Quarantine and Relapse: How to Stay in Recovery

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Quarantine and relapse may feel synonymous. Isolation has long been recognized as a relapse trigger, and experts are reporting that the relapse rate is rising due to the quarantine. Do quarantine and relapse go hand in hand? They can. However, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. Through stress management, reaching out

The Importance of Alumni for Relapse Prevention

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Addiction is a long term battle. It doesn’t end when you finish a rehab program. Alumni for relapse prevention allows those who are farther into recovery to help those still new to the journey. A long term approach to recovery is much more likely to stand the test of time, and alumni program groups provide

Understanding Addiction And Social Media

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In today’s society, a lot of the information and content we consume is through our phones or computers. Social media has the ability to keep us connected to friends, family members, and even our favorite idols. However, social media can have its downsides as well. Because of the amount of exposure social media presents, it

The Dangers Of Mixing Alcohol And Prescriptions

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If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one’s use of alcohol and prescription drugs, it’s crucial to seek out a polysubstance addiction treatment program for help. On their own, alcohol or prescription drug abuse has side effects and the possibility of addiction. Using both together will exacerbate symptoms and put your health at

How to Manage Your Stress

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Today, stress is all around us. From pressure at work, to caring for a family, and everything that falls in between, all of us experience stressful situations from time to time. But while some of us can experience the stress and move on, others experience stress differently and reach for harmful substances to help them

Signs of Teen Binge Drinking

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Binge drinking is far more than just enjoying a glass or two of wine in the evenings or knocking back a couple of cocktails on occasion. Binge drinking is defined as excessive alcohol use, and it is when individuals consume four or more alcoholic beverages in under two hours. Unfortunately, binging on alcohol is increasingly

The Link Between Childhood Trauma and Addiction

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Millions of children are subjected to various forms of trauma every year. Unfortunately, some of these individuals may be at a higher risk for the development of addiction in adulthood. Understanding the powerful connection between childhood trauma and addiction is vital in finding help for yourself or a loved one through a trauma therapy program.

Dangerous Interaction: Medication and Substance Abuse

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You may take medications for both physical and psychological ailments. But are you familiar with the dangerous interaction that medication and substance abuse can produce? You should know how alcohol and drugs impact the side effects, potency, and the overall effectiveness of your medication. Your addiction may even be the reason you are dependent on

Definition of Drug Rehab Treatment Options – What are the Types?

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Deciding to enter addiction treatment is stressful, exciting, and overwhelming all at the same time. Choosing an addiction treatment facility can be confusing due to all of the different choices of addiction treatment programs that an individual can attend. There is long-term vs. short-term, in state vs. out of state and private pay vs. insurance

Recovery from Addiction takes Time…Pace Yourself!

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Those struggling with addiction know all too well that we want what we want, when we want it. Instant gratification defined our drug addiction, and we now apply the same concept to our recovery. We expect the process of changing people, places, and things that we associate with substance abuse to be quick, but it