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Know The Signs Of Alcohol Abuse

Many people who struggle with alcohol don’t even know they have a problem. When they do know, the problem is often quite advanced. However, knowing the signs of alcoholism can help in identifying the issue in yourself or your loved one. Understanding the signs of alcohol abuse makes finding treatment that much easier. Santé Center…

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Understanding Alcohol Abuse

The images that we often see and stereotypes that we hold about alcoholics have always been misleading. It surprises many people when they discover that people abusing alcohol can present a well put together picture to the outside world. Often, people who abuse alcohol function at a high level by raising families, holding down jobs,…

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Common Fears of Substance Abuse Treatment

Are you afraid of getting substance abuse treatment? Your concern is understandable. Addiction, at best, is disorienting. At worse, it has disastrous consequences for your psychological and physical health. To be in the throes of addiction and then to face the prospect of getting addiction treatment adds to the pain and confusion. Remember, however, that…

What Are the 12-Steps

What Are the 12-Steps?

The 12-steps to addiction recovery were initially formulated by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous as a process for beating alcohol addiction. These addiction recovery steps achieved enough success and popularity that other addiction treatment programs adopted the methodology. While the 12-steps are based on spirituality and religious principles, they remain general enough that people of…

3 Sober Techniques to Try this Holiday Season

4 Sober Techniques to Try this Holiday Season

Whether you’re new to the world of recovery or you’ve been sober for years, the holidays can prove especially challenging for staying away from the bottle. Family members, financial stress, traveling, relationship issues, and more seem to rear their heads as soon as the holiday planning begins. Whether you’re working on a sober Thanksgiving or…

Staying Sober For Independence Day

For most Americans, the Fourth of July includes fireworks, sparklers, picnics, and good food. But alongside the burgers and hotdogs, alcohol is socially acceptable, abundant, and potentially excessive. For individuals in recovery from addiction, making it through a normal day can be incredibly difficult, but during a holiday there are bound to be parties and…

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How To Achieve Success In Rehab

You have made that important decision to put drug or alcohol abuse behind you. You have entered a Texas substance abuse treatment program, and you are hopeful as you look toward your future. You are also anxious. How are you sure this rehab program will work? The truth is that the power for success in…