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HMO Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab | First Steps Accepting Anthem Blue Cross

HMO Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab | First Steps Accepting Anthem Blue Cross

August 17, 2017

We have exciting news: First Steps is in network with Anthem Blue Cross. This means that anyone with HMO insurance…

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The Lizard Brain and Addiction

The Lizard Brain and Addiction

August 15, 2017

Being powerless. It’s not a very comfortable place to be. No one likes being under the full control of someone…

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Injecting Drugs: What Are the Dangers?

Injecting Drugs: What Are the Dangers?

August 9, 2017

California’s Central Valley has some of the highest injection drug use in the nation. Here are some of the serious dangers of shooting up.

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Addiction and Triggers: Your Strategy for Avoiding Relapse

Addiction and Triggers: Your Strategy for Avoiding Relapse

August 8, 2017

A trigger can be anything that ignites your cravings for drugs or alcohol. Cultivate your approach to handling your triggers before they occur.

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Is Your Loved One Afraid of Getting Sober?

Is Your Loved One Afraid of Getting Sober?

August 3, 2017

Fear is a major reason people do not ask for help with an addiction. Here are 5 fears addicts have about getting clean, and what you can do to help.

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy?

August 1, 2017

Addiction is not just about choosing to abuse a substance. It’s not about being bored on a weekend or looking…

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The Rehab Checklist

The Rehab Checklist

July 25, 2017

Rehab is tough, but it is also good. This is an essential truth that actually points to the efficacy of…

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I’m Addicted to You: Addiction and Codependency

I’m Addicted to You: Addiction and Codependency

July 20, 2017

Codependency and addiction create a complex web of enabling actions and destructive habits. Here’s how to identify the issues and understand the solutions.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety During Addiction Recovery

5 Ways to Manage Your Anxiety During Addiction Recovery

July 18, 2017

Anxiety during recovery is a common experience. But don’t let it overwhelm you and push you towards relapse. 

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What Happens in Drug and Alcohol Detox?

What Happens in Drug and Alcohol Detox?

July 13, 2017

Most people with a substance addiction are aware of the dangers they are willingly bringing into their lives. The close…

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