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Pressure and Expectation

Posted in Mental Health, Recovery

Maintaining your sobriety is your priority and there are many aspects of your daily life that you have to manage carefully to ensure you...

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Exhaustion and Recovery

Posted in Mental Health, Recovery

Stress, exhaustion and burnout can hinder your ability to keep your recovery a priority. It is important to understand about exhaustion...

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Giving Back: Why Giving Is a Great Way to Receive

Posted in Recovery

Giving back is an umbrella term for giving your time, money, skills and talents to someone who is recovering from a similar condition as...

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Why You Should Be Involved in Your Rehab’s Alumni Program

Posted in Recovery, Rehab

After treatment, you may feel very vulnerable and a bit anxious about succeeding in recovery without the support of your structured rehab...

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What To Do After Treatment for Benzos

Posted in Recovery

Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs that include alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam...

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How Community Impacts Your Recovery Work

Posted in Recovery

Your community is comprised of many elements including family, friends, employers, and colleagues. After addiction treatment, you are at a...

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How to Work on Your Recovery at a Large College

Posted in Recovery

While the college experience is filled with many new and interesting opportunities, it also contains challenges with unrestricted access to...

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5 Ways to Create Sober Routines in Recovery

Posted in Recovery

Many people in different stages of recovery will tell you that they received a great deal of support while getting treated for their...

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5 Ways to Use Mindfulness to Sustain Recovery

Posted in Recovery

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that has people focus on emotions, thoughts and sensations in the present moment rather than those in...

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Psychological Effects of the Seasons on Your Recovery

Posted in Mental Health, Recovery

The meteorological seasons—winter, spring, summer and fall—each bring different weather patterns, holidays and associations. Depending...

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How to Deal with Unavoidable Conflicts While Staying Sober

Posted in Help for You, Recovery

The National Institute on Drug Abuse indicates that stress is one of the most common triggers for relapse, and the stress that inherently...

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How Do I Give Up Smoking in Recovery?

Posted in Help for You, Recovery

The idea of giving up smoking while in addiction recovery may seem like an impossible feat, but many people have found that being in rehab...

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Finding Personal Role Models In Recovery

Posted in Recovery

Role models are important in all areas of life because they provide inspiration, experience and motivation, and if there is a personal...

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Is It Possible to Get Insurance Coverage If I’m Already in Recovery?

Posted in Recovery

Health insurance coverage used to be a major hurdle for recovering addicts especially if they sought a policy that covered addiction...

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How Different Cultures View Addiction and Recovery

Posted in About Addiction, Recovery

A culture is a system of beliefs, behaviors and customs of a particular group, time or place. Cultures may be divided among socioeconomic...

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Can a Learning Disorder Impair Addiction Recovery?

Posted in Mental Health, Recovery

The National Center for Learning Disabilities describes the disabilities as a group of disorders in which the brain struggles to receive,...

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Maintaining Recovery in an Alcohol Saturated Culture

Posted in Help for You, Recovery

Simply put, America has an alcohol-saturated culture. Findings from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) demonstrate the...

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Why Should I Choose an LGBT-Friendly Addiction Recovery Program?

Posted in Recovery

The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community faces many physical and mental health risks, including an increased risk for...

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Learning to Use Addiction Recovery Skills

Posted in Recovery

Addiction recovery programs serve a deeper purpose than successfully helping addicts detox and learn what it is to have a healthy body. The...

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What Is Treatment Concordance?

Posted in Recovery

Treatment concordance is a method in which both the patient and the clinician partner together to help determine the needs of the patient....

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Massage Therapy as a Part of Addiction Recovery

Posted in Recovery

The healing touch of a trained massage therapist is a valuable tool for many recovering addicts. Since massage therapy connects the mind...

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Safely Exposing Yourself to Stressful Events after Recovery

Posted in Recovery

Going through addiction recovery can seem like the most challenging part of a user’s experience– until they begin to operate in...

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What Is Heroin-Assisted Recovery?

Posted in Recovery

Heroin-assisted recovery involves prescribing medical heroin to individuals addicted to heroin or other opiates. This form of treatment is...

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Addiction Recovery and Jobs That Require Travel

Posted in Recovery

Addiction recovery starts with intensive therapy and continues for months, years or even a lifetime in the form of ongoing counseling,...

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Does Behavioral Addiction Recovery Involve Withdrawal Symptoms?

Posted in Recovery

When people hear the term addiction, they most likely think of a dependence on drugs or alcohol. It has taken years for people to accept...

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What Is the Best Way to Begin a Sober Life?

Posted in Recovery

Being sober doesn’t simply mean that you are not drinking at the moment or that you have not used drugs for a certain amount of time....

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