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Addiction Treatment

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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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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How Can I Talk About Marijuana Addiction?

Discussions around marijuana addiction can be complicated, delicate situations for a number of reasons. While marijuana can have undeniably negative effects, the legalization of the drug in some states can give the impression that it is safe, even for recreational use. Navigating this conversation and talking about marijuana addiction is necessary to take the proper …

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How Are Depression and Drug Use Connected?

Depression and drug use create a complicated and difficult recovery path, especially if an individual is self-medicating their depressive symptoms or are suffering from depression and addiction concurrently. While the use of drugs or other addictive substances may seem like a bad idea from the outside, self-medicating with drugs to quell one’s symptoms is a …

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Taking a Break From the News and Social Media During Treatment

For many people, the media you watch online or on television is how you stay connected to what is going on in the world. These outlets can be valuable tools for connecting with others and staying on top of helpful information.  That being said, social media and news outlets are not always beneficial. For many …

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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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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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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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