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How to Not Let Isolation Ruin Recovery

Published on April 27, 2021

Recovering from addiction is incredibly difficult as it is, and having to isolate while recovering is uniquely challenging. Whether you live with others or alone, not being able to leave the house as often can affect health, wellness, and recovery.  Isolation is known to have a negative impact on mental health as a whole. For […]

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4 Signs it is Time to Get Sober

Published on April 13, 2021

  Addiction is a complex disease of the brain and body that disrupts regions of the brain that are responsible for reward, motivation, learning, judgment and memory. For some individuals, they know they have an addiction and seek a solution. However, for others, facing the fact that they have an addiction may cause panic, and […]

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Dual Diagnosis for Mental Health and Substance Use

Published on March 23, 2021

  People with both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue, such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder, are diagnosed as having a co-occurring disorder or dual diagnosis. Individuals with a dual diagnosis require an integrated treatment plan that combines substance abuse services with mental health services to fight the source of addiction […]

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How Your Life Changes After You Get Sober

Published on March 4, 2021

Facing the unknown can be nerve-wracking, especially if you haven’t been sober in years. Maybe you are worried about how you will spend your time, what your hobbies will be, and so on. While these are valid concerns, the truth is that your life is going to look a lot different than it did while […]

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How to Maintain Your Sobriety in the New Year

Published on January 5, 2021

The start of the year is a motivating and exciting time; it symbolizes new beginnings. It’s also a crucial time for anyone in recovery; you craft a clear action plan on how you will thrive in your sobriety. Here is how to remain in recovery and regain a lot of what your drinking or drug […]

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5 Holiday Stressors You Should Avoid During Recovery

Published on December 21, 2020

The holiday season is a joyful time, but it can be an extremely stressful period on the flip side. You may need to buy gifts, prepare large meals, and host family all while striving to maintain your sobriety; these obligations can be overwhelming.  The stressful activities that accompany the festivities can push you to the […]

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4 Tips on How to Stay Sober During the Holidays

Published on December 15, 2020

The holidays are here, which means endless socializing, parties, holiday open houses, and family dinners. It’s also the season when you get to see family and old friends (some of whom you can’t stand) and partake in holiday customs that in the past may have entailed drinking. All these social obligations, coupled with busy schedules […]

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Why You Should Seek Treatment During this Holiday Season

Published on December 2, 2020

The holiday season is upon us and it can often prompt intense emotions. From the stress of shopping in crowded malls, the nostalgia of holidays past, to the joy of gifting, and the hurt of seeing the suffering of our loved ones, it’s a wild ride.  For families and individuals dealing with addictions, this a […]

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Journaling to Support Addiction Recovery

Published on November 25, 2020

As with any method of addiction recovery, there are many strategies for enhancing a recovery process. Some of these strategies have resided with the human race for many decades, while others have sprouted in recent psychiatric development periods. Perhaps it’s a great honor to live in these years of tremendous scientific growth. Regardless, one of […]

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Benefits of Completing Rehab and Sustaining Recovery

Published on November 18, 2020

Addiction is a disease. Recovering from substance abuse brings happiness to those affected, just like someone recovering from any other illness. While this may sound easy, it is very challenging for an addict to complete the recovery program. Addicts usually don’t find it easy to join and stay in a rehabilitation center until they break […]

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Why Saying NO is an Essential Part of Addiction Recovery

Published on November 12, 2020

When speaking of “saying no,” many are probably thinking of a door getting slammed on a visitor’s face. And frankly, everyone gets a little bit guilty when objecting or refusing an opinion from a favorite friend. This is particularly the condition with a person recovering from addiction. Nonetheless, we must clear this up before reading […]

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Practicing Mindfulness in Recovery

Published on November 5, 2020

Every person recovering from addiction will often face mental conflicts or nervous breakdowns. On most occasions, a patient may feel a strong urge to snap back to the old habit of addiction, whereas some may experience a continuous conflict of interest. While it’s uncommon to experience such events during recovery, it’s equally important to realize […]

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9 Ways to Support and Help Loved Ones in Recovery

Published on October 29, 2020

A person in recovery faces a lot of challenges. Therefore, it is prudent enough to support and show them love so that they can complete their journey of breaking the cycle of addiction and lead a healthy life. Here are nine ways how a person in recovery can be supported. Assure Them Support and Help […]

