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Benefits of Relapse Prevention Strategies

In the substance abuse world, the word “relapse” is used regularly. While there are different definitions of “relapse” depending on the modality of intervention you abide by, it all ultimately means the same thing: you are close to or already have started using your substance again. By having a strong relapse prevention plan in place, …

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9 Ways Nature Helps with Healing

The addiction recovery process is best approached when you step out of your normal day-to-day routine. Opening up to new places, experiences, and lessons are all great ways to break free from the norm. Finding peace in nature has an amazing way of grounding us—if you or a family member are struggling with addiction, consider …

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Why Do I Keep Relapsing?

The idea of sobriety sounds both challenging and relieving. The challenge can come from the overwhelming feeling of stopping a behavior that has been so consistent in your life up until now. The relief can come from releasing the obsession with substances and the benefits and growth you can see in health, interpersonal relationships, work …

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The Link Between Mental Illness & Addiction

The link between mental health and addiction is undeniable. Mental health issues and addiction go hand in hand, as people with mental health disorders may resort to using drugs to cope and alcohol to mask sadness and uneasiness. Whatever mental health issue and substance combination, there is often a correlation. What is Mental Illness? The …

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Do I Have a Drinking Problem?

There are a lot of “buzz (ed)” words around alcohol- alcoholic, binge drinker, social drinker, wino, alcohol abuse, alcohol addiction, lush- to name a few. But what does it really mean when we ask ourselves “do I have a drinking problem?” A Medical or Licensed Mental Health professional is the only person qualified to actually …

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5 Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient addiction treatment is just one of many rehabilitation options available for individuals struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. Inpatient addiction centers typically offer 30, 60, or 90-day treatment options for those who are ready to leave chemical dependency behind them and start the path towards more healthy and happy life. Inpatient rehab is an …

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Benefits of Sobriety

The idea of getting sober can be daunting. It can seem overwhelming- even scary with all the unknown that comes from beginning that process. And it will be an on-going process. However, the process of getting sober and living sober has many benefits. Here are 5 Benefits of Sobriety to Inspire You Getting Active Again- …

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How Exercise and Addiction Work Together in Recovery

A key aspect of recovering from addiction includes facing (and tackling) challenges that represent the hurdles one will encounter when first entering the recovery world. Many times, addicts facing a physical activity or fitness goal will actually use less than before they started applying exercise to their recovery routine. The benefits of exercise on our …

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20 Signs It May Be Time for Rehab

Alcohol and drug addiction may seem like a private or solitary issue, but it impacts millions of families around the world. If you are struggling with addiction, please know that you have a ton of supporters and resources, and most importantly, you have millions of individuals who have gone through a similar experience—and are here …

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