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Finding Motivation in Recovery

There is nothing easy about recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. You can be in an addiction treatment center that provides the best staff, the most comprehensive substance abuse treatment program, most comfortable facilities, and even medication-assisted treatment. However, finding motivation in recovery is the key to overcoming your addiction. You have to want to…

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Benefits of Attending Talk Therapy

Regardless of the strides made in talk therapy and the millions of people that therapists have helped over the last century, some people are still apprehensive that talk therapy or psychotherapy works. Furthermore, there is still a perception that the need for therapy is a sign of weakness or inability to properly deal with their…

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Understanding Behavioral Addictions

Behavioral addictions are not just limited to substance abuse or dependency. They can include anything from shopping and gambling to internet pornography. Someone who has a problem with a behavioral addiction can essentially get addicted to any behavior. Some of the most normal behaviors can turn into a problem because the person has a difficult…

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Stress Management During the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and celebration. For people in recovery, however, the holidays can be stressful. Dealing with family issues, shopping, financial problems, or a packed schedule can trigger anxiety or depression and lead to a relapse. Successful stress management is crucial for relapse prevention and is a necessary…

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Addressing Childhood Trauma Later in Life

Regardless of how long ago a childhood trauma occurred, it can affect your present physical and mental health. Traumas are events that can threaten your life, dignity, or mental well-being. These events can trigger a physical or emotional reaction and lead to a variety of mental health issues. Many people who receive professional help at…

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Tips for Having a Sober Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day, many people come together as families and friends to celebrate their blessings. For some, Thanksgiving is a difficult day as it’s also a holiday that frequently involves drinking. Having a sober Thanksgiving free of substance abuse can be a real challenge. The danger for someone in recovery lies in peer pressure. You’re…

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What Is Trauma-Informed Care?

Researchers have a growing understanding of the role that trauma plays for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Deep-seated reactions to incidents involving violence, war, disaster, the death of someone close to you, or other difficult moments can drive individuals to drink or use drugs. In such cases, you will want to make sure treatment involves…

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The Risks of Self-Medicating

Self-medication refers to the process of taking substances to treat perceived conditions or symptoms without consulting a healthcare provider. It is a self-care initiative of handling conditions and ailments without professional understanding and diagnosis. Unfortunately, individuals with underlying addiction issues often opt for self-medication instead of seeking appropriate medical attention in a rehab facility such…