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coping skills

How to Cope With Substance Use Triggers

A trigger is anything that produces flashbacks or strong memories of past traumas and stressful events. Usually, they are prompted by something you feel, see, smell, taste, or hear, but thoughts and emotions can also cause them. Every person has unique triggers though they share many common ones.  There is no way to avoid all …

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self-medicating for pain

The Dangers of Self-Medicating to Deal With Pain

Pain is difficult to live with, and depending on the source, it can impact all aspects of your life. There is a high correlation between chronic pain and substance use disorders. People who suffer from chronic pain look for easily accessible ways to counteract it. Self-medicating may bring temporary relief. However, over time, it could …

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PTSD

What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and How Does it Impact Recovery?

You may be familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is a more severe form called complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). The prevalence rate for C-PTSD and PTSD are comparable, with a difference of only 0.4%. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with C-PTSD, it is helpful to understand more about …

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