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Healthy recovery from alcohol or drug addiction

A healthy recovery from alcohol or drug addiction begins with the acceptance that there is a problem. One could argue that this supports AA’s first step, which reads, “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.”  On the contrary, many people in recovery regularly attend 12-step meetings and admit that they
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Help with Opioid Addiction

There is Help with Opioid Addiction. One of the biggest misconceptions people have about opioids is that the risks apply to other people. not themselves.  But the “typical ” victim of overdose might not be whom you think. Approximately 60% of overdoses occur in people prescribed the drugs by a single physician, not in those
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Help with addiction

Help with Addiction is Only a Phone Call Away. (“Sometimes”, should be the rest of that statement.) This is just one of the things we do at Bayshore Retreat to help individuals with an addiction. We personally answer the phone. We understand the need for help with an addiction to alcohol or drugs and make
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Shame and Guilt of Addiction

Shame and guilt are probably the primary reasons people fail to get help with alcohol or drug addiction. Of course for some it’s explained away with genetic reasons that a family member has the problem. For example: “Uncle Joe was an alcoholic, so it runs in the family” or “his mother was hooked on heroin”.
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Rehab: The answer to addiction?

Is Rehab the Only Answer to Addiction? Of course not. Sometimes it’s jail or even imprisonment. These aren’t solutions that we recommend for obvious reasons, but honestly most of drug treatment centers aren’t much more and you actually pay to get that sort of treatment. Bayshore Retreat takes pride in knowing that we’re a different kind of drug rehab
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Rehab and Recovery

Rehab and Recovery What does it really mean? First of all the two shouldn’t be confused as being the same. They’re not. Rehab, at its best, is getting a person clean and sober for a minimum of 30 days from something that has been controlling his or her life – drugs and/or alcohol treatment at
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Family Support

Family Understanding and Support Bayshore Retreat is a comprehensive drug treatment center that believes in providing customized substance abuse treatment that addresses every element of a client’s life. One very important element is family. We believe in and encourage family involvement during treatment and in discharge planning. Drug addiction affects the entire family unit. Having a
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Denial of Addiction

Denial: Not just a river in Egypt When dealing with addiction, the first line of defense for an addict is denial. Addicts deny they have a problem long before they seek treatment. This can be frustrating for families as they watch their loved one struggle with alcohol or drug addiction, sometimes for years before they
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Drug Rehab Confusion

Which Pill Works? Should I Drink or Not? It’s understandable why some people don’t get the help they need when they finally reach the point of realizing they need it. All one has to do is spend a few minutes, make that hours, searching for a good drug treatment center. There is so much confusion
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