Religion Works for Some in Recovery, Not for Others

As a not particularly religious person, I was initially turned off by recovery’s seemingly religious focus. In AA, there are a lot of references to God or a higher power. While that higher power doesn’t have to be God—it can be anything greater than yourself—recovery language seemed to lean religious. For some, this is a…

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4 Signs of Alcohol Dependence

Overuse of alcohol can lead to alcoholism, a condition that could be impacting your relationships, health, and future. Knowing when to get help is often the most difficult part. At Amatus Recovery Centers, we provide complete alcohol dependence support, including diagnosing and treating your alcohol addiction with the most innovative and effective programs available. What…

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When Are People Recovered from Addiction?

There is a reason most sober people refer to themselves as “in recovery” from addiction. Addiction is treatable, but not curable. Recovery refers to the lifelong process of healing physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually from addiction. However, most people do not ever refer to themselves as “recovered.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse,…

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Connections Between ADHD and Addiction

Several studies have linked ADHD and addiction. One, which followed kids with and without ADHD over a 10-year period, found that ADHD was a significant predictor of substance use disorders. According to WebMD, ADHD is five to 10 times more common in people with alcohol use disorder than among the general population. Research has identified…

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