Everlast Recovery Centers

Month: July 2021

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The Power to Bring Understanding and Awareness

Graduating from a recovery program and continuing to move forward through one’s new, sober life is a powerful thing. Throughout recovery, an individual is constantly developing new coping strategies and refining them to fit one’s personal needs and identity throughout their journey. Alumni in recovery exist as a testament to this possibility of success, and …

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Six Healthy Lifestyle Changes That Can Lower Stress

One of the first things you learn when undergoing treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) is the importance of holistic care. The well-being of your mind, body, and soul is essential to recovery. Stress commonly occurs during treatment for substance use and can cause distress if you are not prepared to cope with the …

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How Can I Improve Resiliency?

Trauma and addiction recovery are long and complicated ventures with several emotional and mental hurdles to overcome. Improving one’s resiliency is crucial in developing coping strategies to process difficult stressors and the changing landscape of sobriety.  However, resiliency is something that needs to be deliberately addressed in order to improve. Some approaches can help an …

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Creating Your Own Family in Recovery

Family is a major part of one’s life. The various relationships established with family members can influence an individual through each stage in their lives, working to establish norms, form opinions and viewpoints, and continue to impact an individual from childhood to adulthood.  However, families can take a number of different forms, and there is …

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How to Increase Emotional Competency and Critical Thinking Skills

Life skills are vital to sober living and two of the most important skills include emotional competency and critical thinking. These allow you to work through emotionally charged situations and choose healthy responses. Critical thinking and other life skills help your recovery by lowering the risk of sliding back into old habits. Part of getting …

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How to Avoid High-Risk Situations

Recovery environments, from detox treatment to residential care and sober living, are all tightly curated spaces designed to mitigate the presence of potential stressors, allowing an individual to focus on their recovery. Keeping outside stresses to a minimum allows each person to practice new strategies and therapeutic approaches safely.  However, graduating from these programs and …

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How to Overcome Resentment

Resentment is corrosive to relationships, self-confidence, and sabotages your recovery. Everyone experiences bitterness at some point in their life. However, dwelling on resentment has the potential to derail your happiness by introducing doubt, shame, anger, or other negative emotions into your life. You have the chance to start a new chapter with rehabilitation and recovery. …

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Slips, Relapses, and Getting Back on the Sober Path

Sobriety is a lifelong journey that doesn’t have any kind of definite end date. Whether an individual is just taking their first steps out of a recovery program or is celebrating another year sober, there can still be any number of stressors that can threaten one’s sobriety. While relapse prevention strategies are learned and developed …

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