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Helping a Family Member Overcome Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders

Helping a Family Member Overcome Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders

If you have a family member struggling with alcohol or drug use, you may wonder what you can do to help them. There is a fine line between helping and enabling, and which path you choose can make all the difference when it comes to helping your loved one achieve sobriety.

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Top 5 Reasons Teens Use Alcohol And Drugs

Top 5 Reasons Teens Use Alcohol And Drugs

Top 5 Reasons Teens Use Alcohol and Drugs There is not just one reason anyone uses alcohol or drugs, including teenagers. However, there are some specific issues that can influence teens to use alcohol and drugs. Awareness of these potential influences can...

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Holidays for Recovering Alcoholics

Holidays for Recovering Alcoholics

A large part of what makes the holidays so challenging is the pressure they face during social engagements, whether it is direct social pressure of an individual offering you a drink or an opportunity to drink, or indirect social pressure of just being with others who are consuming drinks which can tempt you to drink yourself, even though no one offered you a drink. To manage those situations, a recovering alcoholic must prepare and develop skills to assist them.

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3 Ways To Accept Yourself, Your Life, and Your Reality

3 Ways To Accept Yourself, Your Life, and Your Reality

Managing mental health challenges begins with acceptance. You must accept that you are dealing with a mental health condition to treat and overcome that condition. Many people attempt to ignore their mental health problems, whether it is from the stigma of not wanting to be perceived as weak, or from despair that they don’t want to have to deal with the problem. Regardless of the reason, acceptance is key to overcoming mental health issues.

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How To Navigate Holiday Parties

How To Navigate Holiday Parties

The holidays can be a very happy time of year but can also be extremely stressful. Many look forward to the holiday socializing with friends and family, some whom they may not have seen in quite a while. However, for some, family dynamics can be challenging...

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IOP VS PHP

IOP VS PHP

Aspire Counseling Services offers a variety of substance use treatment programs. Many people struggling with substance use issues will consider seeking treatment, yet they are hesitant because they worry about dealing with missing work, school, or being away from home. Aspire Counseling Services offers program options that allow people to continue working, or attending school, and be home with their families, rather than being an inpatient in a residential program.

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Survivor’s Guilt

Survivor’s Guilt

Currently, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control, and even surpasses all other causes of death for ages 18 to 45. When someone loses a friend or family member to a drug overdose they may experience a variety of emotions, from sadness, shock and pain, to guilt, depression,

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Who Needs To Carry Narcan?

Who Needs To Carry Narcan?

Over 150 Americans die every day from synthetic opioid overdoses. If you, personally, could do something to help lower these statistics and save a life, shouldn’t you?

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5 Denials Of A Person With Substance Use Disorder

5 Denials Of A Person With Substance Use Disorder

One of the key characteristics of addiction is denial. Many addicts live in a world of denial, believing that they are the one in control, regardless of the fact that their life is disintegrating around them. They may have even tried to quit and been unsuccessful but still believe if they really want to, they can do it themselves.

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Warning Signs of Relapse

Warning Signs of Relapse

While Aspire Counseling Services has lower rates of relapse than many other substance use treatment facilities, we realize that rates of relapse are significantly high, between 40%-60% according to the National Institute of Health. Relapse is not a failure of treatment, or the individual, addiction took a long time to occur, and the emotional, mental, and physical effects on your body are long lasting. If you learn the signs of the various stages of relapse, and how to deal with those symptoms, then you are less likely to fall into a full relapse.

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My New Normal

My New Normal

After completing addiction treatment at Aspire Counseling Services you will likely feel a wide variety of emotions, from relief, pride, and excitement, to nervousness, worry, and even fear of what your new normal will look like. It is crucial to understand that addiction recovery is a lifelong journey, but a rewarding journey if you stay focused and build the right relationships to support you along the way.

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Keeping Your Teen Safe This Summer

Keeping Your Teen Safe This Summer

Summer offers a lot of free time opportunity for teenagers, something they treasure! However, for parents, there is a valid concern of how to protect their teen’s health and wellness. Aspire Counseling Services offers some tips for parents to help them address challenges their teen may face, such as mental health problems, behavioral issues, and substance use.

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