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7 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Addiction

7-Tips-for-Talking-Your-Loved-One-About-Addiction - two women talking on couchDiscovering someone you love has a drug or alcohol addiction can be a very difficult thing.

No matter the details surrounding their addiction or how you feel, they need help – your help.

Talking with someone who has a substance use disorder is difficult, however, because they may not be rational about their addiction. They may not even be aware of it or how it is affecting those around them.

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How Long Is the Typical Outpatient Treatment Program?

How-Long-Is-the-Typical-Outpatient-Treatment-Program - small group in blue room listening to speakerAddiction is defined as a chronic disease, which means it requires long-term care.

Adequate treatment is dependent upon meeting the specific needs of the individual. There exists no one-size-fits-all treatment program and just because a person relapses doesn’t mean that treatment failed, it just exemplifies the chronic nature of addiction and a need to readjust the style of care. (more…)

Developing Your Sober Support Network

Developing-Your-Sober-Support-Network - paper doll cutoutsThere’s strength in numbers, which is precisely why developing a strong sober support network can be a vital part of the recovery process.

If you’re naturally more introverted or accustomed to handling your problems by yourself, learning to rely on others can be a bit of a challenge. However, the benefits are well worth the effort involved in stepping outside your personal comfort zone.

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6 Alternatives to 12-Step Groups: Finding the Support You Need to Stay Sober

6-Alternatives-to-12-Step-Groups-Finding-the-Support-You-Need-to-Stay-Sober - five people with hands on top of each other in circleFor many people, Alcoholics Anonymous and its associated 12-Step groups have been instrumental in promoting lasting sobriety.

However, since no two individuals with substance use disorders are exactly alike, it’s unrealistic to expect that the 12-Step approach will work for everyone.

If you’ve tried AA or a similar 12-Step model without success, consider including one of these alternative sources of group support into your continuing care plan.

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Addiction Resources in Lowcountry

Addiction-Resources-in-Lowcountry - south carolina flag on grunge bgWaypoint Recovery Center offers a wide range of substance use disorder treatment options for South Carolina residents, including both residential treatment and an intensive outpatient program.

However, you may also find it useful to take advantage of the following Lowcountry addiction resources.

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Abuse of Benzos Is on the Rise

Abuse of Benzos Is on the Rise - white pills making arrow graph on grey backgroundThe opioid crisis may be making headlines, but prescription painkillers are far from the only medication with the potential for abuse.

Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising and many experts fear this could spur a new addiction epidemic.

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