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Seven Ways to Avoid Relapse During the Holidays

Holiday Stress The holidays can be a festive and heartwarming time of year. For many people, holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations with friends are times to eat, drink, and be merry. But the holidays can also be a very lonely and depressing time for those who have no place to go. Both situations can...
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5 Ways to Prevent Relapse After Leaving Treatment

At first glance, you may think the initial stages of drug and alcohol treatment are the most challenging part of getting clean and sober. Once someone “graduates” from rehab, they must have recovery figured out and it’s smooth sailing from then on, right? Wrong! Life after leaving rehab can be very challenging for addicts who...
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Avoiding Common Relapse Triggers

How to Avoid Common Relapse Triggers

Rehab is behind you. You’re facing the world with a renewed sense of self-worth and well-being. You have a positive outlook and are looking forward to living a healthy and happy life. During your time in a residential center, you built the foundation of your recovery. You learned coping skills and gained the tools you...
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Investing in Your Success: Career Planning Tips for 2017

If you haven’t been excited about going to work for quite some time, maybe it’s time to rethink your professional goals. And, that doesn’t have to mean going back to school or jumping into a completely different field. Sometimes, you just need to make micro-adjustments to realign the trajectory of your future. If you’re beginning...
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Why 12 Step Meetings Work for Sobriety

12 Step Meeting Makers Make It! Once you have completed your in-patient addiction treatment at English Mountain Recovery your recovery program is not over. Recovery is a life long event but completed one day at a time. Over the years we have seen that our most successful clients commit to and attend 12 step meetings...
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Women & Alcoholism Update by the NIAAA

Women and Alcohol The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) has published a report on how alcohol effects women specifically. A woman’s genetic makeup shapes how quickly she feels the effects of alcohol, how pleasant drinking is for her, and how drinking alcohol over the long term will affect her health, even the...
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Heroin Has a New User

The heroin user of today has a new face. The typical heroin user today is 27 years old, white and from middle class suburbia. In a national survey, the number of people who admitted to using heroin in the past year nearly doubled between 2005 and 2012, from 380,000 to 670,000, according to Dr. Nora...
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Steps to Stay Sober Through the Holidays

The Holidays During the holiday season, those who are in recovery from any addiction, staying committed and having a support system can be vital to preventing a relapse. If you find yourself traveling during Thanksgiving or the holiday season, you may be concerned with how you are going to resist temptation and maintain your sobriety....
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