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Dr. Karl’s Recovery Blog

  • Leaving Your Area is Often the Best Move for Successful Treatment Outcomes

    #1 Leave the triggers behind. Staying close to home increases the chances you will be reminded of a person,...

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  • 7 Tips to Avoid the Dark Side of the Holidays – Addiction and Mental Health Help

    The Holiday season starts with God painting the countryside with pretty colors, then continues with a whirlwind of re-orienting...

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  • Getting Treatment During the Holidays May be the Best Gift You Can Give

    The Christmas season is quickly approaching as I just heard Bruce Springsteen singing his famous rendition of Santa Claus...

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  • Returning Vets Struggling with Substance Abuse, Addictions, or Mental Health Issues

    We often think substance abuse is a chemical problem, and believe me, all addictions, especially to substances, produce chemical...

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  • 5 Tips for Not Letting an Addicted Parent Ruin Your Life

    Growing up with addiction in the family is tough. Even if an addict achieves and maintains sobriety, growing up in a...

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  • Recognizing Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction in Older Adults

    Alcohol is the most common addiction for adults over 55, but the fastest growing addiction for older adults is...

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  • Helping an Addicted Parent

    The parent-child relationship was designed to be special and powerful. Ideally, the parent is responsible for the child and...

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  • Medicare and Christian Treatment

    Getting medical treatment through our healthcare system is quite complex with many phone calls and hoops to jump through....

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  • Christ-Centered Treatment also Includes Biological and Psychological Components

    We often read about someone who has found God, becomes saved or born again, or maybe experiences a complete...

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  • The Difference between a Christian Track and a True Full Christian Program

    When you are choosing an addiction treatment rehab program, research shows a faith-based Christian program is more successful than...

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  • How You as a Parent Can Help Your Addicted Child – Your Child Needs Some SARCASM

    Parents of addicted children often struggle with not knowing how to approach their child and how far to push...

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  • 5 Critical Post Rehab Tips

    The Hard Part of Treatment is When You Go Home If you’ve recently completed rehab, you might feel like...

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  • Residential Treatment is Just the Beginning

    Many people believe once they finish a treatment program, their work is done, they are cured, and they should...

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  • 7 Obstacles to Reintegrating Back into Life after Treatment

    If you’ve made it through treatment and are soon going to be getting back to your real life, you...

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  • Seven Things that Jesus Might Say to Someone Struggling with Addiction

    Addiction is the kind of disease that can really break a person down. It causes embarrassment, guilt, and feelings...

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  • Low Down, Dirty Shame

    June 5, 2015 Transformational Thought There was a book in the 1980s that became very popular for its attempt...

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  • Five Things You May be Doing to Help that Could Actually be Hurting Your Addicted Loved One

    One of the most difficult things we have to go through in life is to watch a loved one...

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  • Helping or Hurting? Are You Enabling Your Loved One to Death?

    Many family members of addicts are unsure how to act around their loved one or how to handle the...

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  • Not under My Roof: Getting Your College Student Treatment over the Summer

    If your college student has been using drugs or alcohol while away at school, having them back home for...

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  • Seven Reasons Why Addiction Treatment is Better Than Doing it on Your Own

    If you have come to realize you have a problem with drug or alcohol abuse, you might be tempted...

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  • Behavioral Health Disorders Should Be Viewed the Same as Other Medical Issues

    Addiction is a disease. We’ve heard this over and over, yet many people still view addiction and behavioral health disorders...

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  • Benefits of a Medical Model Faith-Based Treatment Program

    If you are looking for the right treatment program for a drug or alcohol addiction, you probably have many...

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  • If Your Sibling Has Relapsed Here Is How You Can Help Them

    One of the most difficult things someone has to go through is watching a loved one self-destruct because of...

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  • 10 Proven Ways to Help Your Child Who is Using Drugs or Alcohol

      If your child is using drugs or alcohol, you have probably felt a wide range of emotions during...

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  • 8 Signs Never to Ignore About Drug Use and Your Teenager

    Parents of teenagers have the difficult task of helping their child grow and develop into a successful, happy adult,...

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