Everlast Recovery Centers

Month: August 2021

Replacement Practices for a Sustained Recovery

Replacement–replacing something with something else–is a common practice throughout the addiction recovery process. However, the replacement of an addictive substance in one’s life can be either a great tool for maintaining one’s sobriety or a dangerous sidestep when dealing with the stresses of recovery.  While replacement can be a powerful tool, it needs to be …

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Give More, Feel Better: The Power of Gift Giving

While addiction recovery is a very personal journey, there can be great benefits from embracing the presence of others. Working on one’s coping strategies and establishing a new, sober lifestyle is complicated. Using the power of gift-giving can help further one’s goals by providing a way to deepen relationships, redefine holidays, or begin to ingratiate …

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Working Through Traumatic Anniversaries

Traumatic experiences stick with a person for a long time, even after any immediate danger has passed. These experiences can be closely tied to the time of day or year in which they happened. Feelings of one’s anxiety, depression, or overall emotional state surrounding the traumatic experience can resurface as the anniversary of one’s trauma …

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How to Start Supporting a Loved One Coming Home From Treatment

A loved one coming home after completing a residential treatment program or moving out of a sober living facility is a testament to one’s dedication and success in their sobriety. However, it can also be a very vulnerable time as an individual may be exposed to new stressors outside of a recovery-curated environment.  Learning how …

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Early Identification of Regressive, Self-Destructive Behaviors

The successful implementation of new life skills, coping strategies, and a change in one’s mindset are all hallmarks of profound progress in one’s recovery journey. Continuing to employ these strategies and lifestyle choices is essential for staving off cravings and managing stressors while also developing one’s sober identity.  However, while developing these strategies is paramount, …

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What Does “High Functioning” Addiction Mean?

Words like “addiction” and “ abuse” bring up a number of preconceived notions, depending on the individual. Images of people constantly drunk or high, slurring their speech, or consistently calling out of work to go engage with an addictive substance are all common.  However, this is just one way in which an individual can have …

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What Can I Do For a Loved One Suffering From Dual Diagnosis?

Having a loved one who is suffering from a dual diagnosis can be a tumultuous time, ripe with complex and intense emotions. While it can be a difficult time of change for all involved, learning to support a loved one through their experiences is essential for navigating recovery. Effectively supporting a loved one in an …

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