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Rural Recovery Center Offers Help with Drug Epidemic

MANTACHIE • Area sheriffs say drugs, directly or indirectly, account for the majority of the prisoners in their jails. Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson said he sees the same folks over ...
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Addicted: The Extra Mile to Recovery scheduled at ICC

For 13 years, Jamie Richey took nearly every wrong turn a young man could take. His substance abuse derailed his education at Itawamba Community College. He squandered scholarships and crashed ...
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Defining Your Own Higher Power in Addiction Recovery

If you are a person with deep religious convictions, hearing that you need to believe in a power greater than yourself in order to recover makes a lot of sense ...
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Why Waiting to Enter a Drug or Alcohol Rehab is Never a Good Idea

Making the decision to enter drug or alcohol rehab is a big step in changing your life. It can be scary to face the unknown, but reclaiming control over your ...
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Why Gender Specific Treatment?

Since the 1950s, specialized addiction treatment for women and men has been available. At that time, addiction treatment programs began to address the disparate needs of men and women in recovery. Before ...
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What is Detox?

What Is Detox? Detoxification (commonly referred to as detox) is often the first step in an addiction treatment plan, especially for certain substances such as alcohol or heroin. Detox is the ...
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Are Your Summer Drinking Habits Cause for Concern?

Many people view the summertime as a time to kick back, relax a little bit, and enjoy the warm weather. That mindset also often sets the stage for overconsumption of ...
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How to Navigate Old Friendships After Completing Drug Rehab

Most people who abuse drugs and alcohol spend the majority of their social time with other individuals who do the same. This is often the case for one or several ...
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Tips to Help Family and Friends Cope with Loved Ones Struggling From Addiction

In 2013, about 6.6 percent of the American population was dependent on alcohol or had difficulties relating to alcohol use, while more than 24 million people had abused an illicit ...
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Benzodiazepines: America’s ‘Other Prescription Drug Problem’

Drew was in his early 30s. His medical history included alcohol abuse, but he had been sober for several months when he became my patient. His previous doctor had given ...
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Now Offering Treatment Lending!

We offer a comprehensive range of financing options for different credit levels. Our partnership with several lenders, as opposed to one, allows us to approve more loans for more patients ...
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How to Support a Spouse in Addiction Recovery

One of the lowest points in a marriage may come when one spouse is battling an addiction to alcohol or drugs. There are challenges throughout the process of addiction recovery, ...
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Coping with a Partner’s Drinking

Guidelines for a person whose spouse, partner, girlfriend, or boyfriend is using alcohol in a way that is causing problems – or in a risky way, likely to cause future ...
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Consequences for Violating Court-Ordered Rehab Treatment

Going to drug rehab isn’t always a voluntary choice for those who enroll. In some cases, individuals may be ordered to enroll in a drug rehab program by a judge ...
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Extra Mile Recovery: Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and Addiction: 7 Reasons Your Habit Makes Perfect Sense by Michele Rosenthal on March 30, 2015, in Behavioral Health, Living in Recovery, Living with Addiction Let’s imagine that you can float up above the ...
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Extra Mile Recovery Achieves Accreditation from The Joint Commission

Extra Mile Recovery announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a ...
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7 Common Challenges People Face in Addiction Recovery

Successfully completing a drug and alcohol rehab program and re-entering society as a sober individual does not come without its own unique challenges. Maybe your loved one is in rehab ...
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Drug Overdose in Mississippi

Drug overdose deaths reach record in Mississippihttps://www.clarionledger.com/videos/news/2017/05/29/heroin-addiction-deaths-surge-mississippi/102297470/ For the first time in U.S. history, heroin overdose deaths outnumber those of gun homicides. Mississippi drug overdose deaths have reached a record ...
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Genetics

Although, Extra Mile Recovery is a good place to start your recovery journey. It is important to understand that addiction may have a genetic component affects your risk of addiction, ...
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Parents of Drug Addicts

Denial is a big part of addiction. When parents have a child who is using drugs, it puts them in an awkward spot. This is particularly true when the child ...
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The Effects of Addiction on Children

No matter what adjectives you use to describe drug addiction, its effects on family, friends and others are often devastating and heartbreaking to witness. The physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions ...
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February: Heart Awareness Month ❤️

Illegal Drugs and Heart Disease Most illegal drugs can have adverse cardiovascular effects, ranging from abnormal heart rate to heart attacks. Injecting illegal drugs also can lead to cardiovascular problems, ...
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Check out this Netflix Documentary Review: Heroin(e)

The definition of a heroine is, “a woman noted for courageous acts or nobility of character.” The Netflix Original documentary “Heroin(e)” directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon, brings that definition to ...
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8 Common Reasons Preventing People From Enrolling in Drug Rehab

Did you know that 70-80 percent of people with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes receive treatment while only 1 in 10 people suffering from addiction receive ...
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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week!

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about drug and alcohol use. 2018 National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®: Monday, January 22nd through Sunday, January ...
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