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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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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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Can Urge Surfing Help Modify Destructive Behaviors?

If you’ve heard anything about recovery, you’ve likely heard about the cravings that come when you get sober. Part of your rehabilitation program is learning how to navigate those cravings and resist the temptation to relapse. Have you ever heard of “urge surfing?” This technique can allow you to learn a whole new approach to …

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10 Tips To Safeguard Your Sobriety During The Holidays

For many people, the holidays are a time filled with laughter and joy. It’s a season to spend time with friends and family, gathering together to discuss how wonderful our lives have been this past year. Holiday parties and family gatherings can also bring on challenges that cause us to feel stressed or isolated. Many …

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