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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Are you an "Almost Alcoholic?"

Are you an “Almost Alcoholic?”

Every day, millions of people drink a beer or two with friends or enjoy a glass of wine with a good meal. For more than 30 percent of these drinkers, alcohol has begun to have a negative impact on their everyda...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Long Term Sobriety

Long Term Sobriety

For those who have never struggled with addiction, it may seem like rehabilitation is the final step to lifetime sobriety. Unfortunately, the challenge of long term sobriety is a lifelong task as those who comp...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Addiction to Exercise or Body Building

Addiction to Exercise or Body Building

Eating disorders are a form of addiction that cause people to look dangerously thin or overweight. Less known is the addiction to maintaining a toned physique that suggests a career in bodybuilding or fitness m...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Five Truths about Alcohol Use

Five Truths about Alcohol Use

I was prompted to write this post from an article I read on CNN Health’s The Chart website, “Studies link alcohol to early death, memory loss” in January 2014. I thought it would be beneficial to pull a c...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center The Dangers of Addiction and Pregnancy

The Dangers of Addiction and Pregnancy

When someone who is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction becomes pregnant, the dangers become not only prevalent to the mother, but her unborn child, too. While many people may know it is dangerous, it is...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Codependency

Codependency

When referring to addiction and recovery, we often spend our time talking about the person that is using, but not much about those around them. I want to start by saying that I have been in this situation befor...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Rehabilitation at Home

Rehabilitation at Home

When you suspect a loved one in your home is struggling from addiction to drugs and alcohol, many people have a natural instinct to solve it. They feel they are capable of helping that person overcome. In some ...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

While many people typically think of drugs and alcohol as the main source of addiction, eating disorders are another form of addiction that requires treatment. Eating disorders are most rampant in young girls, ...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Leaving Rehabilitation Early

Leaving Rehabilitation Early

If you have not struggled with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, it is hard to understand the rehabilitation experience. For most people, it is a grueling time that is physically, mentally and emotionally painf...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Medical Detox

Medical Detox

Withdrawal symptoms are extremely drastic and can include serious headaches, heart attacks, vomiting and death in some circumstances. Depending on how long and how much of the drug has been ingested, the body w...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Community Service as a Driver for Recovery

Community Service as a Driver for Recovery

When a patient emerges from inpatient drug or alcohol rehabilitation, they are encouraged to stay involved in recovery groups and activities. Sometimes, inpatient programs suggest halfway house programs that gr...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center It's just college, right?

It’s just college, right?

Alcohol and college are closely associated with each other in the minds of students and graduates with plenty of nights they don’t really remember. Many people say, “Its college, have fun!” Very rarely ar...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Molly: Not the girl next door

Molly: Not the girl next door

Molly. It sounds extremely harmless and reminiscent of a childhood friend or the girl next door. Unfortunately this couldn’t be further from the truth as “Molly” is sweeping through college campuses aroun...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Physical Side Effects of Addiction

Physical Side Effects of Addiction

Drug addiction is a very serious situation that often has severe physical side effects. After extensive drug use, a person can begin to look very different from their pre-addiction selves. Weight loss and weig...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

It is hard to avoid the prevalence of drug and alcohol addiction in our society. If you are not talking to kids about drugs and alcohol, who will? While this topic is not the easiest to approach with your kids,...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center The Signs of Alcohol Addiction

The Signs of Alcohol Addiction

Due to the nature of our society and the prominence of ‘social drinking,’ many times, alcoholism goes undetected. But, in all actuality, alcoholism is a dangerous condition that can be deadly if untreated. ...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center How to Help

How to Help

Do you have a friend or loved one you suspect is struggling with drug addiction? Have you seen physical and behavioral changes that make you think something is different? When faced with this situation, it can ...

Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Warning Signs of a Drug Overdose

Warning Signs of a Drug Overdose

When you suspect a friend or loved one has overdosed on drugs it can be a very scary experience. In such a tense situation, it is easy to panic and be slow to make split-second decisions that can potentially sa...