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3 Myths about Your First Time in Substance Abuse Treatment

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 to open up all your emotions and dig deep into the past to a therapist you barely know. But over time, you will see that talk therapy works and build a relationship with your counselor. You have to be able to trust and let your guard down to open up. That’s the only way this will work.

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Addiction Comes in Threes

Three wise men. Three stooges. Three ring circus. Many things come in threes and in the world of addiction, we see this time and time again. For example, it is not uncommon for a heroin addict to also have a food, gambling or sex addiction. Someone who is addicted to painkillers is likely to have sexual impulsivity or an addiction to money. Why does it come in threes? It has to do with symmetry, a spiritual component and the good vs. evil different parts of us. Depending on one’s drug of choice, it taps into a certain part of the…

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Saying Goodbye Before Addiction Treatment- Part 2

When someone you love is dealing with addiction, hearing that they’ve decided to enter rehab can be a huge relief. Entering a treatment program can be a challenging step to make, but it is a step in the right direction. While your loved one is in rehab, day-to-day life will look very different for both of you. As the time nears for you to say goodbye, there are things you can do to help ease the transition for everyone involved. While You’re Apart If the person in rehab is someone you’re used to seeing on a daily basis, it can…

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Saying Goodbye Before Addiction Treatment- Part 1

When someone you love is dealing with addiction, hearing that they’ve decided to enter rehab can be a huge relief. Entering a treatment program can be a challenging step to make, but it is a step in the right direction. While your loved one is in rehab, day-to-day life will look very different for both of you. As the time nears for you to say goodbye, there are things you can do to help ease the transition for everyone involved. The Build up to Goodbye In the months, weeks, or days leading up to rehab, your loved one may run…

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