Relapse

10 Facts You Need to Know About the Opioid Epidemic

By |2018-11-19T18:16:13+00:00November 19th, 2018|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Resource, Heroin, Opioids, Relapse|

The opioid epidemic was first declared a public health emergency in 2017. If you are struggling with opioid abuse or believe a loved one may be in need of addiction treatment, there are some important facts to consider as you decide how to best proceed with the recovery process. 1. Over 100 People Die of [...]

Enjoying Your First Sober Holiday Season

By |2018-11-13T13:20:04+00:00November 8th, 2018|12 Steps, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Health, Holiday, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

Your first year of recovery will be full of many challenges, including how to best celebrate the holidays as someone who is newly sober. The risk of relapse is higher during this time, but remaining vigilant about your recovery will help you stay on the right track. Focus on What Brings You Joy There are [...]

Don’t Derail Your Recovery with a Substitute Addiction

By |2018-10-23T13:01:11+00:00September 11th, 2018|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

Certain personality traits have been proven to be associated with the development of substance use disorders. Exposure to trauma and a lack of a strong support system can also contribute to the development of unhealthy coping mechanisms. In some cases, this can include the development of substitute addictions after completing a drug or alcohol rehab [...]

The Five P’s of Successful Recovery

By |2018-10-23T17:25:59+00:00January 19th, 2016|Aftercare, Practicing Recovery, Relapse|

It’s important that we understand recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as a complex and challenging journey, one that takes dedication and time.  For many people who struggle with addiction or who love someone who struggles with addiction, the promise of a month spent in concentrated, residential rehabilitation seems like adequate treatment.  And yet, when [...]

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The Long Road

By |2018-10-23T17:34:30+00:00December 7th, 2015|Aftercare, Miscellaneous, Relapse|

The Long Road Recovery requires hard work and tough choices. To truly recover from addiction is a process, one that requires deeper and more lasting changes than simply acknowledging the errors of a life controlled by alcohol or drugs.  The process of real recovery involves more than an apology for hurtful behaviors and faulty judgment, [...]

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Searching for Shortcuts: When Addiction Treatment Fails

By |2018-10-23T17:58:35+00:00May 27th, 2015|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Relapse, The Path of Addiction Recovery|

It is part of our culture, our daily practices, perhaps even our DNA: the desire to do things faster, easier, and with minimal sacrifice. Let’s face it. We want shortcuts. While finding a quicker route to the grocery store can help us save time and even gas money, when we try to take shortcuts to self-improvement, we often [...]

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“I Will Not Relapse”: Introducing Our Free Recovery Workbook

By |2018-10-24T11:34:33+00:00April 15th, 2015|Clinician Resource, Family Resource, For Families of Addicts, Relapse, Resource|

Addiction destroys lives and families, hopes and dreams. Addiction is a disease, and everyone hopes for a cure. Why wouldn't they? A cure is easy; it is, by definition, a one-time event. Who wouldn't want to take a pill, get a vaccine, or even have surgery if it meant they would never again have to [...]

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Beating the Odds on Relapse

By |2018-10-23T18:04:02+00:00December 29th, 2014|Aftercare, Relapse|

You will have dozens of questions when you start to talk about relapse, and the answers are often confusing or contradictory. Is the success rate for recovery 10 percent? 25 percent? 50 percent? 75 percent? Can an alcoholic or addict establish long-term recovery, or does everyone relapse at some time? Are some treatment approaches better [...]

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Winning is Everything

By |2018-10-23T18:31:45+00:00August 11th, 2014|Aftercare, Relapse|

In addiction recovery, “almost” is never good enough. No issue in addiction treatment is of greater importance than the prevention of relapse.  Sobriety is never an optional goal.  It is the “finish line” that justifies the time, expense, and constant effort.  Anything less may not represent failure -- for there may be signs of significant [...]

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Relapse: why addiction treatment often falls short

By |2018-10-23T18:33:36+00:00July 14th, 2014|Clinician Resource, Relapse|

Addiction treatment can be discouraging.  As a healthcare professional you can invest huge amounts of energy and passion into helping someone enter into recovery, only to see them fall back into the old patterns of using.  The addict or alcoholic comes to understand their disease, learning techniques to manage their urges, triggers and weaknesses. You [...]

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