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Understanding the Relationship Between Loneliness, Addiction, and Depression

By |2021-12-27T16:38:43-05:00December 25th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

There are a number of different factors that can increase a person's risk for addiction, but loneliness is one that is often overlooked. People who feel lonely on a regular basis are significantly more likely to turn to drugs or alcohol to numb their emotional pain. Understanding Who Is at Risk Loneliness is defined as [...]

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Understanding the Psychology of Effective Goal Setting in Addiction Recovery

By |2021-12-17T14:41:37-05:00December 10th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

In psychology, goal setting is viewed as a vital tool for self-motivation that gives meaning to our actions. And encourages us to work toward achievement. For people in recovery, goal setting promotes change for the better. And it contributes to making smarter decisions about the wellness-focused habits that are essential for ongoing sobriety. Types of [...]

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Mindfulness in Recovery: What You Need to Know

By |2021-12-15T13:51:25-05:00December 3rd, 2021|Practicing Recovery, Resource|

What Do People Mean When They Talk About Mindfulness? Mindfulness refers to being fully present in the moment while calmly acknowledging and accepting your feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations. Although the concept is based on Buddhist traditions, clinical psychologists have found that mindfulness practices can offer substantial benefits to people with substance use disorders. While [...]

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Navigating the Holidays in Recovery

By |2021-11-19T14:43:11-05:00November 15th, 2021|Holiday, Practicing Recovery|

The Holidays & Recovery If this will be your first sober holiday season, it's normal to feel a bit nervous. The holidays can be a time of excitement and reconnection—but they can also lead to stress and anxiety that fuel cravings. Here are some tips to help you plan a celebration that supports your recovery [...]

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Addiction Is Not a Choice

By |2021-11-12T11:21:53-05:00November 9th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

One of the biggest myths about addiction is that people are choosing to live a lifestyle that is constrained by the burden of substance abuse. This couldn't be further from the truth. Addiction is not a choice. People Don't Choose Addiction No one chooses to feel powerless over their own destiny. Addiction is a chronic [...]

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Understanding Ativan Addiction 

By |2021-10-29T19:51:36-04:00October 28th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Anxiety disorders are quite common, but those who turn to medication to relieve their symptoms are often unaware of the potential risk of addiction to popular anti-anxiety prescription drugs such as Ativan. In fact, many people seeking treatment for Ativan addiction began their substance use disorder with a legitimate prescription for the drug. About Ativan [...]

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Tips for Telling People You’re Going to Rehab

By |2021-10-15T14:01:17-04:00October 10th, 2021|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Practicing Recovery|

Once you've made the decision to seek treatment for your substance use disorder, you may wonder how to share the news that you're going to rehab. This can be an intimidating conversation to have, but it's an important part of your recovery journey. Here, we share some tips to help you decide what you wish [...]

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Burnout and Your Recovery

By |2021-10-08T16:08:55-04:00October 7th, 2021|Health, Practicing Recovery|

Burnout is a toxic mix of stress-induced exhaustion, depression, and cynicism. Burnout can come from many sources—including work, family obligations, and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. It's crucial that you promptly address the symptoms of burnout to avoid putting your hard-earned recovery at risk. Symptoms of Burnout The symptoms of burnout aren't always [...]

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Before You Can Help Others, You Need to Help Yourself

By |2020-12-31T13:11:02-05:00December 29th, 2020|Family Resource, Practicing Recovery|

Quick Fixes Can Be Risky When life gets hectic, it's easy to search for a quick fix to all of your problems. Relaxing with a drink or a few pills at the end of the day might seem harmless, but this behavior can easily turn into a full-fledged substance use disorder if you have an [...]

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Managing Your Emotions During the Holidays

By |2020-12-11T21:34:41-05:00December 8th, 2020|Holiday, Practicing Recovery|

Although pop culture often makes it sound like the holidays are a time of endless joy, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day is difficult for many people. Family conflicts, financial worries, and the stress of living up to the expectation of creating "perfect" memories can make emotions run high—even for people who aren't [...]

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