3 Signs of Addiction

When does the recreational use of a drug or alcohol turn into something more sinister? Since therapists now understand that signs of addiction are symptoms of a disease, is it possible to catch it early? Perhaps more importantly, do you recognize these signs in yourself or a loved one? Addiction or Abuse? Typically, abuse starts…

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What Sober Living Homes are Like

Think of sober living homes as the bridge that spans the time between inpatient treatment and a return to normal life. It’s an excellent opportunity to apply the coping skills you’ve learned during therapy. Taking a Bite out of Adjusting to “Real” Life If there’s a common concern among those overcoming addiction, it would have…

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What is IOP Treatment?

Intensive outpatient treatment, or IOP, is a science-based approach for addiction recovery. However, outpatient treatment isn’t right for every rehab attendee. What is IOP, and why do therapists base participation eligibility on specific factors? The experts at 1st Step Behavioral Health have answers to your questions. Treatment Options for Individuals Struggling with Substance Abuse Problems…

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Preparing for Addiction Recovery

Individuals who choose addiction recovery over a life of drug or alcohol dependence face an uphill battle. The good news is that they can win this battle with the help of caring rehab center staff members. As with any other momentous step in life, getting on the road to recovery requires a little preparation. Wondering…

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Is Addiction a Disease?

It’s a common misconception that an alcohol or drug habit is a sign of character weakness. Knowing that it isn’t a character flaw leaves a lot of people wondering what it actually is. Is addiction a disease? And if so, is there are a cure? Understanding the Difference between a Character Flaw and an Illness…

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5 Most Common Psychological Disorders

Why does it make sense to discuss psychological disorders when talking about substance abuse? For starters, there’s a good chance that a mental illness may be one of the reasons for someone’s struggle with addiction. Secondly, the presence of mental health disorders can get worse during times of substance abuse. What conditions should you be…

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