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5 Ways to Support a Loved One in Recovery

If you are a parent, sibling, spouse, or child of someone who is in recovery at a substance abuse treatment center, likely you experienced what it was like when they were struggling with addiction. You’ve been through the trials that the illness brings to a person as well as their family. Now that you’re loved…

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How To Have a Sober Halloween

As you start to plan for Halloween, you may be unsure of what you can do to have a fun but sober event. Sobriety during the holidays is difficult, especially if this is your first year. Yet, it is critical to do your best to have a sober Halloween. You want to enjoy the holiday…

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Avoid Isolation When Recovering from Addiction

Often, people isolate themselves from others to avoid pain. They will decline invitations and skip out on social gatherings because they fear possible rejection, abandonment, judgment, or embarrassment. You might feel afraid that someone might not like you, or worse, the whole group might not like you. These kinds of thoughts are common drivers to…

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Common Relapse Triggers in Recovery

Recovery brings plenty of rewards. This is especially true if you are continuing to stay sober and are achieving your goals. At the same time, recovery can bring many unique challenges. In fact, most people (up to 80%) relapse at least once after attempting sobriety for the first time at a substance abuse treatment center.…

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9 Celebrities in Addiction Recovery

Addiction does not discriminate. Many celebrities have struggled publicly with addiction to drugs or alcohol. There are many in recovery, though, that use their fame to raise awareness. Consider the following nine well-known individuals in addiction recovery and reach out to an addiction treatment center near you today. What Celebrities Are in Addiction Recovery? 1.…

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An Easy Way to Keep Cravings at Bay in Recovery

Recovery comes with challenges and, largely, that challenge is yourself. You’ve got to face all the feelings, thoughts, cravings, and doubts that exist inside. You’ve got to face those experiences without the old tactic of avoidance through the use of substances. However, recovery also comes with an enormous amount of support. You’ve got your 12-step…

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Addiction Treatment for the LGBTQ Community

For those in the LGBTQ community, addiction issues can present a unique challenge. As much as 30 percent of this community battles substance abuse issues, and many never seek out treatment. In an LGBTQ addiction treatment center, you’ll find programs that are sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ clients and address any underlying causes of…