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How to Make Sobriety Your Way of Life

Whether you or someone you know has made the decision to stay sober, you know that part of addiction recovery is facing the difficulty of maintaining sobriety as well as relapse. The good news is that the likelihood of both can be greatly reduced by making small changes that support your substance abuse treatment and…

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The Cost of Drug Addiction

From the human body to wider society, drugs leave their mark on every aspect of life. What might seem to some as a harmless pastime is a largely illegal industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars—an industry that stretches across the world, shaping and damaging the lives of everyone that comes in contact with it.…

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Tricks for Resisting Drug Cravings and Avoiding Relapse

For individuals whose addictions haven’t reached critical levels, or for those transitioning out of inpatient treatment, outpatient rehab programs are an alternative solution which gives individuals the opportunity to receive structured addiction treatment with the freedom to continue working or going to school. Most of the time, individuals going through outpatient treatment have already undergone…

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How A Sponsor Can Help Maintain Your Sobriety

If you are reading this, we want to start by congratulating you. You are taking a proactive step toward your own or your loved one’s recovery. Recovery is a long and hard road, but not impossible. It is important to be prepared for this journey to ensure effective treatment and long-lasting sobriety. This is especially…

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Dealing with Addiction Triggers

No matter if you’ve been sober for a day or for months, you are already aware of the work involved. Not only are you renewing your commitment to sobriety every day, but you’re probably experiencing triggers, which can make it very difficult not to use again. Here’s how to deal with them. Get to Know…

Who Seeks Addiction Treatment?

No matter how much we want to deny it, substance abuse is a problem that is only getting worse. Almost 20 million Americans are substance abusers, and over 72,000 people die from drug overdoses. Even worse, over 90 percent of addicts don’t get treatment. A large part of this is because addicts have to seek…

How to Make Amends During Recovery

When you’re in the fog of drug abuse addiction, it’s not uncommon to burn bridges and hurt people who care about you. Whether you isolated yourself from relationships, lashed out at friends and family, or chose drugs over those relationships, it takes a toll on everyone involved. Thankfully, a substance abuse treatment plan can help…

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Post-Rehab: Dos and Don’ts

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for. You’re completely detoxed from a harmful substance and you’ve completed substance abuse treatment. The next step is life after rehab. Adjusting to sober post-rehab life can be quite the challenge. Recovery is a life-long journey, and knowing how to shape your success after rehab is critical. Keep reading…

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Post-Rehab: Dos and Don’ts

After undergoing rehab, your road to recovery is just beginning. Did you know that 40 to 60 percent of addicts will go through the various stages of relapse? Post-rehab, many addicts find themselves back in the cycle of addiction. Life after addiction treatment is confusing, especially as you face conflicting emotions. You’ll be excited about…

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How Exactly Does Meth Affect the Body?

Methamphetamine is known for its initial strong and pleasurable rush, followed by a long-lasting euphoric high. Just one use of the drug can have many negative effects on the body. However, without outpatient detox, the deep depression users experience when the high wears off causes subsequent use and, therefore, compounded effects. Accelerated Cell Aging and…