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The Importance of Honesty in Recovery

October 25, 2017

Admitting that you are struggling with an addiction or mental health issue is one of the hardest things you will ever do. Once you admit to yourself, it also means that you will need to admit to others that you have these issues and need help to overcome them. Dishonesty is all too common among addicts and those with a mental health condition – most of the time it’s about the denial that you have an issue or need help. For some, it could also extend into lies they have told friends and family, i.e. lying about how much they…

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Healthy Friends vs. Unhealthy Friends

October 23, 2017

You are who you surround yourself with. Although it may be a clichéd belief, for many, the saying holds true. If you’re in treatment, it is important to surround yourself with positive, healthy relationships that will be a source of support during and after the recovery process. For many people, this may mean avoiding friends you used to hang out with before you entered treatment. It doesn’t stop there. Developing new friendships can also be tricky as you try to find a healthy network of friends. The Difference between Healthy & Unhealthy Friendships It might seem like a safe bet…

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How Drug Use Affects Oral Health

October 18, 2017

A smile is often your first impression when meeting new people, interviewing for a job, or even going on a date. For those whose smile has been affected by prolonged drug use, meeting new people or being asked to be in photos can be an uncomfortable situation. One of the first things those in recovery seek is a dentist who can help remedy their lack of oral health while in the throes of addiction. Allison Seriani, PR & Communications for Destination Hope and Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, recently spoke with Dr. Ari Socher of Renumi Mobile, a mobile dentistry…

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How Can You Tell if Your Casual Drinking is Becoming a Problem?

August 2, 2017

It is Friday evening and you are on your way to meet friends for a few after-work drinks. The original plan was to stop by a bar and have one or two casual beers as you promised your mother you would have brunch with her the following day. However, when you arrive, everyone’s spirits are up and you decide to have a few more…. And then a few more… The following morning, you wake up to several missed calls and voice messages from your mother. You aren’t sure exactly what happened the night before, but as you gather your senses,…

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Going Back to School After Rehab

August 1, 2017

If you or a loved one were taken out of school to complete a program at a rehabilitation center, and have recently completed your program or are scheduled to complete it soon, congratulations! It is a huge accomplishment to have made it to this point. Beginning a life in sobriety is difficult, but it can be even more challenging when you throw going back to school into the mix. Luckily, we have compiled a list of tips on what to do prior to your return which you can complete for yourself or a loved one to set the returning student…

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Recovery for Baby Boomers and Older Adults

July 7, 2017

Although there is an acknowledged need in the treatment community for programs that meet the unique requirements of baby boomers and older adults, treatment facilities will need new strategies to attract and serve this population. While people in their 50s and 60s suffer from similar disorders as younger patients, they have a completely different set of social, emotional, and physiological needs. By designing services specifically for this population and using marketing strategies that speak to them, treatment facilities can better reach those who need their programs. This can be a tremendous tool for marketing, says Ben Brafman, CEO of Destination…

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What are the treatment options for addiction?

February 2, 2015

Addiction treatment options can, at first, seem a bit overwhelming for someone who s seeking help. However, taking that first, crucial step toward a healthier, more balanced life is more straightforward than you might think. The first step for all addicts who want to enter a successful recovery is to acknowledge that they have got a substance dependency problem. Without this first step, a sober, healthy future will be difficult. The next step is to seek help from the many professional addiction treatment centers and support groups in the US and abroad. Depending on the type and severity of the…

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