Battling Depression on the Road to Addiction Recovery – How to Win the Fight

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Many addicts in America today also suffer from major depressive disorders. Battling depression and addiction can seem like an insurmountable task – how can you know if what you’re feeling is a result of your addiction or caused by your depression? What happens if you suddenly feel depressed during your recovery?

Let’s take a look at what exactly depression is, how it relates to your addiction, and what you can do to cope with depression on the road to recovery.

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How to Help Your Loved One Successfully Transition Through the Stages of Addiction Recovery

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Watching a loved one struggle with addiction can be an overwhelming experience, where you often feel powerless to help them or provide the support that you know will be impactful as they navigate through the process.

The best way to find out how you can support your loved one is to understand the common stages of addiction recovery. Once you have a better handle on how an addict transitions through each stage, you’ll be able to find places where you can help.

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Understanding the Alcohol Recovery Timeline

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What happens when you finally take the plunge and decide to get sober? Getting sober from alcohol addiction can be a scary process, particularly if the details on what happens after are fuzzy. Will the newly sober addict get withdrawals? What are they like? How long do they last?

These questions are a natural part of getting sober, as it can be confusing about what the best course of action is. To answer some questions and dispel some of the confusion, here’s some good information on understanding the alcohol recovery timeline.

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How to Know You’re Ready for the First Step of Recovery

How to Know Youre Ready for the First Step of Recovery

If you’ve just admitted to yourself that you’ve got a drug or drinking problem – you’ve already taken the first step of recovery.

However, it’s hardly ever as simple as waking up one morning and deciding you’re going to quit. Rather, it’s recognizing that you’re ready to start the journey toward smart recovery and enlisting the help of others to make sure you enjoy recovery for life.

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Comprehensive Addiction Recovery: From Detox to Aftercare

With so many facilities for medical detox, inpatient addiction treatment, and outpatient drug rehab, some LA treatment centers offer a more comprehensive approach…

Quality care during medical detox: Whether in a traditional hospital setting, or in a sub-acute, clinical, residential-type setting, the detox stage of addiction treatment must be done with a professional health care team. At a minimum, this team should include the physician, nurse(s), and emergency medical technicians, because the medical detox stage of addiction treatment can be life threatening—especially if the patient is detoxing from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and some other categories of drugs.

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