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 Is the Pink Cloud in Recovery?

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You’ve probably heard of the pink cloud in recovery. If you’ve been to a twelve step meeting, this phenomenon is explained in Alcoholics Anonymous. Most newcomers to recovery, at one time or another, have a “pink cloud” experience. The pink cloud usually consists of a general sense of well-being, elation, optimism,…

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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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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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