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Category: Addiction

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27 August

As you move down the road to recovery, you likely have questions about what your sobriety means in terms of your loved ones. If you lost your significant other due to your addiction, you likely want to know when you will feel comfortable dating again. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer to this question because everyone […]

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26 August

Methamphetamine use has been on the rise for the past several years, and it’s becoming increasingly easy for people to get their hands on it, where they then can become addicted. And if you believe that methamphetamines aren’t as bad as some other drugs because you’ve heard that it’s even prescribed to treat disorders like ADHD, you’re wrong. […]

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25 August

As with any addiction, alcoholism is closely connected with stress. And while plenty of people first started drinking as a way to cope with stress or even just wind down after a long day, developing an alcohol use disorder can end up causing significant stresses of its own. If you’re thinking about pursuing alcohol use disorder treatment for yourself or for a loved […]

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24 August

After a friend or family member’s death from an overdose, it can be challenging to deal with your own emotions. Grief is hard. However, when you add the stigma of a substance use disorder, it can be extremely challenging for family and friends to grieve for their loved ones. With some assistance from counselors and […]

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20 August

When you think about the long road ahead, recovery might seem virtually impossible. How can you be expected to kick your addiction, improve your mental health, find a new group of friends, start working out, eat a healthier diet and complete all the tasks that your doctors lay out for you? Just one of those tasks would be challenging enough. […]

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19 August

Early recovery distinguishes itself as a time when those who used to rely on drugs or alcohol to function must return to their lives again without the daily supervision of peers, sponsors, and medical personnel. It can be a scary time, but developing a routine can help. Throughout the day, you must see everything that […]

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17 August

Addiction is a disease that ravishes not only the physical body, but also many mental and emotional functions of the brain. Treating this disease requires a holistic approach that identifies the underlying cause of substance use and addresses the many compounding effects on mental and physical well-being. Treatment options like those provided at Granite Recovery Centers offer continued care […]

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16 August

The hardest part of your journey to sobriety might be admitting that you need help, and deciding to enter an addiction treatment program. These programs teach you how to change your life for the better, but it isn’t always easy. You’ll learn how to take what you have learned about recovery and apply it to […]

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13 August

Creative expression has long been recognized as a therapeutic outlet, but in recent years it has proven instrumental for people recovering from substance use disorder. Akin to talk therapy but more personal and private, putting pen to paper helps you organize your thoughts, express fears and worries, and work through difficult feelings and situations that […]

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11 August

Recovery is a marathon, not a sprint. There are ups and downs in everyone’s journey. However, with some self-awareness and vigilance, it’s possible to avoid some real pitfalls in recovery. There are tools that can help people in recovery stay level and avoid setbacks like a relapse. For most individuals, recovery has discrete phases. Every individual […]

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