them is usually determined by the time it takes that person to set the substance back down and quit again. In some cases, this can happen rather quickly. There are those recovering addicts who slip up and only take a small amount of the substance they were once addicted to, then almost immediately regret doing…

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3 Myths about Your First Time in Substance Abuse Treatment

April 7, 2017

1. It’s the scariest thing you will ever go through. It’s actually not. If you can muster up the strength to finally get your life on track, the rest is easy. Once you come to drug and alcohol treatment you are already bettering yourself and have the courage to face it. It’s not going to be easy because some days are good and some days are bad. But it’s worth it at the end if you stick to the program and apply what you learn in treatment to the outside world. It can be scary at first when you have…

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Why Siblings Are Important in Addiction Recovery

February 10, 2012

Addiction recovery is a very delicate and complicated process that takes an incredible amount of dedication and commitment from not only the addict, but the addict’s family as well. The role of the family as a whole is integral towards maintaining effective substance abuse treatment and long-term sobriety. Why Siblings can Help During Addiction Recovery In a way, it’s not just the addict that needs to recover but the entire family. The addict is a product of the family, individually and environmentally. We’re all products of the family we were raised in. If the family changes the way they communicate,…

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