The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

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According to a 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 52 percent of Americans ages 12 and older drank alcohol within the past month, but only about 5 percent of people with an alcohol addiction received treatment. People who have gone through treatment for an alcohol use disorder often look for support … Read More

Warning Signs of Alcoholism

Alcoholism is characterized as a brain disease because alcohol changes the structure and function of the brain. These changes in brain function can alter a person’s behavior patterns significantly. When someone loses control over their alcohol use, it is typically considered alcoholism. Some of the most common warning signs of alcoholism include: Excessive drinking Misuse … Read More

National Prescription Take Back Day 2019

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National Prescription Take Back Day 2019 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs twice a year and is designed to allow people to drop off and dispose of prescription drugs that are expired or no longer needed. The next National Take Back Day will be held on April 27, 2019 between 10:00am and 02:00pm. This will … Read More

Exploring the Role of Drug Courts in Washington State

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Washington State drug rehab is about to go to court. That is because the President’s commission to combat the opioid epidemic is encouraging the federal government to establish drug courts in every district. With the opioid crisis affecting more than 2.1 million Americans, drug courts are alternative ways to help these individuals while diverting them … Read More

Will This Drug Help Lessen the Impact of Teen Binge Drinking in Seattle?

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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), there is a strong connection between binge drinking in adolescence and alcoholism in adulthood. Adolescence is a time of stretching boundaries; few teenagers worry that their behavior will lead to problems down the road. Now science might have found a drug that will help … Read More

Finding Help for Co-Occurring Conditions in Washington State Drug Rehab

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More than seven million Americans struggle with co-occurring mental health disorders. Having both a mental health and a substance abuse disorder means that it is likely that the “squeaky wheel will get the grease”, meaning that the disorder that causes the most problems will probably receive treatment, while the co-occurring disorder will be left untreated.  … Read More

4 Reasons to Embrace Gratitude in Seattle Drug Rehab

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Deliberately and consciously embracing gratitude on a daily basis while attending addiction treatment can positively benefit your recovery in a number of ways. Studies have shown that feeling grateful on a consistent basis have bio-psycho-social benefits that can help you maintain your recovery over the long-term. Feelings of gratitude can offset other, more negative feelings … Read More

How to Fight Common Fears in Washington State Drug Rehab

Fear is one of the most common barriers to professional addiction treatment. The fear may be specific or general, acknowledged or not. Fear can be an overwhelming emotion before, during, and after rehab. Here is a look at the fears those seeking treatment sometimes face, and some strategies to help you deal with them while … Read More

What Not to Say to a Washington State Person in Addiction Recovery

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Talking with somebody who is pursuing recovery from addiction requires gentleness and understanding at all times, and particularly during the first year of sobriety. It can be difficult to withhold burning questions or opinions, but it is important to think before you speak and to remain compassionate. Below is a list of things to avoid … Read More