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    Book Corner: Codependency

    Posted on September 29, 2014 by Comments are off

        Codependency is a behavior that is learned and developed over time. It is a condition that can affect a person's ability to have a healthy and mutual relationship. People that are in a codependent relationship usually maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destruc... read more

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    Black Tar Heroin

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Comments are off

    Black Tar Heroin is considered a strong and cheap form of heroin. It is mainly made in Mexico and can be found in America, Canada and Europe. It is not a new drugs and actually has been around since heroin was discovered and scientist synthesized the heroin. It has many names it goes by such as Chee... read more

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    Book Corner- For Families

    Posted on September 23, 2014 by Comments are off

    It can be very encouraging to read a helpful book when we find ourselves struggling. First Step is not all about the person in treatment but we also families. We do this by offering family sessions, family group and even the FACE program. Sometimes family members ask to recommend helpful boo... read more

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    Common Myths about Addiction and Treatment

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by Comments are off

    Many times when a person walks into our office with thoughts and ideas on what they think substance abuse treatment is and what they have heard about treatment. As with most who are not trained in the field of substance use disorders, they may only have heard the common myths about addiction and tr... read more

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    Recovery Quotes

    Posted on September 12, 2014 by Comments are off

    Quotes are a great way to provide ourselves with some positive thoughts along with motivation and inspiration. Here are some inspiring and uplifting quotes that you reflect on on a daily basis.

    Best Addiction Recovery Quotes

    1. “I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to ke... read more

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    Not ready for substance abuse treatment?

    Posted on September 5, 2014 by Comments are off

    It seems impossible to convince the necessity of it to someone who is not ready for substance abuse treatment. Most of us have been told that you can lead a horse water but you can't make him drink. I believe that, if that is all we do. Does that mean we give up after walking the horse to the wa... read more

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    The Risks of Caffeine Powder- A New Trend

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Comments are off

    There has been a lot of awareness lately about the negative effects of caffeine. Powered caffeine is becoming a new trend especially among the adolescent population. Normally a person would purchase this product to facilitate weight loss.  It can be purchased from m... read more

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    Book Corner- Happiness

    Posted on September 4, 2014 by Comments are off

    With life being full of up and downs a good book to promote happiness is always a good way to relax and have a fresh new outlook on life and how we approach it. Here is a list of great books to help promote happiness inside and out that I have enjoyed.

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    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by Comments are off

    People in recovery sometimes feel that relapse is a sign of failure or that a person is just not trying in their recovery. However, it is more than that;  it is more than just using alcohol or drugs. According to T. Gorski it is a progressive process of becoming dysfunctional in recovery and use... read more

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    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Posted on August 20, 2014 by Comments are off

    Recently it has been requested to research books and post suggestions in the Book Corner that are about the Twelve Step Programs. There are several out there and many of them have excellent reviews. I have listed the top few I have read along with ones that have had the highest ratings. Enjoy:... read more

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    Book Corner: Codependency

    Book Corner: Codependency

        Codependency is a behavior that is learned and developed over time. It is a condition
    Black Tar Heroin

    Black Tar Heroin

    Black Tar Heroin is considered a strong and cheap form of heroin. It is mainly
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