What Causes Chronic Relapse?

What Causes Chronic Relapse?

If your loved one struggles with addiction, he or she will be accustomed to using substances in order to function. The lifestyle they once knew has changed. Addiction interrupts relationships with loved ones, disrupts employment, and can lead to devastating

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10 Reasons to Live Substance-Free

10 Reasons to Live Substance-Free

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction is a life-long process with many challenges and obstacles to overcome along the way. Addiction compromises personal relationships with family and friends. It results in job loss, financial problems, physical and mental health issues,

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5 Strategies for Healthy Family Communication

5 Strategies for Healthy Family Communication

Communication is a key element to maintaining healthy relationships with others. It is important in any relationship to convey thoughts, ideas, and feelings. We communicate with co-workers, friends, partners, and even strangers. Addiction interferes with and damages relationships. Developing and

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Changes to Expect in the First 60 Days of Sobriety

Changes to Expect in the First 60 Days of Sobriety

The first 60 days of sobriety will be very challenging. Addiction leads to a path of destruction in all aspects of a person’s life. The brain became physically and psychologically dependent on drugs and alcohol. In the first 60 days

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How to Approach a Friend about Their Addiction

How to Approach a Friend about Their Addiction

If you are concerned about a friend’s addiction, you might find it difficult to approach him or her about their problem. When you are concerned about a loved one’s addiction, that person may not think they have a problem. It

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Inside the Addicted Brain

Inside the Addicted Brain

The brain is a very important organ in the human body. It controls how we move, walk, talk, and speak. The brain adapts to environmental changes and allows us to cope with negative emotions, form new memories, and learn. The

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6 Things You Should Pack for Treatment

6 Things You Should Pack for Treatment

Deciding what to pack for your stay in treatment can be stressful. If you know what you should bring when you are packing for treatment, the process to prepare for your stay will be more manageable. Treatment facilities may differ

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Why Detoxing at Home can be Deadly

Why Detoxing at Home can be Deadly

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is not easy, and could be deadly. There are too many health risks when detoxing at home. The best way to detox is with medical supervision at a treatment facility. During detox, the body rids

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Healthy Ways to Cope in Recovery

Healthy Ways to Cope in Recovery

People turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with stress or other significant difficulties. Using substances as a way to deal with stress can lead to addiction and puts a person at risk of developing serious mental and physical health

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