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How Do I Know If I Need Drug Rehab?

How Do I Know If Drug Rehab Is For Me? Answer these 5 Questions to see if you need to check into a drug rehabilitation center Considering drug rehab? Not sure if drug rehabilitation is the best treatment for you? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the National Survey on Drug Use

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How to Tell Your Children You’re Going to Drug Rehab

Deciding to go to rehab is a monumental step towards your recovery. What about your children? Should you tell your children you’re going to drug rehab? Whether they are teenagers, toddlers or adults it’s hard to explain where you’re going. How can you explain drug addiction to a child? When should you explain it? At

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Failed Anti-Drug PSA’s From the 80’s

We have all seen the slew on anti-drug PSA’s throughout the years, some of them have gone down in history as jokes, and others are still referenced to this day. Anti-drug public service announcements have covered everything from marijuana, crack cocaine to prescription opioids most recently. Whether a PSA is effective or becomes a meme

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Addiction: The Brain Hijacker

“At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes, and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain.” – Frank Tallis Watch Episode 1: Addiction The Hijacker The Addiction Policy has started a new video series, labeled simply: The Addiction Series. Their goal with these short-animated videos

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Addiction: Disease or Choice?

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice? The stigma of addiction and drug and alcohol rehab is associated with the misconceptions behind why people suffer from chemical dependency issues. For years, society has attributed addiction to a moral deficiency or weakness in character. This idea has roots as far back as the 18th century. Philosopher

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GateHouse Treatment Partnership Provides Scholarship for Drug Treatment

The Danbury and Alexandria Police Departments have teamed up on a new level in their fight against addiction by offering a 30 day scholarship to anyone who is willing to enter GateHouse Treatment Center in Nashua to overcome their issues through drug rehabs in NH with anything from methamphetamines to cocaine, crack, opioids, alcohol or any other addictive substance. “We welcome hearing from anyone, but we’re really just

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Is Knowing I am an Addict Enough? A Definition of Powerlessness

Science quickly and easily defines addiction as someone being addicted to a substance. They call it a chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. They say it is the inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavior control, craving, and a diminished recognition of significant problems caused by it. And all of this

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Healthy Activity Ideas for Recovery

When a new patient enters GateHouse Treatment for the first time, we work with them through every step of the process to help as guidance in their addiction recovery treatment. One of the most important tools at our drug addiction center is to teach relapse prevention and sobriety skills. These come in a variety of

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