Common Addiction Relapse Triggers to Avoid for Long-Term Recovery

Drug and alcohol addiction is a chronic disease with no cure, so your recovery is a lifelong process. For most people, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to stay sober. While 40-60% of those in recovery relapse during their first year of recovery, you may be able to stave off this predicament [&hellip…

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What to Do When You Relapse: Tips for Those in Recovery

We would all love for substance abuse recovery to be a linear path; a straight shot to sobriety success. Unfortunately, the path to recovery is often not a straight, flat highway with zero traffic you can speed down, but rather a powerful river with the ebb and flow of relapse and recovery. 40-60% of substance [&hellip…

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Helpful Coping Skills for Substance Abuse Recovery

Whether you’re just starting your recovery journey, or have found yourself struggling through recovery, You know that drugs and/or alcohol have a detrimental effect on your life. Ending their use, while challenging, may be one of the easier steps in the recovery process, it’s learning to cope during recovery that is often the most challenging [&hellip…

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Tips on How to Stay Sober After Rehab

The supported living environment that rehab provides can be a wonderful boon to those wishing to throw off the shackles of addiction. One of the primary reasons for this is that rehab can provide a solid foundation of security, where one can learn the tools necessary to remain sober after they leave the facility. Unfortunately, [&hellip…

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Songs of Hope: The Melodies of Addiction Recovery

Addiction is often a lonely experience, regardless of how many people surround you. Songs about drug addiction recovery can help you identify what you are feeling and help you understand that others have gone through similar experiences. These songs can help recoverers, and those around them, along the path to healing. “Gravity” – A Perfect [&hellip…

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11 BAC Facts You Didn’t Know

Alcohol is not an evil thing. In moderation, it can be beneficial to your health. For example, a daily glass of red wine is believed to boost the immune system, increase bone density, support heart health, and may even prevent the onset of dementia in later years. To ensure that alcohol remains a benefit and [&hellip…

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How To Explain Depression and Anxiety to Someone Who Doesn’t Have It

The Frustration of Trying to Explain Depression and Anxiety 17 million adults in the United States alone have had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Awareness is improving, but the dialogue has a long way to go. If you are one of the many struggling in silence, or just want some [&hellip…

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6 Inspiring Stories of Addiction Recovery

Books can help in so many ways, and books about drug addiction recovery can be both educational and inspirational. The authors show courage in sharing their recovery stories, just as you are showing bravery in your own recovery journey.  If you are in need of some inspiration, check out these life quotes from Steps Recovery [&hellip…

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10 Interesting Facts About Drugs & Alcohol Addiction

There’s nothing fun about a drug or alcohol addiction. Situations involving addiction are often painful and difficult for families and friends of people going through the addiction. Luckily. there are services available for you or your friend or loved one. No one ever has to feel completely alone as they go through addiction recovery or [&hellip…

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Acknowledging and Releasing Guilt and Shame in Addiction Recovery

It is not easy to ask for help. Unfortunately, the stigma is that asking for help shows a sign of weakness when really it is an indication that you have great strength—enough to know there is a problem and that you need to work on a solution. Seeking help for drug addiction can be even [&hellip…

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