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Why Dropping out of Treatment Is so Prevalent and What We Can Do About It

A recent study researching drop-out rates of substance abuse treatment programs found that almost one-third of all participants drop-out and, therefore, do not complete their treatment. Researchers discovered this trend after analyzing an extensive amount of data from 151 different studies on SUD treatment facilities between the years of 1965 and 2016. Dropping out of…

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Healthy Habits May Turn Into Addictions

Exercise is a vital part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Running, swimming, and biking are all examples of physical activities that promote well-being. However, these activities can create unhealthy obsessions and even become addictive. Just because exercise is known as a “healthy” habit does not mean that it may remain that way. The goals…

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The Five Rules of Recovery: How to Stay Focused on What Is Important During Recovery

According to an article published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), five specific rules can help those suffering from a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) to focus on their recovery. Understanding that recovery is a lifelong process and following these simple rules can help protect against relapse. Cravings for the substance, whether it be…