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Participate in Relaxation Training and Overcome Cravings

The phrase relaxation training might sound odd, but it’s meant to get a point across. Often, we don’t take relaxation seriously. You might think of relaxation as something you do at the end of the day, perhaps after all else is done. Or it’s something to do on the weekends, but not on each day… Continue Reading Participate in Relaxation Training and Overcome Cravings

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Behaviors To Look for When You Suspect Drug Use In A Loved One

When a loved one begins to act funny, you may not know what’s causing it. There could be several reasons behind the unusual behavior, such as stress, pain in the body, depression, or anxiety. Any of these could put a strain on someone affecting their behaviors, choices, and relationships. The same is true with drug… Continue Reading Behaviors To Look for When You Suspect Drug Use In A Loved One

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How to Stop an Addiction to Marijuana

Some people might say that marijuana is not addictive and that they can stop at any time. Yet, these individuals don’t quit using marijuana. Usually, this is because they are experiencing marijuana addiction and simply don’t want to admit or are ignorant of the fact. Often, when people attempt to stop using a drug they… Continue Reading How to Stop an Addiction to Marijuana

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Ways to Distract Yourself When Faced with Cravings

If you’re a recovering alcoholic – whether you’re early in your recovery or have many years of sobriety under your belt – cravings are likely going to be a part of your experience. Cravings aren’t easy. In fact, for some, it may be hard to identify a craving, especially for those who are new to… Continue Reading Ways to Distract Yourself When Faced with Cravings

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There is More Than One Road to Recovery

Fifty or sixty years ago, when someone needed help with addiction, friends and family may have sent them to a religious-based program. And the hope was that through finding a closer relationship with God, the addiction would eventually come to an end. Although religion continues to be a common path of recovery for thousands of… Continue Reading There is More Than One Road to Recovery

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Will I Be an Addict for Life?

There’s a saying among the Alcoholics Anonymous community that goes like this: Once an addict, always an addict. And this saying exists for good reason. Many people, including experts, believe that once a person has struggled with addiction, they will always be vulnerable to the illness even after many years of sobriety. So, it’s a… Continue Reading Will I Be an Addict for Life?

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Take Responsibility for Your Recovery from Addiction

Although it sounds simple and perhaps obvious, a person in recovery needs to take responsibility for their well being. There might be doctors, therapists, and support groups readily available, but if you’re not asking for what you need, you might miss out on the benefits of healing from addiction. Recovery from addiction isn’t complicated, but… Continue Reading Take Responsibility for Your Recovery from Addiction

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Reasons You Might Need a New 12-Step Sponsor

Typically, when a person is working the 12-steps, whether that’s in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or another 12-step program, they require the guidance of a sponsor. A sponsor is someone who has more sobriety or experience in addiction recovery and who can provide assistance to someone who is in their early recovery.… Continue Reading Reasons You Might Need a New 12-Step Sponsor

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What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?

Are you struggling with substance abuse? Do you know someone who struggles with addiction? Whether you’re looking to help yourself or someone you know, partial hospitalization for addiction treatment may be necessary. Since drugs and alcohol take a tremendous toll on both the mind and the body, treatment is necessary to heal. Furthermore, in severe… Continue Reading What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?

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Why Behavioral Therapy is a Often a Part of Addiction Treatment

Addiction is an illness that affects one’s physical and psychological well being. So, you might think that someone in recovery might need a doctor to address their health concerns and a psychologist to address their psychological concerns. This is indeed true. However, one significant symptom of addiction is compulsory behavior. In other words, a person… Continue Reading Why Behavioral Therapy is a Often a Part of Addiction Treatment