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What is addiction counseling?

Odds are, you didn’t set out to become addicted to opioids, but it happens. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017, there were an estimated 1.7 million people with opioid related substance abuse problems, with 47,000 deaths resulting from opioid overdose. So, while recovery from addiction may feel like a long, lonely path to travel, you are far from alone...

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Neuroplasticity Aiding Addiction Recovery

Scientific research once proclaimed that the brain stopped developing upon reaching adulthood making any damage or trauma permanent. That theory has been widely debunked with the discovery of neuroplasticity which…

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Is One-to-One Counseling Important in Overcoming Addiction?

Of the many treatment options available for opioid addiction, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT), almost all of them feature counseling in some form or another. The idea of counseling can be…

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Your Recovery Motivation

Addiction is a challenging disease and the recovery process is ongoing. There will be times when you need extra inspiration to keep you on track. AppleGate Recovery has assembled these…

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Exercise

Can Exercise Help Improve Recovery?

More than ever, we are seeing research confirm that exercise really is vital for every able-bodied human being. The benefits of moving your body are immense, from mental to physical…

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Responsibility

Balancing New Responsibilities in Recovery

Once you reach recovery, you feel like you’re unstoppable. Cautiously yet enthusiastically, you’re reclaiming the life that addiction threatened to take away from you and you refuse to take a…

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Celebrities Going Through Recovery

You’re not alone in your journey to recovery. Even the most successful celebrities go through addiction and recovery. Many well-known athletes, musicians, authors, actors and television personalities have struggled with substance…

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Divorce

Handling Divorce in Treatment

If substance use has caused unsalvageable conflict in your marriage, you may be facing separation and divorce while also dealing with your addiction. This is a period when you may…

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Adults Teens

Guide: Helping your Adult Child through Addiction Treatment

Parents who bear witness to the effects of addiction on their children have dealt with unimaginable pain and hopelessness. If you have been lucky enough to help your child agree…

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Danger

The Dangers of Mixing Opioids and Other Drugs

It’s not uncommon for people who misuse opioids to mix them with other substances. This practice can be hazardous, and even lethal because of the interaction various drugs can have…

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