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young woman with her hand covering her face - hydrocodone addiction
13
Dec

Hydrocodone: Addiction, Withdrawal, and Treatment

What Is Hydrocodone? A semi-synthetic medication, hydrocodone is classified as a narcotic drug. It is an opiate analgesic that is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. This painkiller is a DEA Schedule II controlled substance. Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse and addiction, may lead to severe physical or...
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young man petting a lovely tan horse on the nose - experiential therapy
08
Dec

What Is Experiential Therapy?

What do you picture when you think about therapy? Most people picture talking to a therapist in an office. Although that is the case for many types of therapy, experiential therapy is different. Instead of in an office, experiential therapy may take place in a horse stable, an art studio, or on a wilderness hiking...
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beer bottle spilled over on table with spilled beer in shape of a broken heart - children of alcoholics
03
Dec

Eight Characteristics Commonly Found in Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics One out of every five adults in the United States lived with an alcoholic in their household growing up. Whether it was their mother, father, guardian, or relative, these children faced a higher risk for developing emotional problems than those raised in homes where alcoholism was not present. As adult children...
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attractive couple holiday shopping in store - holiday gift ideas
21
Nov

Holiday Gift Ideas for People in Recovery

Looking for Holiday Gift Ideas for Someone in Recovery? As the holiday season quickly approaches, you may be thinking about finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. If someone on your gift-giving list is in recovery, here are some great holiday gift ideas that show you care about the person and support their dedication...
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pretty young woman in a plaid shirt writing in her journal at home - journaling
17
Nov

Journaling Prompts that Support Addiction Recovery

Journaling allows you to safely express your private thoughts and feelings through writing. Those in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction can use journaling to process their emotions and promote healing. Writing or recording your emotions and thoughts provides a sense of release and freedom. In your journal, you can express your happiness, sadness,...
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grayscale digital illustration of a woman covering her face with her hand in frustration or defeat - PAWS
08
Nov

Signs of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

Acute Withdrawal Syndrome Most people are aware that when a person drastically reduces or stops using drugs or drinking alcohol, they experience withdrawal symptoms. This initial phase of symptoms is called acute withdrawal and can last from a few days to several weeks. While some people may recover from addiction and leave withdrawal symptoms behind,...
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old film sign showing the number six - addiction recovery
24
Oct

Six Documentaries to Help Addiction Recovery

Addiction Recovery Documentaries Documentaries about addiction and recovery can be very powerful. The drug epidemic, substance use disorders, and addiction recovery are often the subject of the powerful messages of these films. These films help viewers understand how addiction makes a person feel and how it affects their family and others around them. They shed...
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smiling man at home talking on cell phone with friend or family while wife is at table in the background - support system
21
Oct

Building a Strong Support System in Recovery

For anyone in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, a strong support system is crucial. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40% to 60% of people in the United States treated for a drug or alcohol addiction will experience a relapse. Your support system does not want you to be one of...
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bright pink and purple sky with stars and pink clouds - pink cloud syndrome
13
Oct

What Is Pink Cloud Syndrome?

Have you ever heard of pink cloud syndrome? It is a phase many people experience in the early stage of their recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Sometimes referred to as pink clouding or the honeymoon phase, pink cloud syndrome involves feelings of exhilaration or euphoria. The person is overjoyed with their recovery. They feel...
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