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How To Help A Family Member Who Is An Alcoholic

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There’s an old adage that family is where life begins and love never ends. The bond established between a newborn infant and a doting parent may be the most powerful connection on Earth. The love that parents feel for their children can move mountains. The profound connection between siblings lasts a lifetime. There’s simply no […]

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When Prescription Drug And Heroin Addiction Hits Close To Home In The Bay Area

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With the recent news that Prince’s death was due to the prescription painkiller Fentanyl, increasing light is being shed on America’s growing epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin addiction. Individuals from all walks of life are becoming addicted to these powerful drugs and even suffering from lethal overdoses. Just how widespread is the problem with […]

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Tech Employers In Silicon Valley Offering Perks Including Addiction Treatment Options?

Empoyers In Silicon Valley Offer Rehab Services For Execs

With Silicon Valley companies vying to get top talent, the battle of employee perks has heated up tremendously over the last several years. While a decade ago, it was impressive to offer free meals, a gym and dry cleaning services, these benefits do little to impress those who are being wooed by industry leaders. Today’s […]

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San Jose Seeking Greater Control Over Sober Living Homes?

Seeking Control Over Sober Living Homes In San Jose - Summit Estate

With rates of addiction continuing to climb in San Jose and throughout the United States, the need for addiction treatment programs and sober living environments is growing. This has led to more addiction treatment facilities and sober living homes opening their doors in residential areas which has spurred growing discussion and debate from neighborhood residents. […]

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Born Addicted: Baby Recovers
From Mother’s Heroin Addiction

Could anything be more heartbreaking than a newborn entering the world dependent on drugs? A recent article chronicled the crucial first eight weeks of life for a baby born suffering from withdrawal due to her mother’s heroin addiction. Weaning addicted infants off drugs is a difficult, intensive, multi-step process. Babies suffer withdrawal symptoms similar to […]

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How Opioids Surprisingly Overtook Prince – Featuring Expert Insight

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Prince was a fascinating character. He was a legend in the music industry. He won numerous awards, including a Golden Globe, seven Grammys and an Academy Award for Best Original Score in Purple Rain. He was alwo inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. But that’s not all. Prince was also […]

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How To Kick An Addiction While Building
A Career

How To Kick An Addiction While Building A Career

Drugs, alcohol and work don’t mix. At one time, hiding a bottle of Scotch or a handful of pills in a desk drawer for an afternoon high was conveniently overlooked by employers. Today, addictions are surefire career killers. If you find yourself experiencing the torment of addiction while trying to hold down a serious fulltime […]

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is treatment modality offered within most professional addiction treatment programs. As a research-based treatment, CBT is both problem-focused and goal-oriented to help recovering addicts change harmful thought patterns. Understanding CBT How is CBT effective? One of the most common traits in alcoholics and drug addicts is destructive thinking or thought patterns. […]

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Why Spirituality Is Key To Effective Addiction Recovery

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According to a 2014 study conducted at Harvard, spirituality and brain activity are inextricably linked. The study found that mindfulness meditation could do far more than simply redirecting certain thought patterns. It actually changed the brain’s gray matter. Specifically, meditation resulted in “a major increase in gray matter density in the hippocampus, the part of […]

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