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The Five Most Common Types of Chronic Pain

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, pain affects more Americans than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes all combined. Approximately one out of every four Americans, which is 76.2…

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Self-Care When You Love An Addict

Note: This is from contributor B.H. who regularly shares her stories as she’s gone through her son’s addiction and recovery journey.  The Importance of Self-Care when Your Child is Addicted…

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The Inevitable Worry of a Parent

Note: This is from contributing writer B.H. and it highlights her struggles and the worry and anxiety she has felt throughout her son’s journey with addiction and recovery.  Many parents…

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What to Expect When Your Child Enters Rehab

Note: This is from writer B.H. sharing her experiences of what it’s like to have a child going to rehab and the feelings she experienced during this time. What’s It…

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The Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Immedidate Effects of Alcohol When you drink alcohol, it has more effects on the body that you might initially realize. From the second that you consume the first sip, alcohol…

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The Difference between a Relapse and a Slip

Note: This post is another from our contributing writer B.H. who has been regularly sharing her stories and experiences with her son’s struggle with addiction.  When an addict completes a…

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Alcohol and Vitamin Deficiency

Drinking Alcoholic Beverages Depletes Your Vitamins There are several risks involved when you consume alcohol. Your body can be affected on many levels from drinking alcoholic beverages. If you are…

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Alcohol and Depression: How Are They Associated?

Can Alcohol Worsen Depression Symptoms? If you are depressed, you might be more tempted to drink. Alcohol consumption is common today. Many people think a drink might help them through…

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Does Blue Cross Blue Shield Cover the Cost of Addiction Treatment?

Blue Cross Blue Shield Overview Blue Cross Blue Shield is a well-known provider of medical insurance coverage. Many people who have coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield might not know…

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Does Humana Cover the Cost of Addiction Treatment?

Humana Insurance Overview As one of the country’s largest health insurance companies, Humana insures millions of people across the United States. Many people don’t know the specifics of what their…

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