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Alcohol Rehab

Common Relapse Triggers and How to Overcome Them

Due to the complex nature of addiction, recovery involves overcoming both the physical and the psychological components of chemical dependence. Although treatment provides individuals with a means of regaining their sobriety and health, addiction treatment programs are, unfortunately, not a cure. Alcohol and drug rehabs aim to teach helpful skills and strategies that can sustain patients’ sobriety for the long term. However, many have suggested that the real work begins after treatment as this is when one becomes responsible for maintaining his or her own abstinence and sobriety. Moreover, it’s after treatment that individuals will encounter numerous relapse triggers and […]

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Spirituality and Bonding Boosts Mood in Recovery

Finding a meaningful purpose in life and bonding with other people helps those in treatment for substance abuse ward off depression, a new study shows. Recovering addicts who both feel connected to their spiritual sides and form mature relationships with others enjoy more positive moods during recovery work, says “Attachment Style, Spirituality, and Depressive Symptoms Among Individuals in Substance Abuse Treatment,” a study led by Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work.1 Previous studies2,3 have shown that people who feel in touch with their spirituality tend to be happier, but Florida Atlantic University’s paper was the first to document how […]

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The Alcohol-Broken Bone Connection

The Alcohol-Broken Bone Connection

We all know that heavy drinking can lead to a host of health risks, but who would have guessed that broken bones are among them? It turns out that doctors have begun connecting alcohol abuse with an increased likelihood of broken bones, and this doesn’t just refer to accidents like drunken falls or car accidents while driving impaired. Statistics suggest that a heavy drinker’s risk of bone fracture is equal to that of a non-drinker a decade or two older than them. And if they do break a bone, they face longer healing times and more complications. The reasons may […]

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Mixing Adderall and Alcohol More Popular, Still Dangerous

Mixing Adderall and Alcohol More Popular, Still Dangerous

In case you haven’t heard yet, Adderall and alcohol don’t mix. We realize that alcohol is a depressant and Adderall is a stimulant, so it might seem like mixing the two will cancel one another out. Unfortunately, the results can be much more dangerous. Taking the two together can actually cause a wide range of health problems. Adderall, often prescribed for ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), can hinder an individual’s ability to determine if they are too tired or too intoxicated. As a result, they drink more because they are unable to rely on the internal cues we all have to […]

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Costs May be Tax Deductible

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Costs May be Tax Deductible

The cost of drug and alcohol rehab can be high, and if you opt for a high-end addiction treatment center to ensure that you have access to everything you need during your recovery, you can end up with a hefty bill. Health insurance may cover part of the costs, and you can always get financing to cover the rest, but when it comes to tax time, can you recoup any of the costs? Ways to Claim Rehab on Your Tax Return As of right now, there are ways to claim the cost of drug and alcohol rehab on your tax […]

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