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Is Alcohol a Drug?

Many people wonder, “Is alcohol a drug?” Well, the simple answer is yes. It is a substance with a profound effect on bodily functions. Classified as a depressant, it has both short-term and long-term adverse effects on your overall health. It is important to understand how alcohol works in your body so you can get …

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Happy Just to Be Here, Or Is There More to Life in Recovery?

  Entering recovery is both an exciting and scary experience. That is, it can be that way for many people – sometimes even at the same time. Most newly-sober individuals would probably admit to being relieved and/or grateful to be away from addiction. However, that doesn’t mean they always relish the prospect of this totally …

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Need More Work-Life Balance In Recovery? Try These Tips

Whether you’re fresh out of rehab or actively working your recovery plan, there will come a time when things seem to go out of whack and you find yourself spinning your wheels. With so much on your plate and only so many hours in the day, it’s easy to get off-kilter and become discouraged that …

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Understanding What Loneliness Is

Are You Lonely Or Just Alone? Loneliness is having a negative perception of your social interactions. We’ve all heard the age-old adage of “I am alone, but I’m not lonely”. That speaks of self-perception and how important it is in determining how you feel about your situation. When it comes to the coronavirus outbreak, positively …

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So Much To Do With So Much Time On Your Hands

During this unprecedented time, you can make the decision to become sober for the rest of your life. It’s an exciting thought! A pandemic of this level has not occurred for more than 100 years. The last time we saw a crisis at this level was the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918. Don’t look at …

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Finding Ways Of Coping With Isolation During Coronavirus

We are still in the midst of this pandemic. It is time to be resourceful and understand the best ways of coping with isolation during coronavirus. The disease has hit the northeast the hardest thus far. Though thousands of people have perished as a result of coronavirus, we know that social isolation is a part …

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Preventing Relapse: How Strong Is Your Safety Net?

If you are working to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, here’s a basic truth: No one can do it for you. But here’s another: Others can help. You’re much more likely to make it to successful recovery if you have a strong safety net in place for preventing relapse. That means establishing connections …

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Stress Tends to Play a Part in Cocaine Relapse

The life of drug use can be challenging. However, trying to abandon that life can be equally tricky. It takes the help of an addiction treatment center, such as Promises Behavioral Health to begin the journey to recovery. But what happens after you’ve started down the path to sobriety? For some, stress and cocaine relapse …

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Common Pitfalls in Recovery and How to Avoid Them

Recovery is a life-long journey. Anyone who has embraced lifelong sobriety will tell you that there are times where the road gets particularly rocky. Though you may go through periods of your life when you feel clear-headed and ready to take on the world, sometimes events in life can trigger temptations to return to drinking …

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