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How to Survive the Pink Cloud in Addiction Recovery, Using Mindfulness to Help Manage the Pink Cloud
When individuals first begin their journey in addiction recovery, they may experience a phenomenon known as the pink cloud. This term refers to a period of time, usually early in sobriety, when individuals feel an overwhelming sense of happiness and joy as they start to see improvements in their lives after overcoming drug or alcohol...
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Depression and Addiction, Understanding the Co-occurring Disorders
The term “co-occurring disorders” refers to the presence of a mental health disorder alongside a substance use disorder. Co-occurring disorders are complex because the symptoms of one disorder can exacerbate the symptoms of the other, creating a vicious cycle that is hard to stop.  Over half of the people struggling with a mental health disorder...
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Supporting a Loved One in Recovery from Addiction, How to Build Supportive Home Environment for a successful recovery.
Addiction recovery is a challenging journey, but with the right support system in place, it can be made a little bit easier. Support from loved ones plays a crucial role in the recovery process of an individual struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.Learn About Addiction and Its Impact on the FamilyWhen a family member battles...
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Addiction Recovery Story Helps Others
Sharing your addiction and recovery story can be a powerful tool for both personal healing and inspiring others who may be going through similar struggles. By opening up about your journey, you not only break the stigma surrounding addiction, but also provide hope and support to those who may feel isolated in their battles. Your...
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Mixing Alcohol and Opioids, opioid and alcohol misuse and dependence
Perhaps you have a prescription medication for pain, and after you take a pill you decide to have a drink or two of your favorite alcoholic beverage. Or maybe you are out with friends having a few drinks and one of them gives you a painkiller to take to increase the euphoric feeling you are...
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According to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, almost 21 million people in the United States struggle with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Professional treatment and ongoing care through therapy, support groups, and other activities are key to sustaining long-term recovery. One way to find support is by listening to...
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Veterans, Addiction, PTSD: Tactical Recovery Can Help, Link Between PTSD and Addiction
Veterans often face unique challenges upon returning home from military service, including struggles with addiction. For many Veterans, the traumas of war can lead to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which in turn can increase the risk of turning to drugs or alcohol as a coping mechanism. In these cases, traditional therapies may...
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Benefits of Healthy Boundaries
In the journey of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, having healthy boundaries is crucial for achieving long-term sobriety and well-being. Understanding what boundaries are, how to establish them, and their impact on preventing relapse is essential. Healthy boundaries serve as the framework within which individuals can safely navigate the challenges of recovery.Understanding the Importance...
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Everyone experiences stress. Whether triggered by job or school-related deadlines, moments of apprehension or dread, or anticipation of a future event, stress can adversely impact a person’s physical and mental well-being. When it comes to those who are working towards healing from drug or alcohol addiction, the successful management of stress is a vital element...
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