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Can Seasonal Affective Disorder Hinder My Recovery?

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Co-Occurring Disorders, Positive Recovery, treatment program, seasonal affective disorder

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of seasonal depression that is not uncommon to experience at this time of year, as the days start to get shorter, and the weather gets colder. Affecting over 10 million Americans each year, SAD symptoms include oversleeping, lack of energy, overeating, and isolating yourself from friends and family.

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Covid is Causing Increased Drinking

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 16, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Positive Recovery, treatment program, covid

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While some common household products such as toilet paper and eggs have been a struggle to find in stores during COVID, there has been no shortage of alcohol.

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Both Outpatient and Remote Addiction Treatment Options at Aquila Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 04, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Positive Recovery, treatment program, remote treatment

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At Aquila Recovery of Virginia, you have the choice of what kind of treatment for your drug or alcohol addiction that you would like to receive during these difficult COVID times.  We offer both in person outpatient and remote treatment options for you, to ensure your safety while still delivering the highest level of care possible for you or your family. 

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Can I Take Prescription Drugs During Recovery?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 12, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Positive Recovery, treatment program

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Some people in recovery from drug addiction may also suffer from other mental or physical medical issues. Of course, doctors might have prescribed medications to treat these other health concerns. If this describes you, you certainly should consider learning more about taking different types of prescription medication while you undergo treatment for drug addiction.

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Dealing with Substance Use Bullies

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 16, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Sober Living, treatment program

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A major function of rehab is to help you to identify the environmental triggers that can lead you to relapse: all those toxic people, places, events, and situations that can create stress and push you back into getting high or drinking.

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Euphoric Recall

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in For Family Members

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One of the challenges for friends, family members, and loved ones of those addicted to drugs and/or alcohol is Euphoric Recall. 

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Want to Reduce Your Cancer Risk? Reduce Your Alcohol Consumption

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Alcohol, treatment program

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Cancer is terrifying. It’s indiscriminate and will present itself in the young and old, rich and poor, all skin colors, and all religions. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot act to reduce your risks of cancer.

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Your Intervention Didn't Work, Now What?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 01, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in For Family Members, treatment program

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Everyone involved had hoped that your loved one would agree to get help and begin the healing process, but they weren't ready. Tempers flared and feelings were hurt. Either they refused to get any treatment, agreed to get treatment and then changed their mind, or left treatment early. Whatever the outcome was, the bottom line is that your plan didn't work.

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A Look at Addiction Recovery Rates

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 09, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Positive Recovery

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Research into addiction rates is mixed, and long-term success rates vary greatly according to several factors. Availability of treatment programs, matching therapy type to individual needs, addressing mental health in addition to the addiction, and length of time can all play a critical role in in achieving positive outcomes in recovery. 

Based on current studies, here are some addiction recovery facts:

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If You're Defensive About Your Drinking, You Might Have a Problem

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 22, 2020 / by Russ Kallina posted in Addiction, Alcohol, treatment program

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Has anyone ever accused you have having an drinking problem? Perhaps it was a well-intentioned friend or colleague who made a “joke” that felt like it was directed at you, or a family member who outright called you an alcoholic?

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