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Successfully Transitioning From Sober Living Into Life Again

Nearing the end of your rehab program may make you feel excited as you are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. You will soon be done with all the program activities and structured living. But are you ready for all that freedom? Do you think that throwing yourself back into real… Continue Reading Successfully Transitioning From Sober Living Into Life Again

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Sober Living: The Crucial Step in Drug and Alcohol Recovery

Drug and alcohol recovery is a difficult and unpredictable journey. After completing an in-patient treatment program, individuals may face obstacles in the ongoing process of recovery once they leave. Medical doctors and chemical dependency experts often provide suggestions or guidelines for how to best handle recovery. Studies show that addiction is a chronic relapsing disease.… Continue Reading Sober Living: The Crucial Step in Drug and Alcohol Recovery

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How Sober Living Homes Help to Prevent Relapse

Drug and alcohol abuse is a complex disease that grows from a mix of biological, behavioral, emotional, interpersonal, and social elements. Those who find themselves addicted to drugs or alcohol may have used substances to cope with negative feelings and toxic memories that may have seemed unbearable. For others, substance abuse is a way to… Continue Reading How Sober Living Homes Help to Prevent Relapse

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What Is Aftercare in Addiction Recovery?

Recovery is a complex and ongoing challenge. As much as you want to feel like you are entirely free from addiction, you know you still have the battle to face. Sobriety is a choice you will make each day after completing treatment at an inpatient or outpatient drug rehab center, which is why it is… Continue Reading What Is Aftercare in Addiction Recovery?

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After Addiction, When Is It Safe to Start Dating?

To be perfectly honest, very few people explicitly look for drug addiction as a perk when browsing online dating profiles. Typically, when someone falls in love with a person struggling with addiction, it is despite their addiction and not because of it. Unfortunately, this does not always go very well. On the other hand, dating a… Continue Reading After Addiction, When Is It Safe to Start Dating?

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Top 5 Methods of Quitting Drinking Forever

For most Americans, drinking is an acceptable, almost expected, social activity. Alcohol is used to both celebrate and commiserate. While many people can drink without consequence, millions of others struggle with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Overcoming AUD can be a long, hard road and can, at times, feel impossible. But it is not. If you… Continue Reading Top 5 Methods of Quitting Drinking Forever

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Getting the Most Out of Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse treatment programs offer the opportunity to heal from drug and alcohol abuse and co-occurring mental health conditions that contribute to addiction. Of the millions of Americans affected by addiction, a significant portion of them sadly never choose to seek readily available professional help. For others, it can take several attempts at recovery to… Continue Reading Getting the Most Out of Substance Abuse Treatment