Excessive Social Media Use and Addiction

Excessive Social Media Use and Addiction

Most people have cell phones with unlimited availability to the Internet. There are dozens of social media websites and apps that can be downloaded to cell phones. Social media allows a person to accept requests from followers or friends, which

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Going Back to Work After Treatment

Going Back to Work After Treatment

After treatment, adjusting to a new lifestyle can be overwhelming. Many changes must be made so you can live a productive, healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Treatment teaches you how to cope with stress, anxiety, and challenges throughout the

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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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Why Recovery is One Day at a Time

Why Recovery is One Day at a Time

Addiction is complex disease that changes the way your brain functions. When you use drugs or alcohol, you are at high risk of growing dependent on them. Using drugs or alcohol more frequently and in higher doses puts you at

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The Benefits of Fitness in Addiction Recovery

The Benefits of Fitness in Addiction Recovery

Recovery is very challenging and is a lifelong process. For those who struggle with addiction, recovery can seem impossible. Addiction is complex and changes the way our brains function. It takes determination, encouragement, and support to maintain sobriety. In recovery,

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Getting Past the Stigma of Addiction

Getting Past the Stigma of Addiction

Addiction can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate or affect only one particular demographic. Unfortunately, there is a stigma about addiction. The stigma is a false perception that people who struggle with addiction are homeless, lower class, and uneducated.

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Tips for Staying Sober at Social Events

Tips for Staying Sober at Social Events

Special events such as weddings, holidays, parties and other social events can be difficult for people who are in recovery. Many people associate these events with drinking alcohol. Attending these events can be very challenging, especially if you suffer from

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Making Changes for a Healthy New Year

Making Changes for a Healthy New Year

The holidays can be difficult for people suffering with a mental condition, such as depression or anxiety. These conditions can be debilitating and lead to drug or alcohol use. When you use substances to cope, the symptoms of depression or

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A New Lifestyle in Recovery

A New Lifestyle in Recovery

Addiction causes a person to continue his or her self-destructive behavior even though it brings harmful consequences. The brain changes chemically and physiologically when a person has an addiction. The individual becomes physically dependent on the drugs or alcohol and

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Returning to Work when Treatment Ends

Returning to Work when Treatment Ends

Adjusting to a new sober lifestyle after treatment can be difficult. Many changes must be made to live a productive, healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Treatment teaches coping skills for coping with stress and anxiety throughout recovery. Returning to

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