What Is Rock Bottom in Addiction?

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Rock bottom is simply whatever it takes to make someone emotionally ready to seek recovery. Hitting your rock bottom is different for everyone. For some addicts, once you’ve become homeless, or shunned by family members, is the deepest low you can achieve. Your rock bottom can be emotional and physical.

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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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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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5 Warning Signs of Relapse

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Relapse is always knocking at the door of someone in recovery. Stay strong through practicing relapse prevention techniques learned during rehab and reinforcing your determination for life-long sobriety through support groups. If you’re afraid of relapsing and have those compulsive thoughts in your read, we recommend going to a twelve-step…

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We Don’t Get Sober Just To Stop Drinking

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One of the hardest things to do in recovery is making amends. It’s a big part of the 12-step recovery process and can be embarrassing, painful and daunting. The truth is that we don’t get sober just to stop drinking. The wreckage of an alcoholic’s past is often a deep…

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Depression and Addiction – How Are They Related?

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When it comes to co-occurring disorders, depression and addiction often come to mind. Besides the fact that depression can cause someone to experiment with substances, once someone uses drugs and/or alcohol, a person can become depressed after the high is over, and even during withdrawal and recovery. If you are…

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