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Holidays in Recovery: How to Resist Temptation and Prevent Relapse

The holidays are a time for shopping, decorating, eating, and drinking? When the months become chilly and the families start to travel in, individuals who are in the recovery process may face many temptations that deviate them on their path to long-term sobriety. The relapse rates for addiction are staggering; according to the National Institute…

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Suboxone Clinics: Could They Be Harming Your Loved One’s Recovery

Suboxone is a controlled substance that is used as a part of a comprehensive addiction recovery program. By slowly replacing the opioid medications (prescription or illegal) that an individual is addicted to with Suboxone, they will supposedly wean off of their drugs more easily and ease their harsh withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone drug contains the active…

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Why Rehab is Key to Long-term Recovery

Many people don’t think positively when they hear the word “rehab.” But what those people do not realize is just how beneficial and effective it can be for those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Most people who get into and remain in treatment stop…

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Methods to Achieve Long-term Sobriety

Addiction is a serious issue that affects many people all over the world. Addiction consumes a person’s entire life; making it hard for them to follow through with personal responsibilities as well as maintain healthy relationships. The sober definition is “not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.” If you are trying…

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How Recovering College Students Can Maintain Their Sobriety on Campus

Because of the many temptations that are found on college campuses, it may be difficult for college students to maintain their sobriety if they are recovering from an addiction. According to an article from ranchatdovetree.com by Cristina Utti, “College students are one of the most at-risk groups of people when it comes to drug addiction.”…

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How to Use Addiction Regret to Make Better Decisions in Recovery

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” As Abraham Lincoln said, it’s what we make of our situation than the situation itself. So how can we use the regret that comes along with addiction and turn it into something positive for the future? Many people get trapped…

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Does Gut Health Influence the Success of Addiction Recovery

Many rehab clinics are constantly looking to find a connection between the body and mind. Recently, a discovery has been made that goes a step further; does gut health influence the success of addiction recovery? What is the correlation between your gut and mental health? According to an article from the AToN Center’s website, “Science…

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How Rehab Transitions an Addict’s Knowledge to Wisdom

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”-Socrates When an addict recovers from their addiction, many important changes happen to them psychologically and physically. One important concept that recovering addicts begin to develop is wisdom, or “the quality of having experience,…

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The Aftermath of Addiction: How to Deal with Recovery Fatigue

Drug and alcohol addiction is a big problem and crisis issue, to say the least.  It has been a problem and a crisis that has only gone up and that has only gotten worse and worse as the years have gone by.  If something is not done soon to address the addiction crisis issue then…

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Birth Control and Recovery: Is There a Hormonal Element to Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction has swept the nation and caused major problems all across the country. Substance abuse is at a point of prevalence in the United States now where each and every single state in the nation is in some way struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, no matter what state it is, and…

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