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Believe In The Power Of Recovery

Monday, 27 April 2015 by

Achieving something of value typically begins with the belief that one can accomplish a goal if they set their mind to it. With an addiction problem, self-doubt can creep into the picture and keep a person from believing that they can change or that living drug free is truly attainable. As a counselor, I have

From Addiction to Recovery

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 by

Alcohol and Drug Services (ADS) has been serving the Piedmont Triad community for over 40 years. During this time, the agency has offered a wide variety of treatment programs and prevention programs to help people learn to deal with addictive disease and to live a healthier life. Most everyone knows someone who has struggled with

Denial As Part of Addiction

Thursday, 03 October 2013 by

Some people live a long time displaying the obvious signs of an alcohol or drug problem. The negative consequences of substance abuse can pile up over the years: reprimands at work, job loss, legal charges, family arguments, broken promises, a wrecked car, unpaid bills. Yet, many people with a clear problem act as if nothing

Deciding To Get Help

Sunday, 25 August 2013 by

Most people with a substance abuse problem hold off on getting help until they are in an unmistakably tough spot. This is human nature and also a big piece of the illness of addiction. Denial, and putting off the inevitable, keep many people out of treatment. Addiction is a patient problem. While it sometimes escalates

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