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The Dangers of Taking Painkillers Excessively

Thousands of people across the U.S. die every year from a painkiller medication overdose. Both men and women are at risk of overdose, potentially dangerous side effects of excessively taking painkillers, and addiction to the drugs. A painkiller addiction treatment program at Rockland Recovery can help clients regain control over their lives without the dangers…

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How Mental Health Affects Addiction

There are a variety of ways that mental health affects addiction. Mental health and addiction issues often occur together in the same person. Many treatment programs, such as Rockland Recovery, treat the whole person, not just the addiction. People with addiction issues and their family members must understand how mental health affects addiction and the…

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Key Differences Between Opiates and Opioids

It is no wonder that there seems to be some confusion related to the use of the terms opioids and opiates, and the two terms are often used interchangeably. One important fact is that there are key differences between opioids and opiates. Another fact is that there are appropriate treatment programs for addiction issues related…

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Staying Sober on Memorial Day Weekend

Staying sober on Memorial Day weekend can be challenging for many individuals with alcohol addiction issues. This is often true even for those that have completed an alcohol addiction treatment program. However, learning some holiday sobriety tips for Memorial Day weekend can help people enjoy sober activities that do not include drinking alcohol. If you…

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3 Types of Meditation Therapy

Meditation is often used as a component of addiction treatment. It’s a type of therapy that offers many benefits, including the reduction of stress and the healing of negative emotions. As a result, many drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers include meditation therapy in their programs of recovery. Rockland Recovery may be the solution if…

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How Relapse Prevention Therapy Helps with Recovery

Addiction recovery takes time and rarely follows a simple, straight path. Rather, many people face obstacles, including relapse, along this journey. A core component of a successful addiction treatment program is to reduce the risk of relapse occurring. Relapse prevention therapy is one of the most effective ways to prevent a relapse. At Rockland Recovery,…

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What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

Acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT, is a type of psychotherapy that encourages clients to accept and move through difficulties instead of trying to control their outcome. It’s based on the realization that everybody has limitations. Everyone will go through bad times in life, and it’s okay to accept what you can’t change and move…

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Nutrition Education as Part of Addiction Recovery

What you eat has a significant impact on how you feel. Most clients who enter drug or alcohol addiction treatment are suffering from poor nutrition as well as substance use disorder. Unfortunately, feeling run-down and depleted makes the work associated with recovery seem overwhelming. For this reason, nutrition education plays a critical role in addiction…

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How Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Addiction Work?

An intensive outpatient program, also known as an IOP, provides a middle-level of support for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. This program is less supervised and formal than residential care. But an intensive outpatient program offers more structure than outpatient services. It’s also an excellent choice for clients who want to recover…