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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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Is Addiction a Character Flaw?

There is a dangerous stigma surrounding addiction. From prescription opioids to alcohol, those caught in the snare of addiction are looked at as having something wrong with them — a…

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What is Drug-Induced Psychosis?

Psychosis is a mental condition that obscures a person’s ability to decipher what is real and what isn’t. When psychosis is drug-induced, it’s often a short-lived but distressing, and occurs…

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How to Help Your Loved One in Recovery

Witnessing someone you love struggle with substance abuse and develop an addiction to opioids is truly disheartening and upsetting for anyone to experience. Feelings of helplessness and confusion are common…

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Tips for Handling the Holidays in Recovery

The holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but maintaining your progress in recovery during these next few months can be particularly challenging. Whether it’s the social pressure of…

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Thankful in Recovery

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it’s time to be thankful for your recovery. Whether you have just started the journey or you are years into addiction recovery, you have many…

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How Codependent Relationships Affect Addiction

Family, loved ones, and significant others can help play a role in someone’s journey towards recovery, providing crucial support, motivation, and love along the way. These relationships are often a…

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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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