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Benefits of Group Therapy

For people who need help with their addiction issues, the benefits of group therapy are innumerable. At Serenity Lodge, group therapy is one of the treatment options we offer. Breaking an addiction isn’t always easy, but the rewards are worth it. Group therapy offers a therapist-led method to end addiction with the support of peers.…

little girl frowning as parents argue in the background this is how addiction affects families

How Addiction Affects Families

There are many subtleties when considering how addiction affects families. Addiction can be passed into the womb, or learned socially by children. Addiction shatters marriages and splits up families, and can lead to children being confiscated by the state. There are also darker ways how addiction affects families, including physical and psychological abuse. How Addiction…

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Opioid Epidemic in 2019

The most important thing to know about the opioid epidemic in 2019 is that the overall stats are still being tabulated. Opioids are addictive and powerful painkillers available as prescription drugs. The opioid epidemic in 2019 began years before with these prescriptions. Pills like oxycodone got people hooked, and these people then transitioned to other…