Working Through Past Trauma

Working Through Past Trauma

Traumatic events can lead to substance abuse as a way to escape emotional or physical pain. Treatment helps you work through past trauma and discover alternative ways to cope. Healing from past trauma helps to set the foundation for a

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How Exposure to Nature Helps in Recovery

How Exposure to Nature Helps in Recovery

Addiction is a complicated brain disease that makes significant changes to physical and mental health. Many times, people who struggle with addiction also battle one or more mental health conditions. Depression, anxiety, and PTSD can lead a person to use

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Adjusting to a New Lifestyle After Addiction

Adjusting to a New Lifestyle After Addiction

Drugs and alcohol change the brain chemically and physiologically when you have a substance use disorder. The pain becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and you can experience painful withdrawals when quitting them without the assistance of a

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What You Get from Attending a Support Group

What You Get from Attending a Support Group

Addiction is complex and affects all aspects of your life. Addiction leads to serious health complications and changes the way your brain functions. It causes organ failure, and can lead to overdose and death. Addiction also disrupts relationships with loved

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Making a Smooth Transition to Independent Living

Making a Smooth Transition to Independent Living

Starting a new, sober lifestyle after treatment can be lonely, scary, and overwhelming. Addiction makes physical and physiological changes to your body. The time spent using drugs or alcohol is replaced with healthy and therapeutic activities. Significant relationships with loved

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Finding Support in Recovery

Finding Support in Recovery

Support from sober loved ones and friends are import for success in recovery. Positive reinforcement and encouragement strengthens you through the journey to substance-free living. New, sober friendships often develop in group meetings. In AA, a sponsor is available to

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Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

“We can all help prevent suicide. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).” Mental

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