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  • 12 Ways to Best Provide Alcohol Abuse Solutions
    October 16, 2017
    Addiction treatment professionals approach alcoholism in mostly the same way they would try to treat any other form of chemical dependency. However, there are a few techniques and approaches that are unique to the alcohol abuse treatment process. An effective treatment program for alcohol abuse is going to include...
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy Offers Better Treatment for Dual Diagnosis Recovery
    October 9, 2017
    There’s a strong correlation between addiction, mental illness and trauma. People who experience one of these circumstances are significantly more likely to experience the other two. That’s why when you’re looking for a drug or alcohol treatment program, it’s important to consider the staff’s ability to address co-occurring disorders,...
  • Indiana Overwhelmed by the Opioid and Heroin Crisis in 2017
    September 27, 2017
    Every state in the country is facing the effects of the drug epidemic that has swept the nation for over a decade. Since 1990, drug overdose death rates nationwide have more than tripled, and the rising number of drug-related crimes and deaths are forcing state lawmakers to take decisive...
  • Financial Woes Could Add to the Addiction and Drug Problems in Illinois in 2017
    September 12, 2017
    Over the past two decades, the United States has experienced the most widespread substance abuse in its history. Since 1990, drug overdose deaths in the country have more than tripled, and drug overdoses have overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the country. Each state...
  • The Importance of Trauma-Informed Therapy for Treatment of PTSD & Addiction
    August 24, 2017
    In any addiction case, identifying and addressing the root cause of the addiction should be the first line of treatment. “Dual diagnosis” describes addiction cases in which a mental health disorder runs in tandem with an addiction. Over time, the symbiosis between the mental health issue and the substance...
  • How EMDR Heals Trauma During Addiction Treatment
    August 11, 2017
    It’s common for men who have experienced trauma to turn to drugs or alcohol to numb the emotional pain. But while substance use may provide some temporary relief, addiction ultimately destroys their lives even further. Addiction treatment for men with trauma needs to not only address the addiction but...
  • The Dangers of Drinking Alcohol in the Arizona Summer Heat
    July 26, 2017
    Arizona is experiencing some of the hottest days of the summer, with temperatures regularly in the 110-120 degree range. While the dangers of extreme heat are well known, what many people don’t realize is that drinking alcohol in the extreme heat is dangerous and can even be deadly. Here’s...
  • New Arizona Opioid Overdose and Addiction Statistics
    July 6, 2017
    Alarming Statistics Reveal Record-High Opioid-Related Deaths in Arizona A report released last month by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) shows that Arizona has not been spared from the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. The report revealed that, in Arizona alone: The number of opioid deaths increased by...
  • What Are the Best Practices for Treating Alcohol Addiction?
    June 28, 2017
    Addiction takes over your life. When you wake up one day and realize this has happened to you, it’s natural to think that you had just gotten a little lax and all you have to do to get back in control is exercise some good, old-fashioned willpower. If you...
  • 4th of July Events in Prescott and Flagstaff in 2017
    June 20, 2017
    Celebrating the 4th of July while you are recovering from addiction can be difficult. It is important to remember your triggers and avoid holiday celebrations that might affect your sobriety. Reflections Recovery Center has compiled a list of fun, family-friendly, sober-friendly activities happening this 4th of July in Prescott...