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Author Archives: Louise Savoie

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How Can Family Members Assist in Addiction Recovery?

Every member of the family suffers as a result of addiction, and family support during the person’s substance abuse treatment can be crucial. True healing cannot begin until each family member understands how to work together, which can make...

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Are You an Enabler? Here’s Some Signs!

It's normal for parents, spouses, and siblings to want to help those they care about. When family and friends try to "help" those who are addicted to drugs, they are frequently enabling them. Enabling can be exceedingly dangerous, both for the...

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Support Groups: Why You Should Start Connecting with Others

For people suffering from mental health issues and conditions, reaching out to others and seeking help is no easy feat. Most support groups addressed common mental health issues, such as substance misuse, depression, anxiety, borderline...

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What to Expect from Your First Counseling Session

It is normal to feel anxious about getting into a counseling session, especially when it is your first time as part of your substance abuse treatment. However, when you feel overwhelmed, you may not be able to express your thoughts and feelings...

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The Benefits of Psychotherapy for Substance Abuse Problems

Psychotherapy is an important component of substance abuse treatment. Also called individual counseling, it involves working with a trained mental health professional in a safe, confidential environment. Psychotherapy increases the success of...

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Why Do Some Hesitate to Seek Help with Substance Abuse Issues?

Many may not be aware of it, but being addicted to certain substances is a health concern. It is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as Substance Abuse Disorder. But because many of the substances that people are...

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