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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Dating Advice for Those in a Relationship with a Recovering Addict

Recovering alcoholics and relationships can be a match made in heaven or a slippery slope into relapse. The person in recovery is ultimately responsible for deciding if they are ready to be in a relationship, but as someone dating a recovering alcoholic, you can aid in the journey by learning and understanding needs, as well [&hellip…

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How Long Does Benzoylecgonine Stay in Your Urine?

Benzoylecgonine is the major metabolite for cocaine, meaning it’s what is formed as cocaine is processed in the body. When someone is tested for cocaine, the drug testers are looking for signs of benzoylecgonine.  Cocaine is one of the most commonly used and abused drugs. It acts as a powerful stimulant that can cause users [&hellip…

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