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If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, our library of blogs cover a wide range of topics highlighting the latest news, treatments, trends and issues surrounding drug and alcohol addictions. With several categories to browse, you’ll be able to explore posts that speak to you and your specific situation. Please feel free to contact us
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Anyone who believes that addiction is a personal problem is falsely misled. Addiction is everyone’s problem. The people who are affected most are close family and friends, though this group often doesn’t get the compassion and support they deserve. Parents of drug addicts are often blamed for doing something “wrong” while friends that stick around are questioned for their good intentions.
Once you or a loved one leaves treatment for a substance abuse disorder, you will need to replace harmful coping strategies with healthy ones. During treatment, you will identify some of these harmful behaviors (i.e., using drugs and alcohol, engaging in self-destructive behavior) but others may take a bit longer to discover.
In recent years, researchers have learned a lot about how addiction affects men and women. Thanks to this research, we know about the biological, psychological and social factors that affect how men and women experience addiction.
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Both genders struggle with addiction,
Addiction is a serious problem for many families. According to statistics from 2012, more than 23 million people needed treatment for a substance abuse problem that year. However, only 2.5 million received treatment, and 19.5 million said that they didn’t need professional help.
Drug and alcohol addicts rarely make the choice to get clean on their own. They usually need support and guidance from their loved ones, which is why it’s important for families to come together and stage an intervention. Holding an intervention may not be easy,
The River Source offers a wide range of treatments, including holistic therapies and evidence based practices, or EBPs. Evidence based treatment has been studied by the scientific community and has proven to be effective in multiple studies.