Tiger Woods: Conquering Golf and Alcoholic Thinking

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When it comes to certain sports, there are specific greats in the game that we all think of. Whether they are/aren’t your favorites, these are individuals that are just well known players highlighted for their accomplishments throughout their careers. Take for example, for many, basketball rings with the name Jordan or James in the background. Boxing makes us think of Muhammed Ali or Mike Tyson sometimes. Soccer threw Beckham into spotlight, amongst many […]

The Connection Between Trauma and Alcoholic Thinking

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As we stumble blindly through this world learning the daily tricks of the trade, most who aren’t oblivious to their emotions cycle through an onslaught of dissimilar feelings throughout the course of their day. From devilish like emotions resemblant of anger, to the simple bliss’ that can remind us of the innocence of childhood, there are a slew of different core feelings that we experience on our spectrum. Of those, addicts particularly love […]

The Art of Sober Pain Management

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Understanding the art of sober pain management requires understanding pain. Pain is a distressing feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli. This is a feeling that always finds us, somehow some way. Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding; there’s no way to avoid it in its entirety. There’s times when it’s physical pain from waking up in a hurry and having stubbed your toe through overcompensation […]

The Importance of Family in Recovery

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“Blood is thicker than water” is an ancient English proverb that means familial bonds will always be stronger than the bonds of friendship or other loves. This being said, the family dynamic is a forced relationship that none of us ever chose. For some this involuntary link is an extraordinarily beautiful thing that fabricates joy in all of it’s corners, and for others it is a dark cloud that glooms over their existential […]

Looking Into an Alcohol Detox

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“Looking into alcohol an detox”, a simple five worded sentence that has the power to evoke fear, anxiety, and/or guilt out of the bravest, unconcerned, and/or most shameless of beings. Any dismal emotion felt for that matter is typically because alcoholic thinking has gotten that person to the point of needing alcohol detox, that or somebody close to them is in desperate need. Or in some cases maybe it was something they’ve been […]

I Want To Quit Drinking, But I Don’t Want To Go To Detox

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Many people want to quit drinking without utilizing a dedicated detox program. It is important to note that when you stop drinking, your body will go through many unpleasant detox and withdrawal symptoms whether or not you participate in a program. This is particularly true for heavy drinkers and alcohol abusers. The use of a detox program is strongly recommended by all experts and medical professionals, and a detox program will make the […]

5 Things You Should Know About Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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Whether you have tried to quit alcohol on your own and didn’t succeed or just went through an intervention, the realization that your drinking habits are affecting your life can leave you feeling out of control. Unfortunately, alcohol addiction takes more than just willpower and support from your family to overcome. You’ve made the right decision to seek professional treatment for your addiction since therapeutic services in a comfortable setting allow you to […]

Drug Facts: Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

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Many people don’t understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who […]

Facing Your Oxycodone Addiction With A Chicago Drug Rehab

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Oxycodone is a prescription drug used to relieve pain. The drug is a powerful narcotic that shouldn’t be used on an impulsive basis. The capsule is designed for extended-release, so it disperses the drug over a long period of time.  This provides a longer period of pain relief for the patient.  Oxycodone addiction can happen when users take more of the drug than they need for an extended period of time. Addiction to Prescription Opioids […]

Chicago Inpatient Depression Treatment | Dual Diagnosis Rehab

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Depression is a mood disorder that affects the brain which leads to changes in behavior and emotions. Often times, individuals with depression will experience loss of interest in things they once cared about. We have what it takes to turn those behaviors and feelings around with our Chicago inpatient depression treatment center where we offer individualized depression treatment. Symptoms of Depression Individuals with depression will experience intense feelings of sadness and feel as if they […]