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Willpower is the Wrong Word

What is Willpower? The definition of willpower is “control exerted to do something or restrain impulses”. At SCHC, we believe that we are the authors of our own lives. It’s just a matter of finding

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Family Addiction Help | Geoff Thompson | Life After Treatment / Recovery | Relapse

Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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How Addiction Affects Families

Typical Family Reactions are Normal and Understandable To understand how addiction affects the family, it is helpful to first examine the relationship of your loved one in active addiction with the drug. According to the medical

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Addiction and Society | Death and Dying | Family Addiction Help | Stigmatization

Grief & Stigma – When the Opioid Crisis Hits Home

Grief I lost two friends to drugs and alcohol recently. One of them I’d known since high school. We weren’t close anymore, but my memories of him are fond. He was a good kid, and

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Addiction Recovery (Life After Treatment) | Addiction Research & Theories | Defining Addiction | Exploring Addiction | Our Philosophy

SCHC’s Interpretation of Addiction

The scientific study of addiction is very complex. For example, there are more than 65 research journals that focus on addiction, over 30 recognized theories of addiction, and over 100 recognized therapies. In spite of this complexity,

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What Happens to Your Body When You Detox from Alcohol?

One of the most common questions people have when they are ready to seek help for their addictions is, “what happens to your body when you detox from alcohol?” To start off, let’s discuss the

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How can I help my Loved one who is Struggling with Addiction?

We are often contacted by people asking for information to help their loved ones who are struggling with addiction. Most of them are simply asking where they should start. Finding treatment can be a very

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

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Relapse, Addiction & The Stages of Change

Relapse and Fear For families with loved ones in recovery from addiction, the R-word is a very scary word. Family members typically fear relapse because they make sense of it as a disaster or failure

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