Category Archives: recovery

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Successfully Staying Sober: 7 Tips To Prevent A Relapse After Rehab

In many ways, addiction can be explained as a neuroplastic event. When addicted to a substance, our brain deepens its pathways of habits. But these trenches aren’t poured with concrete. The brain is malleable, changeable, and more impressive than we have yet to discover. This concept, called neuroplasticity, is the white

Inside Heroin Treatment: What It Takes To Recover From Heroin Addiction

Heroin is one of the most addictive substances out there. Not only is overdosing common, but it can be challenging to get off as well. When you try to quit heroin, you can suffer from some uncomfortable and distressing withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms are often so difficult to manage that you’ll be tempted

Make them Say Yes, Yes, Yes: How to Convince Someone to go to Rehab

21 million people in the US are addicts; you most likely know someone who struggles with addiction. If you want to know how to convince someone to go to rehab, there are a lot of things you need to consider first. When people try to help addicts, they can often make

How to Get Sober and Stay Sober…Even When Everyone Else is Drinking

The statistics show that staying sober is a lot harder than getting sober. Making the decision to get sober can be a life-changing moment. But after this moment comes one of the toughest challenges that many of us will face. Sticking with the resolve, and fighting tricks of the mind and self-doubt

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How to Avoid Alcohol After You Get out of Rehab

Are you looking for a way to avoid alcohol altogether once you get out of rehab? It’s not going to be easy! According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, more than 85 percent of Americans admit to drinking at least once in their lives. And more than 70 percent admit to drinking at least

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10 Ways to Say No to Alcohol at a Party

If you are giving up drinking, it can be very difficult to refuse drinks when you are at a party or a bar. You may find people pouring wine freely, or pushing cocktails on you. Often events like weddings, funerals and birthdays can be triggers for alcoholics. Family members who

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Drugs And Violence: What To Do If An Addict Becomes Violent

Have you ever heard of the supervillain “Florida Man”? While not actually a villain, it’s a phenomenon where people in Florida, do illegal and sometimes violent things while on drugs. Humor aside, it’s not uncommon to see a link between drugs and violence. Some drugs are more likely than others

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10 Tips for Sober and Clean Living

The thought of never taking a drink or a drug ever again might be daunting. What if your child gets married? What if you are diagnosed with a terrible disease? Getting sober and staying sober may seem like an insurmountable challenge if you look at the rest of your life.

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The New You: 15 Amazing Life Skills Topics You’ll Cover in Rehab

When you’re recovering from a substance abuse disorder, success isn’t defined by achieving sobriety—it’s defined by maintaining it over time.  According to statistics from the NIDA, relapse rates for substance abuse are as high as 40-60%. Some rehab centers focus entirely on detox and abstinence. But if you want the best

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Know What to Expect During the Detoxification Process

Are you taking steps to overcome your addiction? Most recovering substance abusers claim that overcoming an addiction is no easy feat. There are many things present during the recovery process enticing each individual to use their chosen substance again. The side effects of withdrawal, the strict routines, and the lengthy