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Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job

Employment and Outpatient rehab By Ben Kaneaiakala, Founder, Phoenix Rising Behavioral Believe it or not, over 14 million working Americans have a substance use disorder, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This represents about 1 out of every 8 workers is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem. Too many of … Continue reading Going to Outpatient Rehab While Keeping Your Job

Understanding The 12 Steps of AA

The Foundation of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Steps of AA make up the foundation of the program and are what members use in order to achieve and maintain sobriety. It is not required that members follow these 12 Steps, but they are encouraged to try and read them as they have helped past members to … Continue reading Understanding The 12 Steps of AA

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Support Yourself During Recovery: What You Need to Know During Your Job Search

Balancing your Finances and Sobriety This may be a difficult time of your life, personally and professionally. Finding work after recovery is seldom easy, but have heart. There are ways you can make a living during this time. However, you need to take care of yourself and avoid stress. If you're looking for ways to … Continue reading Support Yourself During Recovery: What You Need to Know During Your Job Search

Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Drug Addiction Solutions Include Outpatient Options Even when someone realizes they need to get help for a drug or alcohol problem, the obstacles to actually getting into treatment can seem formidable. One of the widely held misconceptions about addiction rehab is that it involves leaving work and family for an extended period, substantially impacting both … Continue reading Benefits of Outpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse

Teen Addiction: More Dangerous Than You Might Think

The Real Danger of Addiction in Teens It is a story told far too often. A teenager has a bright future. He gets good grades, has plenty of friends and begins thinking about colleges and scholarships. He goes to a high school party one night, where his peers are experimenting with drugs, like heroin and … Continue reading Teen Addiction: More Dangerous Than You Might Think

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Starting a Life After Addiction? Here Are 4 Ways to Support Yourself While Building Your Career

Sobriety Offers a New Life One of the first steps in reclaiming your life from addiction is to start building (or rebuilding) your career. There’s nothing easy about getting your career up and going. However, if you’ve chosen recovery and are living it out each day, you’re already doing the hardest part. While looking for … Continue reading Starting a Life After Addiction? Here Are 4 Ways to Support Yourself While Building Your Career

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Substance Abuse in the Workplace

What you need to know about addiction and your place of employment Seeking help for your drug addiction can be hard for anyone. However, if you are a professional, seeking help for drug addiction can be frightening and confusing. You need help for your addiction, but you don’t want to lose your job in the … Continue reading Substance Abuse in the Workplace

Helping A Loved One Who Needs Substance Abuse Treatment

Millions of people in the U.S. are living with an addiction, and while the reasons behind the substance abuse vary, it’s important to remember that there are just as many reasons for the individual to seek treatment. Not only are substances harmful to our physical and mental health, they can cause rifts in relationships, harm … Continue reading Helping A Loved One Who Needs Substance Abuse Treatment

Alternative Addiction Treatments: What Will Really Work for You?

Alternative treatments may seem promising, but you need to know what will truly work for you. Sometimes you should seek out other therapies, and sometimes you may need to avoid them. To balance out your recovery, keep these points in mind. 

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How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal

  There are very few things that can bring a solid, loving relationship down as efficiently as addiction. Dependence on drugs and/or alcohol bleeds into every facet of a relationship and breeds lies, animosity, resentment and even infidelity. From identifying the addiction, confronting your partner, getting help, and mending what’s broken, it is a struggle … Continue reading How Couples Can Weather the Storm of Addiction and Begin to Heal