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The Five Essential Components to Recovery

Those who have been in the field of addiction and recovery can see what works and what doesn’t. They can see the patterns that are successful in addiction recovery and those that become the obstacles that lead to relapse. If a person in recovery were looking for the fundamental components of healing, growth, and staying… Continue Reading The Five Essential Components to Recovery

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Create a Sleep Hygiene for Living Sober, Happy and Healthy

Sleep is an incredibly important part of a person’s health. When you’re not sleeping well, you’re more vulnerable to being irritable, angry, and clumsy. Your relapse triggers are more easily going to get under your skin. You might get angry at the slightest amount of stress. And you might even become clumsy, hurting yourself or… Continue Reading Create a Sleep Hygiene for Living Sober, Happy and Healthy

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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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What the 12-Steps Are Really Meant To Do for You

You might think that the 12-step program is meant to keep you sober. Although that’s a basic truth, they are also meant to help you transform your life. Essentially, the 12-step program is meant to facilitate an entire transformation of who you are. For many individuals struggling with substance abuse, 12-step programs have been very… Continue Reading What the 12-Steps Are Really Meant To Do for You

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The Incredible Support You Get When You Call For Addiction Help

Most people suffering from addiction are afraid to call for help. When they call for help, they must admit that something is wrong. They fear the judgment and stigma that comes with addiction. Also, they may fear legal consequences and the dramatic change in their life. They fear what’s going to happen in their lives… Continue Reading The Incredible Support You Get When You Call For Addiction Help

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Sober Living Homes Facilitate Safety and Sobriety

There’s a reason why children whose parents gave them plenty of structure grow up to be psychologically healthy. The rules and guidelines of the family help the child develop and grow. The structure provides a sense of safety for the child. When a child feels safe, he or she is more able to explore, learn,… Continue Reading Sober Living Homes Facilitate Safety and Sobriety

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Drugs, Alcohol, and a Compromised Immune System

Essentials are cleared from shelves. Many social scenes are being ordered shut to minimize the congregation while COVID-19 is spreading across the United States. Social media and the news are constantly reporting the horrors of this new mutation of the flu virus. Entire restaurants and bars are closing. People are being forced off of work… Continue Reading Drugs, Alcohol, and a Compromised Immune System

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Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real

COVID-19 is rapidly spreading throughout the world. As it happens, more people are being asked every day to stay home to stop the spread and to flatten the curve, or surge, in cases. With that in mind, consider your unique situation. Perhaps you have drug or alcohol addiction. Perhaps you are facing a very challenging… Continue Reading Why Not Quarantine at a Rehab Facility: Safety at Rehab Is Real