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Reinforcing Success and Feeling Significant

Addiction recovery is a complicated journey from the moment a person steps into their first day of detox to maintaining their sobriety as a successful alumnus. However, such prolonged sobriety can be exceptionally difficult as each day brings new stresses, urges, and temptations to return to previous self-destructive behaviors. The road through sustained recovery is …

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What Is Acupuncture and How Can It Help My Recovery?

Addiction recovery is a complex journey that is open to new therapeutic approaches and modalities. Doing so can help develop a comprehensive and holistic plan for maintaining prolonged sobriety.  Acupuncture is one such therapy that can be incredibly beneficial throughout one’s recovery journey. Understanding the purpose behind acupuncture, its intended effects for addiction recovery, and …

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Tackling Urges and Maintaining a Sober Focus

Urges are an unfortunate inevitability throughout any stage of addiction recovery. Often, they are prevalent during the beginning of one’s sober journey in detox or residential programs. However, it is still common to experience them even after graduating from a treatment program. Balancing one’s recovery and personal life can also cause urges as well.  Being …

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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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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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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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The Benefits of Equine Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Equine therapy, also known as horse-assisted therapy (HAT) or equine-assisted therapy (EAT), is a trending alternative therapy becoming popular in addiction recovery programs. Over the last several decades, researchers have studied the effects of equine therapy on a wide range of mental and physical conditions and have shown a substantial amount of evidence proving it …

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Building and Maintaining Impulse Control

There are close links between impulse control disorders (ICDs) and addictive behaviors, including substance use disorders (SUDs.) A primary characteristic of impulsivity is the inability to recognize that the behavior is abnormal, whether it is gambling away your children’s college fund or eating a dozen doughnuts in one sitting. Research from Yale University states that …

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