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Relapse Prevention Plan

Recovering from substance use disorder is a journey that requires dedication, commitment, and perseverance.  But even after completing a recovery program, the risk of relapse can remain high. Many individuals recovering from substance use disorder often face relapse challenges during the first 90 days of sobriety.  Therefore, a relapse prevention plan is integral for people […]

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How to Beat Depression Without Drugs

Depression is a common obstacle for people recovering from addiction. Whether it’s a result of underlying mental health issues or a byproduct of the addiction and recovery process itself, feelings of sadness and hopelessness can often be overwhelming.  While medication is frequently used to manage depression symptoms, it’s important to recognize that there are other […]

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Stress and Addiction: How They Work Together

Stress affects everyone differently and can stem from many different life events. Whether stress is related to significant past traumatic experiences or new changes, it’s important to know how it can contribute to health conditions like addiction.  There is a link between stress and substance use. Many studies show stress is a leading risk factor […]

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How to Reconnect with Family After Addiction Recovery

One of the most challenging aspects of recovering from addiction can be reconnecting with family members. The role that families play in recovery can be important, so while it may be difficult, rebuilding those relationships can also be beneficial. Reconnecting with family after addiction recovery takes time and is rooted in building trust. Building relationships […]

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How to Help Someone with Addiction Get Treatment

There is more to addiction than substance abuse. It is a disease that slowly develops through long-term changes to the brain, accelerated by mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Once addiction takes hold of someone you love, it can be a very difficult process to break through the habits and rediscover the person […]

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How Addiction Affects Mental Health

Addiction and mental health are delicately intertwined. People struggling with addiction can often experience diminished mental health, particularly when they feel like they have no resources or a support system to turn toward. Understanding how addiction to drugs or alcohol can lead to mental health issues and how to recognize symptoms of mental illness is […]

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