Tag: Addiction

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31 August

One of the foundational elements of many recovery programs is that an individual with a Substance Use Disorder must do honest and thorough internal work if they wish to get well and stay well. This work involves self-reflection, understanding the disease, coming to terms with the past, and acknowledging what kind of person they want […]

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27 August

As you move down the road to recovery, you likely have questions about what your sobriety means in terms of your loved ones. If you lost your significant other due to your addiction, you likely want to know when you will feel comfortable dating again. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question because everyone […]

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25 August

As with any addiction, alcoholism is closely connected with stress. And while plenty of people first started drinking as a way to cope with stress or even just wind down after a long day, developing an alcohol use disorder can end up causing significant stresses of its own. If you’re thinking about pursuing alcohol use disorder treatment for yourself or for a loved […]

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11 August

Addiction recovery is an accomplishment for everyone going through the process. Anyone who is able to handle detoxing a drug from their system and using the tools that they’ve learned in therapy to move on with their lives is a superhero. Mothers who go through this process are practically legendary. It is extremely difficult to go through recovery as […]

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29 July

The mind is a mysterious thing. The average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day, and many of the thoughts that pop into our heads are unexpected. Those thoughts can be downright intrusive or invasive. If you ever find yourself going about your day when you begin thinking about past trauma or unhealthy desires […]

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15 July

The reasons why people use drugs vary greatly for every individual. More often than not, a person is trying to fix an issue within their life and they see drugs as the solution. A young person may be trying to fit in with their peers and views using or alcohol drugs as a means of […]

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16 March

Hello, my name is Julie, and I used to struggle with alcohol addiction. After attending addiction treatment in 2012, I became certified as an addiction counselor because I wanted to help other people overcome their addictions. Since getting sober, I have gotten married, have two beautiful children, have paid off my student loans, and have […]

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15 March

Across the media and in the news, addicts often get a bad rap. People in society often look down on people who have struggled with addiction. One unfortunate thing about this is that this stigma surrounding addiction prevents many people from reaching out for their desperately needed help. It can be challenging to admit you […]

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18 February

When your loved one is experiencing a relapse, it can bring up challenging feelings. You feel as though you did everything right: you helped them get into and complete a treatment program, regain control of their life again and get on a new course for success. While you may have done everything in your power […]

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15 February

Recovering Addicts can be an extremely hellacious condition to struggle with. There are millions all around the nation that are dealing with severe addictions to all different types of substances. Addiction can often become pretty involved, which is why individuals often need to attend treatment to actually be able to overcome it. There are numerous […]

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