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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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When and How To Do An Intervention

As a disease, addiction doesn’t discriminate. It can affect anyone at any time, no matter their age, race, or class. Yet like any disease, addiction can be treated with professional help. Individuals must educate themselves on what to look out for to get their friends and loved ones the treatment they need. Because many individuals…

man participates in chiropractic care for detox

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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How Do I Find Out Is Weed Addictive?

One question many people ask, “Is weed addictive?” For many, there isn’t an easy, short answer. There’s a common argument that marijuana is a safe substance because it’s all-natural. Several states have now made it legal to some degree. Addiction involves continued action despite adverse consequences, and this is not only possible but common with…

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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…