Useful Strategies to Stay Sober After Treatment

Useful Strategies to Stay Sober After Treatment

After treatment, you need to make a lot of adjustments and lifestyle changes for recovery. There will be many challenges that put you at high risk for relapse. Plan a strategy in advance to avoid difficult situations that may tempt

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Vaping: Harmful, Habit-Forming, and Addictive

Vaping: Harmful, Habit-Forming, and Addictive

The growing popularity of vaping is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vaping with an e-cigarette was considered safer than using tobacco products. The vapor from e-cigarettes actually delivers cancer-causing chemicals to your body. E-cigarette vapors contain nicotine,

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How to Cope in Early Recovery

How to Cope in Early Recovery

Addiction obscures a person’s feelings and emotions. People often turn to drugs or alcohol to relieve stress, anxiety, or depression. After using drugs or alcohol for a long time, the brain becomes dependent on the substance to function. In treatment,

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Treating Addiction and Mental Health

Treating Addiction and Mental Health

When your loved one has an addiction to drugs or alcohol and an underlying mental health illness, such as depression, anxiety, or ADHD he or she needs to get treatment for both conditions simultaneously as a dual diagnosis. Coping with

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Life-changing Therapy in Treatment

Life-changing Therapy in Treatment

Treatment for addiction takes hard work, determination, and commitment to change behavior patterns. The first process in treatment includes a medical evaluation. Psychological and mental health problems could interfere with treatment. Mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and ADHD

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6 Important Steps in Early Recovery

6 Important Steps in Early Recovery

Addiction is complex and changes every aspect of a person’s life. A successful recovery takes commitment, determination, and a positive outlook for your sobriety. When treatment ends, you will need to take some steps in early recovery to maintain a

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The Harmful Effects of an Eating Disorder

The Harmful Effects of an Eating Disorder

Food is a basic need for our survival and our bodies depend on the nutrients in food to stay healthy. When you have an eating disorder, food consumes your life. Sometimes people turn to food for comfort due to stress,

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Staying in the Right Mindset for Recovery

Staying in the Right Mindset for Recovery

Admitting you have a problem with drugs or alcohol takes a lot of courage and strength and is the first step to recovery. While accepting your addiction to drugs or alcohol can be difficult, acknowledgment is imperative in the recovery

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Setting Boundaries When a Loved One Comes Home from Treatment

Setting Boundaries When a Loved One Comes Home from Treatment

Boundaries are vital to creating and maintaining healthy, sustainable relationships. Setting boundaries ensures mutual respect and helps to solidify relationships in a loving and supportive way. Be sure to follow through with any consequences for any unacceptable behavior set within

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