The AARC Addiction Recovery Blog

Do Pets Help Addiction Recovery?

Do Pets Help Addiction Recovery?

When most people hear the words addiction rehab or drug detox, “warm and fuzzy” is the last description that comes to mind. But many treatment facilities and sober living homes have introduced pets into their program. Dogs, cats and horses provide immense medical...

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What’s Love Got to Do with Addiction?

What’s Love Got to Do with Addiction?

When a conversation is had about drug or alcohol addiction, you wouldn’t naturally assume that it included the subject of love, unless there was a quarrel about how substance abuse is ruining a personal relationship. But humans’ internal chemical reactions to love...

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Why Having Skin in the Game Affects Addiction Recovery

Why Having Skin in the Game Affects Addiction Recovery

Many of us have a stubborn streak. It’s hard to admit to a mistake, a fault or indiscretion. An essential part of the 12-step recovery program is for an addict to acknowledge that there is a problem with drugs or alcohol. It’s hard to own one’s unfortunate...

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Connecting Attitude and Addiction Shapes Our Culture

Connecting Attitude and Addiction Shapes Our Culture

Understanding the many factors creating a predisposition to drug or alcohol addiction have been the focus of countless case studies, whitepapers and peer-led conferences. Environmental influences, family history, genetics and exposure to trauma weigh heavy on the...

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How to Fund Drug Rehab Fast

How to Fund Drug Rehab Fast

If only it were just as easy to get effective treatment for addiction as it is to find drugs or alcohol, the rate of relapse would invariably be reduced. But it isn’t, for a multitude of reasons. Although addiction is defined as a disease, social perception in the...

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Top 10 Tips to Stay Motivated in Recovery

Top 10 Tips to Stay Motivated in Recovery

Addiction can be a curse. Until you acknowledge it, accept it and overcome it. The ideology needed to live well, despite the disease, follows many of the same principles as what is recommended for non-addictive types. Once these top 10 tips to stay motivated are put...

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Regrets after Recovery Are for Quitters

Regrets after Recovery Are for Quitters

Sounds like a double-edged sword but it’s true. Once you’ve gone through treatment for alcohol or drug addiction, feeling regretful for what’s been done in the past or having regrets over some life decisions is an expected part of the recovery process. Regrets after...

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How Underdogs Beat the Odds of Addiction

How Underdogs Beat the Odds of Addiction

How Underdogs Beat the Odds   Addiction This is a loaded statement: How underdogs beat the odds of addiction. Firstly, it presents a few assumptions. That there are two kinds addicted people, the underdog and the favored. That underdogs might not beat addiction. That...

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