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How to Live a Sober Life in Early Recovery

Published on October 22, 2020

The primary goal of a recovery process is to help an addict stop abusing his favorite drug. But when someone has just quit using drugs, he feels an intense craving for abusing drugs – one slight mistake, and he loses his sobriety. Unfortunately, most addicts are afraid to stop abusing drugs due to fear that […]

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How Addiction Can Ruin Relationships

Published on October 14, 2020

Addiction is a significant problem that cannot be ignored. Addiction affects not only a person’s physical and psychological health but also hurts social health. When addicts have poor social health, their ability to create new connections and keep healthy relationships is lost. As a result, addicts lose their self-esteem and happiness in their life. Most […]

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How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Caused a Surge in Drug Overdose

Published on October 7, 2020

While every nation affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic is working towards flattening the curve, another known “epidemic” has increased amid coronavirus disease – the substance abuse disorder. Sadly, the Pandemic is extinguishing the hopes of those in recovery, and the majority of addicts in recovery have fallen back to their favorite drugs. Why is the […]

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Why Nutrition is Essential During Recovery

Published on September 23, 2020

Many would agree that keeping healthy nutrition is quite essential for a successful recovery from drug addiction. But what exactly is a healthy diet? After all, it’s widely believed that sugary foodstuffs consumption can be an excellent way to cope with cravings. Such misconceptions can do more harm than good for a person trying to […]

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Effective Ways to Cope with insomnia When Recovering from Substance Abuse

Published on September 16, 2020

Recovering individuals may encounter insomnia when recovering from substance abuse. This is a common withdrawal symptom that shouldn’t be treated using drugs. Luckily, there’re numerous effective ways to deal with this condition without taking any sleep-aid medication. Tips for Dealing with Insomnia During Substance Abuse Recovery If the person in substance abuse recovery struggles to […]

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How to Manage Stress While in Recovery

Published on September 11, 2020

When asked, most addicts say they started abusing substances in an attempt to manage stress. But do drugs help relieve stress? The truth is that stress can lead you to alcohol and drugs, and ultimately introduce you to addiction. Sadly, having stress can make your recovery process difficult – stress is a significant cause of […]

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How to be Successful in Recovery

Published on September 2, 2020

Once again, September is back with its usual vibrance, allowing everyone to celebrate the benefits of recovery from substance abuse. It’s the only month that pays respect to the hard-working therapists, counselors, and the affected families. The month has also helped in clearing out the misconceptions surrounding addiction recovery. Launched in 1989 under the name […]

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Why Openness & Honesty is Critical for Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol

Published on August 25, 2020

You don’t need to be addicted to any drug to learn that honesty is the best policy. Honesty is one moral character trait that everyone needs to cultivate to be successful in life.  Being honest is more than what the majority believe (or want to believe); being honest means telling the truth. It is going […]

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Common Myths About Rehab

Published on August 19, 2020

While there are as many as 16.3 million people who are considered heavy drinkers, only a small percentage (about 1.6%) of people who need treatment for drug addiction seek help, according to National Survey on Drug Use and Habits. It is unfortunate that some drug addicts believe the myths about rehab and fail to seek […]

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How to Love an Addict

Published on August 11, 2020

How to love and support someone with an active substance abuse addiction. Many people misunderstand love and go about it the wrong way when it comes to addicts. An addict feels like he is in a helpless situation, which might not be the case. One of the most effective ways to handle an addict is […]

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Staying Sober Through Troubling Times

Published on August 1, 2020

How to stay sober and accountable during unprecedented times, such as COVID-19, during recovery. Unprecedented times such as those that we are living in now with the coronavirus pandemic can negatively affect your recovery process. The feeling of being out of control that you might experience during a crisis can possibly push you back to […]

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The Basics of Therapy – Part 2

Published on July 28, 2020

There are many different formats for therapy. Find the best one (or two) for you. In part one of The Basics of Therapy, we discussed what therapy is and what to look for when you begin the journey to self-discovery. Therapy can no doubt intimidate people, especially those that are new to the therapeutic process, […]

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The Basics of Therapy – Part 1

