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COVID-19 and Addiction Recovery

One of the hardest things to do is stay sober during the pandemic. Addiction is a disease that puts individuals in recovery at a high risk of relapse. While many in addiction recovery already know to steer clear of emotional and physical triggers, the COVID-19 global pandemic has created new twists to maintain sobriety. Fortunately,…

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Dealing with Holiday Anxiety

Holidays are a time for relaxation and celebration. But for many individuals, it can be a time of stress, anxiety, and dread. Planning parties, meeting people’s expectations, and juggling different priorities can significantly affect one’s mental and physical health. However, with the right help and support, managing holiday anxiety shouldn’t be difficult. If you or…

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Having Family Support in Recovery

Individuals struggling with a substance use disorder often feel isolated and that they are fighting their battle alone. While it is true that those suffering from addiction or mental health disorders tend to withdraw from friends and family, their problems do not occur in a vacuum. Addiction is a disease that impacts the lives of…

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The Importance of Moderation

Studies have shown that 28% of the population has an alcohol use disorder. However, only 6% of that population meets the criteria in which they would have to give up alcohol completely. Remarkably, 90% of treatment facilities have programs that make their patients abstain from alcohol, ignoring that perhaps alcohol moderation is the key to…

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The Importance of Rebuilding Trust After Addiction

When you struggle with addiction, it can be hard to recognize the many ways that substance abuse affects your life. Because substance abuse may change behavior, this can lead you to take risks you may not otherwise take when unimpaired. The repercussions of risk-taking behavior can lead to serious problems like legal troubles, financial issues,…

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Benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol

Millions of Americans develop alcohol dependence at some point in their lives. When you become physically dependent on a substance like alcohol, you may need a mix of medical treatment and behavioral therapy to recover. Alcoholism is an illness that can be difficult to diagnose and treat because alcohol is so prevalent in daily life.…

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Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

It can be extremely difficult for any individual to acquire the needed coping mechanisms for their mental health conditions. Because of this, many individuals turn to substance abuse to regulate their emotions and body responses. In addiction treatment, this is known as comorbidity or having co-occurring disorders. Finding the right treatment for co-occurring disorders is…