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Tag: Addiction Recovery

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20 May

Many individuals living in recovery need to return to rehab treatment at some point in their lives. But how can you know when it’s time to go back to rehab? And why is this a beneficial option for someone who’s been in recovery for a long time? If you are looking for safe rehab centers for either […]

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20 May

It’s estimated that the average person makes about 35,000 decisions each day, and each decision carries consequences that can be good or bad. From deciding what foods to eat or movies to watch to more life-altering decisions like a home purchase and career change, a specific part of your brain called the prefrontal cortex manages […]

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19 May

If you are struggling with addiction and co-existing disorders, a radical acceptance approach could help you cultivate a healthier mindset as you pursue sobriety. The radical acceptance theory is based on the idea that suffering does not necessarily arise from pain, but rather from adherence to it. It originates from Buddhist philosophy and the psychological […]

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19 May

Swapping addictions is common for many different types of addicts during the addiction recovery process. For example, there are many gambling addicts that attend both Gamblers Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. There are different reasons why an addict may go from one addiction to another. It all comes down to their individual needs, thoughts and […]

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11 May

Reasons Why Injuries Can Lead to Addiction An athlete who has had a significant injury can be at risk of developing an addiction to prescribed medication. The pain of the injury is often so severe that the person would do anything to try to stop it. This type of intense pain can lead to drug […]

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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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