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Relapse Prevention

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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What is Relapse Prevention?

Relapse can happen during addiction recovery. Some people may feel like a failure if they slip up. But relapse is more common than you may think. It can be hard to talk about, especially because it can seem like starting over. Here we’ll explain what relapse prevention is and how treatment works to prevent it.    …

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Ways You Can Help A Drug Addict

Family and friends who try to help a drug addict get a lot of mixed messages: “You’re one of the single greatest influences in your loved one’s life.” “You didn’t cause it, you can’t cure it and you can’t control it.” The first statement and the “three Cs” of addiction recovery are often both true, …

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How to Stop Smoking Weed

Despite weed’s social acceptance and legal status in some states, it’s still a substance with high potential for abuse and addiction. The main ingredient in weed is THC. It changes the brain in ways that make it very difficult to quit marijuana if you’re a heavy user. If you’re wondering how to stop smoking weed, …

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Helpful Leadership Tools in Recovery

The road to sobriety is not a straight path. It is a journey that takes an immense amount of hard work, determination, and commitment. Thankfully, you do not have to go through this difficult process alone. There are plenty of leadership tools in recovery that can help you succeed and avoid relapse. Leadership Tools in …

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7 Warning Signs You Are Heading for a Relapse

The sad truth is that many people who try to recover from addiction to alcohol or drugs do not stay in recovery. Although relapse may be common, rarely does it occur without warning. There are usually significant behaviors that can signal that the recovering person is at high risk for relapse. It is critical for …

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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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5 Steps to Prioritize Your Recovery Goals

When considering lifelong sobriety, it’s important to know what your priorities are when heading in. Though many people considering entering therapy for substance abuse may find the task of lifelong sobriety to be daunting, the process is easier with goals in mind. These goals can involve your finances, your social or family life, or just …

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How to Build and Maintain a Solid Support System in Recovery

For anyone in recovery, one of the most important tools for continued success is a support system for recovery. This can consist of friends, family members, and ideally, other people who are also in recovery. During a patient’s time at a drug and alcohol treatment center, they may meet and develop close friendships with others …

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Benefiting from Individualized Care

Completing substance abuse treatment is the best way to improve your chances of making a full recovery. Benefiting from individualized care is possible during treatment, as substance abuse programs focus on creating unique treatment plans that address your specific needs. If you struggle with a substance abuse disorder, addiction, or alcoholism, you’re far from alone. …

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