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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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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