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Is There a Definition of Sobriety?

The goal of all addiction recovery is sobriety. Yet this can look different for each person as every individual in recovery has to determine their own path towards healing. So what is the definition of sobriety? Many people think sobriety means total abstinence from using drugs or alcohol. Others believe in control and moderation. Because…

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General Outline of 12 Step Meetings

One of the most common ways to combat addiction is through the use of the 12 step philosophy. The 12 steps have helped those struggling with addiction for more than 70 years. They have helped millions of people find lasting sobriety. Many addiction treatment facilities offer a 12 step program. Here at Beaches Recovery, we…

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What It’s Like to Be Clean and Sober

Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel utterly hopeless, as though there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. You may even think that living this way is your fate, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can live clean and sober, allowing you to be the person…

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Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

“Is drug addiction a disease?” It’s a common question that many people ask if they are suffering from addiction. There are many opinions about addiction, and unfortunately, this keeps the stigma of drug addiction alive, often preventing individuals from getting the support they need to heal. For most people, drinking or using drugs recreationally isn’t…

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How a 12 Step Program Helped My Recovery

I suffer from what many people in recovery often refer to as “terminal uniqueness” and it was a difficult concept. In my addiction, I felt as though I was all alone and nobody could understand what I was going through. When I finally found a 12 step program, it felt like I was finally at…

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The Detox Benefits of Chiropractic Care

The benefits of chiropractic care are far more than just proper alignment. Researchers have recently found that misalignments in the spine can cause problems with how the brain functions. These misalignments basically interrupt the function of neurotransmitters that are responsible for sending messages in the brain. As a result, some patients are unable to ward…

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Things That Make Rehab Facilities Effective

There are so many rehab facilities in the United States that it may be difficult for you to choose one. With all of the information out there, it isn’t easy to know which one will best support your recovery. You will understand what attributes of an addiction facility to look for when getting sober with…

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How Much Does Rehab Cost and How Do I Pay For It?

When someone struggles with a drug or alcohol addiction, they need professional help to heal and overcome it. Addiction is a disease, and like any disease, requires support to recover. Unfortunately, there are numerous hurdles that keep people from reaching out to get the help they need. Some people don’t seek rehab treatment because they…

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Recovery from Drug Addiction

When it comes to drug addiction recovery, one thing must be said–It’s not easy. This is not meant to be discouraging. It’s meant to encourage you to work through your discomfort and anxiety about recovery. It can take just a short amount of time to acquire an addiction to a substance. Unfortunately, reversing the effects…