5 Steps to Developing Positive Goals for a Sober Life

Jan 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Sober Life, Goals, Addiction Recovery

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At Providence Recovery, our knowledgeable and dedicated staff of healthcare professionals ensure you receive a customized treatment program. We make the recovery experience comprehensive and straightforward, spanning the full continuum of care. Your goals are unique to you, as is your specialized program. 

Continue reading below to discover five steps to help you develop positive goals for a sober life this new year.

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Impaired Driving and Its Consequences

Dec 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, drug abuse, drunk driving

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Daily, 29 people in the United States die from motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver. Driving after more than a few drinks or using drugs is a serious offense and should not be taken lightly. 

Continue reading to fully understand the importance of impaired driving, its consequences and how Providence Recovery can help you receive the right addiction treatment. 

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Seasonal Depression and Addiction

Nov 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Recovery Treatment, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Winter-onset SAD

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Did you know that half a million people in the United States suffer from winter Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? It’s more than just the “winter blues,” and progressing seasonal depression is something to be aware of. 

Here’s the question - is it possible for seasonal depression and addiction to be in sync with one another? Let’s find out. Continue reading below for more information. 

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How Do I Explain My Addiction to My Family and Friends?

Nov 13, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction, Recovery Treatment, Family

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Are you having difficulty cultivating the right words to explain your addiction? It’s hard to find the right words to say sometimes...it’s even harder to admit that you have an addiction in the first place.

Let our team here at Providence Recovery lend pieces of advice to help you smoothly get through this more difficult conversation and to ask for help. Continue reading below to gain insight on how to talk with your friends and family about your addiction. 

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How Are Addiction and Crime Rates Correlated?

Oct 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, drug abuse, crime rates

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In today's society, substance abuse and crime rates continue to correlate concurrently. Even more, offenders are not receiving the treatment they need.

Research reveals that treatment works for drug-abusing offenders. Not receiving addiction treatment through the lack of access or refusal of services can be detrimental for individuals who are incarcerated and suffering from a substance use disorder (SUD). 

Continue reading to find out more pertinent information about the correlation between addiction and crime rates to help your loved one before it's too late. 

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Top 10 Health Consequences of Drug Abuse

Oct 16, 2019 12:13:52 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Drug Addiction, Recovery Treatment, drug abuse

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There were 70,237 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017. Short-term and long-term health effects occur from repetitive drug abuse over the years. Specific effects depend on the person, how much is being used, medical history and, of course, which substance(s) are being used. 

Continue reading to find out the top 10 health conditions associated with drug abuse and how our staff can help you. 

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What To Do If Your Loved One is Experiencing a Withdrawal

Oct 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction Treatment, Recovery, withdrawal symptoms

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Did you know that the relapse rate for individuals struggling with substance use disorders is relatively high? The rate is estimated to be between 40 percent and 60 percent.

A few factors influence the severity of withdrawal:

  • Level of dependency 
  • Length of time abusing the substance
  • Type of substance abused
  • Method of abuse (e.g., snorting, smoking, injecting, or swallowing)
  • Amount used each time
  • Family history and genetic makeup
  • Medical and mental health factors

Learn more about withdrawal and how you can help your loved one below. 

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What Options Does My Loved One Have for Addiction Recovery?

Sep 18, 2019 10:22:15 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Recovery Treatment

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Research finds that when people take advantage of aftercare services, rates of relapse decrease. You need a personalized treatment plan for your loved one’s specific desires for their journey through recovery.  

Some standard components of a typical aftercare treatment plan include outpatient treatment, counseling, recovery support groups, sober living homes and support from friends and family. 

At Providence Recovery, we accommodate patients who seek treatment options through various treatment services that are customized to fit their needs. We pride ourselves on providing patient-centered addiction treatment, including:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Sober Living Home

Continue reading below to learn which treatment option is best for your loved one. 

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What Should I Do if I Think My Loved One Has a Drug Addiction?

Sep 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Addiction, Treatment, Drug Addiction

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Did you know that Americans between the ages of 18 and 25 are most likely to use addictive drugs?

The human brain is the most complex organ in the body, and it regulates your body’s essential functions. It shapes your thoughts, emotions and behavior. Drugs can alter primary brain areas necessary for life-sustaining purposes. 

If you are worried that your loved one may be suffering from drug addiction, continue reading below for more information on what you should do. 

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Signs Your Loved One Has a Substance Use Disorder

Aug 21, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Providence Recovery Services posted in Substance Use Disorder, Addiction, Treatment

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Do you have concerns that your loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? 

According to the American Psychiatric Association, people with SUD have distorted thinking, behavior, and body functions. The psychological changes in the brain cause people to have intense cravings for the substance, affecting judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control.

Continue reading below to see if these signs resemble your loved one’s behavior. 

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