Top 10 Ways To Stay Sober In 2019

Setting realistic New Year’s Resolutions can be challenging, especially after a year like 2018. However, it’s important to remember that the New Year isn’t meant to serve as a marker for extreme character change. Rather, it’s a time for people to reflect on their behavior over the past year so they can decide what kinds of positive changes they want to make. Still, the post-holiday slump can make this difficult, especially if you were struggling to stay sober during the bingeful holiday season. If you have committed yourself to get or stay sober in 2019, then keeping your other resolutions …
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What Is Vaping?

What is vaping? Simply put, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling nicotine vapor, which is actually an aerosol and not water vapor. Alarmingly, these vapors contain a variety of toxic chemicals that various studies have linked to heart disease and cancer. In general, a vaping device consists of a cartridge, a battery, a mouthpiece, and a heating component. At Lumiere Treatment Center, we understand the growing problem with vaping among teens and wish to answer any questions that parents and families may have.

What is Vaping and Why Is Vaping So Popular Among Teens?

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Top 10 Tips For A Sober Christmas

For many, Christmas and the holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. After all, yuletide involves family visits, shopping, cooking, baking, spending lots of money, and a number of other stressors. And, when you are among the few people who are not drinking, it can be easy to feel left out at parties and other celebrations with family and friends. Even so, maintaining a sober Christmas is possible. It will take discipline, guidance, and support to make a sober Christmas possible during early recovery, but you can definitely do it.

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Rise In The Ecstacy High

Ecstacy is an illegal drug that gained popularity during the height of rave scenes in the 1990’s. Interestingly enough, this drug was not always illegal. In the 1970’s, psychiatrists tried to apply the then recreational drug to couples and family therapy. The goal was to utilize the effects of MDMA to improve communication and repair relationships. However, when people discovered the feelings of euphoria and bliss elicited by Ecstacy, they began abusing Ecstacy as a “party” drug. Today, the street version of Ecstacy is dangerous enough to cause an overdose. This is because those chasing an Ecstacy high don’t realize …
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Vicodin Detox

Vicodin is one of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Many people use it to relieve severe pain. However, Vicodin is also one of the most abused prescription pain relievers. Vicodin, like other opiates, has a risk of dependence and tolerance. This means that your body can quickly get used to high doses of the medication. So, giving up Vicodin isn’t a matter of willpower. Simply throwing away your pills will not get rid of your cravings for them, especially if your body has already developed a dependence on hydrocodone (the active ingredient in Vicodin). If you’ve …
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Alcohol Free Holidays

The holiday season is famously known as the most wonderful time of the year. People everywhere use the last remaining months of the year to spend time with friends, travel to see family, and count their blessings. However, the holidays are not such a joyous time for everyone. In fact, for those recovering from alcohol use disorder (AUD), the holiday season is a three-month obstacle filled with triggers— and it’s just around the corner. If you are in recovery, then know that there are ways to celebrate and plan for alcohol free holidays.

Relapse Prevention Planning for Alcohol Free Holidays

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Adderall Detox

Adderall is an effective medication that manages the symptoms of Narcolepsy and ADHD. However, it also has a high potential for misuse among those who do not have prescriptions for it. In fact, many people abuse Adderall to help with studying, increase energy, lose weight, or even get high. The problem is that people who abuse Adderall run the risk of becoming physically dependent on it. After all, when the tolerance builds, it takes larger doses of Adderall to get the same results as before. And, the larger the doses, the larger the risks of experiencing symptoms of withdrawal. This …
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Thanksgiving Detox

Thanksgiving is a celebration for many people in the United States. It is a time for family, friends, and loved ones to come together and express gratitude for the positive things in their lives. Thanksgiving also marks the start of a season-long holiday rush that crosses over into the New Year. It’s the most festive time of the year. However, it is also the most stressful time of the year; especially for those in recovery. People struggling with alcohol use disorder, or alcoholism, are bound to face several challenges during the holiday season. After all, they must focus on maintaining
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Alcohol Free Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a joyous time of year when family and friends come together to give thanks through food and drink. Of course, alcohol is typically available at these events; especially wine. Even kids and teenagers are allowed a sip of wine at Thanksgiving dinner, as it is a holiday— a special occasion. This is not only acceptable but in many ways has become the norm. Still, for people in recovery from alcohol addiction, holidays like Thanksgiving can be quite stressful. So, if you or a loved one are in recovery, here are a few tips for an alcohol free Thanksgiving …
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Central Florida Treatment Center

Substance use disorder, or addiction, is a disease of the mind that requires long-term, specialized care. Unfortunately, not everyone has immediate, local access to addiction treatment centers. Or, if they do, the facilities closest to them lack the quality care necessary for recovery. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, then consider a central Florida treatment center.
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