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With a focus on being an integral part of their community, staff and patients at the Best Drug Rehabilitation treatment facility in Manistee, Mich. are always looking for ways to give back to to those who are less fortunate. While they're typically volunteering to help underprivileged families, they haven't forgotten about their four-legged friends either.…
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    Clients build toys, bag groceries for local families Clients build toys, bag groceries for local families

    Clients build toys, bag groceries for local families

Clients build toys, bag groceries for local families

The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and be thankful for all that we have. It's a also a time that many want to give back to those who are less fortunate. Best Drug Rehabilitation is focused on being an integral part of their Manistee, Mich. community. Staff and patients alike look…

Best Drug Rehabilitation encourages healthy living at the second annual Care Fair

On Saturday, January 10, staff from Best Drug Rehabilitation, a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Manistee, Mich., joined together with city employees and students from local schools to take part in the second annual "Care Fair." The event, which was free of cost to attend, took place at the Manistee United Methodist Church and…
  • Communication Skills
    Communication Skills: Essential to Rehab and to Life Communication Skills: Essential to Rehab and to Life

    Communication Skills: Essential to Rehab and to Life

Communication Skills: Essential to Rehab and to Life

The list of losses an addict suffers is long: jobs, money, prestige, marriage or relationship, car, driving privileges, friends. It can be a long road from beginning substance or alcohol abuse to rock bottom, and facing up and entering treatment is a huge step. Often the biggest issues in the losses are not the high…
  • Singing Christmas carols
    Clients sing Christmas carols to local nursing home residents Clients sing Christmas carols to local nursing home residents

    Clients sing Christmas carols to local nursing home residents

Clients sing Christmas carols to local nursing home residents

Giving back to others is beneficial while on the road to substance abuse recovery. In addition to the "pay it forward" mentality — giving to others as others have given to you — those in recovery gain perspective and physiological benefits from charitable efforts such as improved self-esteem and self-confidence, finding more purpose and meaning…
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    Holidays and Addiction: Who Suffers Most? Holidays and Addiction: Who Suffers Most?

    Holidays and Addiction: Who Suffers Most?

Holidays and Addiction: Who Suffers Most?

Holidays are often a dangerous time for substance abusers and their families. For those who are in recovery, the stress of the holiday season can lead to relapse. For those who have not yet tried to stop their substance abuse, the holidays can cause them to overindulge at times, leading to overdose or death. Substance…
  • BDR adopted families
    Staff and clients purchase and wrap gifts for local families Staff and clients purchase and wrap gifts for local families

    Staff and clients purchase and wrap gifts for local families

Staff and clients purchase and wrap gifts for local families

As the holiday season approaches, the staff and clients of Best Drug Rehabilitation (BDR) in Manistee, Mich. have been in the giving spirit. BDR adopted three families through Love, INC and FiveCAP, Inc. to provide holiday gifts for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it. "It's a great thing for the staff and clients…
  • Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such As Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
    Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse? Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?

    Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?

Does Holiday Stress Amplify Issues Such as Alcoholism or Drug Abuse?

For some, the holidays are a festive time for gathering with family, eating delicious foods, and gift-giving, but for others, it can be a struggle for survival. Regardless of how people spend their holidays, everyone can mostly agree that they are stressful in nature. While some handle the stress with benign activities such as relaxing…
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    16 Unfortunate Long-term Effects of Alcoholism 16 Unfortunate Long-term Effects of Alcoholism

    16 Unfortunate Long-term Effects of Alcoholism

16 Unfortunate Long-term Effects of Alcoholism

Posted by Myra Davis to Sobriety Long-term drinkers stay off the wagon for a number of reasons. I've met alcoholics who are afraid to face painful emotions, don't think they can quit, or worry about living without their crutch. Whether you're an alcoholic or know someone who is, consider 16 effects of long-term alcoholism that can…
  • Faces of Meth
    Faces of Meth Faces of Meth

    Faces of Meth

Faces of Meth

Meth (Methamphetamine) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug which is very similar in its effects to amphetamine. This drug can be snorted, smoked, taken orally or melted down into a liquid and injected. Meth produces a feeling of intense euphoria by producing increased amounts of dopamine in the brain. The majority of meth which is…