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National Drug & Alcohol Week Overview: What You Need to Know

Woman drinking alcohol The 2018 National Drug & Alcohol Week, which is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is a week-long observance on the facts about drug and alcohol abuse and addiction [1]. From January 22-28th 2018, there will be educational events, activities, and online events [...]
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Rise of Alcohol Use Disorders in Older Women

Older Woman standing on a deck overlooking the water Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls When it comes to alcohol misuse and abuse disorders, many people may generally assume that this is something that commonly affects younger populations, including college students who are more prone to social drinking. However, this stigma overlooks the specific population of older women, who may be [...]
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The Evolution of Aftercare to Continuing Care

Woman Watching The Sunset Contributor: Todd Barnes, Content Writer at JourneyPure. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment has evolved from treating a moral deficiency to battling a disease that’s progressive and fatal if left untreated. Yet, even after treatment, relapse is likely. Addiction relapse rates are like those of diabetes and hypertension – between 40 and 60 percent, according to [...]
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Understanding 12-Step Programs Can Reduce First-Time Jitters

Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Contributor: Nikki Baker, Content Writer at JourneyPure. Seeking treatment for addiction is a courageous and effective step toward recovery. But if the plan doesn’t include a way to stay connected with a positive support system, chances of relapse increase. It is typically recommended during post-treatment to attend 12-step meetings, which can bring about feelings of [...]
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Effectiveness of Art Therapy for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Man climbing mountain “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance,” Aristotle once very aptly phrased. This sums up the perspective that art therapy aims to provide patients battling addiction. Despite limited research, several case studies have proven this treatment modality helpful for patients in resolving conflicts, minimizing stress, [...]
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