Published on July 22, 2020

New to therapy? Learn what to look for when getting started. Everyone has faced challenges in life at one point or another. You may have lost a loved one, become addicted to drugs or alcohol, or perhaps you’ve experienced a very traumatic event that replays in your head every day. Regardless of the situation, you […]

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Rebuilding Relationships in Recovery

Published on July 13, 2020

How to rebuild relationships that have been damaged due to substance abuse addiction. While you might have taken a big step in overcoming substance abuse, there is one aspect you may really need to mend – rebuilding damaged relationships.  Alcohol and substance abuse addiction does not only affect your mental, social, and physical wellbeing but […]

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Celebrating The 4th of July Sober

Published on July 2, 2020

Four practical tips to help you stay on track. The 4th of July is notorious for being known as one of the summer’s biggest “party” holidays. Some people, especially those new to recovery and navigating a sober lifestyle, may struggle and face major temptation during this time and the festivities surrounding it. Statistically speaking, many […]

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Mothers Day Gift Of Recovery

Published on May 8, 2020

Mom, Getting Sober is my Gift To You  Mother’s Day weekend is here you will see a lot of advertisements for gifts and flowers and other tokens of affection. But if your family is struggling with drug addiction or alcohol addiction, one of the best gifts you can give is the dedication to staying sober. […]

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Coronavirus and Addiction Protection

Published on March 27, 2020

Coronavirus and Addiction: How to Protect Your Recovery During a Pandemic As news of coronavirus dominates headlines worldwide, Americans have begun to stock up on necessities in anticipation of long periods of social distancing. Everyone is at risk, especially those who are immunocompromised or elderly and gathering in groups has been discouraged. But what about […]

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Improve Your Health by Quitting Drinking

Published on March 16, 2020

How soon will my immune system get better once I quit drinking? Alcohol is bad for your health, especially for your liver, your heart, your digestive tract, and your brain. Your reasons for quitting may have nothing to do with health. Maybe your drinking is hurting your relationships or career. Maybe you are tired of […]

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What Should You Expect at Rehab?

Published on March 2, 2020

Finding effective treatment for a substance abuse problem can feel overwhelming. It’s completely normal to have questions about the entire process. Many people are confused about what really goes on inside drug rehabilitation programs and what life is like for those in treatment and beyond. There are several practical issues that may come up before […]

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The Fear of Sobriety

Published on December 16, 2019

Don’t Be Afraid… Can there actually be such a thing as a fear of sobriety? Absolutely. And there’s a word for it: Nifaliophobia. The fear of getting sober is more common than we may think. Of course, on the surface, asking if there is such a thing as a fear of being sober might seem […]

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The Opioid Epidemic

Published on December 3, 2019

Hope Starts Here & Now! The Opioid epidemic has spread to every group of people in the United States. The Opioid addiction crisis claims over 100 American lives daily. The sad truth is that if you’ve succumbed to opioid addiction, you’re far from alone! “Super-Drug” Oxycontin time-released and the milligrams are much higher than the […]

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Tips to Stay on Track in Recovery

Published on November 22, 2019

If you have stopped drinking or quit your addictive behavior and you are serious about staying sober, you will want to do everything possible to avoid having a relapse. It may seem to you that a relapse is the last thing that you would do, but the truth is they are very common for people […]

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The Road to Recovery

Published on October 30, 2019

A new weekly blog series featuring our programs and what to expect from any top-notch treatment center in America! Group Therapy Volume 1 The top-notch treatment centers usually offered a structured daily group therapy likely involves process or themed groups for those recovering from drug or alcohol addictions. While individual counseling is crucial in someone’s […]

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Finding the Right Treatment Center for You or Your Loved One!

Published on October 9, 2019

Choosing a drug or alcohol rehab center for yourself or for a loved one can be an overwhelming and difficult process. Unfortunately, with the rise of the opioid epidemic, the addiction treatment field has seen an influx in deceptive marketing and unethical practices by drug rehab “providers” whose only concern appears to be financial gain. […]

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Don’t Give Up: How to Keep Hope Alive for the Addict in Your Life!

Published on October 1, 2019

Hope is a virtue the addict in your life needs the most! Treatment centers for a person with substance use disorder in need, receive a plethora of phone calls in the evening and weekends, high percentage of them have been in recovery or a treatment center prior and for whatever reason relapsed. An example: The […]

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