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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 to Find Employment After Addiction Treatment

You’ve finished addiction treatment, and you are ready to get back to your adult responsibilities and busy life. However, you are nervous about finding a job. In fact, you are probably full of questions, such as: Will I be able to find a job? Will they ask me about my addiction or treatment? What will… Continue Reading How to Find Employment After Addiction Treatment

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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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How to Support a Loved One in Recovery During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of joy, but among all the celebrations sits the reality of life. Your loved one in recovery is dealing with their new sober life, and this time of year might bring about reminders or triggers that could put them at risk for relapse. You may be unsure how to support… Continue Reading How to Support a Loved One in Recovery During the Holidays

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Setting Healthy Family Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

Personal boundaries are the physical, emotional, and mental limits we set for ourselves to safeguard our wellbeing. They allow us to form our sense of identity and separate who we are, what we think, and how we feel from the thoughts and feelings of those around us. We have different boundaries for different circumstances and… Continue Reading Setting Healthy Family Boundaries in Addiction Recovery

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What Can You Expect at Sober Living?

Transitioning into the real world as a newly sober individual can be challenging. You might not have the support you need from friends or family or might be looking for work or stable housing. Thankfully, there are sober living programs available that can provide you with the support and stability you need as you work… Continue Reading What Can You Expect at Sober Living?