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How do I know if I am addicted to Xanax?

Taking Xanax can give you much-needed relief from distressing anxiety symptoms. But for some people, Xanax use can develop into misuse and potential addiction. If you realize your Xanax use has gotten out of control, you may be asking yourself, “How do I know if I’m addicted to Xanax?” Here we’ll review what Xanax is, …

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First Steps in How to Get Help for Addiction

So you know it’s time to get help for addiction. But it can be hard to know what to do, who to turn to, and what you may need to get started. Here’s a simple guide for anyone navigating the first steps of getting help for addiction, whether for yourself or a loved one. How …

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Practice Acceptance in Addiction Recovery

Is shame preventing you from moving forward with your addiction recovery? Shame is common for people struggling with substance use issues, but it doesn’t have to keep your recovery at a standstill. You can learn acceptance in addiction recovery by understanding your imperfections while embracing a more hopeful and forgiving outlook. Here we’ll look at …

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What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder?

What is Medication for Alcohol Use Disorder? Does It Work?   using less alcohol may be appropriate.  Medication for alcohol use disorder can help that transitional phase into complete sobriety. ForHere we’ll take a look at medications for alcohol use disorder. How do they work? And how effective they are for addiction recovery?   Some …

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My Alcohol Use Isn’t THAT Extreme…Is It?

Drinking alcohol is a mainstream activity in our society, so it’s easy to lose sight of the harm it can do. You may think that your drinking is similar to everyone else around you, so it isn’t that bad. Or is it? If alcohol has become a large part of your life, you may be …

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What is Distress Tolerance?

Let’s Look at the Relationship Between Distress Tolerance and Alcohol Abuse Stress is a part of everyday life, and everyone has different ways of coping. But if you’ve relied on alcohol abuse to escape from emotional pain and distress, even minor stressors can seem overwhelming during recovery. It takes time and patience to build up …

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3 Tips for Family Drug Addiction Intervention

A drug addiction intervention is often portrayed as a single event organized by loved ones to help someone. This may work for some families, but intervention can also take place through several conversations over time. And a drug addiction intervention can also mean treatment itself, like family-based interventions that are often to both prevent and …

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Making the Most of Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment

Getting caught with illegal drugs or alcohol can feel embarrassing. And going to rehab may be the last thing you want to do, especially for court-mandated substance abuse treatment. But it can be a life-changing experience.  Many people don’t feel ready to start rehab. If you’ve been stuck in a cycle of quitting and relapsing, …

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What is an EAP and Why Is It Important?

Sometimes life throws a lot at you, like major life changes, work challenges or health issues. And if you’re struggling with substance misuse, you may not know where to turn. When you need guidance and support but don’t want to risk your job, EAPs are there to help.   So what is an EAP, and …

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The Importance of Peer Support Groups

Addiction can be an isolating condition. It harms a person’s emotional state and relationships. That’s why creating connections is so important in addiction recovery. Treatment programs encourage the fellowship you find in peer support groups during treatment and after it’s complete. We’ll review why peer support matters and how treatment makes it a priority.   …

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