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September Is National Recovery Month

Every September, local and national organizations across the U.S. take part in National Recovery Month. This is a month dedicated to highlighting the many benefits of modern substance and mental health treatment. At Memphis Recovery Centers, we actively promote involvement in National Recovery Month. That’s true because its mission dovetails perfectly with the goals of…

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Difference Between Codeine vs. Hydrocodone

It is common after a serious injury or disease to need to take pain medications. Two of the most common are codeine and hydrocodone. Both of these drugs are opioids. They are prescription medications often given for short-term use in serious cases. So, what is the difference between codeine vs. hydrocodone? No matter which one…

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Reasons to Join a Substance Abuse Support Group

When you’re recovering from drug or alcohol problems, you need all the help you can get to maintain your sobriety. Rehab programs provide the core of that help through formal substance abuse treatment. However, your recovery efforts should not stop there. Addiction experts recommend that you also enroll in a substance abuse support group. There…

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Qualities to Look for in a Memphis Drug Rehab

Drug abuse and addiction are all too common in greater Memphis. Today, you have a variety of options for recovering from these problems. But to truly get the help you need, you must know how to spot programs that provide effective treatment. Such programs are absolutely vital to your recovery. Whatever the nature of your…

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3 Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Psychotherapy plays a crucial role in effective drug and alcohol recovery. A variety of different therapies options are usually available. One frontline option is an evidence-based technique called cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT. A cognitive-behavioral therapy program helps you make progress in three crucial ways. To gain the benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy for addiction, you must…

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How a Family Can Go Through Recovery Together

Family support can be a crucial factor in recovery from substance problems. That’s true because the family unit has such a strong influence on your thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. Your loved ones may also play an active role in your efforts in recovery. This is the purpose of a form of treatment called a family…

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What Is an Outpatient Program?

Since substance abuse and addiction are highly individual problems, there will always be a need for a wide variety of treatment options and settings. For example, both inpatient and outpatient rehab settings offer profound immediate and future benefits. What is an outpatient program? What are the benefits associated with this treatment option? At Memphis Recovery…

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Physical and Psychological Effects of Heroin

The effects of heroin are one of the main reasons that so many people struggle to get sober. The physical and psychological effects are challenging to deal with once you become dependent. One of the reasons there’s such a stigma surrounding addiction is that people don’t understand these effects. However, understanding the devastating physical and…

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How Music and Art Can Promote Long-Term Recovery

When you’re recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, it helps to have a wide range of resources available. The main treatments used in recovery programs include both medication and psychotherapy. Today, there is also an increasing use of additional options, known as complementary and alternative medicine, or CAM. Paired with primary treatments, these options offer…