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Risk Factors for Substance Abuse Disorders

Risk Factors for Substance Abuse Disorders

Like any disease, there are risk factors associated with addiction. From genetic predisposition to brain characteristics, it’s key to know these risks. While having one of these risk factors for substance abuse disorders doesn’t necessarily guarantee that you will...

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Developing Routine in Recovery

Developing Routine in Recovery

There are so many benefits to having a daily routine, especially in the early stages of recovery. A structured lifestyle can keep you from feeling overwhelmed by negative emotions, procrastination, loneliness, and boredom, which often trigger relapse! Consider these...

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ADDICTION, a poem by LAS

ADDICTION, a poem by LAS

ADDICTION, Has no idea what the holidays are. They are a busy time, To hide under the radar. An easy time, To be high. No one will notice. Remember - there is egg nog. I can fool everyone during the holiday, And I certainly can not let them down by being in REHAB To...

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Addiction & Loneliness

Addiction & Loneliness

The Connection Between Loneliness & Addiction Loneliness and isolation play a large role in drug and alcohol addiction. In fact, studies and research show that people who experience social isolation often deal with mental health and substance abuse issues. Still,...

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Making New Year’s Resolutions

Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s nearly the new year, which means it’s time for making resolutions and setting intentions for the year to come! It’s the start of a new decade, which means this year is especially pertinent in shaping the next ten years to come. When it comes to making new year's...

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Dealing with Holiday Stress

Dealing with Holiday Stress

Just a simple google search of the phrase “holiday stress” will tell you that the holidays can take an emotional, physical, and financial toll on your wellbeing! With the pressure of juggling shopping lists, holiday parties, and hosting duties, this stress can trigger...

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5 Tips for a Sober Thanksgiving

5 Tips for a Sober Thanksgiving

The holidays can be super stressful, which can be a trigger for relapse and a hindrance in recovery. Whether it’s your first sober thanksgiving or your fifth, these 5 tips for a sober thanksgiving will give you the motivation to celebrate the holidays with your...

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Understanding Relapse

Understanding Relapse

What is Relapse? Relapse is an addict’s return to addictive behavior after a period of abstinence. This occurs because repeated drug use is known to cause changes in the brain that affect a person’s ability to resist cravings and exercise self-control. As a hallmark...

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How to Have a Sober Halloween

How to Have a Sober Halloween

Trick or treat! Halloween is one of the best nights of the year. Full of fun, this holiday allows you to get dressed up and go out with friends and family. Still, Halloween can be potentially triggering for those who are working through the recovery process. As...

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5 Stress-Relieving Techniques

5 Stress-Relieving Techniques

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, stress is “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” Stress can come from a variety of factors as well, both environmental and otherwise, including jobs or careers,...

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#NationalRecoveryMonth: Celebrating Sobriety

#NationalRecoveryMonth: Celebrating Sobriety

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 3.7 million people in the US over age 12 received some kind of substance use treatment in the past year. With numbers like these, it’s likely that you know someone who is struggling with or fighting...

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The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

The Five Stages of Addiction Recovery

Addiction affects millions of Americans every year and finding strength while under the grips of this illness is more challenging than many realize. Recovery is not just a slight adjustment, but a total change of your life. It takes strength, patience, and...

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