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Getting the Most Out of Drug Abuse Treatment

When entering alcohol or drug addiction treatment, people may experience many different emotions, such as worry, nervousness, anger, and hopelessness. Many people enter treatment wondering if it will even work and will things get better? These thoughts are completely normal for someone trying to get clean and sober for the first or fifth time. Follow…

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Identifying Addiction and Relapse Triggers

Relapse is an unfortunately common occurrence for people in addiction recovery. Part of avoiding relapse is about understanding relapse triggers and how to spot them. Rehab programs often support participants in developing comprehensive aftercare plans that identify addiction and relapse triggers. Contact Georgia Addiction Treatment Center at 833.641.0661 to learn more about addiction therapy programs.…

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Effective Ways to Address Chronic Relapse

Relapse is when someone has gone through addiction treatment to achieve sobriety but, after some time, begins using again. Chronic relapse is when someone repeatedly seeks treatment but falls back into using substances after each treatment. It is important not to view your or anyone else’s relapse as a personal failure. Instead, seek ways to…

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Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Addiction

Thousands of people die from treatable addictions every year in the United States. This occurs despite the medical community having the tools and treatments to prevent many of these deaths. Unfortunately, too many people who could benefit from addiction treatment fail to seek help or get connected to the help they deserve. The stigma of…

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Helpful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

Recovering from addiction can be complicated. Recent data shows as many as half of people who participate in an addiction recovery program end up relapsing. Georgia Addiction Treatment Center understands addiction treatment is a process. Developing a long-term plan for avoiding relapse can be key to achieving sobriety. This often involves engaging in aftercare, such…