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How to Celebrate National Recovery Month

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and seeking help at an addiction recovery program takes courage and strength. Every September at Atlanta Detox Center we celebrate National Recovery Month. This is a time to reflect on that courage and strength, as well as the heart and soul of the treatment professionals who…

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Finding a Treatment Center in Atlanta That Will Work for Me

Deciding to get help for drug or alcohol addiction is the first step in a journey. Finding one of the treatment centers in Atlanta capable of helping you may seem like a hard task itself. That is especially true for residential treatment in Atlanta, where options may be more difficult to find. At Atlanta Detox…

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Next Steps to Take When You Want to Get Off of Heroin

Heroin addiction causes devastation among individuals and families of those addicted to heroin. Many individuals have likely tried to stop using it in the past and either were not able to stop using it on their own, or they started using it again. These people are not alone when they wonder how to get off…

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How Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Can Help Addiction

Addiction is a disease that requires evidence-based treatment approaches for recovery. There are a variety of approaches used in treatment, including cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, also known as CBT. Gaining insight into cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction likely helps individuals understand why it may be an ideal part of their addiction treatment program. If you are…

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Physical Side Effects of Alcohol Detox

There is a range of side effects that a person experiences when they stop drinking alcohol. Although the side effects may vary among different individuals with alcohol addiction issues, there are several potential complications or physical side effects of alcohol detox. These side effects of alcohol detox can be effectively managed in a safe and…

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What to Expect in an Opiate Addiction Treatment Center

The terms opiates and opioids are often used interchangeably, and many people seem to think that they are the same type of drug. There are many similarities, making it easy to understand why the two terms are often used together. There are distinct differences between opiates and opioids, leading some people to wonder what they…

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What Can an Alumni Program Do for Me?

An alumni program is a critical part of recovery success, so it’s important to understand how it fits into a comprehensive addiction treatment plan. At Atlanta Detox Center, our alumni program is another tool to help you or someone you care about maintain recovery. But, what is an alumni program? What Is an Alumni Program?…

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How Group Therapy Can Keep Your Recovery on Track

Group therapy is just one tool people use to support their recovery, but it’s an effective one. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, a group therapy program puts you with others who understand the challenges you might face as you go through addiction treatment. Our group therapy program at Atlanta…

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Helping a Loved One Through Heroin Addiction

It is easy to feel helpless when someone you love has a heroin addiction. Opioids like heroin are highly addictive, and recovery is challenging. Although this person will need a heroin addiction treatment program, there are still ways the people who love them can help. It starts with educating yourself about heroin addiction treatment. The…