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Whom Do You Trust? Finding Allies in Recovery

Depending on where you are in recovery, whether you are just now beginning your sobriety journey or have been in recovery for some time, one thing is constant: you need people you can trust. Finding allies in recovery can be a challenge. It can be difficult to find others who understand what you’re going through …

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Get Answers on Whether Social Media Helps or Hinders Recovery

Does social media help recovery? Technology can be a double-edged sword. Some studies report the hazards of technology and cell phone use while others say social media makes people feel better. With recovery-oriented social media and addiction recovery apps growing, our team spoke to David Sack, MD, who is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and …

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Get Rooted: About Our Alumni Program

When treatment ends, participants of our residential, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs face yet another challenging task: reentering their community with sobriety in mind. While remaining in treatment in perpetuity is not possible, our alumni networks offer a more tailored program for this stage of the process. Many triggers—whether they take shape as environments …

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Why is Peer Support Important in Substance Abuse Recovery?

Support groups in substance abuse recovery have been around for decades, helping people connect and learn about life with addiction. But peer support is more than just weekly meetings. They play a big part in a person’s lifelong recovery process.  Here we’ll dig deeper into peer support and why it’s so important in substance abuse …

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6 Best Ways to Relieve Stress Without Drugs

Stress is everywhere. Sometimes, even in our efforts to get away or relieve stress without drugs, we, unfortunately, only find more. Creating a fun self-care list can quickly become a demanding to-do list if we’re not careful. Sometimes we need to take a step back to remember why we’re doing it.  However, there are some …

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3 Major Coping Skills for Addiction Recovery

Stopping your substance use is important, but it’s only one aspect of your recovery process. The foundation of your recovery is a life designed to help you avoid substance use. Living this way requires careful thought, emotional support and a range of healthy coping skills. So what are the coping skills for addiction that help …

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Rewatching Shows Can Help You Heal

With so much new and readily available content to choose from, why do we feel drawn to rewatching shows or reread beloved books dozens of times? What causes a yearning for the familiar in times of increased stress, anxiety and depression? Can rewatching old favorites help you heal? Many have asked similar questions, wondering if the …

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Read Yourself to Better Mental Health

How Books and Reading Can Help Your Mental Health Early in our childhood and in school, parents and teachers praise reading for its ability to lead us on adventures around the world (and in other worlds, too). Reading offers us an escape while also fostering empathy for people from all walks of life. Unfortunately, school …

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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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Festive Frustration And Your Recovery

The holiday season is usually synonymous with unfiltered joy and a plethora of love and freedom to start anew. However, for those in recovery or recently sober, this time of year is generally linked with higher depression, stress and anxiety rates. How do you weigh your familial and holiday obligations while still focusing on your …

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