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How to Deal with the Boredom of Sobriety

Dealing with the Boredom of Sobriety Have you considered cutting back on drinking or drug use? Do you have trouble picturing yourself being social or having fun while sober? One research survey showed that 77% of people who had tried to stop using substances cited boredom as a trigger for relapse. People in recovery deal …

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Motivation to Overcome Substance Abuse

Triggers, cravings, tolerance and physical dependence are all factors that get in the way of the recovery process, but there is another factor that deserves to be a part of this list: lack of motivation to overcome substance abuse. For those who struggle with finding the motivation to seek out addiction treatment and using that …

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What It Means to Be a Recovery Advocate

Together, We Are the Change The journey through recovery is not an easy one. Nor is it always easy to embody the ideals of what it means to be a recovery advocate. Recovery month as a whole promotes emerging research in the field. It also celebrates connections between members of the recovery community and the …

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How Long Does Drug Use Treatment Last?

Are you starting drug use treatment soon? You may feel overwhelmed at the thought. And one of your top questions may be about how long it may take. Treatment length varies from person to person. It can begin with shorter sessions, but it may continue for months or years.   Addiction rehab includes everything from …

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The Promise of Change After Active Addiction

Addiction and substance use disorder (SUD) can completely take over someone’s life. Even to the point where things seem hopeless, and the promise of change feels worlds away. The deterioration may occur slowly, but addiction is an absolute beast, especially when combined with any other coexisting mental health issues.  Deep in the throes of active …

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Change Is About the Little Things

Some important truths, such as knowing that change is about the little things rather than monumental gestures, can be learned. Even in the midst of a challenging and arduous process like committing yourself to recovery from addiction. At first, when we set these goals for ourselves, we feel ready to take on every obstacle to …

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The Balance Between Acceptance and Change

Two critical demands of the recovery process are the concepts of acceptance and change and the balancing act required to hold these two ideas in tandem. We may hear and accept these ideas superficially, although only upon deeper reflection do we realize that they are actually opposites. How can we accept what needs to change? …

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What Does Successful Recovery Really Look Like?

Addiction recovery is about creating a safe and stable way of life. But that doesn’t mean successful recovery will look the same for everyone. Treatment helps people learn more about themselves.    Some need support but can also work most days at their job, while others  may find more success with inpatient treatment. As each …

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Giving the Gift of Mental Well-Being with Thistle Farms

For mental health month, Promises Behavioral Health is honored to partner with Thistle Farms, local mental health and recovery leader whose mission is to provide a sanctuary for women recovering from sex trafficking, abuse and addiction. For over 20 years, Thistle Farms has impacted the mental well-being of Nashville and the surrounding areas. The organization …

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I’m a Plant, You’re a Plant: How to Reflect on Personal Growth

Stop and smell the roses. When you think about your growth, perhaps you’re tempted to compare yourself to others. I have something very important to say about that: Don’t.   I know. The poignant wisdom is just oozing out of that advice, and you probably don’t need to read any further. However, before leaving you …

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