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What’s the Difference Between Abuse and Addiction?

The terms “abuse” and “addiction” are often used interchangeably when discussing drugs and alcohol, which can lead many to believe that they are wholly synonymous with each other. While there are many similarities between the two terms, they are not necessarily the same thing. Understanding the difference between drug and alcohol addiction and abuse can …

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How to Stay Sober and Prevent Relapse During COVID-19

You’ve struggled through addiction, detoxification, rehabilitation, and you’re finally into recovery. You know it’s a tough lifelong fight but your life is back on track. Now you have a new obstacle to face: COVID-19 and social distancing precautions. Whether you’re an old hat at recovery or fresh out of treatment, the months of isolation can …

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The Benefits of Behavioral Therapy to Treat Addiction

Have you ever sat on the couch watching “Intervention” on TV and asked yourself, “Can’t those people see how they’re hurting themselves?” And then you realize you’re stuffing your face with another pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream? Been there, done that. Even when our behavior is more severe, we may not even realize …

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Normalizing Relapse

Relapse. It’s a word that you might hear spoken in the same hushed tones as seditious hearsay. Despite the near-universal wish throughout 12-Step programs and recovery centers to avoid relapse by whatever means possible, the truth is that relapse is often a fact of life. It’s just something that happens. As you progress through recovery, …

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