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Relapse Prevention Techniques to Help You Through Difficult Times

How to Prevent Relapse Recovering from a mental illness or substance abuse is a formidable feat. But the process is not a straight line. In fact, you will have good and bad days throughout the process. Regardless of the type of day you have though, you must continue to live in recovery daily. Unfortunately, you …

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How To Fill Your Time Sober In Quarantine

Time is your friend in quarantine. When deciding how to fill your time sober in quarantine be innovative. Focus on your sobriety.  Don’t focus on how you began abusing drugs or alcohol. Stifling your feelings is not going to help. Pretending it’s not there can cause a relapse. When you’re faced with a trigger like …

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Quarantined With An Alcoholic Spouse And Its Effects

It wouldn’t be difficult to assert that 2020 has been a high-stress time for many of us. There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the most challenging social issue of our lifetime. We are experiencing the same stress that all people are under. You can’t understand the effects until it’s over. We …

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Making Sure You Are Staying Sober During Coronavirus

Staying sober during coronavirus is your ultimate goal. This is how you stay strong for yourself and your family. The return to society, once quarantine is lifted, will be dramatic depending upon where you reside in this country. Over 39 states have experienced some level of shut-down. Don’t let your stress levels reach traumatic proportions. …

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Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities: What They Are and Why They Help

As part of your treatment for substance use disorder, you’ll engage in substance abuse group therapy activities. Some of these activities teach skill-building, others may focus on learning to be a team player. Regardless, group therapy activities such as these boost your recovery in positive ways. What Are Substance Abuse Group Therapy Activities? Substance abuse …

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Is Weed a Drug? Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana

Weed is a slang term for marijuana, a drug that’s derived from the dried flowers of the cannabis plant. Other names for marijuana include Mary Jane, pot, herb, grass, and ganja. So when you hear someone say they just smoked a little weed, it’s marijuana to which they’re referring. Is weed a drug? Most definitely. While it’s …

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How Can I Stop Drinking? Using the Resources You Have Available

Asking yourself, “How can I stop drinking?” If so, you’re already well on your way to recovery. The most difficult step in alcohol recovery is to realize that you have a problem that’s out of your control. The best way to recover from alcohol use disorder is to seek professional treatment at an accredited drug …

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How Hard Is It to Quit Drinking?

How hard is it to quit drinking? Unless you’ve struggled with alcohol use disorder yourself, you may never understand exactly how difficult it is to quit drinking. People drink for different reasons, such as to socialize, to forget, or to feel better. But long-term use of this drug causes chemical changes to take place inside …

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Drug Facts You Should Know

Drug Facts You Should Know Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a spouse, or a concerned friend, there are drug facts you should know if you suspect someone close to you has a substance use disorder. With today’s emphasis on the opioid epidemic, much of the drug information that’s readily available focuses on prescription painkillers …

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