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

3 Uncommon Relapse Triggers

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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

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

Navigating Recovery in Quarantine

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Recovery can be difficult, no matter what stage you are in. Those new to recovery and those who have been clean and sober for years are all feeling the struggle of recovery in quarantine. However, with the right relapse prevention plan and alumni program, it can be done. Here are some tips on how to

Trauma Therapy: Decreasing Distress and Stabilizing in Recovery

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Our Therapist Team Lead, Sarah Kovach, specializes in helping patients who not only struggle with substance abuse but also those who have experienced trauma in their lives. By allowing the patient to help guide her, she is able to help them cope with their traumatic memories and ultimately get to the root of their addiction.

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

What is Trauma Informed Care?

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If you are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders, you have options for treatment. While many facilities tend to offer the same types of treatments, some choose different approaches than others. For those who have experienced trauma in the past, it’s important to seek out a facility that provides trauma-informed care. But what

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

Help a Loved One After Drug Rehab

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When a loved one goes to drug rehab, you may not be sure how to help him or her. Even after the person successfully completes the treatment program, you still may not know. Learning how to help a loved one after drug rehab can ensure that they remain on the right path towards lasting recovery

How to Cope Positively with Unwanted Emotions

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Your defense mechanism to escape from uncomfortable emotions (or emotions in general) doesn’t ever seem to go away. For so long, it has seemed easier to just be high or numbed out from any emotional experience, especially the icky ones. But while high you miss out on so much: Being available for family, friends and