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Addiction, Relapse

One Word to Keep You Sober In the New Year


Let me tell you a story… Once upon a time, in a beautiful land of 182 acres of prairie located just south of the Twin Cities, stood a young man ready to return to his world. After a few months of treatment he was going home to his family, his job, and his restored health.

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Relapse

Sobriety For Your New Year


Resolutions and goals. Parties, family and alcohol. It is that time of year, again.  Approximately 50 percent of the population makes resolutions each New Year. Among the top resolutions are weight loss, exercise, stopping smoking, better money management and debt reduction.” – Psychology Today The excitement of a resolution can die off quickly. Making resolutions

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Relapse, Treatment

Importance of Community In Recovery


“Together we must continue to face addiction because no one should ever have to overcome addiction alone.” – Huffington Post  Your recovery becomes a reality at Beauterre Recovery Institute. “Treatment enables people to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects on their brain and behavior and regain control of their lives.” – Drug Abuse While Beauterre is

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Addiction, Drugs

Questions to Ask If You Suspect an Alcohol Use Disorder


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) roughly 17 million adults (18 years or older) have an alcohol use disorder. In addition, it’s estimated that over 855,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 also have this condition. It may be difficult to know the difference between one or two

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Addiction

Attitude Of Gratitude In Recovery


Thanksgiving is a time for saying, “Thank you!” Colonists offered the holiday as a time to celebrate thankfulness for their survival and good harvest. Today, the tradition continues in the celebrated Thanksgiving, where turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin are served. While it is one day dedicated to this giving of thanks, research shows that gratitude

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Addiction, Treatment

Are You A Professional Struggling With Addiction?


If you were ill, co-workers and your boss would send you get-well cards and flowers. The love and support would pour out as you shared your recovery journey with family and friends. This is not typically the same situation when struggling with an addiction. Instead the fears overtake the one struggling to the point that

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Relapse

The Lure of Substance Abuse Relapse During Holidays


Halloween opens the door to a stream of holidays that can be potential quicksand for anyone in recovery. Routines are interrupted, family gathering overflow with the abundance of food and drink, and stress levels rise. Holidays Can Be Relapse Triggers “Alcohol and drug use are often exacerbated during the holidays, especially on Christmas and New

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Treatment

Relapse Recovery Can Be Part of the Process


Addiction recovery can be a complicated and overwhelming process. It can be slow process that can have just as many ups and it has downs. Relapsing can be a part of this process, but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the recovery journey, it’s a point to pause and make adjustments. Risk Factors for

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Addiction

Comorbidity: Addiction & Mental Illnesses


Finding the right treatment path for an individual at the beginning of their recovery can be difficult when underlying mental health issues may be part of the substance abuse disorder. The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines this as comorbidity, or when two disorders or illnesses occur in the same person simultaneously. Another term you

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Drugs

New Study Finds Link Between E-Cigarette and Tobacco Use in Teens


A new study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that there is a potential link between e-cigarettes use in teens and later tobacco use. The study found that 30.7 percent of the teens that used e-cigarettes at the time they started their ninth grade year, began using combustible tobacco — like hookahs, cigarettes

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