Pastoral Workshop Series #5: Healthy Helpers SUNDOWN M RANCH Wednesday May 27, 2015 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM One of the challenges faced by pastors and other care-givers is how to stay healthy in the process of caring for others. Burn-out, stress, depression and physical sickness are common among those who are investing themselves in the…

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Admitting you suffer from alcoholism is a big first step to take, and once you recognize your struggle, you can begin your alcoholism recovery. If you find your habits are straining your relationships or career, then you may be wondering if you have a problem with alcohol. Explore these signs that it’s time to seek…

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Codependent relationships are essentially one-sided relationships in which one partner strives to make a relationship successful while the other does not, often to his or her detriment. Codependent behaviors are frequently abusive or emotionally destructive and can prevent a relationship from ever being mutually satisfying or healthy. Here’s a brief look at the concept of…

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Addiction treatment, whether for alcohol abuse or chemical dependency, is often tailored to meet the specific needs of the patients based on their age and addiction. This means a treatment program for teens will differ from an adult treatment program—different age groups respond better to different counseling techniques. Teen Addiction Treatment Programs Teen or youth…

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Unfortunately, you can never be too young to be addicted to drugs. Millions of parents have struggled as they watch their teen children descend into the world of substance abuse. However, parents can help their teens avoid drug addiction by identifying and addressing the underlying issues. Here are just a few of the factors that…

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Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is filled with challenges. Even once you return home from a recovery center and commit yourself to living a substance-free life, you will encounter obstacles that make resisting your urges to use seem extremely difficult. This article discusses some of the most common relapse triggers recovering addicts face,…

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Understanding the Physical Effects of Alcoholism on Teens and Adolescents Alcoholism can profoundly impact a teenager’s performance in school and at work, as well as his social interactions and behavior. Teens and adolescents who battle with alcohol dependency are also exposed to a number of physical problems that grow more severe with continued use and…

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Don’t let cycles of denial and rationalization ruin your health. The following information illustrates why it’s crucial to seek treatment for chemical dependency. Escape the Lifestyle: An addict will quickly begin to prioritize getting a fix over regular hygiene and financial stability. As control begins to transition from the user to the drug, sleep and eating…

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As the benefits of recreational activity on the addiction recovery process become more apparent, more and more drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers are incorporating individual and group exercise programs into their treatment offerings. If you are in the process of researching addiction treatment centers and wondering whether it is worth your while to select…

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