A New Life in Recovery

A New Life in Recovery

When treatment ends, your new life in recovery is just beginning. Getting back to a substance-free lifestyle after treatment can be a difficult transition. Addiction physically and mentally changes your body. Using drugs or alcohol was the number one priority

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Telling Loved Ones about Your Addiction

Telling Loved Ones about Your Addiction

Admitting you are struggling with addiction is the first step to long-term recovery. Telling your family that you have an addiction and need help can be extremely difficult. Addiction has a stigma in our society and admitting you are addicted

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How Childhood Trauma can Lead to Addiction

How Childhood Trauma can Lead to Addiction

People turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with trauma at any age. Some trauma can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and put a person at risk of developing a drug or alcohol addiction. Traumatic events can bring back

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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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