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Determining Whether You Have an Addiction

Millions of people suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction. Some of these people do get the treatment they need from drug or alcohol rehab centers. The problem is there are many people who don't even know they have an addiction. Some don't think they drink or do drugs too much. Others make excuses for their drug or alcohol use. Some people are in denial. Others don't really know how to define an addiction. The good news is that there…...
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The Alcoholic is Like a Tornado

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, it states, "The alcoholic is like a tornado..." If you have ever been around an alcoholic or if you are a recovering alcoholic or addict, you know this statement is true. While many people who are actively living an addictive lifestyle don't want to believe this is true, it is. There is more to an addiction than just the alcoholic or addict drinking or doing drugs. Lives are often destroyed because of…...
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The Cycle of Drinking and Drugging

According to Chapter 6 of the Big Book, the addict or alcoholic, leads a double life. He or she acts and takes on a stage character. When he or she is under the influence, things are done, which are very much regrettable. This leads to more drinking and drugging and the cycle continues. Drinking and Drugging There are many reasons why addicts and alcoholics drink and use drugs. They go out to clubs or parties with their friends and they…...
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Drug Rehab: What Addictions We Treat?

When it comes to drugs and alcohol, there are millions of people from all over the world, who suffer from an addiction. These harmful substances have taken many lives. If you are addicted to drugs, you should know there are places that want to help you overcome your addiction. There are professionals who want to help you get the treatment you need, so you can get control back in your life. Contacting the drug rehab center today may be the…...
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What Do You Get from Telling Someone Else Your Story?

When you are working through an alcohol rehab or addiction recovery program, there are some things you will be working on. One of the things you will be doing is telling someone else your story. This is especially true when you are working on a 12 Step addiction recovery program. Many recovering alcoholics have avoided telling other their story. They have kept their inventory to themselves and ended up relapsing. If you want a better chance at avoiding a relapse,…...
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What Happens After Taking Your Personal Inventory?

Chapter 6 of the Big Books says it perfectly, "Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path." This is just the beginning. Taking your personal inventory is a fantastic step. However, there is more to it than that. You must keep moving forward if you are going to succeed in your recovering lifestyle. Just…...
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Learning the Truth About Yourself in Addiction Recovery

When you get into recovery from an alcohol addiction, you will go through a process of discovering yourself. According to Chapter 5 of the Big Book, "If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being said you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself." This is very much the truth in itself. When you admit to having an addiction and start working the…...
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Magnolia Ranch Recovery and TRICARE East

Magnolia Ranch Recovery is privileged to announce that we are now In-Network with TRICARE East. We are strong supporters of our military. We value our veterans, military personnel, and their families.  Magnolia Ranch Recovery has a long history working with clients who suffer from PTSD and Trauma. This is why it is such a natural fit that we provide services to military beneficiaries. When asked about going In-Network with TRICARE East, Founder Peter Dacchille stated “Our service members and their families…...
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Praying for the Best in Your Recovery

When you get into recovery from an alcohol addiction, there is a lot that you will go through. First, you will be going through detox. If you attend a 12 Step alcohol rehab program, the next thing you will be doing is working on those steps during the rehab center program. While everyone has their own individual experiences in addiction rehab, there is one thing you should know. The main thing you should know is that praying for the best…...
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Signs of a Functional Alcoholic

Do you believe that someone you love may be an alcoholic? Maybe you have your suspicions, yet they continue to go to work and seem like they have everything together. Are you imagining there is a problem? You might not be. There is something called a functional alcoholic. You might not be aware of what this is yet. However, when you read more about it here today, it just might make some sense in your situation with a loved one.…...
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