Relapse Prevention

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What Is Complicated Withdrawal?

Perhaps the most complicated substance to detox from is the one most readily available: alcohol. You may have heard that alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous because of the possibility of developing complicated withdrawal. But what is complicated withdrawal? Learn more about withdrawal and addiction treatment by calling Promises at 844.875.5609. What Is Complicated Withdrawal? Complicated …

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What to Expect After Drug Rehab

Thinking about your fresh start after drug rehab may find you fondly reminiscing about the good old days. You may think about the times you caroused and partied with your “old friends” before getting serious and getting clean. But there’s an insidious danger in falling prey to these kinds of thoughts. And there’s definitely a …

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Why is Relapse Prevention Important?

Relapse prevention is an important part of substance abuse treatment. It helps individuals to better understand their triggers for relapse and develop strategies and approaches to manage those triggers more effectively. Relapse prevention also enables people to recognize the warning signs of relapse, which can help them take action before a full-blown relapse occurs. Learn …

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Reasons to Consider a Sober Living House After Rehab

Life after rehab is hard, and making the transition into so-called normal life leads many recovering addicts to relapse. To make the transition easier, some people choose sober living facilities for a period of time after rehab. Also sometimes called a halfway house, a sober living home (SLH) is a place where you can get …

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Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal

Symptoms of Meth Withdrawal Addiction to methamphetamine (meth) continues to be a serious problem nationwide. Not only is it one of the most addictive substances, but it’s challenging to quit. When one does quit, the withdrawal process can be excruciating and dangerous. A meth addiction treatment center is the safest place to get through their …

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Are You an ‘Almost Alcoholic’?

“Almost alcoholic” is a term that refers to individuals who skirt the boundaries of having a drinking problem. It’s the fine line at which point a person may cross over from casual drinking into having an alcohol use disorder. An almost alcoholic may engage in activities such as drinking out of boredom or alone. Knowing …

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How to Have a Sober Celebration on Independence Day

July 4th can be a fun holiday full of time with loved ones, celebrations, and delicious food. However, for those in recovery, this holiday can be difficult. Many social situations center around alcohol use, making it hard to maintain your recovery. But instead of avoiding Independence Day celebrations altogether, there are ways to participate and …

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How to Decrease Your Chance of Relapse

Leaving an inpatient addiction treatment program brings a whirlwind of emotions. It’s exciting to re-enter the outside world armed with recovery tools and some clean time under your belt, but the challenge of avoiding relapse can inspire fear and anxiety. Aftercare programs can provide the support you need to successfully maintain recovery.  If you’re worried …

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Supporting Your Spouse After an Addiction Relapse

What Should You Do if Your Spouse Has An Addiction Relapse? Your spouse was doing so well with recovery. Then without warning, they slipped into addiction relapse. The symptoms were there, but you didn’t realize what was happening. How do you cope with everything while helping your spouse turn things around?  Addiction relapse can happen …

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