Drugs and alcohol are "intoxicants," consumed to have fun, feel better, and eventually to become intoxicated - high or drunk. Family members are directly affected at many levels by the increased problems that addiction causes. No surprise there. The behavior of the substance user causes the famil... read more
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A Few Words About Treatment and Recovery
What is treatment?
Treatment for alcohol and drug abuse is learning about chemical dependency, how it has affected the substance user (alcohol and/or drugs), his/her family and friends and how to avoid returning to life problem... read more
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Alcohol and drug rehab is a process of several components. Substance use treatment includes building new relationships, experiencing life without use of alcohol and drugs over and extended period and developing life skills to prevent a return to problematic substance use.
Treatment is moving beyo... read more
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