group therapy at alcohol rehab after Alcohol-Induced Deaths Continue to Rise

As Alcohol-Induced Deaths Continue to Rise, More Treatment Options Are Available

Alcohol-Induced Deaths Continue to Rise Drinking alcohol is a common practice among many cultures across the planet. People tend to drink alcohol to decrease stress, forget their problems and have fun in general. Having said that, alcohol consumption leads to numerous serious concerns including liver disease, cancer, pancreatitis, ulcer, gastrointestinal problems, osteoporosis and brain damage,…

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Rehab-Recovery 101: Walking the Walk, Not Talking the Talk

“Be impeccable with your word.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements Whether you’re in a substance abuse treatment center or an impaired professionals program, living with integrity is one of the key behaviors the staff — as well as your family, friends and coworkers — will be grateful to see emerging in you. Many…

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In a Treatment Program During the Holidays? Four Helpful Tips to Empower Your Recovery in the New Year

“God helps those who help themselves.” – Algernon Sidney   At a recent recovery meeting I attended, the topic of “tips that have helped you get and stay clean/sober” arose. And since we’re in the midst of the holidays with a New Year approaching, I thought it would be a perfect time—especially for those currently…

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“Having the Willingness”: An Essential Ingredient for Success in (and out of) Rehab

In early recovery, it can be somewhat challenging to grasp, let alone “get on board” with, the importance of “having the willingness,” a phrase often repeated or emphasized in alcohol and drug treatment centers and 12 Step programs. So, what does “having the willingness” mean in the context of addiction treatment? It would probably be…

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The Importance of Truly Surrendering for Any Treatment Program to Have Lasting Results

A friend of mine who is an anesthesiologist relapsed on alcohol, because he had not truly surrendered to recovery during his first treatment (an impaired professionals rehab program). He told me his story. Instead of surrendering to recovery, he remained a “dry drunk” for a number of months, but when he went back into treatment…