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Psychological, Behavioral and Physical Signs of Substance Abuse

Recognizing signs of substance use disorder in yourself isn’t particularly challenging. You might notice changes of habit in your life, such as who you spend time with or where your money is spent. But recognizing these signs in the lives of others can be more challenging, even in those who are close to us.  However, Read more about Psychological, Behavioral and Physical Signs of Substance Abuse[…]

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Am I Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal?

Alcohol withdrawal can be experienced when an individual abruptly reduces or ceases their alcohol intake after a period of heavy drinking. Withdrawal signs can begin whether the binge drinking period lasted days, months or years. Symptoms of withdrawal can range in severity from mild to serious to fatal. How do I know if I am Read more about Am I Experiencing Alcohol Withdrawal?[…]

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Everything You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment

The goal of any treatment program is to help the whole person. Any individual struggling with substance abuse, or any type of mental or behavioral health issue, needs a well-balanced treatment approach tailored to his or her individual needs. A comprehensive treatment program ensures that issues are addressed, and that effects remain permanent after initial Read more about Everything You Need to Know about Medication-Assisted Treatment[…]

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What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

There are always going to be side effects whenever you’re breaking free from an addiction. Whether you’re hours, days or weeks into your recovery process, understand that detox is a normal part of everything you’re going to experience along the way. While you dig yourself out of unhealthy habits, your body will likely enter withdrawal Read more about What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?[…]

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6 Online Resources that can Help your Post-Addiction Recovery Journey

Recovery happens at its own pace. No matter the person, no matter the past addiction, recovery doesn’t follow a single blueprint or timetable. It’s a journey characterized by its ups and lows, with just as many good days to celebrate as there are bad days to move past. Recovery is defined by both progress and Read more about 6 Online Resources that can Help your Post-Addiction Recovery Journey[…]

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How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery

The early stages of recovery can be an emotionally tough time for someone just starting out on their recovery journey. If you are trying to maintain sobriety, you may be working on rebuilding healthy relationships with family members and loved ones, re-establishing your career, or finding a comfortable housing situation. External stressors like these may Read more about How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery[…]

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Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction

Achieving sobriety and entering recovery is a huge accomplishment, and one that may have come after a long period of intense struggle. Those around you may see this milestone as a celebratory occasion, and while you can recognize the progress you’ve made, your newfound clarity might also bring about another struggle: realizing the negative impact Read more about Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction[…]

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Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction

Attending addiction counseling, engaging in in-person meetings, developing new hobbies – all of these activities are encouraged for patients to participate in during the recovery process from addiction. Along with taking these steps we have rounded up five smartphone applications that were made to help you stay sober on a daily basis! Read more about these Read more about Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction[…]

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