How and Why Family Therapy Works so Well

Why Rehab so Often Includes Family Therapy Despite the fact that so many drug addicts and alcoholics put the blame of their addictions on the pressure put on them by their families, the connections to their families is often a huge deterrent from relapse. Understanding that, many rehab centers like First Step Behavioral Health offer…

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How Can I Tell if My Spouse has a Drug Addiction?

Although most people never intend to become addicted to a substance, addiction is a widespread problem nevertheless. While addiction is particularly widespread these days, those who have a drug abuse problem will try to hide the issue, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad people – they’re just embarrassed or ashamed for any number of reasons.…

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What Symptoms Teens Show When Addicted to Drugs

If you are in a situation where you believe one of your teenage child has become addicted to drugs, you are probably facing a myriad of simultaneous emotions like rage, sadness, disappointment, concern, confusion, and helpless. These conflicting feelings make focusing on helping your teen the right way nearly impossible as most parents’ first reaction…

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Addiction Symptoms to Watch for When Taking Prescription Opioids

As we have discussed in many previous posts, the United States is having a particularly rough time lately with cases of opioid addiction. And here in South Florida is one of the hardest hit areas in the country. And if you have been prescribed an opioid as a painkiller, there is even a chance that…

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