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dealing with expectations

Dealing With the Stress of Expectation

From the time they take their first step into detox through graduating from a recovery program, each person can feel the weight of any number of expectations. Those going through the recovery process are expected to embrace new lifestyle changes. Family members may expect that graduating from a recovery program has solved all addiction problems …

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compassion fatigue

How Can I Avoid Compassion Fatigue While Helping Loved Ones?

Whether a loved one is suffering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol, working through a mental health disorder, or navigating the complex world of trauma recovery, it is common to want to provide support. Families and close friends play a vital role throughout a loved one’s recovery. They can be an invaluable resource for …

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dealing with stress

Quick Tips for Decreasing Everyday Stress

Stress can affect your mental, physical, and emotional health. There is also evidence that chronic stress can be a significant risk factor for relapse. Taking even small steps towards lowering your everyday stress levels can make a difference in how you feel. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that “stress is one of the …

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Substance-Free Ways to Cope With Anxiety and Depression

If you’ve been diagnosed with anxiety or depression–or maybe you’re just feeling stressed and a little down–there are things you can do to supplement any therapy or prescription medicine you might be taking. It’s often as simple as continuing your inpatient rehab activities or you finding new ways to handle stress and depression. Here are …

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Military Service, PTSD, and Addiction

Most Americans honor veterans and respect their service to their country. Yet many don’t understand the full consequences and long-term effects of combat or why so many suffer long-lasting effects such as depression, homelessness, substance abuse, and suicide. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) all too often comes home with them from overseas. This mental disorder, in …

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