In today’s society, millions of individuals now have smartphones. This kind of technology gives people access to information in an instant, as well as provides new ways to connect with others. With that kind of access, online recovery support has opened new channels for those in recovery to stick with their goals and prevent relapse.
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
When it comes to relapse, some relapse triggers are well known. Old places and friends that you associate with substance abuse and situations where your drug of choice is available are common triggers. Traumatic experiences like the loss of a job or the death of a family member can also trigger a craving. However, not
If you’ve ever recovered from addiction or are in the process right now, you know that the path is not easy. The possibility of relapse is real, and triggers are everywhere. Especially now in the current climate of the world, simple things can become triggers. However, there are ways to stay on the right path
Perhaps you went through a medically monitored drug detox followed by a medically monitored substance abuse treatment program. Maybe you have managed to pull yourself up by your bootstraps and have quit using alcohol and drugs on your own. No matter how you do it, putting down alcohol and drugs is the easiest part of
The American Psychological Association conducted a study in 2007 that found 77% of Americans experience physical stress and 73% experience psychological symptoms of stress. Most people do not manage their stress effectively. For example, some individuals use substances to self-medicate unwanted symptoms produced by stress. Most are unaware of the psychological and physical warning signs
Recovering from addiction is not an easy feat. Many who have been able to achieve long term sobriety relapsed once or more before they were able to put together quality, long-term sobriety. If you are battling addiction and having a tough time it is important to keep trying and not give up.
When looking for an addiction treatment center it is important to find one that has a comprehensive relapse prevention program. Relapse prevention program help to identify triggers as well as what to do in the event that a relapse occurs.
A loved one returning from addiction treatment faces a whole new set of challenges. Although it may seem they are done with treatment and maybe ‘fixed’, leaving treatment is just the first leg in an even more difficult journey to recovery. As a friend, family member, or partner, it can be difficult to navigate this
Getting sober from drugs and alcohol is difficult. It is essential to find balance when recovering from addiction. Quality addiction treatment will teach its clients how to achieve balance in there recovery through various treatment methodologies.