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Benefits of a Sober Living Community

Sober living communities are group homes designed to provide a safe, supportive place for people recovering from addiction. They are less restrictive than rehab centers and often function as a critical element of someone’s aftercare plan. Life after rehab can be tricky to navigate. That is why having a structured, supportive environment can go a…

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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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Adjusting to Your First Year of Sobriety

While addiction recovery is unique to each person, the first year of sobriety often poses the most challenges. Following an addiction treatment program, you may be faced with a new you or a version of yourself that you haven’t known since before your addiction. You may be figuring out and trying to understand your new…

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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…

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Attending Group Therapy for Addiction

Addiction is a complex condition impacting the brain and body. The longer a person uses drugs or alcohol, the more damage can occur. That’s why most people need extensive and comprehensive treatment delivered in many formats. Most people benefit from a group therapy program. That’s because group therapy for addiction creates many opportunities for learning…

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How Addiction Affects Family Dynamics

Take a close look at your family. For many with addiction and family dynamics that are less than ideal, many factors are at play. Past trauma and difficult living arrangements could have pushed a person towards using these substances. Blame and guilt may be present. At the same time, family members may be frustrated with…