What Is JCAHO Accreditation for Drug Rehabs?

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Having received accreditation from The Joint Commission (JCAHO), Restore Health and Wellness Center can proudly display the Gold Seal of Approval on its website, advertising, and correspondence. Just what is JCAHO? The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in…

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Forgiveness in Recovery

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Forgiveness is a key tool in recovery. We can find out why by looking at its definition: Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision to let go of negative feelings toward a person or a group for something that was done to you, regardless of the severity of the offense or…

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Big Drug Companies and Prescription Drug Addiction

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There is always news of the big pharmaceutical companies and the power they hold. The profits these companies make may seem overwhelming, and every year it seems another round of new medications is being developed. While the advances in medicine help save millions of lives, many other lives are being…

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What Are the Signs of an Alcoholic?

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Alcoholism is usually identified by family, friends, and co-workers of the alcoholic well before the problem drinker becomes willing to admit to the possibility of a problem. The signs of an alcoholic that are apparent to those around the alcoholic are fairly consistent: erratic behavior, unreliability, emotional outbursts (often of…

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Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

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If you didn’t think addiction is a family disease, let’s take a look at the famous case of Robert Downey Jr. We know that our beloved Ironman struggled with substance abuse in the past, but what about his children? As if Robert Downey Jr.’s drug use wasn’t painful enough, for…

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Dating in Recovery

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Some people in recovery circles advise avoiding dating in the first year of sobriety. Since many people new to sobriety find themselves to be still impulsive, dating can often lead to complications: either they are disappointed when they can’t find the intimacy they crave, or they find themselves getting too…

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Different Treatment Options For Cocaine Addiction

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According to the The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) cocaine addiction is a serious problem in the United States. In fact, in some circles, it is classified as a health epidemic. The rampant abuse of cocaine (in all forms –including crack and intravenous cocaine) has motivated…

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Why Mental Illness often Leads to Substance Abuse

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Mental illness is a condition that is still being studied in great depth among researchers today. Much is not yet known about the causes of mental illness, but the implications of these disorders are now more widely understood. Mental illness often leads to substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment centers…

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