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girl coping relapse prevention
Addiction recovery isn’t always a straight line from start to finish. Many people struggle with relapse, which occurs when they begin using drugs or alcohol again. Relapse isn’t a failure: it’s an indication that additional treatment and support are needed. The treatment process teaches tools and strategies to avoid relapse, often as part of a...
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urge surfing cravings addiction treatment
The journey through recovery has many ups and downs, times when you’ll feel confident and powerful and times when you’ll feel like relapse is imminent. Much like riding waves as a surfer, cravings and urges to use can swell up and come crashing down on you. How do you deal with that? One approach is...
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white number nine attached to white balloons, floating up into the blue sky - manage stress
Stress is unavoidable. It is a part of everyone’s life. But if you are in recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction, stress can cause relapse. Knowing healthy ways to manage stress is crucial to maintaining your sobriety. Addiction & Stress When a person uses drugs or alcohol to cope with stress, their brain releases...
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nutrient dense foods like salmon, avocado, kale, and others formed into the shape of a heart
Everyone needs to develop healthy, nutritious eating habits. But for those in recovery from a substance use disorder, eating a healthy balanced diet is a critical part of their sobriety. Addiction to drugs or alcohol takes a toll on the person’s body and brain. When an individual is actively using drugs or drinking alcohol, they...
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young man and young woman recording a podcast in an office or studio - recovery podcasts
Recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction does not end when you leave rehab. Maintaining your sobriety is a day-to-day process that takes work. When you make the life-changing decision to live your life free of alcohol or drugs, you need to use all the resources you have available to safeguard your sobriety. Listening to...
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attractive couple holiday shopping in store - holiday gift ideas
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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person walking along path through wooded area - exercise and recovery
Addiction to drugs or alcohol takes a toll on your body. In recovery, your body needs time to heal from the damage caused by years of substance abuse and addiction. Exercise benefits everyone, but for those in recovery from addiction, it is essential. Whether you set up a regular exercise routine on your own, join...
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man with PTSD sitting on edge of bed while wife sleeps peacefully - veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In the United States, the veteran population is one of the highest-risk groups for both addiction and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many veterans struggle with these co-occurring mental health issues and are hesitant to seek help. They have experienced the horrific violence of combat while serving in the military, and these intense experiences can lead...
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closeup of hand petting head of white horse - equine
Animals have a unique way of helping us form not only better relationships with them, but also with other people and, most importantly, ourselves. To trust. To believe again. To express the good deep inside of you. At English Mountain, we offer an equine interaction experience, a holistic option to help residents build a stronger...
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poker table with cards, chips, and dice - substitute addiction
When a person in recovery from drugs or alcohol replaces their addiction with another one, it is called substitute addiction. It is a complex and potentially dangerous phenomenon, and the biggest danger is that in time the person may relapse and go back to their original addiction. Substitute addiction is also referred to as replacement...
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