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Category: Addiction

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11 May

Thirteen. That’s the percentage of people with an illicit drug use disorder who received treatment for their addiction in 2019. What happened to the other 87 percent? We don’t know everyone’s story, but we know stigma often plays a part. Stigma causes shame and fear for those struggling with addiction, and it steers them away from treatment […]

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10 May

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment modality for people struggling with substance use disorder and other addictive behaviors. Cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques are designed to address negative or harmful patterns of thinking and behaving while offering effective strategies for managing addiction and their co-occurring disorders. What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy? Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of therapeutic intervention […]

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10 May

Alcohol or drug rehabilitation is rarely a smooth ride. The path to recovery will likely have bumps in the road, from rough nights to full-on relapses. You may have been handling your sobriety like a superstar, improving day by day without getting discouraged. But then it hits you…a relapse. You haven’t failed. Relapsing isn’t ideal, […]

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09 May

Your drinking secret is far from “safe” when you’re struggling solo. It may feel embarrassing to share your issues concerning alcohol with anyone. It’s totally understandable, especially when you may seem to be doing just fine from an outsider’s perspective. The last thing you want others to know is that you’re not actually holding it […]

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09 May

Recovery from a substance use disorder is a life-long process. As such, occasional relapse is not uncommon; an estimated 90% of people in recovery for substance misuse will, at some point, begin using again. Although it isn’t always possible to intervene successfully, it is nonetheless important to recognize the signs of imminent relapse so that […]

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06 May

No one deserves to die of a drug overdose, no one of any age whatsoever. When it’s a person in their 20s or 30s who succumbs, however, the loss might be as much of a shock. It’s not uncommon to get involved in risky activities when you’re young, including overuse of alcohol or use of […]

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06 May

It’s that time of year again when the weather is warming up. For many people, summertime marks a season of drinking, but what about those navigating early recovery or contemplating trying out a sober summer? There are plenty of options available to help keep you busy during the summer months and get you on the road to long-term recovery. […]

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05 May

When Veronica tried to quit drinking after 7 years, she had a crisis of self-confidence — one of the most common challenges in recovery. In fact, her self-confidence is one of the things that kept her drinking for so long. She always felt more empowered after a few glasses of wine, and she liked that […]

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04 May

When a person is caught up in addiction, the idea of getting sober will seem like no small task, and that is because it takes a lot of work to get there. While it may not be an easy road to take, sobriety is undoubtedly worth the effort. Sometimes a person will be on the […]

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25 April

If you had told me ten years ago that to get everything I wanted out of life, I had to give up the one thing I thought I couldn’t live without; I don’t think I would have believed you. This time ten years ago, I was in one of the darkest parts of my addiction. […]

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